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Position Summary
The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Specialist will provide a broad range of case management support to homeless and at-risk youth who are behind in school credits or are in danger of dropping out of high school, or who need help in gaining skills for employment. The JAG Specialist oversees the JAG afterschool program, which includes providing wrap around case management, connecting students to resources and supports to help them stay in school, and teaching through the core competencies of the JAG curriculum. The JAG Specialist will provide and ensure high quality trauma informed service delivery in case work and all aspects of youth care. The JAG Specialist will work with students attending the Benny Benson Back on Track Day and Evening Classroom at Covenant House Alaska, as well as other Covenant House Alaska youth wanting to engage in job skills development.

Essential Functions:

Develop and manage a JAG afterschool classroom Monday-Friday, implementing JAG curriculum and Project Based Learning opportunities

Teach the JAG competencies utilizing JAG curriculum
Lead a weekly Career Association
Connect with community partners to bring in guest speakers
Coordinate weekly field trips and activities, focusing on higher education and career opportunities
Track JAG progress made with consistent data entry on a weekly basis
Work in collaboration with the Anchorage School District to support youths’ educational goals

Assist students in finding and maintaining quality employment and/or post-secondary educational programs upon graduation
Work closely with students and employers for 12 months after the completion of the JAG program to ensure a satisfactory employment outcome

Provide resources for students and their families to meet their basic needs
Provide referrals for more intensive supports if needed

Participate in staff meetings, development activities, and attend the national JAG conference

Have actual, intentional contact with every student on roster 2-3 times a week, either virtually, by phone, or in person
Relentlessly show up and be present in young people’s lives, especially through times of relapse and crisis

The successful candidate for this position will:

Demonstrate a clear understanding of the Covenant House Mission, philosophy, history and traditions and the underlying values upon which the Agency is founded to the staff, youth and the community we serve
Understand and comply with all Agency policies and procedures
Be comfortable and effective working in a variety of settings
Maintain a high level of ethical standards
Ensure the safety of youth at CHA at all times
Be self-motivated
Be able to work independently, using good judgment and common sense

Maintain a high level of ethical standards

Keep supervisor fully informed at all times
Be able to drive a vehicle of participants comfortably
Be proactive in taking on other duties identified or as assigned

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Services, Psychology, or similar areas of study

Minimum Experience

Two years of experience working with adolescent population, preferably in an educational or residential setting including case work preparation; life, volunteer, internship will be considered

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

Understand and comply with all Agency policies and procedures; including Child Protection Policies.
Understand and comply with all principles of Trauma-Informed Care. Willingness to acquire basic concepts in care coordination for adolescents and young adults and incorporate into service-provision.
Is approachable, relatable, builds rapport well, and practices active listening with individuals of varied cultural backgrounds, embracing differences in behavior and lifestyle choices.
Knowledge of crisis intervention and ability to address conflict between youth exhibiting challenging behaviors; able to respond quickly and safely while continuing to be a settling influence in crisis situations and emergencies.
Can maintain confidentiality while understanding and complying with requirements of mandated reporting, duty to warn, HIPAA, and other limits to confidentiality.
Willingness to utilize training opportunities in support of personal and professional growth, competence development, and to increase overall capacity to serve youth every day.
Proficient with standard computer operating systems. Ability to navigate Microsoft Office Suite, online databases, and other programs and websites as required.
Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours as well as Holidays and weekends as needed.
Able to accommodate a wide range of physical activity, including but not limited to walking long distances, moving up and down the stairs, lifting bags or boxes up to 50 pounds, driving a minivan, and physically assist youth if needed.
Willingness and ability to attain a CPR/First Aid Certification.
Willingness and ability to attain a valid Driver’s License.
Pass federal, state, and local background check investigations.

Covenant House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic all CHA Staff are required to follow current CDC directives which may include:

The wearing of face masks during the duration of their shift.

Participate in mandatory COVID-19 testing.

Follow 6-foot social distancing rules.

Complete screening questionnaire prior to entering the facility.

Adhere to the State of Alaska and Municipality of Anchorage’s guidelines regarding, travel, exposure, and symptoms.

Stay informed on CHA COVID-19 updates and protocols.