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Outreach Center Youth Specialist

Posted: 04/22/2022

Job Title:  Youth Specialist Outreach Center (Full Time, Non-Exempt)
Program:        Cheryl’s Lodge
Hiring Range:           $16/hour
Job Summary:
Develop, coordinate, and supervise youth activities at CAPTAIN’s Outreach Center.  More specifically, directly work with the Teens Reaching Heights and Homework Help programming during the academic year, and the Summer Youth Employment Program and the USDA Summer Meal Programs during the summer.  Assist with other programming as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct and oversee youth activities at the Outreach Center such as: Teens Reaching Heights, Homework Help, Drop-In Center, Summer Youth Employment, USDA Summer Meals, Life skills Programs for middle and high school students, Youth Mentoring, Newspaper Club, What’s Cookin?, Teen Drop In, Field Trips, Community Education and Enrichment activities.
Provide crisis intervention/behavioral management for youth in programs.
Supervise volunteer base for youth related programming.
Complete documentation and reports as needed.
Assist with management and maintenance of Outreach Center facility and programming.
Engage and develop rapport with disenfranchised, discarded, runaway, homeless, near homeless, street involved and vulnerable youth within the Halfmoon Heights community.
Other assignments as required and identified by the Outreach Center Program Manager.
Support Agency programs at the Clifton Park Office whenever the Outreach Center duties are light, typically school vacation weeks and early and late summer, reporting to the Program Director. 
Telecommuting and Remote Work:
Generally work from home is not a viable option due to this position being mainly direct supervision and programming at the Outreach Center.  It would be typical for this Position to be re-assigned as needed if there is not sufficient work at the Outreach Center.  
Skills Required:
Ability to work with all ages.
Knowledge of community resources.
Positive image for CAPTAIN and a dedicated youth advocate.
Able to have flexible, irregular work hours.
Able to multi-task and work in a team environment.
Ability to work with a diverse client base and staff in a professional manner as part of a team. 
BA Preferred, Associates Degree with experience considered
Must possess a valid and clean NYS Drivers License and provide evidence of appropriate insurance coverage.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, flexibility and initiative.
Good communication skills and proven ability to work with adolescents and children.
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. 



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