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Youth Development Professional

Looking for a fresh start in an exciting and rewarding career at a nationally-recognized organization with opportunities for growth? Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta is looking for energetic, talented individuals who love working with youth in grades 1st-8th in a fun, safe, and active environment for the School-Year.

Youth Development Professionals are the cornerstone of the Club Experience. Whether they are creating fun activities, empowering youth leaders, or setting high expectations, our YDPs bring the key elements of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta to life. During these uncertain times, it is even more important for youth to have a safe and encouraging support network; meaning that you have the opportunity to make a positive, life-long impact on the lives of the youth we serve.

  Primary Function:  

Under the supervision of the Unit Director, the Youth Development Professional is responsible to provide planning, coordination, and implementation of activities and programs while practicing social distancing, and safety and infection prevention protocols such as sanitization and the requirement of face coverings. A variety of programs are provided which includes: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

  Success Factors:  

  • Ability to listen, to demonstrate patience, and to create a positive atmosphere with children.

  • Ability to organize group play activities.

  • Experience in early childhood development is preferred.

  • Knowledge of conflict resolution and mediation skills.

  • Knowledge of appropriate-age games, recreation, and fine arts.

  • The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms.

  • The ability to supervise up to 20 youth at a time. (Due to social-distancing the staff to youth ratio is 1:10 at this time)

  Position Responsibilities:  

  • On-Site supervision of the Club members.

  • Maintains a positive outlook and attitude with children, and provide constructive feedback on their efforts and progress.

  • Plan and implement fun and engaging activities using Boys & Girls Club core program areas as a guide.

  • Adhere to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta policies and procedures including, but not limited to, COVID-19 related safety measures.

  • Due to COVID-19, YDPs must help maintain social distancing, wellness monitoring, increased sterilization, required hand-washing and face coverings, as well as any additional safety and infection prevention protocols.

  • Assist children in building conflict resolution skills and learning to accept responsibility for their actions.

  • Maintain positive discipline and safety procedures at all times.

  • Maintain respectful communication with members, parents, school personnel, and other staff.

  • Help maintain a clean facility--making sure children clean up after activities. Never leave a mess after an activity!

  • Additional duties as assigned by Unit Director.

  Experience / Education Required:  

  Wage / Benefits:  

  • One year of experience working with groups of children in a supervised setting is preferred, but not required.

  • Preference for work experience with low-income, disadvantaged children.

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing youth programs.

We are looking for Part-time and Full-time applicants with a maximum of 25-40 hours per week. Hourly wage is based upon qualifications and experience. Professional development opportunities and additional hours are available contingent upon performance, funding, and approval.

Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 am-4:30 pm.

****All applicants must submit a Cover Letter to be considered for this position. Thank you!

Interested in Joining our Team?

To join our dedicated team of Youth Development Professionals, please send us your Resume and Cover Letter to info@bgcgreatershasta.org!

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