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Transition Coach - Bilingual Preferred

Company: Children's Home
Location: Goshen
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of teenagers in our community? The Children's Home is seeking _a Full Time_ Transition Coach for our new Youth Empowerment and Support Transition program in the Orange County area What you will do in your role The Transition Coach for the Youth Empowerment and Support Transition Program has primary responsibility for coordination of services for young people in and alumni of foster care. The Transition Coach works intensely with the youth and host family by providing ongoing support and will help to build a plan of independence with the youth they are serving in the program. The Transition Coach works closely with the Program Supervisor and Case worker to provide high-quality intervention and transition support services for transition age youth ages 16 to 21-not only to empower youth to develop concrete, achievable success plans, but also to assist youth in achieving independence, housing stability, education, employment, and community connectedness.Primary responsibility in this role is working to mentor the youth in the YES program. Provides support to ensure youth remain in the community by increasing attachments to school, community, and family. Identifies natural supports; increases supportive networks, independent life skills, and engagement in mental health, substance abuse treatment, and pro-social activities. Maintain understanding of how Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) impact the youth's quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Support youth in finding and maintaining Housing by assisting in locating income based or voucher approved housing for youth; Assist youth with application process, lease signings, securing furniture, and the move in process. Provide emotional and crisis support as needed to clients by engaging in face-to-face, phone, text and email correspondence with young adults to discuss needs in relation to meeting goals. Assist youth with community resources and referrals to achieve goals. Assist youth with preparedness/readiness for their goal as needed (i.e., mock interviewing, resume building, job applications, college applications, FAFSA and other college documents, etc.) Provide transportation to clients as it pertains to meeting or maintaining Goal Plan. Assist client with community resources for vehicles, car maintenance and management. Qualifications _ BILINGUAL PREFERRED _Minimum personal lived experience or work experience in child welfare within Orange County without a specific education level.High School Diploma or GED with personal lived or work experience preferred.Job Type: Part-timePay: From $42,000.00 per yearSchedule: On call Weekends as needed

Application Question(s): Were you referred to our agency by a current employee? Please provide their first and last name. Please provide 3 professional references: Name, Phone number, Email address, Relationship to you.Education: High school or equivalent (Required)Experience: Child welfare: 1 year (Preferred)Language: Spanish (Preferred)License/Certification: Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: On the road

Keywords: Children's Home, Wayne , Transition Coach - Bilingual Preferred, Other , Goshen, New Jersey

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