Mission Neighborhood Centers
San Francisco, CA
It is an exciting time to join Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC)!
MNC is seeking full-time Road Map to Peace Program Specialist (RTP) who will be responsible for providing group and individual supportive services to teen and young adult fathers referred from the Road Map to Peace Initiative to Mission Neighborhood Centers’ Fatherhood Program. The Road Map to Peace Program Specialist (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 programming. The goals of the program are to improve healthy relationships and outcomes for young men who have absent fathers, young fathers, and their families; and to promote responsible fatherhood and positive parenting behaviors.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership development to mentors, evening support staff, interns, youth workers, and volunteers.
- Plan, coordinate, oversee and evaluate all aspects of program in compliance with contract regulations.
- 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 Fatherhood curriculum.
- 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.
- 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.
- Prepare various reports for supervisors and other funding sources.
- Monitors program budget, check requests, and invoicing.
- 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.
- Conduct evaluation of program and ensure that they meet quality standards required by the agency.
- Maintain active presence in relevant community initiatives and collaborative efforts.
- 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.
- Wear agency apparel (i.e. t-shirt, polo, jacket, badge) to be identified as staff during work hours-on and offsite.
- Supporting other Youth Service Programs as needed.
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.
- 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): English, Spanish preferred
If you are seeking an organization that values, promotes and develops leadership by delivering culturally sensitive, multi-generational, community based services that empower families to build strong, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods with the vision of a strong, healthier and more vibrant community that respects and celebrates its many rich, cultural traditions, please apply.
How to Apply
If you are qualified and interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter with Case Manager – RTP in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not contact us by phone. Please visit our web site for additional information on our Company web-site at: www.mncsf.org
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.