NAC is looking for a Coach who is a creative problem solver to join fun, hardworking team as a NAC Futures Coach. The NAC Futures program is designed to provide systems involved youth access to long-term coaching and robust academic, career development, and independent living supports. The NAC Futures program seeks to increase graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment, preventing long-term or recidivistic child welfare involvement, and with helping youth get on a pathway to becoming successful adults.
Title of Position: Youth Coach
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: Bachelor's Degree: $50,000 - $55,000 | Master’s Degree: $60,000 - $65,000
Location: 37 West 26th Street, New York 10010
Description of Responsibilities:
•Engage with and holistically support at least 15 young people between the ages of 14 and 21+ years old.
•Work with young people to develop academic, career, housing and other independent living goals; connecting youth to quality ‘best-fit’ schools, programs, resources, and opportunities.
•Employ a “strengths-based” and “youth-centered” approach in the development of goals.
•Attend frequent 1:1 meetings NAC Futures participants.
•Encourage the involvement of young people with peer-led groups at NAC such as the Youth Advisory Board, Youth Strong, and the College Bound Peer Group among others.
•Encourage and in some cases facilitate the participation of youth in pro-social groups and activities outside of NAC.
•Collaborate with NAC’s social workers, therapists, nurses, and other specialists to provide expanded, wraparound support to young people.
•Conduct field visits including in the home, at school, and in the community, as needed.
•Connect young people to services and programs at NAC and outside of NAC including mental health, primary care, education support, housing support, workforce support, youth development programs among others.
•Participate in NAC case conferences, staff meetings, and other collaborations, as necessary.
•Attend trainings and professional development opportunities at NAC, with the Center for Fair Futures and other outside entities.
•Assist with and/or facilitate NAC-based programs, presentations, and workshops about NAC Futures.
•Collaborate on grant reporting and application opportunities.
•Maintain required notes and data for various NAC and NAC Futures data systems
•Extra compensation for bilingual skills.
•Highly developed engagement and report building skills.
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
•Solid written and oral skills.
•Willingness to travel throughout NYC, as needed.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. was founded on the principle of inclusion. We strive to create and maintain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace at all levels. It is not enough to serve; we must strive to dismantle oppressive policies and practices.