(RTP) is responsible for providing group and individual supportive services to at risk Latino teen and transitional aged youth referred from the Road Map to Peace Initiative to Mission Neighborhood Centers. The Road Map to Peace Care Manager (RTP) will be responsible for the facilitation of specific services at Precita Center and at offsite locations, including but not limited to designing and implementing innovative, engaging, and culturally appropriate fatherhood/ young male programming. The primary goal of the program is to improve healthy relationships and outcomes for participants who have absent fathers, young fathers, and their families; and to promote responsible fatherhood and positive parenting behaviors. Additionally supports and programs for non-parent/young female participants are expected as well.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintain a limited caseload of clients to provide individual supportive case management services. Engage with participant, family, community based agencies, SFUSD, criminal justice institutions, and other Circle of Care providers to identify and assess the needs of the young person.
- Implement a curriculum for the Fatherhood Program in accordance to the Work Plan and Mission/Vision of the agency.
- Plan and implement support groups, curriculum workshops, family/community events, experiential learning field trips and other activities as part of the agreed RTP-MNC work plan.
- Advocate for participant needs, providing referral information when appropriate to internal and external services based on individual participant needs. Makes referrals to RTP and MNC youth services and other community resources as needed.
- Support a program environment that is learner centered, promotes a sense of physical and emotional safety. Support positive relationships between staff, mentors, program participants/families, and between participants/families and their peers or children.
- Develop and implement outreach plan to recruit and retain program participants. Collaborates with CBO partners on community outreach efforts, outings, and crisis response/intervention (when needed).
- Support client through court advocacy efforts, writing letters, character recommendations and creating service plans, for criminal or family court on behalf of the client
- Maintain accurate program and client records and follows reporting procedures. Compile, analyze, verify and submit data according to funding schedule and guidelines. Maintain complete intake files and complete all required data collection reporting forms (i.e. surveys, master lists, attendance, demographics, outcomes, etc.).
- Act a liaison with schools, community, public agencies, and parents/guardians of participants.
- Must provide safe passage to participants daily and provide transportation on outings, if transportation is not available.
- Regularly attend RTP required trainings and service network meetings
- Prepare various reports for supervisors and other funding sources.
- Secure all materials and supplies needed for program activities.
- Recruit in kind service providers to implement activities and serve as guest speakers, workshop presenters, and mentors within the program.
- Attend regular staff, program, team, individual supervision meetings, case conferencing to discuss program and client issues or referrals, and monthly trainings as required.
- Be knowledgeable about survival strategies used by youth that have had police contact to deal with ongoing issues such as abuse, violence, assault; and utilize strategies and programming that is comprehensive, safe, empowering, community and relational focused to address these issues.
- Participate in the planning and production of Rites of Passages ceremonies for participants.
- Implement and conduct data collection requirement implemented by funding source and MNC Youth Service evaluation process.
- Adhere to MNC staff code-of-conduct, demonstrate positive work and team ethic.
- Actively participate in the creation and implementation of a personal staff development plan striving for self-improvement.
- Promote the health and safety of participants and follows safety and emergency procedures.
Provide exceptional customer service.
Always represent the Company in a professional manner.
Maintain personal safety, use personal protection equipment (PPE) and follow Company policies. Report all and any safety issues, accidents or injuries to your manager as a matter of priority.
Effective Team Member
Ability to interact positively with team members. Ability to facilitate positive change.
Partner with supervisor when necessary to address department issues or concerns.
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Education: AS Degree with an emphasis in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field; must be enrolled in college education working towards an BA degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Criminal Justice or related field, with a current official transcript on file plus at least 2 years of Coordinating Experience; or AS in a related field with at least 3 years of Coordinating Experience; or 6 years of Coordinating and Direct Service Experience.
Experience: 2+ years’ experience working with high-risk youth and young adults ages 12 to 25; AND working with Teen Parents
Current CA Driver’s License, current auto insurance and a clean driving record
Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
Current Immunizations (TB) (every 2 years thereafter)
Clearance Child Abuse Index
Must be available to participate in late afternoon, evening, and some weekend activities as needed.
Language(s): Bilingual, bi-literate preferred; English/Spanish or other language ability based on program needs.
Skills and Abilities:
Personality – Independent thinker, possess excellent customer service skills, professional attitude, a high level of personal integrity, maturity, and business judgment required.
Performance – Able to multi-task, prioritize task, meet deadlines, able to do presentations and to maintain confident information.
Communication – Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be a well-organized professional who thrives in a team-oriented environment.
Stress Management – Ability to remain tactful under pressure and present a professional demeanor and communication style with co-workers in a multicultural setting.
Software: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer.
Decision Making: Set priorities and standards of performance; Develop plans by which work can be accomplished.
Tools and Equipment: General office equipment, fax, copier, printer, phone, and computer.
Confidential and Sensitive Information: Maintain the highest level of confidentiality when dealing with client records.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to sit approximately 50% of the time, walk 30% of the time and stand 20% of the time. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to type or handle, feel, and operate objects. The employee is required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Must be able to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl and work with children on the floor for extended periods of time. The employee is frequently required to speak and listen. Specific vision abilities of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities. This document does not create or constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise.