CBU Status: Union
Reporting to the PC Assistant Manager, the Community Engagement Specialist’s basic function is to support a team of professional providers serving individuals and families in the Little Village area of Chicago. Proyecto Cuídate (PC) provides individual, group and family services to support, inform and educate the community on topics that strengthen the individual and family unit.
- Youth and mentorship programming,
- Bullying and Suicide prevention focused work with participants and collaborative agencies,
- Informative workshops and trainings in areas such as violence prevention, bullying and suicide prevention, community wellness, safety, parenting skills, etc.,
- Supportive counseling and case management,
- Work collaboratively with program staff and partners to develop the Bullying and Suicide Prevention (BSP) project.
- Lead on the coordination and implementation of the BSP prevention collaborative, resources, trainings and events.
- Work in partnership with other youth development focused agencies to develop strategies for surveying and collecting input from stakeholders about BSP.
- Conduct 1:1, small group, and organizational conversations, as well as regularly meet with partner agencies.
- Support in the development and design of the Little Village (LV) Youth Programming in addition to actively engaging participants, and creating and facilitating program activities.
- Develop in collaboration with program staff to complete marketing materials and outreach efforts.
- Assist with evaluation of BSP Project and LV Youth Programming.
- Complete funder required documentation and maintains necessary records, including: program sign out sheets, attendance sheets, updating educational files, anecdotal notes, surveys, etc.
- Assist with PC data entry (e.g. inputting surveys, intakes, attendance, etc. into all data bases: Salesforce, LVYSN, FAC, Cityspan, etc.)
- Be well-informed of community resources and events in order to best assist participants and make appropriate referrals.
- Attends staff meetings, supervision meetings, special workshops and training sessions, including funder sponsored workshops to increase professional knowledge.
- Represent the agency and program at various events, agencies, and schools.
- Work collaboratively, foster and maintain relationships with CPS school system, other key government and community partners, and collaboratives.
- Cover Reception desk on an alternating schedule Friday’s 12:30-5pm.
- Participate in regular Erie Neighborhood House staff meetings, curriculum meetings, and events.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Child Development, or related field, currently in school obtaining such degree, or equivalent work experience.
- A minimum of two years’ experience working in direct service to the community, particularly youth and immigrant families.
- Experience networking and collaborative facilitation.
- Experience in Bullying and Suicide Prevention programming.
- Familiarity with domestic violence, child abuse, emotional and mental health issues.
- Commitment to social justice and sensitivity to the assets and challenges of a diverse group of participants.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Be self-motivated, self-directed, creative, reliable and dependable.
- Exhibit sincere interest in working with youth and families.
- Completion of fingerprint background check.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, and travel to off-site locations.
- Superior communication, word processing, and management skills.
Compensation Range: $15.50/hour - $17.50/hour, Plus Excellent Benefits Package
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