SOY Project Coach

Organization: 
Galaei
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Thu, 09/07/2017
Position Summary: 

Galaei, a queer latinx health and social justice organization, program partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition is currently looking for an individual to fill the position of SOY Project Coach. The SOY project of Galaei’s youth program is targeted to provide one on one coaching for queer and trans youth of color ages 13-18. The one on one coaching provides support for youth in the areas of educational support, employment, sexual health and identity, conflict resolution and mental health advocacy.

Reports To: 
Executive Director
Salary & Benefits: 
FT position- 35 hours per week with benefits, some evenings & weekends required
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

● Provide direct coaching sessions to youth enrolled in SOY project

● Responsible for a caseload of 25 unduplicated youth per quarter, 100 unduplicated per grant cycle

● Maintain client charts including documentation of all delivered services and sessions conducted

● Conduct outreach and recruitment with an emphasis on queer and trans youth of color

● Establish appropriate collaborative relationships with local community based organizations (CBO), schools and social services providers

● Complete quarterly and annual work plans

● Participate in organization wide events

● Make referrals as needed

● Responsible for occasional local travel as needed by clients

Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

MAJOR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

● Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

● Bilingual in English and Spanish (preferred)

● Experience working with LGBTQ youth of color (desired)

● Knowledge of psychosocial issues related to youth risk behavior including sexual and substance abuse

● Knowledge of sexuality, homophobia, gender identity and expression and other issues relating to LGBTQ youths- as well as ho these issues impact the overall development of youth;

● Must be able to work with diverse populations of people and prove effective outreach to the target population;

● Must be able to work individually and as part of a team, demonstrate mutual respect for coworkers and be committed to working from a sex positive and social, racial and economic justice perspective;

● Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to facilitate groups;

● Must be highly organized, able to work under pressure, dynamic, creative and self motivated;

● Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to take initiative in carrying out tasks to conclusion;

● Must be experienced with Microsoft Office and Google Suite

More Details: 
*position is contracted for one fiscal year with refunding contingent upon funding availability*
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Send cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to: Nikki López, Executive Director Galaei 149 W Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia Pa 19112 nikki@galaei.org
Additional Application Info: 
UAC/GALAEI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER