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The Bridge for Youth

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The Greeter is part of a pool of 4 - 6 volunteers who are central to the organization’s goal of creating a community at The Bridge that is welcoming, impactful, and safe for staff and youth. This begins in the lobby /main entrance where the Greeter warmly welcomes youth, staff, and all visitors to The Bridge.

The Greeter is the youth’s first interaction with The Bridge, and plays a key role in beginning to build safe youth/adult relationships, connecting youth to program staff in the Youth Response Center (YRC), and helps meet the immediate needs of youth - water, food, blanket, clothing, etc. The Greeter invests in a culture that builds trust, community, and environment that is mired in justice and equity. Additionally, the Greeter builds staff capacity by assisting with supportive tasks - mail and package dissemination, transcribing notes from meetings, data entry, scanning files, preparing materials, etc.

Key Responsibilities
  • Emulate and enthusiastically promote the organizational culture as defined by the identified values statements and racial justice and equity opportunities of The Bridge
  • Presents with a high level of confidentiality, boundaries, ethical standards, and conduct
  • Warmly welcome youth, staff, donors, and visitors to The Bridge
  • Connect youth to the appropriate program staff in the YRC upon their arrival
  • Tend to the immediate needs of youth such as water, food, blanket, clothing, etc.
  • Cultivates strong, connected, and trusting relationships with youth, staff, funders, and visitors through a trauma informed and person-centered approach
  • Establishes a welcoming lobby; making coffee, stocking snacks, maintaining a safe and organized environment
  • Answers organization’s main phone and connects callers to staff
  • Builds capacity of staff by supportive tasks and projects, such as mail and package dissemination, note consolidation, data entry, scanning files, preparing materials, etc.
  • Maintains annual training per the requirements of The Bridge and Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • BFY believes in team, collaboration, and constantly developing a supportive and caring environment for each other. Sometimes we are asked to lean in above and beyond our position description and we enthusiastically do so

2 Shifts

  • 08:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 12:30 PM to 05:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About The Bridge for Youth

Location:

1111 West 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405, US

Mission Statement

The Bridge for Youth provides runaway and homeless youth with safe shelter and assists in the prevention and resolution of families whenever possible.

Description

The Bridge for Youth is a combination of onsite shelter and housing services for these youth experiencing homelessness, and outreach services on the street and in the community to meet youth where they are. The Bridge is a welcoming place to all youth, including runaway, BIPOC, LGBTQ, pregnant, and parenting youth.

Open 24/7/365, The Bridge's Resilience House is an emergency shelter for youth ages 10-17 focused on family reunification when safe and possible. Youth have access to temporary shelter in a welcoming, safe environment, along with support, meals, access to healthcare, case management, and support.

Gloria’s Place is the only emergency shelter in Minnesota specifically for unaccompanied, pregnant or parenting youth and their young children who are experiencing homelessness. Gloria’s Place provides emergency shelter, meals, clothing, case management, and support for youth ages 15-17 and their children ages 0-3.

Marlene’s Place is the first and only site-based transitional housing and case management program in Hennepin County for pregnant/parenting youth (ages 16-20) and their children (ages 0-3) experiencing homelessness.

Rita’s House is an intentional living community, providing affordable rental housing and teaching independent living skills to twelve youth ages 18-21.

Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

1111 West 22nd StreetMinneapolis, MN 55405

(44.96072,-93.29411)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Office Reception
  • Administrative Support
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hour shifts 2-3 days/week
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in working directly with youth, such as social worker, teacher, therapist, daycare, afterschool programming, mentoring, etc.. Demonstrated commitment to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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