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Youth Transition Program Coordinator - Boys - Mexico

Employer: Mision Mexico
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Education & Training, International Aid & Development, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: International

Job posted on: 26 September, 2017.
Applications close: 31 October, 2017. (Expired)

Misión Mexico, Tapachula is seeking exceptional candidates for the role of Youth Transition Program Coordinator – Boys. They will work closely with Directors and General Manager of Misión Mexico, the Youth Transition Program Coordinator – Girls, as well as other key staff in Misión Mexico. This is a 6 month contract with the possibility of extension.

About Misión Mexico

Misión México is a place 35 children call home; a place where they are considered one of the family. It is somewhere they are loved and provided with opportunities for growth, development and advancement in all areas of their lives including education and emotional support.

Since Misión México was established in 2001, more than 250 children from various circumstances of need have been helped. These children, aged between three and 18, have been abused, abandoned, neglected and are often from extreme poverty. All have had an opportunity to escape the cycle of abuse and poverty and are enjoying a second chance at life.

With no Government support the refuge relies solely on the generosity of individuals, businesses and fundraising to continue its work. Please visit our website, for more information.

Role Context

The Youth Transition Program (YTP) is a program focusing on the young people at Misión México reaching adulthood to assist and support them into independent living whilst continuing with their education.

The young adults in this program are very much involved in the running of this program; their input is invaluable. The focus of this program is to empower our young people in a bid to break the cycle of poverty and abuse, and further create confident, competent young adults and positive role models who can successfully live independently.

The Youth Transition Program Coordinator – Boys provides support to these young men +13 years of age who are requiring intensive support to develop independent living and life skills. This is a live-in role and would require you to live on-site with 5 boys aged 17 years and over, with the potential for more boys to move on-site at a later date.

Objectives of the Role

The primary objective of the role is the creation a safe, secure and stable environment for our young men, which support the development of their daily independent living and life skills.

This includes the teaching of:

  • Independent and practical living skills
  • Health and nutrition
  • Positive role modelling skills
  • Education and employment skills
  • Financial planning and budgeting
  • Employment related skills such as finding and maintaining employment

Personal development is also a critical element of the program to help improve our young peoples confidence, interpersonal and negotiation skills, and self-motivation.

For more information, please view the detailed role description.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.