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
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
- 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.
- Associates degree in Criminal Justice, Community Organizing, Human
Services, Sociology OR at least three (3) years’ experience and
knowledge working with juvenile justice system and/or working with
youth in an education or vocational capacity.
- Must have current valid state issued driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Comfortable in presenting information to larger groups.
- Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate
comfortably with a diverse population
- Organized and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Must be team player.
- Flexible and able to multi-task.
- Cultural competency to serve diverse populations.
- Bicultural, Bilingual skills preferred.
- Flexible schedule, evening and weekend hours require.
- Commitment to Results Based Accountability.
- Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in
a Windows XP environment.
- Physically able to perform the essential functions of the
position, with or without reasonable accommodations, i.e. must be
able to supervise groups of children and perform physical
intervention if required; must be able to move freely from place to
place without restriction.
About The Program
Linking Youth to Natural Communities (LYNC) is a center-based program for court-involved youth ages 12-17 and their families. Clinicians work with youth to make sustainable behavioral changes by providing an array of services that promote skill-building opportunities and connections to community supports. Services include crisis stabilization, individual and family therapy, case management, educational and vocational supports, and more.
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!
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 – 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