Oasis REAL (Reaching Excellence as Leaders) Program Specialist
To co-lead Juvenile Court, school, and community referred groups for young men ages 13-18, facilitate trauma informed sessions based on the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) principles, along with parent and family support sessions. Incorporate self-regulation, service learning, college and career opportunities.
· Assist in the coordination and recruitment of new REAL group participants and REAL alumni for R2 group.
· Assist in the coordination and supervision of service/learning and TOP prevention principles for young men ages 13-18, using high quality facilitation skills, social emotional learning, and student voice to select curriculum topics derived from the enhanced Teen Outreach Program (TOP) Curriculum.
· Assist in the coordination of enrichment, educational activities, and travel for youth and their families which expands their exposure.
· Assist in the coordination of summer programming for youth not enrolled in Opportunity Now.
· Assist with the coordination of parent orientation, family retreat and Rites of Passage + Graduation Ceremony.
· Maintain consistent internal and external communication to ensure participants are receiving the agency support they need (Example: emails, text, phone calls, etc.).
· Coordinate with community partners for guest speakers relevant to the voiced interests and needs of youth participants. Provide intake and assessment services to youth and families referred to the program.
· Co-facilitate weekly REAL and R2 Alumni group sessions and service learning projects using TOP principles of facilitation and life skills development.
· Prepare REAL and / or R2 for mentoring, leadership opportunities and voicing priorities.
· Co-facilitate a family retreat per cohort.
· Provide summer programming for youth, as required.
· Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.
· Proficiency in social media platforms and REAL App basic management.
· Skilled with Court involved youth through an ability to form trusting developmental relationships and create inclusive interactive spaces that promote positive male identities.
· Comfort speaking to and opening dialogue surrounding structural oppression, racism, violence, poverty and social inequities on males of color.
· Ability to form strong, caring and affirming relationships with all youth –including LGBTQ+ youth.
· Clear understanding of racial inequities and other forms of discrimination and willingness to operate from an anti-oppression model.
· Knowledge and ability to access community resources.
· Knowledge and ability to apply basic adult learning, counseling, crisis intervention and group work principles.
· Bachelor’s Degree
· Valid Driver’s license
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Aaron @firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date Posted: August 20, 2021
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
- Service Area: Children / Youth
- Salary Range: 34K- 38K