Youth Engagement Specialist (YES)

Pivot, Inc.
November 26, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK
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Position Description:

The Youth Engagement Specialist will maintain a commitment to the mission and vision of Pivot. Under the direct supervision of Pivot leadership, the Youth Engagement Specialist will adhere to Pivot and Drop In and Emergency Shelter operational policies and procedure. The Youth Engagement Specialist will promote a supervised and safe environment to youth that is trauma focused and provides the youth and the community with emotional support. The Youth Engagement Specialist will engage the youth on the 5 domains (Employment, Permanent Connection, Housing and basic needs, Education and Well-being).

Position Qualifications:

Applicant must be 21 years of age, pass an OSBI and DHS criminal background investigation and not be listed in any Registry of Sexual offenders.
Demonstrate a commitment to the vision, mission and “spirit” of Pivot
Demonstrate compliance to confidentiality/ privacy standards required by agency and law
Be compassionate, respectful and Trauma Informed Care to all Pivot clients, consumers and Pivot staff
Demonstrates team skills and respect the diversity and differences of others
Demonstrate professional conduct and appearance
Basic understanding of adolescent development and behaviors; demonstrate enjoyment of and ability to relate to at-risk youth and exhibit empathy with the joys and pains of others
Self-motivation, initiative, sound judgment, and commitment to ongoing learning are essential
Must be dependable and able to report to work in a timely manner and work a flexible schedule outside normal business hours, including weekends and holidays
Is approachable, builds rapport well and practices attentive and active listening
Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all
Understand and comply with all Agency policies and procedures; including Child Protection Policies
Ability to address conflict well and manage difficult youth in a supportive and non-threatening manner; able to respond quickly and safely and serve as a settling influence in crisis situations and emergencies

Minimum high school diploma or a GED certificate, Bachelor’s degree or further education in Social Work, Human Services, or Psychology preferred
Ability to read, understand, analyze and interpret general periodicals, professional journals and government regulations
Ability to write reports business correspondence and maintain accurate statistical data
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, consumers, employees, management and general public
Ability to perform basic high school mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions and decimals, percentage, rates and averages)
Ability to interpret graphs and statistical data
Basic data entry and typing, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Position Requirements:

Crisis Intervention Training
Posses and Produce valid Oklahoma Drivers License and current vehicle insurance verification
Be current and or willing to become certified in CPR, First Aid and Agency Health and Safety procedures

Position Reports to:

Director of Emergency Services

Hours and Salary:

Will vary due to experience

To Apply for this Job:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Melissa Russell at

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