Group Facilitator
youthSpark, Inc.

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Post Date: Sep 14, 2021
Job Type: Part Time
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Location: US - Georgia - Atlanta
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youthSpark, Inc. is seeking a skilled Group Facilitator for our three weekly group sessions that provide support and resources to youth involved in the child welfare system. As a Group Facilitator, the candidate is required to be a creative self-starter, bringing positive energy and a willingness to work in a team environment. Youth participating in the support groups are able to address personal awareness and strengthen their own ability to speak up for themselves when facing trauma and vulnerabilities as young girls, boys and LGBTQ youth.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with and helping at-risk youth, specifically youth ages 12 - 18, who have experienced a myriad of vulnerabilities. Experience working with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems is preferred.
The roles and responsibilities of the Group Facilitator include:
1. Facilitate, lead and develop weekly group sessions for clients involved in our program.                                                                                              2. Plan and implement daily activities according to the curriculum requirements.                                                
3. Demonstrates appropriate communication and leadership skills.
4. Provide a safe/healthy environment for group participants.                                                      
5. Maintain attendance and record client data and case notes in online client evaluation system.
6. Conducting crisis intervention and client advocacy when appropriate and approved.
7. Participates in staff meetings, case conferences, and training sessions as appropriate.
8. Maintains the confidentiality of clients at all times and operates within the NASW Code of Ethics

•        Bachelor’s Degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services.
•        3 years of work experience in social services, victim services, or youth development preferred.
•        Ability to interact with vulnerable youth/families and understand emotional and mental distress.
•        Experience with crisis management and trauma-informed care.
•        Thorough understanding of group dynamics and group process.
•        Ability to be non-judgmental and maintain professional boundaries.

•        Conceptual & Analytical Thinking: ability to make sound judgments;
•        Work Ethic: Willing to invest the effort needed to achieve results.
•        Judgment/Decisiveness: Ability to exercise sound judgment.   
•       Superior written, verbal and presentation. Understands importance of frequent and effective communication with management.
•        Character: Does the right thing even when not visible or readily apparent to others.

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