Small Seeds is now hiring for the following position:

 

Position: Teen Discovery Youth Coach

Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week, exempt

Reports to: Program Manager

Background:

The Youth Coach is an entry level position within the Teen Discovery program at Small Seeds Development, Inc. The Teen Discovery program seeks to empower adolescents and youth ages 10 – 18. Youth Coaches will work one-on-one and facilitate group activities with participating youth in an effort to yield change in character, academic achievement, lifestyle, behavior, and attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, implement, and advocate for quality and developmentally appropriate workshops, trainings, resources, activities, services, and special events for children, adolescents and teens

  • Provide one-on-one engagement and group coaching to support underdeveloped skills (ie: Academic, Social and Emotional Skills)

  • Conduct home, school, and community visits with participating youth (using personal vehicle – program related mileage is reimbursed)

  • Evaluate the progress of all program participants (utilizing SMART Goals, Progress Notes and Reviews) and make the necessary adjustments to ensure positive program outcomes for all participants

  • Facilitate and attend activities and events in the school and community with program participants in order to build school and community engagement (ability to work some evenings and/or weekends required)

  • Complete 60% of your work out in the community and 40% of your work in the office

  • Collaborate with parents, schools, and other community agencies and organizations to ensure a consistent communication loop

  • Maintain all records, curriculum materials, intake information, and client and group records

  • Work independently and as a team player within all programs and across the organization

  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings

  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s (preferred) or Associate’s (required) degree in social services, education or a related field

  • 2-3 years of experience working with elementary, middle, high school and out-of-school-age youth, particularly youth in urban or underserved communities

  • Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record, reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance.

  • Work a non-traditional schedule with some evening and weekend hours required

  • Act 33 & 34 and FBI Clearances – employment contingent upon obtaining all three clearances

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the child welfare/school and juvenile justice systems and community resources/networks

  • Excellent written/oral communication, organization, listening, and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of Google forms and Docs, Allegheny County KIDS, Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • CPR & First Aid Certification (or ability to obtain)

Compensation and Benefits: $28,000 – $30,000 annual salary with competitive benefits package. Salary dependent upon candidate’s educational background and level of experience.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume electronically to HR@ssdipgh.org (please note job title in your subject line). No phone calls please.


 

Small Seeds Development Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.