CEDA is one of the largest private, nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the country, serving residents throughout Cook County, Illinois. We ae seeking a talented individual to fill our Youth Service Coordinator position within our Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE) Department.
Under the direction of the FSACE Program Director, the Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for serving as liaison between CEDA and other Youth Service Providers: and ensures that the suburban Cook County youth have knowledge and access to services and activities that will enhance their potential for growth in the area of budgeting, entrepreneurship and social development.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Conducts assessments of WIOA youth service providers throughout suburban Cook County.
Meets with providers to gain in-depth understanding of services offered, service area, enrollment procedures and program requirements.
Makes appropriate referral to WIOA service providers of youth seeking employment opportunities.
Develops linkage agreements in each region between CEDA and WIOA youth service providers.
Serves as the lead for all program initiatives for youth within the agency and identify areas where new programs and services are needed.
Creates and/or implement curriculum for Life Skills 12-week After-School Program.
Identify subject matter speaker to present on identified topic (i.e. Grief, Mental Health).
Assists in the coordination and implementation of activities where youth community needs assessments can be conducted for program planning.
Makes presentations at parent workshops and other events to educate parents on services available through CEDA.
Develops database of resources for youth to address personal barriers (i.e. homelessness, health, employment).
Maintains and tracks attendance of students enrolled in Life Skills After-School Program.
Develops and measures outcomes related to impact of the program on participating youth.
Identifies volunteer experience youth enrolled in program can participate in (i.e. soup kitchen).
Arranges transportation for volunteer experience.
Prepares request for student stipend if applicable.
Prepares weekly service reports and other reports that correspond to job responsibilities.
Participates in community meetings that address needs of youth.
Participates in regular staff meetings and trainings as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Days and hours of work are normally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, schedule may change based on program needs; some weekends may be required.Extensive travel throughout suburban Cook County. Candidate must have regular access to an automobile; must possess and maintain an applicable Illinois Driver License and Auto Insurance that meets the State requirement.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college of university, or equivalent experience.
Minimum of three years of experience working in human services, youth or community based service organization.
Experience working with a diverse youth population.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.Experience developing, managing, or implementing WIOA youth services.
Experience in facilitating workshops geared toward high school youth.
CEDA IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYER
DEADLINE; JANUARY 31, 2019
One of the largest private, non-profit Community Action Agencies in the country, CEDA serves more than 500,000 Cook County residents annually. Thirty programs and services are offered in the areas of children and family services, community and economic development, education, emergency assistance, employment and training, energy conservation and services, health and nutrition, housing and senior services. It is CEDA's mission to empower individuals, families and communities in attaining self-sufficiency. CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer