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Job Title: Youth Activities Coordinator
Program: Bernal Gateway Apartments
Salary: $20.00 Hourly, + Benefits
Classification: Part-time Non-Exempt 20 hr week.
Reports to: Program Manager- Family Housing Services
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California is a Non-Profit agency providing services in supportive housing and money management. Lutheran Social Services responds when people are vulnerable because of homelessness, mental illness, drug addiction or disaster. Providing support services and compassionate guidance, we help individuals and families to stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.
Bernal Gateway Apartments is a 54 unit permanent supportive housing program for families located in the Mission District of San Francisco. The program serves primarily low income families dealing with issues such as long term poverty and unemployment, immigration status, and family stability. The community includes school age children as well as Transition Age Youth. The service team works together to ensure families are provided with necessary resources to ensure individual and family resilience and housing stability.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work collaboratively with Program Coordinator/Senior Case Manager to conduct age appropriate activities and events for school age children and youth. Design and implement programming for the on-site youth center serving school age children. Create and facilitate after-school activities for resident youth with emphasis on academics through tutorial time and create incentives for academic improvement
• Provide general counseling on youth-related issues and make referrals to on site and other services as needed.
• Fulfill administrative responsibilities of the on-site youth center including daily attendance logs, monthly calendar of events, demographics and monthly reports, youth surveys, and supply inventory
• Work with Program Coordinator to support the weekly on-site Food Pantry program. Coordinate volunteers for this program.
• Observe client confidentiality & HIPAA protocols.
• Evening hours may be required to assist with community events – usually 2 – 4 times per month.
• Participate in regular trainings as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major in a behavioral science.
• Minimum 2 years’ experience working with youth/children providing services to diverse populations.
• Experience working with and sensitivity to issues affecting low-income families and individuals. Experience providing social services in a residential setting preferred.
• Experience working collaboratively with other agencies.
• Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
• Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Mission and Vision
LSS of Northern California promotes stability and honor the dignity of those we serve by providing supportive housing services that lead to self-sufficiency. We envision communities that have hope, stability, and a path to self-sufficiency.
The roots of LSS were planted in 1883 in San Francisco when a group of West Coast Lutherans gathered to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth. In the first organized expression of Lutheran social ministry for West Coast Lutherans, money was collected for the care of orphans.
By 1925, an institutional chaplaincy program was established and began serving the elderly in residential care facilities. In 1945, the Lutheran Welfare Council of Northern California was formed to act as a social service agency supported by Lutheran churches of the area. It offered a range of programs and advocacy calling for social reform to help the needy. In 1967, the Lutheran Child and Family Service and the Lutheran Welfare Service merged to become Lutheran Social Services of Northern California (LSS).
In the years that followed, LSS secured contracts for home management training, transitional housing, child abuse prevention, and substance abuse prevention. LSS responded to the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s by creating the city’s first financial management and representative payee services. This program continues to serve more than 2,000 people with special needs. LSS was one of the first faith-based agencies in San Francisco to respond to the AIDS crisis.
In 1996, money management programs became a major focus and a foundation for other support services for vulnerable individuals and families, such as case management and supportive housing. In 1998, we began providing case management services in permanent supportive housing sites. Every year, LSS helps thousands of individuals with acute needs, including the elderly, young families, people with mental illness or disabilities, the chronically homeless, victims of domestic violence, individuals fighting addictions, people living with HIV/AIDS and young people who are struggling to transition from the foster care system to independence.
LSS works to address the underlying causes of homelessness, which may include mental illness, disability, chronic disease, unemployment, poverty, addiction, placement in the foster care system or surviving a disaster. We provide case management and support services in five permanent supportive housing sites in San Francisco, as well as to individuals in additional supportive housing sites in San Francisco, Contra Costa, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.
LSS is part of a network of 300 Lutheran social ministry organizations, making it one of the largest non-profit healthcare and social services systems in the United States. These organization touch the lives one in every 40 people in the nation and have a combined annual operating budgets in excess of $3.5 billion.
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