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AmeriCorps Members for September 2018!

Tree Street Youth is seeking multiple AmeriCorps positions for September 2018. These positions will play support roles directly serving youth at Tree Street through Academic Support, College Prep, or Leadership Development. Ideal candidates enjoy a fast-paced environment and have a passion for working with at risk and diverse populations of youth. FMI or to apply please email: Julia@treestreetyouth.org your resume and cover letter (optional).   And check out https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps to learn more about the benefits associated with the AmeriCorps program!

Sequoia Juvenile Justice Initiative Activities Coordinator/Support staff

 Overview

This position will provide support and develop group activities for Tree Street Youth’s Sequoia Juvenile Justice Initiative. The Sequoia programming serves up to 12 moderate- to high-risk young men and women currently involved in the juvenile corrections system. Youth may be on informal adjustment, pre-or post-adjudicatory, or on aftercare status. The program works to monitor youth from 2 PM – 8 PM, Five days a week (Monday-Friday), while developing and implementing individualized plans for each youth to work towards personal goals. The program works closely with JCCO’s, counselors, caseworkers etc. while specifically focused on restorative group programming – directed by youth needs.

More Details

The position will entail researching, developing, and implementing daily activities for participating youth in the Sequoia program. Activities will include “in-house” as well as experiential learning and social field trips beyond the center walls for an existing group of at-risk young men. Typically a group is between 5-12 youth at a time. The candidate will organize and plan for all aspects of daily activities including a meal each day.  In addition to planning activities for the existing group, this position will focusing on developing programming for young at-risk women. Ideal candidates have experience/background working with at-risk girls and young women.

Individual who fills this position must be available to work during the hours of 2pm-8pm Monday through Friday.  Additional hours up to 40 hours per week will be spent at team meetings, meetings with school partners, and meetings at Long Creek Youth Development Center, as well as other meetings as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in daily programming with youth during hours of 2-8 Monday through Friday
  • Collaborate/build relationships with community partners to create fun, educational, and novel experiences for youth outside of the Tree Street building
  • Design adaptable daily activity plans in collaboration with youth and other Sequoia Leadership
  • Work collaboratively with the Sequoia team to uphold monthly activity spending budget
  • Meet weekly Sequoia Leadership team to present weekly activity plan
  • Attend court and other team meetings with youth and represent program on an as needed basis
  • Transport youth to and from field trips as needed. Must have a clean driving record and pass a background check.
  • Participate in weekly Tree Street Staff meetings.

Compensation: $30,000 annually (Full-time salaried role)

Desired Experience: Working with at-risk and youth of diverse backgrounds, familiarity and understanding of Juvenile Justice system a bonus.

Timeline: The position will be filled as soon as an acceptable candidate is found.

Application Requirements:

Send cover letter and resume (include 3 references) to Julia Sleeper-Whiting at Julia@treestreetyouth.org