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
Under the direction of the Director of Shelter/TIL, the Curriculum Coordinator will create and assist in the implementation of individualized living plans for individuals in the Shelter/TIL Program.
- Bachelor’s degree and related work experience.
- At least two years’ experience working with adolescents and young women.
- Experience in employment and/or education counseling, placement and/or resource information referrals.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain contacts with area businesses in order to provide internship/employment opportunities for program clients.
- Excellent verbal, written, communication, goal planning and implementation, problem-solving and networking skills.
- Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule.
- Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
- Reliable transportation.
- Develop and implement an independent living skills plan together with each participant, making changes as necessary and provide needed resources information, referrals, advocacy, and other assistance as is appropriate. Follow through by making on-going contact with clients, and making home visits.
- Implement education and employment curriculum, including testing and evaluation of all clients. Work individually and in groups with transitional living clients (TLP) to develop a written plan of education and employment goals. Work with clients to reconnect to schools, apply to colleges, enroll in GED training, etc., as needed. Establish relationships with area employers for job placement.
- Teach youth how to identify safe, affordable housing. Assist youth with transition into safe, affordable housing.
- Establish relationships with area financial institutions to help each youth open a bank account
- Implement volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities for youth to develop work experience.
- Meet weekly one-on-one with each participant. Facilitate all weekly Life Skills and TIL groups for residential and After-Care participants.
- Teach or co-facilitate parenting classes with an external community resource.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Extensive local travel required to schools, employers and other agencies as part of employment and education contracts and outreach with clients.
Alternatives For Girls is an EEO employer including women, veterans, and minorities.