The F.I.N.D. Design

Youth Site Facilitator

The F.I.N.D. Design

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Job Summary

The Site Youth Facilitator (Lead) facilitates Healing Circles at assigned school or afterschool site weekly. Girls Circles are gender-specific, strengths-based groups for girls using the F.L.Y. Girl and Sisters of Nia Curriculum. Groups typically meet once or twice per week for approximately 1-2 hours. Groups are typically scheduled during the day and the afternoon Monday through Friday.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: ● In collaboration with the Director of Programs and Youth Development Specialist, assists in coordinating the day/time/location for groups. ● 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 Director of Programs, 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 Director of Programs 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 to other services provided by Oasis.

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 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.

● Current Tennessee driver’s license and clean driving record required.

● Criminal background screening at the local, state and/or national level. (Please note that agency is looking for specific child related charges. Other charges do not necessary 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 is a contract position and does not include any benefits at this time.

How to Apply

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

Details

  • Date Posted: October 11, 2021
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 11/01/2021
  • Salary Range: $25.00-30.00/hour
  • Working Hours: 5 hrs/wk ; M-F, times vary depending on site; weekend events optional