I. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
Orphaned. Abused. Neglected. Abandoned. Locked Up. Forgotten.
Tragically, too many children in Central America are experiencing these conditions right now. Parents have left them. Relatives have used them. Gangs have enticed them. Society has rejected them. They don’t know what it’s like to feel loved, encouraged, or respected.
Orphan Helpers works to rebuild these broken young lives while there’s still time. We go each day to the places they live – government-run orphanages and detention centers. We shower them with love when others have not. We share with them a hope and a future. We help them find God’s plan and purpose for their life so Today’s Orphans can become Tomorrow’s Helpers.
II. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
the Youth who have completed their studies at the Success Academy and who are ready to leave the centers are connected with the Success Coach.
The Success Coach is responsible for providing guidance and assistance to the youth who have left the juvenile detention centers and will accompany the “Success Youth” to establish their goals, create action plans and increase their opportunities for Success during the transition of reintegration into society and adulthood.
A key responsibility will be to identify existing opportunities in the communities and help youth to access these resources.
- Identify and develop a list of community resources, mentors, and programs for youth.
- Establish relationships with youth and know their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.
- Encourage and motivate youth through individual visits, establish planning relationships and participate in activities together.
- Provide support to the youth while they are at critical moments.
- Advise youth on a variety of issues related to their success, including spiritual development, church participation, character development, time management, personal finance, educational opportunities, and employment options.
- Provide timely follow up with students by phone, email, social networks, etc.
- Help the youth to create their life plan, establish personal goals and accompany him in the fulfillment of these.
- Empower the youth to make positive life decisions that allow them to maximize their potential.
- Maintain a daily record of contacts, follow-up of youth, performances and their progress in the life plan.
- Train and supervise adult volunteers who are willing to mentor the youth for at least one year.
- Undertake any other activity assigned by the Supervisor
III. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
- Education: University degree in social sciences, social-economic development, development planning, rural development or other related fields;
- Experience working with participatory methodologies, especially with groups of youth at social risk,
- Ease to communicate ideas and instructions,
- Ability to work independently and as a team,
- Ability to integrate and guide the participants, towards the achievement of objectives,
- Sensitivity and understanding of work with young people.
- Active listening and empathy
- Organized, work in compliance with objectives.
- Capacity in ICT management.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to establish productive relationships and serve as a positive role model.
- Availability to participate in weekend commitments as required.
- Fluency in English and Spanish
Send your CV and motivation letter to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Special considerations The candidates must reside in Tegucigalpa M.D.C.