Harbor Communities Overcoming Violence (HarborCOV) is an innovative, nontraditional nonprofit domestic violence organization that provides culturally appropriate emergency and support services and affordable housing for low-income, multicultural survivors of abuse and their children, while educating the public about the causes and consequences of domestic violence.
Youth Specialist (Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred)
The Youth Specialist provides direct case management, referrals, resources and specialized services to families and youth with complex challenges in shelter, our housing and low-income multicultural communities; coordinates onsite children/teen support activities and supervises part-time support staff; co-facilitates age-appropriate groups and workshops; provides on-call coverage; and supports client progress using data management software. Three years highly relevant experience, including direct work with children/teens, experience engaging parents and youth program development; computer literacy required; Spanish/English fluency and bachelor’s or some college preferred.
Candidate will have an understanding of culturally relevant, strength-based strategies as well as an economic and social justice framework for working with survivors of domestic violence. Strong knowledge of resources in Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston and Charlestown are helpful as well as the ability to work in a multicultural, team setting with low-income communities.