Youth Services Coordinator at Alternatives for Girls


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Alternatives For Girls announces a staff opening for a full-time Youth Services Coordinator
Alternatives For Girls (AFG), helps homeless and high risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation; and helps them explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices for their lives.
Under the direction of the Community-Based Prevention Services Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator (YSC) will be directly responsible for group programming for girls ages 4 – 21 years.  Workshops include career preparation, safe sex education, fitness, cultural arts, and life skills, and are designed to teach participants leadership, conflict resolution, communication, teambuilding, social and emotional skills; to improve self-esteem; and to improve physical health.  Act as an advocate for girls on school, community, interpersonal, and family issues.  Contact volunteers/mentors to assess their relationship with their client and provide support.  Create monthly newsletter for volunteers.  Occasional transportation of girls and families to and from events.
Qualifications:    Fluency in Spanish and English highly preferred.    Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, or related Human Service field preferred. (Note: Due to the mission and requirements of the program, life or work experience in certain fields may meet this requirement.)  Two years experience working with and knowledge of youth aged 4-21 years old who are involved in high risk activity, including:  gang activity, violent behavior, drug use or selling, domestic violence, school truancy, sexual activity; and youth who are living in high risk situations.  Experience with youth leadership training models, peer counseling, child and adolescent development, workshop planning and facilitation.  Valid Michigan driver’s license, good driving record and access to personal vehicle.
            Physical demands and work environment:   Extensive local driving may be required as part of outreach and community activities.  Moderate lifting of program supplies and donations required on a regular basis.  Regular involvement in physical fitness activities with program participants.
Salary Range: $13.04 to $15.58, depending on education and experience.
Qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume and cover letter via our web site:  www.alternativesforgirls.org, careers tab.
Alternatives for Girls is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that engages in affirmative action to employ minority, female, protected veteran status and disabled individuals.