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Youth Development Professional

Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
Location: Felton
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Youth Development ProfessionalAbout UsFor 86 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware has impacted thousands of lives across Delaware. We are the largest licensed provider of childcare in Delaware and the only statewide Boys & Girls Club in the nation.Each and every day girls and boys are left to find their own recreation and companionship. An increasing amount of kids are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know they have a place in their community where they can go. Clubs provide a safe haven for youth, allow them to meet with friends and be a part of positive peer groups. Club programs teach life skills, conflict resolution and focus on the development of character. Clubs also provide members with positive role models and a nurturing environment that help improve decision-making skills.Job SummaryUnder the supervision of the School Site Director, the youth worker is responsible for assisting with the development and effective operation of a quality school-age childcareprogram that complies with current Delacare rules for school-age centers.Essential FunctionsPerform all job responsibilities in compliance with current state licensing requirements forschool age child care centers; address non-compliance issues as needed or directed.Perform all job responsibilities in compliance with current state licensing requirements forschool age child care centers; address non-compliance issues as needed or directed.Assist Childcare or Program Director in effectively delivering a variety of age-appropriate programs and activities, which reflect Boys & Girls Club's five core program areas and Youth Development Strategy, for children ages 6 - 12.Help ensure safe implementation of all programs and activities. This involves, but is not limited to: condition of equipment and facilities, age-appropriateness, ability levels, weather, appropriate use of equipment and supplies.Assist Childcare or Program Director in supervising children within guidelines established by Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, and in compliance with applicable state licensing regulations.Assist Childcare or Program Director in maintaining productive relationships with parents, school faculty and administrators and staff, and other visitors to the Club.Present yourself as a positive role model for children at all times. Consistently adhere to the policies and practices of BGCDE OCCL and Delaware STARS.Contribute toward development of a positive identity and strong presence for the Boys & GirlsClub in the community.Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or directed.Minimum Qualifications18 years of age or olderMust have School Age Site Assistant CertificateMust be able to pass an FBI clearance, State of Delaware Criminal History Background Check, National and State Sexual Abuse Registry check, and National and State Child Abuse Registry Check per DelaCare regulations.Click on this link to get more information on levels of certification: https://www.doe.k12.de.us/cms/lib/DE01922744/Centricity/Domain/534/SA%20Qualifications%20for%20Packets%20for%202015.pdfEnvironmental and Working Conditions:Environmental and working conditions vary from indoors to outdoors; various meeting locations in and out of the Club; occasional statewide travel (e.g. training). Employees are subject to transfer from one department to another and from one club/school site to another as the needs of the organization change. Physical and Mental Requirements:Maintain a high energy level.Be comfortable working with children ages 6-12 in varying levels of physical activity.Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds when preparing rooms for activities.Typically bends, stoops, walks and sometimes runs on a regular basis while interacting with children in various activities throughout the day.Ability to perform duties effectively under stressful conditions; ability to make decisions quickly and accurately with tact and impartialityAbility to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively both verbally and in writingWork hours: Monday- Friday, split shift between the hours of 6:30AM- 6:00PM.PT Employee Benefits Incentives:Medical Benefits- Part-time employees who meet the following criteria are eligible for benefits per Affordable Care Act (ACA) Guidelines:1 (one) year of service averaging 30 hours per week.Vision & Dental1 (one) year of service averaging 25 hours per week.Paid Time OffEmployee Assistance ProgramNote: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.#BGC6

Keywords: Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, Wilmington , Youth Development Professional, Other , Felton, Delaware

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