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The FIND Design

Youth Site Facilitator

The FIND Design

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Job Summary

Background

The F.I.N.D. (Families in Need of Direction) Design is a 501(c)(3), community-based organization, serving Mid-TN middle and high schools’ girls of color with a mission to mitigate the effects of systemic and personal trauma on Black girls, and other girls of color ages 11-17, by providing safe spaces for healing, long-term mentorships, and programming that transform their mental health and overall well-being. The F.L.Y. Girl Program is an in-school program that utilizes a strengths-based and culturally relevant curriculum that embraces girls through powers, gifts, and talents to stimulate the characters of girls of color who desire to become high achievers in their schools and communities.

Job Summary

The Site Youth Facilitator (Lead) facilitates Healing Circles at assigned schools or afterschool site weekly. Girls Circles are gender-specific, strengths-based groups for girls using the F.I.N.D. Design’s curriculum. Groups meet once or twice per week for approximately 1-2 hours. Total hours for these positions are 20-25 hours per week. Groups meet in schools, during the day between Monday-Friday with an occasional weekend/evening obligation.

 

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Programs and Assigned Site Coordinator, assists in coordinating the day/time/location for groups.
  • Engages program participants in between in-school sessions via approved communication platforms and off-site experiential learning opportunities (as hosted by the organizations)
  • Serves as the primary or secondary facilitator for several groups each week, facilitating group discussion, ensuring opportunities for participation by all girls and following the group guidelines using a strengths-based approach and integrating The F.I.N.D. Design’s mission, vision and core values.
  • Fosters a safe and welcoming environment for group participants.
  • Serves as the liaison to each of the schools or agencies where the facilitator leads groups.
  • Maintains a positive, cooperative relationship with staff at service sites and parents or caregivers of the girls served.
  • Chooses, with consultation of the Site Coordinator, an appropriate curriculum module and group activities for age and developmental level of participants.
  • Prepares for each group session, including reviewing the curriculum for the week and gathering and/or preparing all necessary materials.
  • Administers, scores, maintains and submits pre- and post-surveys, intake paperwork, sign-in sheets, case notes and other grant required documentation in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Discusses the status of groups with the Site Coordinator weekly, including concerns about group participants.
  • Follows organizational protocol to ensure the safety of the program participants.
  • Participates in staff meetings, in-service training, agency events and workshops.
  • Supervises, evaluates, and trains volunteers/interns as necessary.
  • Identifies and refers girls from the program who are appropriate and would benefit from other services.

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience working with adolescents and diverse populations required.
  • Experience working in a gender-specific program with girls of color preferred.
  • Working knowledge around the importance of girls’ empowerment and empowering girls-only space.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills using office software such as MS Word, Excel, Access database software; calculators and other office equipment is required.
  • Criminal background screening at the local, state and/or national level. (Please note that the agency is looking for specific child related charges. Other charges do not necessarily eliminate you from this position).

Other Requirements:

  • Must adhere to Agency values and principles.
  • Upholds the ethical standards of the Agency.
  • Follows policies and procedures of the Agency.
  • Must work as required to fulfill workload requirements.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the agency and all service sites.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal – Maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to ideas and tries new things; focuses on solving conflict.

Oral and Written Communication – Participates in meetings; writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar.

Teamwork – Exhibits objectivity and openness to views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

Organizational Support– Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; respects diversity.

Customer Service – Responds promptly to staff and client needs and requests for service and assistance; meets commitments. Initiative – Volunteers readily; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; undertakes self development activities.

Physical Demands: The physical demands of this job include manual dexterity. The employee is required to sit, stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics can be stressful, is fast-paced and requires alertness and flexibility. The noise level is generally quiet; however, noise can accelerate to moderate and high levels.

 

Additional Information

Benefits

  • This position is a 20 hour per week contracted position
  • Hiring for multiple positions
  • Compensation range: $17.00-$20.00 per hour depending on experience
  • Professional Development Opportunities

How to Apply

To Apply:

 

  • Send resume and cover letter to dburns@thefinddesign.org.
  • Applicants must be available to start work by as soon as possible

Details

  • Date Posted: September 16, 2022
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 09/26/2022
  • Salary Range: $17.00-$20.00
  • Working Hours: 20 hrs/wk; M-F, times vary