Website The Epicenter of Monterey
Work Schedule: Monday – Thursday typically between the hours of 9 – 6:00 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities. Up to 24 hours per week. Weekly schedule (or changes) must be vetted/approved by the Executive or Deputy Director.
Classification: “At-Will” Part -Time up to 24 hours per week
Position Summary: Foster Youth Services Liaison supports Foster Services via participation in program outreach, coordination of support and programming, workshops, trainings and events. Overall program development and implementation. Also helps supervise Youth Council and engages in youth and staff development.
*Due to the current situation involving the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are required to work remotely from home for the health and safety of our team. Staff will only be expected to work at the center as needed. Employees will need access to WiFi and have knowledge of virtual platforms, i.e Zoom, Google Meetups, Google Docs, etc. in order to work remotely.
Job duties include:
Responsible for data collection and evaluation efforts of foster focused Epicenter activities and prepares any reports for the Department of Social Services (DSS) or data related to program outcomes.
Responsible for coordinating resources to meet the needs of foster youth as they relate to housing, employment, education and wellness resources and opportunities.
Coordinates foster youth related events including an annual Foster Care Awareness Month event, Epicenter anniversary event etc. Provide support to Youth Council for various foster focused events.
Acts as Liaison between the Epicenter and CYC Local Chapter ensuring the Epicenter Foster Youth staff are participating in CYC meetings and conferences including data collection
Must attend major CYC conferences and meetings such as regional meetings, SMC, SLPC meetings, State Policy Legislative Committee meetings and Day at the Capitol conference.
Ensure necessary data is reported to the Epicenter Director and/or Deputy Director in a timely manner.
Demonstrates and holds high standards related to work ethic, partnership, personal/interpersonal, professional development and achievement through modeling organizational principles and practices
Forms connections with youth accessing the services offered within the Center
Assists in daily operations of Epicenter Foster focused programs and facility.
Works with Youth Council to develop new strategies based on staff and youth feedback to enhance foster focused systems.
Communicate regularly with the Executive Director/Deputy Director to ensure that programmatic and youth needs are being met when applicable.
Participates in regular foster focused staff meetings.
Identifies Foster focused community partner staff to collaborate with when applicable.
Assures ILP support by attending planning meetings, events, etc.
Works with the Executive Director/Deputy Director to develop sustainable funding for Foster support program
Other duties as assigned.
Foster Services Liaison reports to Deputy Director or Executive Director
Assists in supervising Foster Youth support staff (Youth Council) and volunteers
Salary starting at: $14 per hour; up to 24 hours per week
High School diploma required: college credits preferred
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated abilities to effectively coach youth, resolve diverse problems and act as a support for vulnerable youth
Ability to work in a flexible way that allows for changes in assignments and priorities depending upon identified needs of the program
Organizational skills sufficient to prioritize work and complete assignments accurately either independently or as a team. Ability to cope with competing priorities and frequent interruptions
Experience or ability to supervise/mentor youth (i.e. train, assign work, motivate, manage performance)
Bilingual English /Spanish preferred
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the employees in the classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: From $14.00 per hour
Paid time off
Monday to Friday
Due to the current situation involving the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are required to work remotely from home for the health and safety of our team. Staff will only be expected to work at the center as needed. Employees will need access to WiFi.
Do you have any experience with the Foster Care System?
Youth Development: 1 year (Preferred)
Driver’s License (Preferred)
Hours per week:
This Job Is:
A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
Temporarily due to COVID-19
Remote interview process
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place