Program: Youth Services
Reports to: Director of Youth Services
The Youth Worker helps facilitate personal, social and educational growth in young people to help them reach their full potential in society. The Youth Worker will motivate, model and help create a team of staff to support area youth in areas requiring assistance, such as tutoring, job readiness, academic support, skill-building and personal growth.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identify and recruit youth as needed.
- Ability to develop knowledge of best practices with youth and an ability to develop a rapport with youth required.
- Plan and implement program activities that include educational workshops appropriate to program academic goals and age of youth.
- Knowledgeable in computers and their programs i.e.: Windows, Excel, Internet usage, etc.
- Able to initiate, make decisions, identify & implement solutions, completes reports and required documentation in an appropriately, effectively and timely manner.
- Demonstrates good listening skills by paying attention to and demonstrating understanding of the comments and questions of others.
- Participates in agency projects.
- Interacts with all staff and community professionally, effectively and appropriately.
- Shows awareness of and respect for multicultural, ethnic, race and gender diversity among all individuals involved in the Agency including recipients of services, residents, staff, other agencies, etc.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High School graduate, GED, or degree in education or related field preferred.
MENTAL/VISUAL DEMANDS: Flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time. Specific vision abilities required by this position includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Eye-hand coordination required less than 15% of the time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, and/or kneel. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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