Founded in 2008, the United Somali Youth Program is a non-profit organization that provides academic support, summer jobs, year round recreation, leadership training, mentoring and social development support for Boston’s Somali refugee youth. Our mission is “To support the development of Somali and other African youth through culturally responsive programs”.
The Social Worker position is a full-time position, working within USYP to manage the Youth Outreach Component. The Social Worker must ensure that all services are delivered to participants at local public schools, Somali Community Centerand after-school programs by planning and collaborating with other community-based organizations to meet the need of at-risk Somali youth who live in Boston.
Coordinating and managing all outreach services to youth,
Providing case management and follow-up care,
Developing service plans in collaboration with school and community center providers,
Establishing relationships with local schools, community service agencies, courts and other providers,
Researching resources to support the program’s activities,
Recruiting participants for after-school and summer components,
Reaching out to the families of youth being served,
Collecting and maintaining program data (youth attendance, progress reports, individual youth service plans, etc)
Assisting with workshops coordination at community center,
Preparing and submitting quarterly outreach program reports,
Attending youth support meetings (schools, courts, community),
Assisting with in-house afterschool and summer programming,