CARE4U Project Facilitator

Job Location Normal, Il 61790

Posting date 08-08-2017

General Summary
Illinois State University is beginning Year 3 of a five-year grant through the Department of Health and Human Services to implement the Champaign Area Relationship Education for Youth (CARE4U) to at-risk youth (ages 15-24) in Champaign County. Program sessions will cover topics such as healthy relationships, communication skills, conflict resolution strategies, job readiness, and financial literacy. The program will also include a component for subsidized summer youth employment or community college tuition reimbursement.

Program Assistants will be responsible for implementing the program, completing intake assessments, providing case management, conducting make-ups for missed sessions and home visits, supervising Interns, developing a referral network for participants, assisting with performance assessments, and serving as coaches for participants in the Summer Youth Employment Program and Tuition Reimbursement Program.

Position will require work beyond regular office hours (8am-4:30pm) for program delivery and special events. These events will be determined ahead of time and regular hours can be adjusted accordingly. Primary office space will be located in Champaign-Urbana, however travel within the county is expected for program delivery, home visits, etc. (mileage is reimbursed). Environment is fast-paced and applicants must be able to effectively work in office and group settings that occasionally have distractions and unanticipated demands.

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor's in Family & Child Development, Social Work, Psychology, or related field
2. Practice experience with underserved populations
3. Evidence of interpersonal and networking skills
4. Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
5. Experience prioritizing and organizing assigned tasks
6. Experience working independently; and knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office
7. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Desired Qualifications
1. Master's in Family & Child Development, Social Work, Psychology, Education or related field
2. Experience working with at-risk youth
3. Experience implementing relationship education, job readiness, and/or financial literacy programs
4. Supervisory experience
5. Public speaking skills
6. Group facilitation skills
7. Experience with case management.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.