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Raven Program Coordinator - YSB (EUREKA)

Redwood Community Action Agency

1100 California Street near Clark Street

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compensation: $25.00 hour
employment type: full-time
job title: RAVEN Program Coordinator
POSITION PURPOSE
The RAVEN Program Coordinator I is responsible for the development and management of YSB’s Street Outreach Program. The position oversees both street-based and drop-in services to youth, based on a harm reduction model, and to assist youth in obtaining services. The Program Coordinator also maintains a safe space for transitioning youth off the streets and coordinates services with other YSB programs, including the Youth Shelter.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Specific Tasks:
• Coordinate program schedules and provide supervision of drop-in, outreach, and group activities
• Maintain the RAVEN property, inside and outside, as well as the vehicle in a clean, organized manner
• Provide a range of services to youth, including shower facilities, clothing closet, hygiene supplies, food, employment and education information, and assistance in obtaining medical care or other needed services
• Build relationships that encourage youth to rebuild their lives and examine life choices
• Prepare or assist with grant proposals, provide quarterly and final program reports as required by administration or grant funders; prepare monthly program reports for the YSB Director
• Attend YSB or other agency meetings as required; meet with other youth service providers and community partners; attend ATODP (Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs Programs) and public health meetings
• Develop and implement weekly 3-hour, in-service training for RAVEN staff, volunteers and/or interns
• Provide trainings in communication; harm reduction; health education; at-risk youth; and similar topics
• Provide guidance, crisis intervention and assessment for homeless youth

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of and Experience With:
• General methods of social work practice, harm reduction philosophy, crisis intervention, street outreach, group facilitation and youth empowerment philosophy
• California laws pertaining to youth and issues facing homeless, runaway, street youth and substance using youth
• Program coordination and administration
Ability To:
• Conduct street outreach, including driving the RAVEN Programs Outreach van
• Employ a team approach in a youth focused environment and respect the ideas and feelings of youth
• Adapt with flexibility to innovative ideas and changing conditions
• Work flexible hours, which may occasionally include early evenings and/or weekends

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• BA in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field; experience and/or training that can be directly related to the required job responsibilities may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis
• One (1) year experience coordinating youth workers and/or youth programs
• Experience with youth substance abuse; both traditional and experimental treatment/maintenance theories
Desired:
• Bilingual
• Personal experience with homelessness or street life
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For more info contact Patt Sweeney at 707-443-8322 ext. 205. Position is available IMMEDIATELY and open until filled.

Go to www.rcaa.org/employment-opportunities - for required employment application, complete job description, and qualifications.

NOTE TO APPLICANT
RCAA is an “Essential Business” that continues to operate during unexpected events, such as: earthquake, natural disaster, or a public health emergency. Thus, employees of RCAA are expected to continue to perform their jobs while observing safety precautions.
This position is considered a “safety-sensitive” job and will be subject to RCAA’s “Substance Abuse” policy.
As a condition of employment all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.
This job description is just a snapshot of the complete job description. It should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards for the position. Incumbents will be required to follow instructions and perform other duties as required by their supervisor.

RCAA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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post id: 7746930346

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