Life Skills Instructor Ind and Groups at Multicultural Community Services, Inc.

Edison, NJ 08817

About the Job

The Youth Young Adult Life Skills Instructor assists youth 14-21 in placement (foster care, resource care, on independent living stipend) to become familiar with the resources within their communities and prepare them to become independent and self-sufficient adults. Works individually and in Groups.  The youth are primarily living in  Middlesex and Monmouth.   The Youth and Young Adult Life Skills Instructor assists youth and young adults to learn the skills to:
    • obtain housing;
    • obtain employment;
    • obtain community resources;
    • communicate effectively and advocate for themselves.

 


Availability to work at least 2 of the following three evenings, Tuesday, Wed, or Thursday 4PM until 7:30 PM and Saturday 10AM to 3 PM.  May start earlier in the day if available,  but must be available during the peak afterschool hours of 4PM to 7:30 PM, and Saturdays 10AM to 3 PM.


Skills/Qualifications:
Strong Communication Skills, Motivating Others, Listening, Verbal Communication, Emphasizing Excellence, Supports Diversity, Results Driven, Quality Focus, Documentation Skills.


REQUIRES

Some college and 2 years experience as a helping professionals with youth and young adults,  Social Services,  Human Services, Family and Children Services, Child Advocacy, Psychology, Social Work,  Latin American Studies, Woman Studies, Gender Studies, Community Health, Child Adolescent Development, Human Development, Nursing, or other helping professionals.  Educational foreign equivalency may be accepted.

Teachers or other professionals may be considered at a higher wage.

Availability to work at least 2 of the following three evenings, Tuesday, Wed, or Thursday 4PM until 7:30 PM and Saturday 10AM to 3 PM.  May start earlier in the day if available,  but must be available during the peak afterschool hours of 4PM to 7:30 PM, and Saturdays 10AM to 3 PM. 
  1. Home, school and community visits primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties.
  2. Travel both with your own vehicle (with mileage reimbursement) and with an agency vehicle (when conducting activities with youth).  Youth may not be driven in your own vehicle.
  3. Valid NJ driver's license and clean background check, including fingerprinting, State and Federal. 


NJ Driver's license in good standing is required to drive agency vehicles. Personal vehicle also required.  Final candidates will be fingerprinted at our expense. 


MCS is an EOE and seeks diversity in our team.  MCS is a pleasant working environment, with a cooperative team of professionals from many backgrounds and disciplines. 

MCS is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)  employer- regardless of creed, religion, color, national origin/nationality, ancestry, age, gender/sex (including pregnancy) marital/civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic partnership status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, AIDS and HIV status, disability (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.


EDUCATION



Please indicate if you are bilingual in English-Spanish, or English-Creole (all a plus, but not required).
MCS is an EOE.


PLEASE APPLY BY EMAIL TO  multiculturalnj@aol.com 

Please include your name in the file name of your resume.  No phone calls please. 


KEY CONCEPTS


Children Youth Services, Child Welfare, Child Protection, Child Development, Parent Education, Outreach, Linkages,  Community and Social Services, Advocacy, Immigration, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Mental Health. Poverty, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Preservation, Family Reunification, Teen Pregnancy, Prevention Services, Public Health, Psycho-education, Parenting Skills, Family Planning.   BA in Human Services, Social Services, Child and Family Welfare, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other helping professional.
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