- To provide comprehensive social work services in schools and community sites through an aggressive year round outreach program designed to promote well-being, educational attainment, permanence, and independent living skills and prevent or reduce adolescent pregnancy, school drop-out, and homelessness among high risk youth ages 13-21, including foster youth who live below the poverty level.
- Working with youth to build confidence, teach life skills, teach work ethic and employment skills, model independence and responsibility, promote self-awareness and self-love, promote sexual awareness and reduce teen-age pregnancy, and to offer unique opportunities and experiences that broaden individual perspectives and expose youth to a world of endless possibilities and achievable dreams.
- Working cohesively with school partners, local non-profits and local businesses to support and strengthen program and individual goals of youth participants.
- Striving for excellence in empowering youth to meet their highest potential.
- This position is contingent upon grant funding; Current Grant approved through 6/30/2022.
- This position works 34 hours a week; daily hours are dependent on youth group schedules and various needs of clients served.
- Trainees, those with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degrees in other areas of human services, but do not have the required experience, may be considered. Trainee salary is $35,798.81.
- Catawba County Social Services serves as the local Community Action Agency (CAA) for Catawba County. Community Action Agencies provide services to help bring people out of poverty. Community Action Agencies receive federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding via the NC DHHS/Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Catawba County Social Services uses CSBG funds to deliver the Teen-Up program to youth in our community who are experiencing poverty and is committed to making living better by working with youth to provide the education and skill building necessary for them to overcome poverty.