Job Announcement

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Job Announcement

AMERICAN INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE OF CHICAGO, INC is currently looking for a qualified applicant for the following position.

Position: CHW – Youth Project Coordinator           

Salary: Full Time /$17.00 per hour

Relationship, Responsibility, and Duties:

  1. Monitors and supervises youth (13 yrs. – 24 yrs.) in both the after school and drop-in programs, observes the interaction and behavior of youth while engaged in various activities, and maintains a safe and secure living environment where youth are involved in programmatic activities.
  2. Provides individual coaching, conducts behavioral/social/educational skill development group sessions, establishes rapport and trust with youth, observes behavior patterns of youth in order to detect signs of depression, anger, and/or other emotional problems/issues, and implements behavior management programs/techniques and appropriate intervention techniques.
  3. Co-facilitate a weekly youth group in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center with AIHSC staff.
  4. Develop and maintain webpage and social media campaigns regarding Youth and Behavioral Health.
  5. Work in conjunction with the other AIHSC Outreach staff on providing opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles and positive self-identity, for AI/AN youth and their families.
  6. Develop team building and problem-solving activities.
  7. Maintains close supervision over youth to prevent self-injuries, accidents, fights, and/or other negative incidents.
  8. Receives supervision from clinical staff related to interaction patterns with clients and other work-related issues and participates in trainings and workshops to enhance work performance and professional growth.
  9. Prepares daily youth interactions entries, incident reports, and other required documentation and reports.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have college degree with experience working with children/young adults or providing health education to groups or individuals.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Self-starter who works with minimal supervision
  • Must have a working knowledge of the American Indian community and culture.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality with all aspects of information in accordance with practice, State and Federal regulations

 

Native American preference, however, all qualified applicants will be accepted.

Send resume to: Bobbie Bellinger

Fax: 773-883-0005

email: ahealthser@aol.com

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