BUILD engages at-risk youth in the school and on the streets so they can realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability, safety, and well-being of our communities. Since 1969, BUILD has worked in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods giving at-risk youth alternatives to the violence that takes away their potential. BUILD’s nationally-recognized model of positive youth development redirects risky behavior and helps youth lead fulfilling, successful, and productive lives.
The Female Intervention Specialist (IS) is responsible for engaging youth in in-school sessions and/or after-school activities in order to identify issues, seek solutions, mediate disputes, demonstrate BARJ ( Balance and Restorative Justice ) methods and best practices as alternatives to traditional disciplinary consequences and encourage education. The Female Intervention Specialist Reports directly to the Female Intervention Coordinator with the support of the Manager of Intervention Services.
Youth Work/Youth Development
Exemplifies the mission, vision and values of the agency.
Identifies and recruits participants for core group membership and caseload and generates and maintains Mutual Accountability Plans for each core group member and case load member.
Works within the target schools to diffuse violent situations, mediate disputes among youth including rival gangs.
Initiates truces within neighborhood gang wars.
Conduct various programming including but not limited to sports peace leagues in at risk neighborhoods to reduce violence.
Attend IEP meetings, disciplinary hearings and teacher conferences
Assist participants in reenrolling in school after detention.
Identify and refer participants to part time employment.
Conducts home visits on participants
Collaborates with other programs within the agency.
Identifies needs of youth and provides referrals as needed both internally and externally.
Operate professionally in the field on a flexible time schedule, which includes late evenings and weekends.
Performs other job related duties as requested, required and/or assigned.
Documentation and Compliance:
Collect baseline and year end data on academic, interpersonal and pro social behaviors.
Submits statistics and reports to the Community Cluster Manager on a bi-weekly and monthly basis and/or as needed.
Maintains File Compliance as required and compliance with ETO.
Communication and Relationship Management:
Represents the agency to various publics to broaden community awareness and support, interpreting the agency’s programs and services.
Provide public relations and promotional activities related to the agency in coordination with appropriate administrative staff.
Requires flexible work schedule, including some weeknights and possible weekends.
Attends departmental and agency-wide staff meetings, as scheduled and agency-wide events, as required.
Maintains knowledge current in the field including but not limited to, participation in coursework, seminars and workshops.
Maintains knowledge current on agency’s theories, methodologies and best practices.
Participate in agency-wide fundraising events
Participates in agency wide fundraising events.
Encourages participant/community participation in agency wide fundraising events.
High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Human Services, Non-Profit Management or related field experience preferred.
Minimum five years’ experience working with inner-city youth in a human service setting, social service setting, or related field.
Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Automobile is required with insurance and a valid driver’s license.
Maintain respectful and appropriate relationships with program participants, all levels of agency staff and the various publics of the agency, demonstrating sensitivity to all ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds.
Highly organized with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Proficiency with technology integration into daily program operations and evaluation systems.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Able to do required number of home visits per month.
Must be willing to travel daily.
Must be passionate about youth development work.
Must pass State Background Check & Federal Fingerprints
This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
For strictly confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must indicate the position title and ATTN: Martin Anguiano in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: Includes medical, dental, vision, & AD&D policy
About BUILD Incorporated
For over 45 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential – and, far too often, the very lives – of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.
BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.