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Youth Development Specialist - Prairie Ridge Community Coalition

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 22, 2022 - July 15, 2023

Application Window

April 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022

Locations

  • Pierce County, WA
  • Bonney Lake, WA
  • Prairie Ridge, WA

Contact Information

Kaitlan Ohler
(253) 389-2407
kohler@safest.org

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Youth Development Specialist - Prairie Ridge Community Coalition

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Description

Work with school district(s) administration and staff to develop and implement a youth mentorship program aimed at redirecting youth from exclusionary discipline to community engagement. Develop relationships throughout the community for the purpose of connecting youth to community mentors. Provide all required reporting and feedback to the Coalition Coordinator and the school district staff regarding youth served through mentorship. Attend community meetings (online or in person) to build relationships with other organizations for the benefit of youth work in our programs. Work with youth support personnel in coalition youth programs, providing additional connections with youth as well as program development ideas and implementation. Assist coalition coordinator in program marketing and tracking. Assist with data for grant writing process. Develop programming to support prevention and intervention for different age groups. Lead community trainings in youth related topics.

Prairie Ridge Community Coalition is a grant funded community organization working from Prairie Ridge, an unincorporated Pierce County community outside of Bonney Lake WA. Utilizing partnerships with other organizations and funding from multiple sources, we focus our work on reducing violence to and from youth. This work can take many forms – strengthening parenting skills in families, making fun and safe spaces for kids and families to grow, providing education and prevention information to promote healthy choices, encouraging community cohesion, and making connections to resources needed for at risk and marginalized community members. We do much of our work at a centralized location in the Prairie Ridge location, giving people a consistent place to meet.

Work with school district(s) administration and staff to develop and implement a youth mentorship program aimed at redirecting youth from exclusionary discipline to community engagement. Develop relationships throughout the community for the purpose of connecting youth to community mentors. Provide all required reporting and feedback to the Coalition Coordinator and the school district staff regarding youth served through mentorship. Attend community meetings (online or in person) to build relationships with other organizations for the benefit of youth work in our programs. Work with youth support personnel in coalition youth programs, providing additional connections with youth as well as program development ideas and implementation. Assist coalition coordinator in program marketing and tracking. Assist with data for grant writing process. Develop programming to support prevention and intervention for different age groups. Lead community trainings in youth related topics.

Prairie Ridge Community Coalition is a grant funded community organization working from Prairie Ridge, an unincorporated Pierce County community outside of Bonney Lake WA. Utilizing partnerships with other organizations and funding from multiple sources, we focus our work on reducing violence to and from youth. This work can take many forms – strengthening parenting skills in families, making fun and safe spaces for kids and families to grow, providing education and prevention information to promote healthy choices, encouraging community cohesion, and making connections to resources needed for at risk and marginalized community members. We do much of our work at a centralized location in the Prairie Ridge location, giving people a consistent place to meet.
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Living Allowance

$1636 - $1636 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Access to emergency fund

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

- Age 17-25 at start of service term
- High School Diploma or equivalent upon start of service term, OR agree to obtain diploma or equivalent prior to using Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
- US Citizen or permanent resident
- Commitment to building skills and knowledge related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Ability to travel to service site(s) as well as other training or activity locations across Pierce County
- Ability to identify with and interact with youth in the context of mentoring them in difficult situations
- General Computer Skills including email and Microsoft Office


Desired Qualifications:

- Represent the diversity of clients being served through personal characteristics and/or lived experience . This may include, but is not limited to: different races, different religious backgrounds, LGBTQ, poverty, history of violence (to or from them).
- Previous experience working with youth or young adults
- Familiarity with the Pierce County community
- Skills and/or knowledge related to youth development, trauma-informed care, or diversity, equity and inclusion
- Skills in visual graphic work to support program marketing
- Social Media competence and appropriate online presence

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

17 - 25

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Kaitlan Ohler
(253) 389-2407
kohler@safest.org

Hosted By

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Youth Development Specialist - Prairie Ridge Community Coalition

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