Youth Program Volunteer Advocate with Red Oak Behavioral Health

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ORGANIZATION: VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Title: Youth Program Volunteer Advocate

Project Name: iC.A.R.E. Connect

Site Name (if applicable): Barberton City Schools

Goal of the Project:

Primary: Provide program specific supportive services to districts, partners, mentors, mentees, families, etc. who are participants in the iC.A.R.E. Mentoring(r) program. Services are directed towards program efficiency, growth and development of program metrics and program participants. Provide specific, measurable, and individualized services to each program participant served.

Secondary: To ensure students in serviced districts have access to positive cross-peer mentor relationships through an adult guided and facilitated group, specifically focusing on increasing pro-social behavior, building leadership and social emotional development skills, and ensuring success in transition grades. The Youth Program Coordinator will lead the efforts to implement and expand the iC.A.R.E. Connect program across all serviced districts where the iC.A.R.E. Signature program is operating. Work with school counselors to identify students who would be great peer leaders to inspire middle school student participants and model positive behavior for their school classmates to encourage future participation and a youth-led prevention mantra.

Assignment Objectives and Activities

Goal of the Project:

Develop, implement, and expand the cross-peer mentoring initiative across all serviced districts where the iC.A.R.E. signature program is operating. Facilitate and implement the iC.A.R.E. Mentoring(r) signature program

Objective of the Assignment (Primary)

Support the coordination and facilitation of the iC.A.R.E. Mentoring(r) program at designated school district(s). Provide effective Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to support mentor-mentee matches and bolster the overall program.

Activities:

1. Ensure that iC.A.R.E. mentors matched with elementary, middle, and high school students are equipped to deliver the program model to mentees efficiently and have the support and resources to build a positive, purposeful relationship with their student mentee.

2. Facilitate program systems and processes to streamline program services. Manage volunteer mentors and coordinate their service with schools

3. Build relationships with mentors, school staff and mentee parents for efficient delivery of program services.

4. Coordinate initial visits with new and existing mentor/mentee matches to explain program guidelines, scope of services and support program participants.

5. Identify and provide resources to mentors to enhance mentor/mentee engagement.

Objective of the Assignment (Primary)

Support the key iC.A.R.E. staff member to coordinate the implementation of the iC.A.R.E. Connect program at designated middle school/high school. Increase the number of iC.A.R.E. Connect (student) mentors. Provide training, resources, and guidance in accordance with the overall goal and objective of the program.

Activities:

1. Support the selection and training of the Connect student participants. Support the communication of program information to parents/caregivers of selected connect participants and obtain Parent/Caregiver consent.

2. Support and attend Bi-Weekly group sessions to help facilitate the implementation of the program at the designated school.

3. Support the planning of bi-weekly sessions and coordinate and/or pick up supplies and food for those sessions

4. Support the creation of a market analysis to determine target school districts to expand the iC.A.R.E. Connect program into.

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About VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Location:

388 S Main St., Ste. 235, Akron, OH 44311, US

Mission Statement

Promoting a positive perspective on aging.

Description

VANTAGE Aging promotes positive aging through a variety of programs and services for older adults. Our nonprofit organization serves 38 counties and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. In Summit and Medina Counties, we facilitate the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for those 55 and older who want to make a meaningful impact in the community. We also offer employment training, home care and home health aide assistance, nutrition and home-delivered meal services, alcohol and drug addiction counseling, and mental health and prevention services.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Seniors
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

611 West Market StAkronAkron, OH 44303

(41.09416,-81.53694)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training

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