Youth Specialist

Business: Duluth Area Family YMCA

Location: Various Duluth-Area Schools

Type: Part Time

Application Start Date: 2020/08/24

Application Deadline: 2021/05/31

Youth Specialist
Job Title: Youth Specialist – Out of School Time (OST) Program
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Job Type: Part-Time
Reports to: Site Coordinator Revision Date: 5/19/2020

Youth Specialists maintain a safe and engaging learning environment for youth in an after school setting. Youth Specialists plan and implement high-quality academic and enrichment activities catered to youth’s interests and needs.

Academic Year Sites: Lester Park, Lowell, Laura MacArthur, Piedmont, Homecroft, Congdon, Lakewood, Myers-Wilkins (ISD 709), Raleigh Academy, North Star Academy (Duluth Edison Charter School), Gary New Duluth Recreation Center.
Summer 2020 Sites: Ordean East, Laura MacArthur, Harbor Highlands, Lester Park, Lowell

Essential Functions
• Maintain emotionally and physically safe environment for youth
• Develop and lead high quality activities/lessons for youth
• Communicate with Site Coordinator regarding concerns about children
• Have knowledge, understanding, and application of all program policies, procedures, and best practices
• Work cooperatively with children, parents, other program and building staff
• Provide support to volunteers
• Attend staff meetings and trainings as required
• Be reliable and responsible
• Perform other duties as requested by Site Coordinator, Lead Staff, or designee that relate to the program
• Maintain current required certifications
YMCA Competencies
1. Values: Accept and demonstrate the Y’s values
2. Community: Desire to serve others and fulfill community needs
3. Inclusion: Work effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions
4. Relationships: Build rapport and relate well with others
5. Developing Others: Take the initiative to assist in developing others
6. Decision-Making: Make sound judgments, and transfer learning from one situation to another
7. Change Capacity: Demonstrate an openness to change, and seek opportunities in the change process

Supervisory Responsibility
This position does not involve any supervision responsibilities.

Work Environment
This position operates in area schools and community centers and serves elementary aged youth. There are occasional activities that will take place outdoors, but most activities happen in the buildings.

Physical Demands
• Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas.
• Frequent typing, writing, bending and twisting.
• Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a part time position. Typical Hours-Monday-Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm (times will vary depending on the needs of the site). Some weekend and evening hours for staff development and training.

Travel will not be required during working hours.

Required Education and Experience
• Minimum 17 years of age and high school senior
• Experience working with elementary age youth
• Certifications: Basic CPR/AED and First Aid for adults, children and infants (required). Training can be provided upon hire, and must be obtained within 90 days. Higher levels of certification are accepted.
Preferred Education and Experience
• Education/training in field related to youth and families
• Demonstrate effective communication
• Experience in leadership role working with youth
• Enthusiasm, patience, creativity, common sense and a commitment to working with children

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
The ability to pass a Net Study 2.0 background check.
EEO Statement
The Duluth Area Family YMCA (the Y) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Y complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absences, compensation and training.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Proposed Salary  - $10/hour

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