ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM ASSISTANT
PREVENTION DEPARTMENT - 30 Hours/Week
At Alternatives For Girls, our mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and to help them to explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.
Our employees love being involved in the empowering work we do, and having a deep dedication to the mission is the foundation of our team. In addition to making a tangible, positive impact, some of the benefits our staff enjoy include:
- Flexible work environment
- Work-life balance
- Ability to start accruing up to five weeks off after only six months of employment (and we encourage you to use it!)
- Emphasis on staff development
- Highly competitive benefits packages
The Prevention Program serves girls ages 4-18 who are at risk of pregnancy, gang involvement, substance abuse, and school truancy. We engage them through after-school programs, a teen leadership program, and a summer camp.
Associate’s degree in Social Work or related Human Service field preferred, or two years of higher education towards a degree.
- One year of experience working with adolescents who are juvenile offenders, homeless runaways, gang activity, violent behavior, drug use or selling, domestic violence, school truancy, and high risk behaviors for HIV/STI transmission.
- Experience working with HIV-prevention interventions.
- Experience with and knowledge of youth leadership training models, adolescent development, peer counseling and outreach work.
- Ability to handle crises, maintain confidentiality, and tolerate stress professionally.
- Fluency in Spanish and English preferred but not required.
- Participate in the design of, implementation of, and assist with evaluation of internet and community outreach to high-risk youth in the community.
- As needed, meet with clients to provide crisis intervention, intake for services, referrals, support, transportation and other requested services (including phone contacts, office contacts, and home visits).
- Assist in development of policies, procedures and evaluation from the PREIS Department.
- Insure documentation and data entry for all outreach activities, workshops, and each client contact.
- Collaborate with Horizons Project staff and Community Health Awareness Group to ensure completion of program goals.
- Conduct networking outreach to community-based agencies. Assist in the distribution of community education/public relations materials.
- Participate in food coordination/preparation for participants.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Moderate lifting of program supplies and donations.
- Must have reliable transportation as local travel is required.
- Position involves the ability to work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and early morning.