Are you passionate about helping court-involved youth overcome challenges? Do you have strong multitasking skills and enjoy speaking in front of groups? Are you excited by the idea of providing educational and career support to help youth achieve success? Become a LYNC Educational and Vocational Coach at The Village!
ABOUT LINKING YOUTH TO NATURAL COMMUNITIES
Linking Youth to Natural Communities (LYNC) is a center-based program for at-risk youth and families. LYNC provides supports and services to help court-involved youth, ages 12 - 17, overcome challenges and remain safely in the community. The program provides a comprehensive array of individualized, strength-based services to target behavior change and recidivism reduction. Staff aim to ensure meaningful connections to community-based and natural supports to promote youth and family success.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission 'to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children' by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.
Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
Work directly as a member of the LYNC team in delivering a center-based program for court-involved youth and their families. Provide educational and vocational supports including individual tutoring, life skills and employment groups; assist youth with career exploration, job seeking, etc.; work closely with local Boards of Education to support youth’s academic success, credit recovery and reduce truancy. Connect youth to education and/or vocational programs that will help them achieve their goals. Develop relationships with targeted community organizations to support youth educational and vocational needs.
- Develop and sustain relationships with identified educational and vocational-centered community-based agencies.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of community organizations, groups and entities (e.g., businesses, civic groups, hospitals, secondary schools, college/universities) that support educational and vocational services.
- Collect family, school and other relevant history.
- Participate and collaborate in all phases of LYNC: Engagement, Service, and Sustainability, as appropriate and as part of the LYNC team to provide services to referred youth and families.
- Implement educational and vocational services to youth according to individual Risk Reduction and Sustainability Plans (RRSP), which may include: educational screening, homework assistance, tutoring, credit recovery, GED assistance, connection to ESL services, post high school preparation or exploration, vocational soft skills (use of EMLPOY Curriculum), job placement, connecting to training opportunities and apprenticeships, and other similar services.
- Provide one-on-one educational and career support to help youth achieve goals and success.
- Develop educational and/or career goals with youth in accordance with program policies and procedures.
- Facilitate Life Skills Groups.
- Document all youth and family contact according to policies and procedures.
- Under the direction of the supervisor, collect, manage and report data, as required by funders and partners.
- Attend various trainings as needed to meet the requirements of the position.
- Assist in ensuring youth and family retention in LYNC program.
- Will need to be required to work between two site locations.
- Other assigned duties as assigned by management.
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program â€“ National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave