ASSETs Youth and Parent Engagement Specialist
Company: Empower Yolo
Posted on: November 22, 2022
Position Title: *Youth and Parent Engagement Specialist (Knights
Position Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Director of Youth Programs/ASSETs
Pay: $18.OO per hour ($.50 bilingual incentive) + benefits
This is a grant funded position that may end on June 30, 2023
*Application deadline: Open until filled*
*ASSETs (After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens) *program
partners with schools and communities to provide academic support
and safe, constructive alternatives for high school students. More
than just an after-school program, Woodland ASSETs team empowers
youth to achieve academic and lifelong success. We work
collaboratively with families, schools, and community partners to
offer after-school programs and services that support the academic,
social-emotional, and professional development of our students. We
also provide family literacy services to parents and guardians of
the students we serve.
The Youth and Parent Engagement Specialist plays a critical role in
the success of ASSETs. The Youth and Parent Engagement Specialist
is responsible for engaging youth and their families in ASSETs
programs. They deliver youth programming and parent/guardian
engagement workshops and services for the ASSETs programs at
Woodland High School. In addition, this position will be
responsible for providing support to English language learners and
their families. This position will work directly with Woodland High
School Youth that live in Knights Landing.
--- _*Youth Development & Engagement*_*: *Under the direction of
Site Coordinator/s and Director of Youth Programs, deliver after
school programming focused on youth development, including the
social, emotional, career, and academic needs of students. Monitor
student participants' course grades, GPA, and academic progress.
Recruit students and engage them in ASSETs programs. Attend
professional development as necessary.
--- _*Family Engagement*_*: *Develop and deliver programming
focused on increasing family literacy and wellbeing. Engage Knights
Landing parents and guardians in ASSETs programs as appropriate.
Meet 1-on-1 with parents and guardians and provide them with
resources for supporting youth's development, wellbeing, and
success. Attend ELAC parent meetings and relevant community partner
--- _*Site Support*_*: *Support Knights Landing's site-specific
needs including, but not limited to: updating and maintaining
calendars for all after school activities, summer programs, and WHS
events. Collect and track attendance data for youth and family
programs. Log students' community service hours.
--- _*School, Family, and Community Partnerships*_: Maintain
partnerships with school leadership, and community partners in
Woodland and Knights Landing, and other key stakeholders through
ongoing communication as appropriate. Under the direction of Site
Coordinator/s and Director of Youth Programs, collaborate with
stakeholders to enhance after school programming. Assist with
Empower Yolo/ASSETs community outreach and refer families for
services as needed. Attend Empower Yolo, WHS staff/department
meetings as necessary, or other meetings as assigned.
--- _*Social Media and Other Publicity*_: Publicize ASSETs programs
via email, social media, and other appropriate marketing means.
Highlight ASSETs Monthly Parent and Guardian Engagement events
regularly with students' parents and guardians.
--- _*Other Projects as assigned by the Director of Youth
--- High School diploma or equivalent required. Must have (1) at
least two years of study at an institution of higher education or
(2) an associate degree (or higher) (preferred).
--- At least two years of experience working directly with youth in
an educational setting or mentorship capacity.
--- Valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
--- Strong interpersonal skills and effective at relationship
building with students and families
--- Strong relationship building and networking skills
--- Strong computer skills: Mac literate. Fluency in Microsoft
Office suite (including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word).
--- Knowledge of social media for marketing purposes.
--- Successful completion of background clearance check.
--- Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish strongly
*Knowledge and Abilities*
--- Knowledge, understanding, and application of youth development
principles, including the Search Institute's 40 Developmental
--- Ability to develop and deliver programs that support the
academic and lifelong success of youth
--- Ability to interact effectively and seamlessly with youth and
--- Excellent organization and planning skills (for internal and
--- Basic understanding of culturally responsive practices and the
ability to work with diverse groups in a multicultural setting.
--- Ability to use a variety of media to create materials for
outreach and presentations.
--- Interest and experience in public speaking and writing for a
variety of audiences.
--- Ability to prioritize and produce quality work consistently
--- Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
*Mission Statement: *
_Empower Yolo's mission is to promote safe, healthy, and resilient
communities. _*Empower Yolo's purpose is to provide: *
(a) Twenty-four hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter,
confidential counseling, training, legal assistance, and other
services for individuals and families affected by domestic
violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and child
(b) Resource centers for community services to improve the health,
social, educational and economic outcomes of Yolo County residents;
(c) Community outreach and educational programs about available
resources to promote health, stability, and self-sufficiency for
individuals and families.
All services are to be provided in a manner that appreciates,
enhances, and utilizes the strengths of Empower Yolo's clients and
honors their cultural practices and traditions.
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and three references
*Application deadline: Open until filled*
_EMPOWER YOLO is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate in regard to race, age, cultural or religious
background, disability, gender, gender identity/expression, or
sexual orientation. All qualified candidates of all backgrounds are
encouraged to apply._
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $18.00 - $18.50 per hour
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability
* Driver's License (Preferred)
Work Location: One location%58047475%
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