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Are you interested in making a positive impact in the community and in the lives of children and families in Charlottesville? The Department of Human Services is seeking candidates to be considered for the position of Youth Counselor Assistant: Teens GIVE/CAYIP who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence.
The hiring amount will be $16.00 an hour. This is a seasonal/temporary position with no benefits. Position will be 40 hours a week throughout the summer season. During the school year, hours will vary depending on department needs but are anticipated to be 0 to 30 hours per week.
The Youth Counselor Assistant provides direct care and support for youth enrolled in the Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP) and the Teens GIVE Service Learning Program. In Teens GIVE, the primary function involves supervising, organizing, and facilitating community service and recreational activities for groups of teens. In CAYIP, the primary function involves case management, job coaching and work place readiness counseling. Other responsibilities may include group facilitation, transportation, and administrative projects as needed to support the program; does related work as required. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is under direct supervision.
NOTE: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of "Continuous." If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. Applications may no longer be considered once a candidate to fill the position is identified. This job announcement will close when the position(s) have been filled and may close at any time.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Provides direct services for youth enrolled in the Teens Give Program and Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP);
Facilitates skill building and support groups including workplace readiness workshops for CAYIP participants;
Facilitates and supervises community service and recreational activities;
May develop activity schedules and daily group rosters, coordinate with community service site supervisors;
May provide case management services for youth enrolled in Teens GIVE and CAYIP;
Evaluates performance and document youth progress in electronic records keeping system;
Performs child management tasks, maintains behavioral norms and routines;
Models a positive attitude and solution orientation towards problems and decisions;
Run errands and perform clerical work as needed;
Responds to emergency incidents;
May have responsibility for a support function, such as: equipment maintenance, planning meals, preparing some meals, stocking inventories of food and supplies;
May transport and escort residents to school, home, job, recreational and medical facilities;
Attends staff meetings and other required meetings;
May provide on-call coverage;
Performs related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED equivalency required;
General knowledge of or experience with working with youth and/or previous life and work experience which reflects the ability to provide supervision and support to youth and their families;
Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia or qualified and able to obtain a valid VA driver's license prior to beginning the position. Proof of insurance. (To view our driving eligibility requirements, go to the 'About City Jobs' section of our FAQs on the HR webpage).
Additional college coursework in behavioral sciences or human services preferred.
Prior work with at-risk youth preferred.
Some knowledge of adolescent behavior; some knowledge of crisis intervention and behavior change techniques; some assignment-specific knowledge: food service, clerical, maintenance operations, community facilities; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with troubled adolescents, other workers and community agencies; ability to offer support while setting firm limits; ability to manage and supervise adolescent behavior in routine daily activities; ability to keep accurate records.
Physical Conditions & Work Contacts: May be required to work weekends, mornings, and evenings. Position may require frequent travel to and from community based locations. Work contacts may include co-workers, supervisors, community service site personnel, referring agents, children and their families.
City Of Charlottesville