Manages the Youth Program and provides a wide range of youth academic/employment related intensive services to individuals within the agency policies and program, demonstrates skills to assess service needs, develops service plans, and evaluates the effectiveness of services given to youth customers under the general supervision of the Children and Youth Development Manager.
Plans, implements, and evaluates the overall Middle and High School Youth Development Program.
Supervises all program staff for daily performances including all Youth Development Program related services and paperwork and responsible for staff’s professional development, including planning, implementing, and evaluating staff professional growth activities, writing program annual report and staff annual performance appraisal.
Works closely with the Children and Youth Development Manager in authorizing program purchases, making recommendations on major equipment and facilities, writing grant proposals for the program, and hiring program staff.
Represents agency in meetings with funders or partners, with or without the Department Manager and report meeting contents to manager.
Approves vouchers with documentation for funding purpose in a timely fashion and responsible for writing all program reports and submitting them in a timely fashion.
Provides overall youth employment consultation to customers.
Oversees the development of an Individual Service Strategy detailing youth employment goals, school achievement objectives and service strategy.
Supervises Program Counselors to conduct case management services and helps trouble-shooting through communicating with related parties.
Develops internship or temporary job opportunities for eligible youths.
Coordinates the summer youth program by planning and designing program activities and supervising summer youth worksite supervisors.
Provides consultation to other agency staff with respect of service delivery to youth.
Responsible to follow up on job retention and career advancement for youth customers to move towards self-sufficiency to placed youth clients.
Responsible to organize and implement youth alumni club for middle and high school alumni.
Other duties as assigned.
B.A. degree or equivalence from an accredited college or university in social work, education, or related human service fields.
Minimum two years’ experience in supervision and three years in human service or related fields.
Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English and Chinese.
Occasionally, irregular schedule depends on the needs of the program behind regular work hours from 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday.
For almost 40 years, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) has served people of all ages and backgrounds: Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children, ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity, enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce, strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage, and securing our communit...y's financial well-being, to almost 12,000 Chicago area residents annually.
CASL Programs and Services Include:
Children and Youth Development: This focus area provides children with the necessary skills to succeed at school while supporting families in their efforts to transition into American culture. It consists of five programs for children 0-18 years old: 1) Family and Learning Resource Center, 2) Early Childhood Education Center, 3) After School Program for Grade, Middle and High Schoolers.
Employment and Financial Empowerment: This focus area improves family financial and housing security through five key areas within a HUD certified program: 1) Adult Employment Program, 2) Chef Training Program, 3) Title V Senior Community Service Employment Program, 4) Housing Counseling, 5) Financial Literacy and Coaching.
Senior Wellness and Independence: This focus area impacts the mental and physical health of community seniors, encouraging them to live healthy, happy, independent and engaged lives through four key areas: 1) Adult Day Service, 2) In-Home Service, 3) Pine Tree Senior Council, 4) Evidence-Based Workshops
Community and Family Well-Being: This focus area impacts the stability of the community and family by offering foundational services that safeguard basic needs through the following seven key areas: 1) Immigration
Services, 2) Healthcare Outreach and Coordination, 3) Case Management, 4) Public Benefits Assistance, 5) Probono Legal Clinic, 6) Community Participatory Research, 7) Advocacy
Cup of Tea: Weekly Saturday meet-ups held for learning and practicing conversational English.