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Youth Success Specialist

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: req14450 Job Title: Youth Success Specialist Sector: Youth Services Employment Category: Fixed Term Employment Type: Full-Time Open to Expatriates: No Location: Silver Spring, MD USA Job Description SCOPE OF WORK: The Youth Success Specialist works with newly arrived refugee and asylee youth to support their academic success and social integration. The Youth Success Specialist supports the implementation of the Refugee Youth Mentorship project (RYMP), providing individual case management services to youth currently participating in after school and Saturday programming. The position works closely with students, their families, and their teachers and counselors to set goals and develop individual action plans. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : + Work one-on-one with high school youth to develop individual learning plans. Conduct regular check-ins with students during after school and Saturday programming or through home visits to monitor their progress + Maintain up-to-date case notes and services plans; ensuring students case files are in compliance with grant requirements + Accompany students to meetings with counselors and teachers; advocating on their behalf as needed + Lead community outreach to identify opportunities and external services to assist students in making progress towards their goals + Assist in enforcing program expectations and follow program routines to create safe and productive learning environments. + Collaborate with colleagues to identify individual or group mentorship opportunities for high school youth. + Update training materials and resources, such as suggested activities, for mentors. + Organize group activities with mentors and mentee clients. + Supervise interns or other volunteers with the Refugee Youth Mentorship Program. + Other tasks and projects as assigned. Qualifications REQUIREMENTS: + Bachelors degree preferred. + Previous experience working with youth and in classroom/education settings. + Experience working in a multi-cultural setting. + Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects. + Energetic, empathetic and ready to manage a variety of tasks. + Fluency in English, written and spoken. + Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. + Adherence to IRC workplace policies. + Some evening and weekend hours will be required. + Valid driver's license, reliable access to a vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel within the local service delivery area regularly. Working Environment: Standard office work environment and occasional work in the local community, such as in schools and client homes, when the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions end. Occasional need for work outside of traditional business hours.

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