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Youth Development Worker

Washington, DC

Company Description

Mary's Center is a federally qualified health center that served over 24,000 men, women and children in 2011. We provide comprehensive health, dental, social, and education services to underserved, underinsured, and uninsured individuals in the D.C. metropolitan region. Our mission is to build better futures through the offering of these services. We embrace culturally diverse communites and provide them with the highest quality of care, regardless of ability to pay.

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to plan, coordinate and implement Mary’s Center Teen Program components for youth, based on the Positive Youth Development model.  Liaises with schools, community service organizations and other stakeholders on behalf of the youth and their families. Conducts individual meetings with and provides case management for youth and families.  Primary responsibility of this position is to support the after school programming in implementing the Be Yourself curriculum.

Qualifications

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.

 

Education and/or Experience – Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field.  3-5 years of experience with youth and family programming in non-profit organizations, NGO or related environment preferred.   Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish preferred.  Requires knowledge in computer literacy, word processing, and data management.  A thorough understanding and working knowledge of patient/client confidentiality issues and HIPAA compliance/regulations is essential.

 

Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out moderately complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary

 

Physical Demands – Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work Environment – Mostly in a typical office setting with quite to moderate noise level.  May be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  May be exposed to extreme cold and heat due to outside weather conditions. 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.