El Centro de la Raza is a voice and a hub for Seattle and Martin Luther King, Jr. County’s Latino community as we advocate on behalf of our people and work to achieve social justice. Through our comprehensive programs and services, we empower members of the Latino community as fully participating members of society. We also work to raise awareness with the public, and government, business and civic leaders about the needs of the Chicano/Latino community in the United States.
Provides program coordination and oversight for the Integrated Job Readiness Training for Immigrant/Refugee Youth & Families program. Will oversee the initial outreach to ELL youth at Seattle World School, and coordination with existing staff and services in the agency to carry out the job readiness training, a group project, work training and parent services, and will provide supervision to two MSW practicum students supporting the program. Will provide services at El Centro as well as the Seattle World School.
· Creates calendar of Outreach, Job Readiness Training, Group Project, Parent Education Classes, Self Sufficiency Classes, and Work Training placements.
· Produce power point presentations of program opportunities to both staff and ELL students in English & Spanish.
· Coordinate one-on-one interviews for parents of interested youth to provide detailed information about the program, securing 20 students.
· Develop promotional information and communicate with parents and youth in Spanish and English as appropriate.
· Coordinate with Financial Empowerment Coordinator to provide financial empowerment classes and other partners to provide work training to youth and their parents.
· Works in partnership with Job Readiness Training Specialist who will establish 60-hour internship work placements as outlined in the contract.
· Support parental involvement, including organizing Educational Parent and Joint Self Sufficiency classes, ensuring attendance and overall educational goals are met.
· Develop and provide workshop surveys of parents and youth.
· Coordinate childcare and meals for trainings as needed.
· Provide referrals to appropriate case-management and referral services to students and families as needed.
· Monitor individuals, partnerships, and program progress. Including, tracking parent program results of referrals for service. List relevant agency partnering information, including the role of service.
· Create and update accurate files and maintains complete client chart notes that will reflect the progress of participants.
· Assure that youth receive 12 hours of job readiness training, 88 hours of group project.
· Develop, organize and manage the group project, as well as, the end of the year project “celebration.”
· Serve as an interpreter for non/limited English proficient participants.
· Create monthly, quarterly and annual reports, site visit preparation, and invoices associated with contractual reporting.
· Attend staff meetings, case manager meetings & monthly general meetings.
· Establishes partnerships and collaboration with Seattle World School staff and administrators in schools served.
· Reports to the Business Opportunity Center Director.
· Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
· Must have a proven ability to work well under pressure.
· Must be able to work with participants from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
· Understands and fulfills contractual obligations.
· Must be able to maintain effective relationships with co-workers, participants, parents, community representatives, and the general public.
· Must be able to work in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic environment.
· Presents a professional manner and appearance.
Essential minimum skills, education, and experience:
· B. A. degree and five years of work experience.
· Experience working in human services and experience working with youth.
· Experience working with immigrant/refugee populations.
· Must be bilingual Spanish/English.
· Must have a car and a valid Washington driver’s license and show evidence of insurability.
· Must have excellent oral, written and organizational communication skills.
· Experience in presentations and facilitating youth and parents.
· Must be effective in conflict resolution.
· Must have excellent computer skills, specifically in Excel & Power Point.
· Familiar with Outcome and Indicator Reporting.
· Must have good attention to detail.
The position will require a minimum of 40 hours per week. The position will require regular evening and weekend work. Requires local travel for home visits, public schools, and workshop locations.
An annual criminal background check is required for this position, due to the fact that this individual works with families & youth on a regular basis. The above duties or working procedures describe the chief function of the job and are not considered to be a detailed description of every duty of the job. Requires a 6-month probationary period.
This position is eligible for El Centro de la Raza’s full benefit package including medical/dental/life insurance coverage, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and eight paid holidays. In addition to these paid holidays, El Centro gives additional paid time off (up to 5 days) during the last week of December for qualified employees. El Centro employees also benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities.