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Youth Program Specialist

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Administrative, Education
  • Little Village - Chicago, IL
  • 4225 W. 25th Street, Chicago, 60622
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Description

Since 1870, Erie Neighborhood House has provided the most comprehensive support immigrant and low-income families in Chicago need to thrive and has constantly evolved to meet their needs. Today, Erie House is a modern social services nonprofit with programming and resources for children and youth, mental health and community wellness, adult education and training, legal services, and more. Through these programs, we empower the people we work alongside to build powerful communities.


Proyecto Cuidate - Little Village Youth Teams is a youth-centered, strengths based program centering youth power and resiliency through the building of support networks for youth with peers and caring adults. Youth are engaged with various school-based and community-based groups and services based on their interests and needs including mentorship, leadership development, advocacy, and self-care.


The Full Time Youth Program Specialist will be a position in the Proyecto Cuidate Department directly impacting the Little Village Community. Proyecto Cuidate is a violence prevention, intervention, and community support and wellness department providing supports for families, youth, and individuals through diverse supportive services, programs, and therapy.

In return to your commitment to Erie House and its mission to the community, you will enjoy excellent professional development opportunities, opportunity for growth, and have direct impact in building powerful communities. Be a part of one of the oldest and most respected Settlement House in the Chicago Land Area.


POSITION SUMMARY:


The Youth Program Specialist is the lead facilitator and programs, groups, and activities with youth afterschool as well as in school-based programs. The Youth Program Specialist develops activities, leads engagement with youth, develops supportive relationships with program participants, and participates in community initiatives and events.

Travel may be required for meetings and events as well as field trip participation with youth participants.

A successful candidate will be empathetic, passionate, engaging, and social justice oriented.