About Our Organization
Building on a proud history of serving under-resourced Chicago youth for more than 90 years, Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving more than 13,000 youth.
In 2011, the Working on Womanhood (WOW) program was launched at Youth Guidance as a response to the urgent need of young women of color who have been exposed to traumatic stressors and face social, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional challenges. In 2001, the Becoming a Man (BAM) program was launched at Youth Guidance to help young men navigate difficult circumstances that threaten their future.
Both programs are school-based counseling and mentoring programs that guide young men and women in 7th-12th grades to learn, internalize and practice social cognitive skills, make responsible decisions for their future, and become positive members of their school and community. Both programs integrate clinical theory and practice, rites of passagework, and a dynamic approach to youth engagement. Each session is built around a lesson plan designed to develop a specific skill through stories, role-playing, and group exercises. Students learn and practice impulse control, emotional self-regulation, recognition of social cues, and interpreting intentions of others, raising aspirations for the future, and developing a sense of personal responsibility and integrity.
Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every student and is excited about bringing this vision to Dallas, TX. Because we believe that success in school is not only possible but should be achieved and celebrated, we are present in the schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students in the learning process and Social-Emotional Learning, and through careful guidance, enables them to realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life.
WOW Program Supervisors are responsible for providing administrative support, feedback, and supervision to WOW Counselors. The WOW Program Supervisor should be flexible in their clinical expertise and collaborative skills to empower and motivate WOW Counselors to be successful in implementing at their site.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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About Our Organization
Building on a proud history of serving under-resourced Chicago youth for more than 90 years, Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving…