YOUTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST

1 month ago
Meriden, CT
Part Time

Women and Families Center RISE Program is an after school program that engages high school youth (grades 9-12) in college & career exploration and community service through project-based activities.

Summary:

  • Responsible for the after school site management, youth recruiting as well as developing and facilitating enrichment/recreational activities.

This is a part time school year position, 20 hrs/wk, Tuesday – Thursday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm (program site hours) and an additional 4 hours planning and professional development. Position includes some paid time off benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Human Service or related field preferred
  • Three years of experience working with at-risk youth preferred; teaching experience preferred
  • Outreach and/or youth counseling experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and interact positively with youth
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Must acquire and maintain First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Bilingual a plus

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position requires typical work operations and responsibilities such as but not limited to:

  • Recruit youth (high school) and maintain enrollment
  • Complete initial and ongoing assessments of youth participants
  • Maintain accurate youth records
  • Establish goals for each youth; complete annual evaluations for youth
  • Plan lessons and activities, including group activities, guest speakers and field trips
  • Assist youth with homework or other school day related projects
  • Provide crisis intervention, short-term supportive counseling and case management for program youth as needed
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in program development and operation
  • Facilitate and assist with coordination of special events and other youth-oriented activities
  • Report all accidents, incidents and information vital to the program to the Program Coordinator
  • Maintain CACFP meal count forms and follow nutritional guidelines
  • Develop and maintain relationships with youth parents

Interested candidates please send cover letter, resume, and educational credentials.

AA/EOE

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $19.00 per hour