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.
- 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.
- Conduct youth assessments and one-to-one intervention sessions on-site at partner schools in Washington County and in Elevate offices.
- Skillfully work with at-risk youth using motivational interviewing in a cognitive behavioral framework.
- Assure thorough documentation and accurate, timely data entry.
- Maintain positive relationships with school and agency staff.
- Proactively engage parents and families in supporting their child’s success.
- Implement group education/behavior change workshops using an evidence-based curriculum to help move youth toward healthier behavior.
- 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.
- Prepare program activity reports for evaluation, fund development and marketing purposes.
- Assist in identifying public policy initiatives to advance Elevate’s mission.
- Represent agency at job-specific committee/affiliation meetings.
- Participate in agency staff/committee or program meetings and attend all designated agency functions as specified by the Executive Director or Board of Directors.
- Other duties as assigned.
- 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.
- Formal training and experience in education and counseling of adolescents.
- Knowledge of risk and resiliency factors for youth.
- Passion for and experience in youth work/youth programming.
- Basic understanding of the etiology, course, and treatment of adolescent substance use disorders.
- Experience in facilitating groups and/or teaching classes, preferably with adolescents.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Experience working with adolescents and their families.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications.
- 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 email@example.com