Empower 225 is a non-profit organization located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that serves youth in the community by providing educational support, life skills training, mentorship, housing and career preparedness.
Support, guidance, and mentoring to young adults going through the AR process
Advocating for young adult’s needs participating in EFC program
Participate in training on the AR proces
Preference: former foster care youth
Optional if time allows: Youth Engagement Program (Lead w/ support) State Board (attendance of 80% of calls and in-person meetings) Program Planning and Development (service on related board or task force to improve supportive services for youth and families as requested.) Providing Feedback (regarding their role, the IL Program, and DCFS program development) Assist with social activities as time allows
Youth Ambassador (Full-time)
For the Youth Ambassador position, this person would be housed at the DCFS office
Duties will include:
Assisting in leading the State Youth Board
Assisting in advocacy efforts at the Capital
Helping organize youth testimony, etc.
Preparing youth to testify and tell their story
Providing coaching to peer support staff (IL contracts) and meet with their supervisors to ensure the peer support staff is supported
Train peer support staff
Help organize youth participation on many different activities, workgroups, etc.
Preference: former foster care youth
Preference: located in the BR area or close as there may be times when they need to be at the State Capitol or in meetings at the DCFS State Office with very little time to plan
General Position Descriptions
For more details about the types of positions at Empower 225, see below
Responsible for developing and executing the grant to meet program goals and objectives; coordinating with the grant funding agency and additional partners; overseeing case management, budget, program event planning, daily activities, etc.; ensuring data completeness and providing required reports; working with E225 evaluator to review and troubleshoot the program; continually learning and implementing best practices; and supervising team members while providing guidance, leadership and motivation to promote maximum team performance. Must be comfortable using technology (including Microsoft Word and Excel) and learning new software.
Coordinate with program team and throughout E225 to help develop the program to reach its goals and objectives and increase participation and effectiveness. This includes administrative responsibilities, in addition to projects like event planning, recruiting volunteers, communicating with partners and volunteers, and participating in youth engagement activities. Must be comfortable using technology (including Microsoft Word and Excel), setting up calendar appointments, attending virtual meetings, and learning new software.
Provide overall case management and wrap-around services for program participants including eligibility screening, intake, assessment, goal planning, education support, employment assistance, connection with government and local resources, and additional support as identified. Collect and record all required information and maintain case files. Must be comfortable using technology (including Microsoft Word and Excel), setting up appointments, attending virtual meetings, and learning new software.
Conduct outreach on the streets where youth tend to congregate in Baton Rouge. Connect homeless or at-risk youth to supportive and emergency resources, including connecting them with appropriate E225 program. Conduct outreach with schools and community organizations, while sharing information about services we provide to them.
Provide direct administrative support including tasks such as coordinating with other E225 programs, collecting information from the team, maintaining client files, updating all internal and external data reporting software, providing updates and reports as requested, returning voicemails, maintaining spending and client logs, etc. The right person for this position must be comfortable using technology (including Microsoft Word and Excel), setting up calendar appointments, attending virtual meetings, and learning new software.
Support Empower 225’s operations through positions in finance, special events planning, marketing, human resources, technology support, and grant writing. Must be comfortable using technology (including Microsoft Word, Excel, and new programs).
Provide supervision, including overnight and on weekends, for male youth ages 16-21 in the TLP (Transitional Living Program) including welcoming new youth; ensuring a safe, family-centered environment; providing transportation to school and work (as needed); supervising kitchen activities and chores; monitoring tv, computer, and phone usage; enforcing house rules set by case manager; attending weekly staff meetings; and other duties as assigned. RA’s work on a revolving schedule Monday through Sunday.
Help facilitate day-to-day operations of the Youth Development Program and activities of the youth participants, mentors, and community presenters/volunteers. This person should understand the needs and culture of at-risk youth/young adults.
Send your resume to email@example.com if interested in any of the position types above. Please include which type of position you would be interested in. Resumes will be kept on file for at least 1 year.