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Youth Worker (Part-Time)

Position Purpose:

Assists Youth Center Manager with planning and leading youth program activities in afterschool Youth Center. Works with program team to create a learning environment that supports the physical, mental, social, and emotional health of all youth. Responsible for assisting with educational advancement and social enrichment programs. Works to strengthen families by providing home visit support and parent communication. Assist with other youth programs, as needed. Provides a safe and professional environment for children, youth, volunteers and visiting guests that promote the values of the organization.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to Youth Center Manager, who in turn reports to the Operations Director

Essential Functions:

1. Assists in the day to day operations of Youth Center

  • Manages youth behavior through positive reinforcement, redirection, and progressive discipline per City on a Hill philosophy, policies and procedures and WACYCP Code of Ethics.
  • Oversees daily registration ensuring each youth has a registration form, baseline, and nametag.
  • Maintains and completes accurate required records, including attendance rosters, incident reports, timecards, etc. May be asked to prepare program reports/success stories.
  • Assists with meal and snack distribution and data collection for youth while adhering to established program rules.
  • Assists with preparation for foundation visits and tours.
  • Assists in the recruitment and retention of program participants.
  • Maintains physical state of all program space and equipment by practicing safety, cleanliness, and inventory control. Uses planning and down time appropriately.
  • Anticipates unsafe situations and intervenes when they occur.
  • Responds quickly to changing situations and moves around the Center as needed.

2. Assists with Social Enrichment Learning Activities

  • Prepares, plans, and implements activities that align with S.A.F.E. criteria and the CASEL learning model.
  • Works with Marquette Service Learning students to mentor and assist with youth on Talent & Skills Assessments.
  • Prepares, teaches and evaluates evidenced-based prevention and life skills curricula to fulfill grant requirements and logic models.
  • Assists with community services, as needed.

3. Assists with Educational Advancement Programs and activities

  • Prepares and leads a college preparation class for middle/high school students.
  • Assists in implementation of two-level education program that tracks and monitors academic progress of youth.
  • Maintains accurate database of high performing MPS schools and communicates information to students and parents
  • Assists with homework help, utilizing Marquette Service Learning students and other volunteers.
  • Using assessment results plans and coordinates career field trips to broaden youths’ ideas of potential careers available.
  • Writes and follows success stories related to educational advancement of youth.

4. Assists Youth Center Manager in building relationship with families involved in current Programs

  • Plans and implements mailings and communication to parents about current and upcoming programs.
  • Works to build stronger relationships with families by completing monthly home visits to youth involved in Educational Advancement Programs, sharing resources, achievements of youth and providing school selection resources.
  • Assists with obtaining permissions slips for programs and events.
  • Assists with and makes referrals for Emergency Requests and other City on a Hill services.

5. Assists with other youth programs and events

  • Assists with coordinating and planning City on a Hill Youth Leadership Council & Advisory team.
  • Assists with special events and youth- programs.

Completes other activities and tasks as assigned

Adheres to the values of City on a Hill and contributes to the unity of the team

Involved in monthly hands-on ministry activity

Attends weekly devotionals, quarterly all- staff meetings and celebration parties

 

Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years old with at least 2 years of youth development or discipleship experience
  • Must possess a driver’s license and be able and willing to drive City on a Hill vehicles
  • Experience in nonprofit, social service or para-church organizations, or churches
  • Cross-cultural experience
  • Must be proficient with computers, Word, Excel, and other basic office equipment and software.
  • Strong organizational skills, written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Availability during evenings and some weekends.
  • Must be, or be willing to become, CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Basic knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and working with youth with Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E.s)
  • Ability to perform responsibilities in a self-directed manner
  • Ability to function effectively in an environment requiring multi-tasking
  • Growing relationship with Christ and involvement in a local church
  • Evidence of spiritual maturity, including integrity, humility and self-discipline

 

Mental/Physical Requirements:

  • Operates equipment necessary to perform the job.

  • Stands, walks, and reaches above the shoulders as well as squats, bend, twists, kneels and climbs throughout the shift.

  • Must be able to lift, push, carry various items (bags, boxes, etc.)

  • Lift up to 10 lbs. and frequently up to 20 lbs.

  • Push/pull 20 lbs.

Send resume, cover letter, and salary history to Brooke Chapman at: bchapman@cityonahillmilwaukee.org