Youth Worker Associate Part-Time
We are looking for individuals to embark in a career working with youth. A position as a Part-Time Youth Worker Associate with Chicago Youth Centers is a perfect place to receive valuable experience working with children and teens, to help them excel in school and become great young adults.
We are conducting a search for a part time Youth Worker Associate for the following location:
Rebecca K. Crown Youth Center, 7601 S. Phillips, Chicago, IL, Work Schedule 1:30 - 6:30 PM
Within centers/sites, and external locations, performs functions to coordinate and implement out-of-school time youth development activities; working with the program team under general direction of a supervisor, plans and implements daily lessons and activities for assigned after school group in the context of CYC’s P21 program framework.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for facilitation of one or more School-age and/or Teen Groups; develop and implement weekly lesson plans in accordance with CYC’s P21 curriculum model; ensure safe and appropriate group environment; ensure that designated space and materials are ready in advance of each day’s scheduled activities; ensure required program component hours are met and activities are planned consistent with agency outcomes; monitor progress of individual member goals.
• Responsible for assisting with the involvement of parents and families; ensure consistent communication with parents of youth members regarding youths’ progress; assist in developing parent and family activities as assigned and in accordance with agency standards.
• Responsible for recruitment, enrollment, and intake of assigned number of group members; engage in canvassing and other recruitment activities assigned; assist in developing and implementing community relations strategies.
• Responsible for ensuring that recordkeeping and reporting systems are maintained in an up to date and accurate manner, and consistent with agency standards; track and record group members’ progress consistent with CYC’s outcomes matrix and ETO data base procedures.
• Responsible for assisting with center and agency program evaluation activities as assigned, including periodic supervision and staff meetings, peer reviews, satisfaction surveys, and quality improvement teams; implement recommendations for improvements as required.
• Responsible for developing and implementing a Professional Development Plan, maintaining a commitment to professional development in Youth Development and related fields.
• Responsible for driving and/or transporting children and youth on agency business.
6 – 30 semester hours of college credit plus 3 years of experience in youth development or a related field (six hours of which must be in a field related to youth development as noted above).
• Advancing Youth Development Certificate (may acquire at first opportunity). One year related work experience. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children in the field of youth development. Experience working with Kindergarten- 2nd grade students. Creativity and ability to teach science, music, arts & crafts. Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Computer expertise (MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.).
• Associate’s Degree or equivalent in Youth Development or related field, with a minimum of six semester hours in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Camping or other related field.
• Associate’s Degree Equivalency: 30+ semester hours of college credit plus 2 years of experience in youth development or a related field (six hours of which must be in a field related to youth development as noted above).
By investing in the academic, social and emotional development of children and teens in underserved Chicago communities, CYC helps them discover and realize their full potential. The organization includes six neighborhood centers, four 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and eleven partner Head Start sites. CYC provides youth, ages 3 to 19, with the following programs: Early Childhood Education, School-Age Child Development, Teen Leadership Development, and, Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services and Education Support Initiative.