Position Highlights

  • Full-time with generous time off
  • $24-$25 per hour
  • Outstanding Benefits unmatched by other local not for profits
  • You can make a long-lasting impact on students in schools that benefit them for the rest of their lives!
  • Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! We have several positions open that won’t be open long!
  • Join our fun, fast paced, innovative agency – apply today!
  • On-going training and staff development
  • Rewarding career to be able to help youth achieve goals and work positively toward dreams for their future.
  • Bring your creativity and strengths to the job to help our youth!

Agency Highlights

  • Our agency is committed to supporting youth in their education goals as well as having the tools to be successful in life.
  • Using a strengths-based and youth centered approach to build on the strengths of each student to succeed.
  • Recognize all students have potential and that they deserve opportunities to highlight that potential.
  • Agency environment is focused on staff well-being, is family centered and meets the diverse needs of the staff.

Youth Engagement Specialist Duties:

  • Work with school districts, the county, and other interested parties, as identified, to provide targeted services to at-risk students in collaboration with the Family Engagement Coordinator when appropriate.
  • Monitor student cases through district databases and at a minimum weekly contact with school personnel (teachers, social workers, nurse, guidance counselor and/or administration) for case updates.
  • Participate in school/district team meetings to identify, discuss, and coordinate services for at-risk youth.
  • Work with school teams to identify appropriate at-risk students for agency identified programs.
  • Be a liaison between the county, Family Engagement Coordinators and schools as needed to divert inappropriate referrals to the County.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with school staff and administration, as well as community-based agencies for additional services to students/families.
  • Ensure programs are provided with fidelity to the prescribed evidence-based model programs we use and provide each service as outlined by the agency.
  • Provide services to students (and families when needed) on school campuses or in the home as needed (for example when schools are closed due to vacations, holidays, or the pandemic).
  • Maintain contact with assigned Family Engagement Coordinators to discuss service delivery and additional case updates, weekly contact for all open preventative cases.
  • Complete all required reports and documentation accurately and completely weekly or as needed.
  • Collect data needed to meet the objectives and goals of the services and report out on program forms.
  • Create and maintain a knowledge base of community-based services for children and families.
  • Create and develop assessment/service plans with students and families as needed, and work with community partners to support the child’s success in the established plans, especially the Family Engagement Coordinators.
  • Attend all community based and school-based meetings as required.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the Community Engagement Coordinator to engage the child and family in Family Engagement activities in the Community (i.e., Impact Center) with a focus on normative experiences to support pro social behaviors, recreational, or other positive activities.
  • Use the principals of wrap-around, strengths-based approaches, person-centered, trauma informed care, and restorative justice with all services provided to students and families.
  • Reports to supervisor weekly to review case management and outcomes for each student.
  • Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and agency regulations and operating standards, including maintaining all required documentation and applicable databases.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred, Associates Degree required.
  • Three – five years’ experience in health, education, substance abuse, juvenile justice, or other related children and family services.
  • Must be able to work independently, be flexible, adapt well to changes, and be a team player by sharing ideas and listening to others and supporting colleagues and co-workers.
  • Ability to follow direction from all agency supervisors, managers and executive leadership.
  • Must have ability to travel to meetings and appointments as needed.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends as needed.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of school districts and children services.
  • Knowledge of community-based agencies that service children and families.
  • Preference given to those who have knowledge/experience of the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system.
  • Past experience with training/facilitating groups (adults and children) – preferred.

Safe Schools Mohawk Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Safe Schools Mohawk Valley

  • 110 Lomond Court
    Utica, NY 13502
  • (315) 733-SSMV (7768)

  • (315) 735-7525