High School Group Facilitator

Mission and Values

The mission of the Latino Center of the Midlands is to enhance the lives of the Heartland Latino Community by supporting the education and development of our youth and adults; promoting comprehensive engagement of our families in all facets of their lives; and by fostering leadership through a variety of services and activities.

Department/ Program Summary

The Pathways to Success. Circulos program.

Job Description:

The Círculos Facilitator must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test before commencing employment.

The primary purpose of the Círculos Facilitator is to aid in the expansion of the program model into a school-based setting. The goal of the program is to reduce the incidence of risky behaviors in participants and guide young men through their rites of passage into adulthood. Program implementation will include establishing referral sources at selected target schools, juvenile justice agencies, and community programs. The facilitator is responsible for intake activities, facilitation of weekly sessions at each target school, communication with referral sources about participant progress, and assisting with evaluation of program impact.

The facilitator is an important part of a team of professionals whose aim is to increase youth and parental engagement in order to realize positive and lasting outcomes for young people in our community. The Pathways to Success program of the Latino Center of the Midlands aims to reduce chronic school absenteeism and the incidence of risky behaviors in high school youth.

The program model incorporates an approach and curriculum that is based on the philosophy that young males need other men and women, their family, and community to care for, assist, heal, guide, and successfully prepare them for true manhood. The curriculum aims to promote the character development of young men while targeting the reduction and prevention of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, substance abuse, community violence and increase the ability of youth to act in a responsible and respectful way in reference to their relationships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Implementation:

  • Assists in planning and implementation of program model curriculum
  • Establish referral sources at selected target schools, juvenile justice agencies, and community programs through individual and group meetings, presentations, and other means of communication
  • Secure referrals to meet group capacity at each school for each semester
  • Complete intake and orientation process with each referred participant
  • Facilitate semester- long, weekly sessions at four target high schools and assist with the community based group at the LCM
  • Collect attendance information for each session and monitor progress for each participant
  • Communicate with key adults in the participant’s life regarding progress in the program

Program Administration:

  • Upload demographic and individual identifiable intake data to the LCM’s data collection system
  • Maintain case management notes, updates, and milestones for each participant in LCM database
  • Maintain client files and confidentiality standards
  • and compile statistical data from pre and post-test assessments
  • Attend required training to become certified in the Círculos curriculum
  • Work with the Senior Program Manager to ensure that data is accurately collected and reported as required by grant agreements

Outreach and Advocacy:

  • Promotes all agency program activities at schools, with community organizations and other partners
  • Works together with the Senior Program Manager to represent the Latino Center of the Midlands at various community meetings, coalitions and groups
  • Advocates for participants in relevant school, juvenile justice, or community-based matters
  • Actively participates in agency events including forums, special events, and fundraisers

Qualitfications

  • Flexibility with schedule with some evening hours required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback;
  • Ability to understand and establish collaborative working relationships with special needs populations and services such as the juvenile justice system and social and behavioral/mental health
  • Professional manner that exemplifies attention to detail, confidentiality, patience, and a positive attitude toward work;
  • Data entry and proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel

Education and/or experience

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or equivalent professional experience working with at-risk adolescents
  • Prior experience in group facilitation with youth in a community based, therapeutic or classroom setting
  • Strong understanding of Latino culture, values and identity
  • Desire to work with young men and their families to improve decision-making, connection to identity and goal orientation

Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

No certificates, licenses, registrations requried.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls.

The position requires mobility. Minimum physical exertion. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis and up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis.

Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator and similar machines. Evening and weekend hours may be frequent to fulfill duties and to attend meetings/events.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Based on experience

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Language:

  • Spanish and English (Required)

Work Location:

  • Omaha, Nebraska

Work Remotely:

No

Job Category: Professional
Job Type: Facilitator
Job Location: Omaha Nebraska

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