Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Community-Based Outreach Worker will facilitate outreach meetings, coordinate events and tours of our program spaces. These services will be provided at The Landing/RAP programs, in the community, and within Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The Outreach Worker should be able to demonstrate cultural competence and will complete Adverse Childhood Experiences
(ACEs), Recovery Coach Academy and other pertinent trainings in order to fully understand our program's missions and how we can best support youth in their recovery. The adolescent clubhouse model is a part of a larger statewide effort to support youth ages 12-17 recovering from substance abuse addiction by building a new support system that fosters overall wellness and a drug free lifestyle. Extensive family support and life skill development are a part of this system.
- Assist with recruitment of youth into the program. Includes recruitment in the community, in schools, over the phone, and at community outreach events.
- Develop, coordinate, and implement a variety of outreach events to increase community awareness of and participation in The Landing & RAP programs.
- Interact and engage effectively with youth age 12-17 years old (and their caregivers) who are recovering from substance-abuse addiction.
- Maintain required documentation of activities, events, and contacts for statistical reporting.
- BA/BS in a human-services related field or equivalent experience working with adolescents and their families.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well experience working with a diverse racial, ethnic population.
- Requires conflict management skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.
- Must be available for 40 hours a week including during program hours Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 8pm and Saturday 12pm to 6pm.
- Experience with community outreach and event planning required. Ideal candidate will have experience working with youth in recovery from substance abuse disorder, and the ability to communicate effectively with parents, children, community members, and funders.
- Driver's license and a clean driving record required.