Looking for a meaningful way to serve? Consider a career at Outreach!
A career with Outreach means incredible professional experience while having the great honor and joy of walking alongside youth who are homeless. For all open job opportunities, see the list below:
Youth and Young Adult Coach
About Outreach, Inc.
Outreach is a faith-based nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, Indiana that works with youth and young adults (ages 14-24) experiencing homelessness with the compassion of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to equip and empower homeless youth and young adults to achieve stability and life transformation.
What We Believe
We operate fundamentally through God’s grace. Our staff, volunteers and board members trust God for His direction and provision for the ministry. Applicant must possess a living and vital relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord, and Savior and model servant leadership.
Outreach has an opportunity for a passionate youth worker to join our team. The Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Coach is a key member of the Outreach team, serving nearly 500 homeless youth and young adults (ages 14-24) annually in high schools, Outreach program centers, and community organizations throughout Marion county. The responsibility of this role is to support and coach youth and young adults in self-empowerment and self-advocacy.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.
- Responsible for intake of new youth and young adults (ages 14-24) referred to Outreach
Actively engage youth and young adults (ages 14-24) experiencing homelessness at assigned street outreach sites, community agencies, schools, and/or program centers throughout Marion county
Intentionally build relationships, and coach young adults in individual and group environments
Facilitate group conversations with youth on topics including, but not limited to: conflict management, relationships, health and safety, coping strategies, etc.
Provide wraparound services by connecting and coordinating resources for youth to obtain basic needs, counseling services, applications for various housing, employment, medical, financial resources, etc.
Support youth and young adults in setting measurable goals and monitor goal progress of each person
Transport and accompany youth to appointments, as appropriate
Advocate for and support youth in the Marion county community and public school systems
Build and maintain supportive relationships with community organizations, McKinney Vento Liaisons, and school staff
Maintain accurate documentation of individual and group interactions in database, and provide regular reporting to supervisor
Responsible for monitoring costs related to youth outings and meals
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity, confidentiality and be a team player. Outreach also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, flexibility and adaptability. The individual must possess a strong work ethic and can work well both independently and with a team.
This position operates in an office environment, and out in the community. The individual is expected to maintain personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time salaried position and requires the ability to be flexible in your day-to-day work schedule including evenings and weekends, for a total of 40 hours a week.
Preferred Education and Experience
4+ years’ experience working with youth and young adults preferred
Bachelor’s degree in related field (social work, sociology, child & family development, etc.) preferred, but not required. Relevant life experience is valuable for this position.
Salary & Benefits
$36,000 annually. Competitive health/vision/dental package and paid life insurance, 3-weeks paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, paid sick days, and paid quarterly Spiritual Formation Days.
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