We are excited to announce our Becoming a Man (BAM) Program expansion to Allegheny County Public School District!
***Please note that this is an internal (current YG employees only) onsite position, local travel in Allegheny County is required***
At Youth Guidance, we believe that no matter what challenges young person faces, they are more likely to succeed when they have caring adults in their lives. Our highly-trained staff guides kids to overcome the life and academic challenges facing youth. We meet kids where they are — physically and emotionally — to help them focus on their education, make positive choices, and remain on the right path toward life success. Founded in 1924 today Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs serving more than 11,000 youth while touching the lives of more than 17,000 youth, parents, teachers, and community members.
Position Summary: Replication Curriculum Specialist (RCS) is responsible for the BAM expansion program near and around Allegheny County. RCS’ primary responsibility is to oversee BAM expansion via providing duties of a curriculum specialist within BAM expansion sites for BAM Counselors while also serving as a BAM supervisor for those areas during their pilot phase. The RCS is the main BAM “expert” who will travel on a regular cadence to this or these expansion sites during the first two years. This includes working directly with BAM Chicago, BAM Director, and Chicago BAM Training Manager, supporting school administrations as needed. Additionally, they will work as part of the BAM Leadership Team. Responsible for providing ongoing support and consultation for BAM Counselors in designated expansion geography regarding curriculum implementation via curriculum development/revision, curriculum cohort training, and on-site/off-site coaching to ensure program fidelity and BAM Counselor professional development.
- Leads BAM curriculum training to include the 4-step Methodology
- Manages, coaches, and provides ongoing feedback to BTA Manager and Director
- Provides ongoing coaching, both on-site and off-site, via the 6-step Coaching Model and 5 areas of Conceptual Feedback
- Supports builds, and shares best practices with BAM Counselors to ensure positive student outcomes by providing guidance in the areas of professional responsibilities, prioritization, time, and resource allocation
- Participates in ongoing staff development, as needed, to stay current with ongoing program area trends and/or to keep professional credentials updated
- Assures the agency’s core values and key concepts are interwoven into program design and implementation, as allowed by program stakeholders
- Supports builds, and shares best practices for positive student outcomes.
- Provides ongoing training at BAM meetings (Summer and Winter Institute)
- Provides consultation to BAM expansion sites, BTA, Director, Regional Managers, EQI
- When not physically present within the expansion locale, RCS must continue weekly coaching services via video and/or phone sessions; utilizing all forms of technology (Skype, video conferencing, Slack, etc.)
- Participates as part of the national expansion team as requested.
- Attends bi-monthly supervision sessions with the National Director of BTA
- Provides potential “backup” temporary RCS duties for other RSC expansion sites as needed
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Master’s Degree (or current enrollment) in social work, psychology, human services, or counseling related to the area from an accredited university program or High School Diploma with a minimum of 10 years of Mankind Project, Victories of the Heart, or Inward Journey experience and certification
- Five years of work experience in education, human service, youth development, or social service field
- One year of experience as a BAM Senior Curriculum Specialist
- Experience in administration and program development is preferred
- Three years working as BAM Counselor preferred
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
- Proven leadership and organizational abilities
- Demonstrated passion and dedication to the agency’s mission and the continuous improvement of service quality
- Succinct and clear verbal and written communication skills
- Proven accountability of timely documentation and attendance to curriculum training and team meetings
- Strong coaching skills
- Strong interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity and respect for differences
- Ability to function in group and team settings with the capacity to be solutions-focused, task-driven, and innovative in those settings
- Demonstrated program competence and expertise
- High-level skill in the usage of video technology such as Skype, Zoom, etc. to conduct coaching follow-up sessions when NOT present in the expansion city.
- Communication: Uses effective written and oral communication with internal staff, teams, and community served; demonstrates empathy and listening
- Client orientation: Recognizes needs of diverse stakeholders and approaches relationships with a service orientation, to ultimately maximize the impact
- Equity mindset: Understands and is committed to goals of equity, consistently brings an equity mindset to the organization’s work and workplace
- Growth mindset: Views growth as important for personal and professional development; seeks out opportunities to expand skills, even if the change is required, demonstrates curiosity and eagerness to learn
- Ownership and quality of work: Effectively manages own work, and the work of the team to ensure delivery of high-quality work
- Supervisory skills: Effectively manages and develops others
- Mission drive: Demonstrates commitment to the missing of the organization as a whole and alignment with organization values
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is to stand for sustained periods of time, frequently talk, hear, use hands and fingers to feel, handle and operate objects or controls, and occasionally stand, bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch
- The employee is to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, and viewing a computer terminal.
- The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The duties performed are primarily in a school setting and working with the public, COVID-19 vaccination is required
Frequent travel - must be willing and able to travel nationally/internationally on a monthly basis for up to one week stays
What Youth Guidance offers:
We offer a robust package for eligible candidates including:
- Hiring Range of $50,000.00 - $65,000.00
- A competitive benefit package. Even though healthcare costs have gone up, we have not passed along those increases to our staff.
- If you are pursuing your social services licensure, we can help you by providing licensure test study support. Licensing test reimbursement. Assistance in attaining licensure supervision hours.
At Youth Guidance, we understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are fundamental to realizing our vision of bright and successful futures for all young people. We celebrate the diversity of youth and recognize them as empowered leaders, problem-solvers, and experts of their own experiences. At the same time, we acknowledge that many systems and institutions meant to support youth are inequitable and unjust.
As such, we are committed to advancing DE&I through our words and our actions, both internally and externally, by:
- Strengthening cultural competence as well as policies, practices, and organizational structures that foster belonging and leverage the unique backgrounds and talents of staff;
- Offering youth-centered programs that are accessible and responsive to people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, language, and cultural and religious beliefs and practices;
- Influencing systems that youth, their families, and communities are impacted by, such as schools, organizational networks, governmental bodies, researchers, and the funding community, to apply approaches that embrace DEI in addressing the needs and supporting the aspirations of young people.
Youth Guidance is an equal-opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Youth Guidance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law and is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity along all of these lines. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.