The Salvation Army is hiring a Bridging the Gap/Instructor who is responsible for facilitating Bridging the Gap (BTG) Life Skills Discussions a minimum of 3 times per week, as well as advocacy and case management of BTG students and their families in the Boston Juvenile Court (BJC) Sessions and with BJC personnel. This is a part-time 25-hour per week position.
The Salvation Army offers the following benefit package to part-time employees:
* Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, vacation time and sick time
* Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment and consistently works 20+ hours/week)
* Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including: Voluntary Term Life & AD&D benefits, AFLAC Insurance
* Most importantly - a job with a good purpose!
* Provide outreach and develop a strong relationship with Boston area middle/high school contacts, as relative to current BTG students.
* Work with schools to aid in the services of current BTG students, providing support and follow-up for BTG students in their respected school.
* Support and encourage any out of school BTG students to return and complete their educational goals.
* Track and support BTG student's progress in school (i.e. grades, attendance).
* Maintain strong referral source with the Boston Juvenile Court and other community resources.
* Coordinate with other community services for current students and graduates as needed.
* Develop and maintain a master list of school personnel relative to BTG students.
* Maintain case notes and client files with up-to-date status and relationship information.
* Communicate information concerning BTG students regularly with the BTG Staff in order to enhance the quality of service.
* Be available to work with any Boston Juvenile Court personnel, as needed/requested by the BTG Director for Boston.
* Co-facilitate a minimum of 3 BTG Life Skills group discussions per week with the BTG Director and other facilitators.
* Recruit guest speakers and organize field trips to enhance the Life Skills Curriculum in conjunction with the BTG Staff.
* Visit BTG students/graduates being held in D.Y.S. as needed.
* Responsible for continuous evaluation and development of the BTG-Boston Life Skills Discussion Groups Curriculum, in conjunction with the BTG Staff.
* Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings
* Participate regularly in appropriate Kroc Sub-Committee meetings as requested.
* Work with the BTG-Boston Director, the Kroc Programs Manager and local Corps officers to provide appropriate spiritual outreach to the youth served.
* Provide monthly statistical reports and records to the BTG Director as requested/required.
* Follow all safety policies provided by The Salvation Army regarding working with youth.
* See that all injuries for those under your program whether employee, volunteer, visitor, or spectator are reported in a timely manner and according to procedure.
* Must attend and complete Child Safety training (Safe From Harm) as facilitated by The Salvation Army.
* Perform other duties as assigned and more appropriately defined in the operations manual.
* To represent The Salvation Army's spiritual and social mission.
* B.A. in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Education or related field.
* A minimum of 1 year experience working with at-risk teens.
* Experience facilitating small groups of teens.
* Knowledge of Boston Juvenile Court processes, community resources and Boston area schools and education opportunities preferred.
* Prior tutoring experience preferred.
* Good organizational skills.
* Classroom management skills.
* Strong community and professional networking skills are essential.
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