Job: Middle School Youth Development Professional
Job Type: Part Time (25-28 hrs, must be available between 1 pm-7 pm)
Salary: $14-$15 an hour
Location Los Angeles, CA
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Middle School YDP” in the subject line.
The position of Youth Development Professional is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating program outcomes in the core areas of academic and career success, health and recreation activities, character and leadership development, the arts and special targeted programs.
In addition the position also provides supervision and promotes engagement of club members, and ensures a safe and supportive environment for club members by promoting positive relationships.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creates an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes. Promotes and stimulates program participation. Orients new members programs, special events, and opportunities as well as club safety, program and disciplinary rules. Provides guidance and role modeling to members. Participates as part of a team to run quality programs by helping out where needed or directed, which may include driving the club vans, etc. Participates in training / educational opportunities to expand knowledge and skills. Additional duties as assigned.
Implements, monitors and evaluates programs, services and activities for members. Develops and posts weekly and monthly program plans. Monitors and evaluates programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members and quality in programs. Recognizes club members for program participation and achievement. Maintains records to track attendance and participation. Recommends development of new programs / enhancement of existing programming.
· Supervision and Administrative Management
Maintains order and, as required and as per BGCMLA policy, discipline of club members. Supervises and trains volunteers and program assistants. Ensures a productive work environment by participating in programmatic / club staff meetings.
Monitors supply needs and orders required supplies through approved vendors and within budget. Keeps supply areas neat and orderly. Completes and submits all required paperwork on time.
Insures program area is attractive, neat and clean and bulletin boards and notices are current. Recommends needed repairs to facility and / or equipment.
This position reports to the club Program Director or Site Director. This position does not include specific supervisory or fiscal accountability.
Internal: The position will be expected to develop positive and supportive professional relationships with members, serving as a positive role model for young people through communication, dress, and attitude. The position will also engage in extensive interaction with club staff in program management and club operations.
External: As needed the position will be involved in collaborative, or engage in leading, community outreach, program extension, and club related event activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of subject matter within core areas and youth development in general.
Skilled in creative planning, implementing quality youth programs, organizational /and project management, and working toward positive outcomes.
Ability to deal effectively with members, including disciplinary issues. Demonstrated ability in relationship building and working with young people and parents. Ability to demonstrate a professional manner in all interactions, able to facilitate a diverse group of youth effectively, and to organize time well and focus on completing assigned tasks with minimal supervision.
· High School diploma or GED.
· Combined experience and / or formal training equivalent to a minimum of three years where:
o There is experience working with youth and knowledge of youth development.
o Formal training, and / or experience teaching youth while creating engaging learning experiences.
o Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
· Hold a valid drivers’ license and pass motor vehicle driving record check.
· Pass criminal background check.
· Pass (negative result) a TB test.
· Currently enrolled in a course of higher education or have received a degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution.
· CPR and First Aid Certifications
· Prior experience working in a Boys & Girls Club.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Additionally, reaching with hands and arms; climbing or balancing; stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling; frequent interruptions via in-person contact, phone calls, and email are expected. Occasional travel may be required to support club transportation needs within BGCMLA provided vehicles. Physical exertion may be required to lift supplies and equipment.
Work is performed mainly club hours; however, incumbent may be required to attend meetings or agency events outside regular office hours.
BGCMLA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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