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