Requisition ID: req46302
Job Title: Youth Connections Coach
Sector: Youth Services
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: USD 25.51 - 26.30 Hourly
Location: San Jose, CA USA
Work Arrangement: In-person
IRC Background: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The San Jose IRC office serves approximately 700 clients annually providing them a fresh start and opportunities to use their greatest resourcestheir motivation, their skills and their experiencesto become independent and self-sufficient new Americans.
Job Summary: The Youth Connections Coach will oversee the implementation of the San Jose YouthWorks program, including meeting outcomes, providing outreach, developing and scheduling program activities, coordinating professional mentors, and providing case management for program participants. Together with the YouthWorks team, this position will work closely with identified school district(s) in the region including offering on-site services will facilitate achieving enrollment goals and the provision of academic supports and youth development activities that will help participants achieve measurable skills gains and credential attainment.
Do you have a background working with youth or multi-cultural populations? Are you passionate about make a positive impact and seeing an improvement in the lives of the people we serve? Then join us.
- Support the integration of youth, provide youth the opportunity to identify and prioritize goals that will support their integration while also developing positive and meaningful relationships with insightful and culturally responsive mentors.
- Perform initial assessments of the needs and goals of the youth and develop a plan to meet those needs through educational, vocational, and social activities.
- Provide case management that includes documenting services provided and the progress of each youth toward meeting the youths service plan.
- Outreach and maintain connections with community partners to connect with additional client populations and local community supportive resources.
- Verify that each youth participating in the YouthWorks program meets eligibility requirements and maintain eligibility documentation certifying each youth's eligibility. Additionally, the Youth Connections Coach will ensure that files correctly reflect clients participation in the program, including documentation of each interaction.
- Collaborate with school districts, community colleges, Americas Job Center of California (AJCC), county welfare departments (CWD), and other service providers to refer eligible students in order to address service gaps.
- Other tasks and duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Youth Programs Coordinator
Position directly supervises: N/A
Indirect Reporting: N/A
External: School districts, community colleges, Americas Job Center of California (AJCC), county welfare departments (CWD), and other service providers.
- Bachelors degree, preferably in Education, or equivalent work experience.
- 1+ years experience working with English language learners, particularly those with interrupted formal education.
- Experience working with youth and/or refugee populations.
- Strong interpersonal, and communication (verbal and written) skills.
- Cross-cultural or overseas experience.
- Proficiency with Microsoft computer applications and internet research.
- Ability to take initiative and problem-solve effectively in high stress situations.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- English language fluency required. Fluency in other languages such as Spanish, Dari, Arabic, or Farsi is a plus.
- Standard office work environment coupled with regular travel in and around the service delivery area.
- Reoccurring need to occasionally provide services outside of traditional work hours (evenings and weekends).
Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.