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CRAY Coordinator

Date Posted

December 20, 2019

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Full-Time/Non-Exempt

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Director of Anti-Violence Services, the CRAY Coordinator coordinates the CRAY (Collaborative Rapid Advocacy for Youth) collaborative effort and on-call response, and provides advocacy for youth ages 11-25 who have experienced sexual exploitation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate the CRAY advocacy response, including meetings, subcommittees, on-call coverage calendar, and ongoing training for Advocates.
  • Facilitate CRAY initiatives including resource coordination, systems advocacy, outreach, annual reports, and a community-wide feedback process.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer on-call Advocates.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the CRAY on-call Response Protocol.
  • Lead Youth Advisory Board as a leadership opportunity for youth with lived experience to advise CRAY on how to improve services for youth who have experienced sexual exploitation.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with agencies, systems, and grassroots Advocates who work with youth who have experienced sexual exploitation to enhance services and increase referrals.
  • Develop and lead CRAY outreach and communications, including presenting on CRAY and managing all CRAY materials and communication.
  • Maintain grant funding source documentation, reporting, and related contract compliance information.
  • Manage community wide data and compile necessary reports of activities, inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
  • Provide direct advocacy support to youth who have experienced sexual exploitation ages 11-25 through the on-call CRAY response through medical and legal accompaniment, support with navigating systems, and crisis intervention.
  • Intervene and assist staff in on-site crisis situations.
  • Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide supervisory support to volunteers, interns, and/or AmeriCorps members, who are on-call to directly support youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and all applicable laws.

Requirements

  • Education generally equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or human services, and/or life experiences and two years’ experience working with youth. Must possess knowledge regarding the issues surrounding, and impact of, sexual exploitation on youth services.
  • Experience working with a diverse population of adolescents and young adults within a nonprofit setting is also required.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook computer programs is required.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon and evening hours as program operation dictated.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team within the parameters of the program, and to work in a changing environment where there is frequent exposure to stressful/crisis situations.
  • Must have a valid WI driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

Additional Information

Starting salary range $33,700- $40,000. Excellent benefits package includes health/dental, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off plan. Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.

Response

Send letter of interest and current resume via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Organizational information can be found at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

AmeriCorps Peer Advocate

Date Posted

October 29, 2019

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

23 hours/week average for at least 1 year

Position Summary

Funded through a grant from the Federal AmeriCorps Member Program administered by the State of Wisconsin, AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of community service averaging 23 hours per week (minimum of 850 hours annually during the grant period of September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020) and in return receive a living allowance of $308.66 semi-monthly, plus an educational award of $3,047.50 upon successful term completion that can be used for either new advanced education tuition or for re-payment of existing student loans. Health insurance is available at no cost for AmeriCorps Members, and child care benefits assistance is provided to qualifying AmeriCorps Member. Extensive pre-service and in-service training opportunities are required and are provided free of charge to participating AmeriCorps Member throughout Wisconsin.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Duties of the AmeriCorps Member Peer Advocate are to supervise the daily activities of runaway and homeless youth within the Pathfinders 24-hour licensed shelter group home, work to build rapport with residents, and to assist with youth development opportunities and training. Responsibilities include recruiting youth for Service Learning program and aftercare services, assisting callers to the program’s crisis hotlines, supervision of community volunteers, and youth group facilitation and supervision. Manage aftercare program by providing case management, supervision of “peers” engaged in service learning, and assist with youth activity groups. Co-facilitate Sunday Youth group at the Pathfinders Drop-In Center with other AmeriCorps Members by providing a safe place for shelter residents and ex-residents to congregate for a meal and an engaging group activity
  • Additional duties include maintaining appearance and safety of the group home facility, instructing youth on independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry, providing youth and family support and assistance.
  • Position involves a variable work schedule that may include some overnight and weekend hours.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old. A High School degree or its equivalent is preferred.
  • At least two years related experience working with youth and families is preferred. Previous experience working within a youth residential setting is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, reliable, and able to maintain privileged client information.
  • Ability to work effectively within a nontraditional youth group home setting with a diverse population.
  • Must commit to the position for the full year from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020. A second full-year term may be available upon successful completion of first-year AmeriCorps Member service.
  • Expected to meet with aftercare supervisor regularly.

Additional Information Response

Send letter of interest, current resume, and salary expectations via email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Please specify which position you are applying for. Agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.org. No phone inquiries will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Part-Time Receptionist

Date Posted

October 15, 2019

Closing Date

When Filled

Status

Part Time, Non-Exempt, Temporary

Hours

8:45am – 12:45pm

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure

Under the direction of the Human Resources & Operations Manager, receive all callers and greet all persons who enter the organization, determine the nature of their business, and direct them to proper destinations by performing the following duties.

Principal Duties

  • Provide front desk services and serve as initial organizational representative to various publics engaging with the organization. Offer professional assistance and service to callers, clients, group members, and guests to Pathfinders.

  • Operate telephone system to receive incoming messages and telephone calls, and direct callers to appropriate destinations. Provide information and referral for callers, clients, staff, and the community regarding all areas of social services available.

  • Perform a variety of clerical duties for staff from throughout the organization.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None.

Requirements

  • Requires one to three months related experience and/or training.
  • Ability to answer phones and transfer callers to appropriate person.
  • Must be friendly and able to welcome guests and sign them in. 

Additional Information

Salary of $11.00 per hour. This position is temporary. Opportunity to join a caring and committed team of professionals.

Response

Send a letter of interest, current resume, and wage requirements via mail or email to hr@pathfindersmke.org. Please specify which position you are applying for. Agency information obtained at www.pathfindersmke.orgNo phone inquiries will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization

Pathfinders is committed to a diversified workforce. Persons of color, women, the disabled, and those with diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Send a copy of a current resume, cover letter and Pathfinders application to hr@pathfindersmke.org or mail to:

Pathfinders
4200 N. Holton St. Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Internships

Student interns are a valuable part of our organization and a key to providing the highest level of service possible to the youth we serve. Throughout Milwaukee, many practicing professionals in Social Work, Psychology and other social service fields have expanded their knowledge and skills through opportunities at Pathfinders while working towards undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Application Process

Pathfinders’ approach to Trauma-Informed Care means that our priority is to ensure the safety and growth of the youth we serve; accordingly all interns must adhere to and complete the following process before beginning their work:

1. Complete Pathfinders online internship application

2. Complete an interview with the Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager

3. Complete all necessary personal paperwork

4. Return three completed reference forms

5. Pass background checks and Milwaukee County Caregiver approval

Applicants seeking Master’s level internships and applicants that have lived outside the state of Wisconsin within the last 3 years will need to schedule and complete a fingerprint background check that will be coordinated by Pathfinders.

6. Attend the intern orientation held at the beginning of each semester

Emergency Youth Shelter

Assistant Advocate

Assistant Advocates assist with the needs of its residents and maintain the high level of care provided to youth at our Shelter. Under staff supervision, Assistant Advocates have direct and constant one-on-one interaction with the residents and provide them with a positive role model. A six-month commitment to work one 4 ½-hour shift per week is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones, provide information and crisis counseling.
  • Complete intakes and resident orientations.
  • Participate in daily groups.
  • Assist staff with general house management.

Qualifications:

  • Be 20 years old or older.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have experience or interest in working with teens and their families.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with paid staff and accept supervision.

Fill out an Internship Application

Graduate Shelter Intern

Graduate Interns assist with the needs of its residents and maintain the high level of care provided to youth at our Shelter. Under staff supervision Graduate Interns have direct and constant one-on-one interaction with the residents and provide a therapeutic plan to advance the life skills of residents.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate an initial assessment of youth’s mental health and basic needs to create a treatment plan.Facilitate an initial assessment of youth’s mental health and basic needs to create a treatment plan.
  • Provide individual and family therapy to residents as well as non-residents clients.
  • Answer crisis calls, assist with house supervision and the facilitation of group sessions.
  • Advocate for youth and help to develop youth life skills.

Qualifications:

  • Possess Bachelor’s Degree and be enrolled in appropriate Graduate program.
  • Be emotionally stable and have a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Have experience or interest in working with teens and their families.
  • Demonstrate a lifestyle and value system in accordance with the interests of the of the clientele served.

Fill out an Internship Application

Youth Drop-In Center

Program Assistant

Drop-In Center Program Assistants build relationships and provide positive role models for Drop-In Center youth members. They supervise and interact with the youth and assist staff with day-to-day Drop management.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise & interact informally with clients as a positive adult role model.
  • Monitor kitchen/locker room/showers/laundry room/computer lab access
  • Participate in client orientations.
  • Participate in groups/programs.
  • Assist staff with documentation, filing and supportive related duties.

Qualifications:

  • Be 20 years or older.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have experience or interest in working with teens and young adults.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with paid staff and accept supervision.

Fill out an Internship Application

Southeastern Education Center

Youth Mentor

Youth Mentors meet with their student during normal school hours to provide guidance, support and assistance to build life skills, academic success and confidence. A 1-hour commitment per week is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and participate in activities that will strengthen the relationship and build self-esteem.
  • Assist youth in setting goals and work towards accomplishing them.
  • Attend sponsor/youth group events.

Qualifications:

  • Be 21 years or older.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be a willing listener, supportive, patient and flexible.

Fill out an Internship Application

For more information on internships at Pathfinders, please contact our Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager, Lauren Domski at ldomski@pathfindersmke.org.

Pathfinders is deeply committed to diversity in all that we do. We welcome applications from all individuals including those who mirror the diversity of our youth and the community we serve.

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