Misión Mexico, Tapachula is seeking exceptional candidates for the role of Youth Transition Program Coordinator – Girls. He/she will work closely with Directors and General Manager of Misión Mexico, as well as the Youth Transition Program Coordinator – Boys, as well as other key staff in Misión Mexico. This position would require a minimum commitment of 6 -12 months.
About Misión Mexico
Misión México is a place 50 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 variou 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.
The Youth Transitional Program (YTP) is a program focusing on the young people at Mision México reaching adulthood to assist and support them into independent living whilst continuing with their education.
The young adults on 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 – Girls provides support to these young people +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 3 girls aged 18 years and over, with the potential for more girls to move on-site at a later date.
Primary Objectives of the Role
Creating a safe, secure and stable environment for the young people, with a supportive learning environment that ensures their daily living skills are developed.
The focus of the training includes:
- Independent and practical living skills
- Health and nutrition
- Positive role modelling skills
- Education and employment
- Financial planning and budgeting
- Practical support sourcing employment
Personal development is also a critical element of the program to help improve their confidence, interpersonal and negotiation skills, and self-motivation.
For more information, please view the detailed role description.
If you are interested in apply for this exciting opportunity, please include the following in your application:
- A covering letter addressing the selection criteria and your suitability for the role based on the skills, knowledge and abilities requirements outlined in the ad and role description (Maximum of 2 pages);
- A current CV or Resume;
- Copies of all relevant qualifications
- The contact details of two professional referees, including your most recent line manager/s.
Applications Close on Friday 24 October 2016
Please forward your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information regarding this position, please contact Luke Owen at email@example.com. This position is for an immediate start.