Family Service of Lake County, a social service organization located in Highland Park, Illinois, is seeking a well-qualified individual to facilitate educational workshops with middle and high school students and parents through our SELF (Strengthening Emotional Life Foundations) Program.
The SELF program educates middle school students, high school students, and parents about emotionally healthy and safe lifestyle choices. The program is presented in an interactive, educational setting and includes topics such as peer pressure, self-image, relationships, bullying, online safety and other social issues pertaining to community youth and parents. The ideal applicant will demonstrate a passion for the work of Family Service of Lake County, be enthusiastic, communicative, a self-directed professional, and capable of working in a highly collegial and flexible environment.
SUPERVISIOR: Director of Latino & Youth Programs
WORK SCHEDULE: 20 hours per week, including some early evening hours. Work from home option.
Facilitate/teach lesson plans and activities related to social-emotional health in classroom settings at community partner sites.
Facilitate/teach lesson plans and activities for parents at local schools, partner agencies and at parent meetings.
Collect and analyze pre- and post-test data, and prepare reports with outcomes and program highlights.
Strategize and implement the successful transition of SELF curricula to a technology-based format.
Stay informed about current events and topics of interest to youth, particularly related to social-emotional health
Supplement and develop culturally-relevant lesson plans for youth and adults.
Maintain and update program materials with articles, activities and resources.
Strengthen and/or build professional partnerships with School Districts 112 and 113, after-school programs, religious and civic groups, and social service organizations in the Highland Park and Highwood communities.
Partner closely with other program staff to ensure program goals are met.
Additional Job Duties:
Along with Director and program staff, attend meetings with School District 112 and 113 administrators and staff to plan, coordinate implement, and evaluate programming.
Attend team meetings and other relevant community meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Mandatory Job Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, counseling or human services field; Master’s degree a plus.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working with pre-teens and teenagers in an educational or group setting.
Experience in developing lesson plans.
Strong classroom management and/or group facilitation skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to effectively engage students, parents and community members.
Good organizational skills and ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously.
Proficiency with Windows XP based operating system, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and conducting research through Internet websites and databases.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to maintain professional boundaries.
Vehicle transportation is required along with a current driver’s license.
Candidates will be subject to appropriate background checks.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits:
•Based on credentials and experience
•401K with match after one year
•Travel reimbursed at federal mileage rate
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lu Rocha, Director of Latino & Youth Services, at HR@famservice.org.
No phone calls please.
Family Service was founded in 1930 in response to Highland Park residents devastated by the Great Depression. Today our social-service agency is a regional leader in responding to the emotional, behavioral, educational and health-and-wellness needs of residents across 62 communities in Lake and northern Cook Counties. Our mission focuses on three cores of holistic services: Counseling for All Ages..., Senior and Caregiver Services, and Latino and Youth Services. Most of our services are available at no out-of-pocket cost to clients.