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Campus/Location: Penn State Greater Allegheny Date Announced: 07/09/2019 Date Closing: open until filled Job Number: 89028 Level/Salary Band: 02 - F - Non-exempt Work Unit: Penn State Greater Allegheny Department: Continuing Education Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Penn State Greater Allegheny invites applications for a full-time Project GAME Success Coach, a grant-funded position sponsored by the Heinz Foundation. A Bachelor's degree is required in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution. Project Giving Adolescents Meaningful Experiences (PROJECT GAME) is a transition year program for students leaving the Community Intensive Supervision Program (CISP), in which students will focus on transitioning into the workforce or college. The near-peer designation aligns with evidence-based research that has shown very promising results in working with adjudicated youth. The Success Coach will mentor and manage a multi-phased support structure for CISP youth participating in the program. The success coach will participate in program planning with the transition team and will develop a support/intervention plans for each participant. Developed plans will then follow the youth while participating in Project GAME and after students transition out of CISP. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Expectations: Assist participants in navigating college/workforce systems, accessing resources and reinforcing that students belong in college/workforce. Coordinate with other community-based agencies that deliver services to siblings/families of incarcerated youth/adults. Assist facilitators with developing and delivering all Project GAME lessons and projects. Demonstrate a positive attitude toward learning and problem solving, while facilitating learning through engaging interactions. Act as a role model demonstrating that academic success and gainful employment is achievable. Develop a positive relationship with program participants. Administer assessments to determine strengths/challenges/barriers in education, social, emotional, familial, physical to develop post-release support plan. Counsel, advise & monitor students around academics, school attendance, behavior, post-secondary, and workforce opportunities. Coordinate recognition for all adjudicated students who show improvement and demonstrate active participation in all program elements. Complete appropriate documentation to capture services provided to students, as well as other necessary documents. Maintain electronic caseload notes and necessary attendance, behavior, and coursework metrics for progress, monitoring, and adjusting interventions. As a member of Project GAME the success coach is expected to maintain ongoing communications with and report to the Project Director. Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Greater Allegheny is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 500 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 230+ Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered. The campus offers eleven baccalaureate degrees and four associate degrees. This residential campus is located southeast of Pittsburgh in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Students and faculty at Penn State Greater Allegheny have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Training in working with adjudicated youth is preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

Associated topics: admission, administrative, clinician, guidance, office assistant, registration, school clerk, school counselor, secretary, speech language pathologist

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