job: Youth Academy Supervisor (LGBT Center, LA, CA)

The LGBT Center Los Angeles, CA

  • Posted: October 10, 2021
  • $62,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Position: Youth Academy Supervisor

Program: Youth Academy

Department: Youth Services

Reports to: Program Manager

Compensation: $62,000 Annually

Status: 100%, Full-Time, Regular, Exempt

Probation: 180 days

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision; also including Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, and a 403(b) Retirement Plan

Center’s Mission:

Building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:  The Youth Center serves youth up to the age of 24 who are currently at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.  The Youth Center offers services in an LGBTQ+ safe and affirming environment and serves as an entry point to assist youth making the transition from homelessness to housing.  Our services include meals, clothing, support groups, a charter high school, GED and college prep program, an employment preparation, training and placement program, street outreach, case management, counseling, a crisis shelter, a transitional living program (TLP) and supportive apartments.  Our community-based programs include services for youth at-home, in school or in systems of care. 

JOB SUMMARY:  The Youth Academy Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Education and Youth Development programs for LGBTQ-identified at-risk youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. This position works with a population that is currently or formerly experiencing homelessness and has high rates of mental health, health and substance-related issues. The ideal candidate must be familiar with and have experience with this population.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

1)    Recruit, train, schedule and supervise Education and Youth Development Program staff; assign tasks and duties and provide support and coaching;

2)    Develop and provide supervision for education programming, including high school completion, GED/HiSET preparation, vocational and postsecondary education;

3)    Plan and facilitate programming, events and activities utilizing a Positive Youth development framework that develops a sense of competence, usefulness, power and belonging among at-risk youth, youth experiencing homelessness, at-home/at-school youth and youth who see themselves as the leaders of the future;

4)    Work with Youth Services Department staff to create a culture of positive youth development within the Youth Center and its various programs;

5)    Develop goals and provide supervision for Youth Development events, activities, and engagements; 

6)    Supervise the functioning of and the activities with the on-site Five Keys Charter school and visiting LAUSD Personal Student Advisors (PSA’s);

7)    Coordinate with case managers and other YS staff to provide wraparound support and resources to youth to ensure all aspects of their education and development goals are addressed;

8)    Work with community partners such as The Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership (HHYP) and other organizations to create opportunities for education and positive youth development;

9)    Maintain and develop databases and report formats to track data and indicators for youth enrollment, participation and progress; 

10)    Monitor individual youth and program performance to ensure that deliverables are being met;

11)    Prepare reports as required and ensure that they are accurate, complete and submitted on time; 

12)    Attend internal and community meetings and conferences, as necessary, to identify opportunities for the Education and Youth Development Programs and to educate self, colleagues and youth on the current education and positive youth development landscape; 

13)    Participate in staff meetings, team meetings and other meetings as needed;

14)    Other duties as assigned;

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: 

1)    Knowledge of or experience working with the LGBTQ community and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ people;

2)    A passion for the Center’s work and its mission to make the world a better place for LGBTQ people;

3)    A minimum of 6 years of education in Youth Development, Education, Psychology or other Behavioral Science or equivalent work experience desirable; 

4)    A minimum of 3 years of experience in an education, employment or community services environment required;

5)    Demonstrated knowledge of positive youth development principles and approach;

6)    Knowledgeable and sensitive to the issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, particularly those who are homeless, at risk and may have substance abuse and mental health issues; 

7)    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail and interpersonal skills required;

8)    Strong computer skills and knowledge including word processing, database operations, spreadsheets, and other software systems required;

9)    Access to reliable transportation and the ability to be insured;

10)    Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expression, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration status, and physical abilities in a multicultural environment.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical/physical/mental condition, pregnancy/childbirth and related medical condition, age, marital status, or veteran status.

The Center has implemented a policy requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information, please contact tyamato@lalgbtcenter.org

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