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Summer Youth Program - Employment Coach

Work with Youth & Families
Improve your Community

This is a great experience to build your resume in youth development and mentorship as you make a difference in the lives of young people and improve your community!
At the end of the summer, you will have helped your crew members learn employment skills, develop resilience, work as a team, enjoy the summer sun, make new friends, and build lasting memories. A summer with Tree Trust is a great learning experience for both the youth and our staff.
This position starts in June and runs through August 2023. There are multiple openings for this role that pay $19.50 per hour. 
Job Summary: The Employment Coach acts as the liaison between parents, crew leaders, crew members, and the Tree Trust administrative team. This position will work with crew leaders and crew members to identify and provide behavioral intervention* to support the crew member’s success in the program. The Employment Coach serves as the on-site subject matter expert and support system focused on the overall growth and development of the participants.
Job Purpose:  To transform lives and landscapes by engaging youth and young adults to build skills to achieve meaningful, family-supporting, skilled-trade green careers to create economic opportunity and equity while making our community a greener, healthier place to live.

Tree Trust actively seeks to build a staff that reflects the diversity of the population and community it serves, and that’s why we strongly encourage people of color to apply. 
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Essential Functions
- Be the liaison between crew leaders, crew members, and parents, investigating and addressing concerns of both.
  • Respond to crisis/behavioral situations through phone or face to face intervention for assigned crews.
  • Identify/assess behavior(s) and assist crew leaders in appropriate resolution including proper disciplinary actions if warranted.
  • With the assistance of the Program Manager, investigate any concerns by parents/legal guardians, crew members, crew leaders, or Tree Trust’s administrative team.
  • Advise and support crew leaders in interpretation and enforcement of Tree Trust policies, documentation requirements, supervisory, or disciplinary concerns.
  • Contact Program Manager and crew member’s parent/legal guardian to report any disciplinary action taken.
  • Support and assist crew leaders in motivating youth and educating crew members on appropriate workplace communication, problem solving techniques, self-care, and teamwork development.
  • Actively support and assist crew members in the construction and completion of their assigned projects.
-Teach employment readiness curriculum.
-Collect paperwork from assigned crews and turn into appropriate Tree Trust administrative office.
  • Collect and review crew member timecards for accuracy, turning in to the Finance department by due dates.
  • Collect disciplinary notice(s), review and advise of proper documentation, if necessary, and turn in to Program Manager for mailing and filing.
  • Collect Reward Notices/awards and turn in to Program Manager.
  • Complete new hire orientation and new hire paperwork with new crew members on site, as needed.
-Communicate with crew leaders, crew members, parents, and Tree Trust administrative staff regarding changes and needs of assigned crews, as appropriate.
-Attend regular staff meetings and trainings.

Participant Service Requirements
  • *Provide service to participants with all types of employment barriers, including participants with varied ability including Autism, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, trauma, experience with the criminal justice system and substance abuse issues.
  • Develop trusting relationships with participants and express constructive ideas to educate and help the participant through difficult situations.
  • Communicate with participants and families under sometimes stressful circumstances.
  • Set appropriate boundaries with participants, staying focused on service goals.
  • Respond to crisis situations with composure and empathy.

Qualifications/Skills Required:
  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license with clean driving record as determined by our insurance carrier and a reliable personal vehicle. Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Ability to transport up to 15 participants between pickup locations with a company provided vehicle.
  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather.
  • Ability to pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check.
  • Ability to motivate and aid in the professional development of youth and young adults.
  • Ability to diffuse conflict situations effectively and diplomatically.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with youth, parents, and community members.
  • Ability to comfortably work with diverse populations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web-based applications. 

Qualifications/Skills Preferred:
  • Pursuing or obtained a degree in social work, human resources, counseling, education, or a related field.
  • One year of previous leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated skills or training in working with youth or young adults with barriers to employment.
Work Environment: — Occasional office environment, but regularly works outside in conditions that include bad weather, heats up to 100 degrees, rain, and humidity. Noise level may be loud at times. Sturdy/closed toe footwear required. All tools will be provided by Tree Trust.
Physical demands:
  • The ability to stand for long periods, sit, twist, bend, grip, and lift and carry heavy objects up to 25 lbs.
  • Screen viewing and keyboarding/typing time.