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The Teen Intervention (TI) Coordinator is a vital member of the Youth Intervention Program team, and concentrates their efforts on improving outcomes for at-risk youth.  The TI Coordinator targets youth early in their trajectory of substance use, truancy, and/or delinquency, and provides evidence-based early intervention support to help get them back-on-track toward reaching their full potential.

Essential Functions

  1. Work with school partners and the community-at-large to receive referrals for teenagers who have begun experiencing problems related to substance use, truancy, and/or delinquency.
  2. Conduct youth assessments and one-to-one intervention sessions on-site at partner schools in Washington County and in Elevate offices.
  3. Skillfully work with at-risk youth using motivational interviewing in a cognitive behavioral framework.
  4. Assure thorough documentation and accurate, timely data entry.
  5. Maintain positive relationships with school and agency staff.
  6. Proactively engage parents and families in supporting their child’s success.
  7. Implement group education/behavior change workshops using an evidence-based curriculum to help move youth toward healthier behavior.

 Secondary Duties

  1. Under the leadership of the Director of Youth Services and in the spirit of continuous improvement, collaborate with the Youth Intervention Team to refine program offerings that assist at-risk youth in achieving their full potential.
  2. Prepare program activity reports for evaluation, fund development and marketing purposes.
  3. Assist in identifying public policy initiatives to advance Elevate’s mission.
  4. Represent agency at job-specific committee/affiliation meetings.
  5. Participate in agency staff/committee or program meetings and attend all designated agency functions as specified by the Executive Director or Board of Directors.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in the field of Social Work, Counseling, Education, Community Education or related field required. Certification in addiction counseling or a license in a related field of behavioral science is highly desirable.
  2. Formal training and experience in education and counseling of adolescents.
  3. Knowledge of risk and resiliency factors for youth.
  4. Passion for and experience in youth work/youth programming.
  5. Basic understanding of the etiology, course, and treatment of adolescent substance use disorders.
  6. Experience in facilitating groups and/or teaching classes, preferably with adolescents.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills.
  9. Experience working with adolescents and their families.
  10. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications.
  11. Have training in the administration of Naloxone and be willing to administer Naloxone in the case of a suspected opioid overdose.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to Sara Mishefske, Director of Youth Services, at smishefske@elevateyou.org

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