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East Side Neighborhood Service Youth Educator


Job Description for:Youth Educator

Broad Scope and Function of Job:
Assists in facilitation of ESNS afterschool programs. Builds developmental assets of youth by carrying out the goals of East Side's Youth Department: provide youth with a safe environment where creative educational activities use their time constructively, youth receive support from staff and volunteers trained to consistently reinforce their developmental needs, youth develop knowledge, respect, and understanding of people of diverse ethnicities and ages, and youth develop increased communication and problem solving skills. Must be able to relate with and provide outreach to all segments of a multi-cultural community.

Major Job Responsibilities:
Is responsible for, but not limited to the following functions:

-Assists Youth Work Coordinator and staff team in the supervision of the youth involved in the program. Activities generally focus on skill development in academic, communication, problem solving, and interpersonal areas. Development of leadership, self-esteem, character and identity, community service learning, and positive adult and peer relationships are also targeted outcome areas.

-Actively participates in orientation and training to gain the necessary understanding to carry out Youth Department and program goals.

-Other responsibilities as assigned by the Youth Work Coordinator.
-Under the immediate supervision of the Youth Coordinator.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:
-Education: . Currently in highschool or a minimum of one year college or post secondary education in Child Development, Human Services, Education, or related field.

-Experience working with youth and parents. Experience working with groups and program planning in a community setting. Experience working in collaboration to achieve common goals.

-Minimum 7 hours a week; 3:30-6:00pm Monday-Thursday. Occassional Fridays

Other Qualifications:
-Ability to work across ethnic/racial/economic lines for effective communication and trust building.
-Understanding of youth development and effective parenting practices.
-Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
-Ability to work in a collaborative and coordinated effort.
-Ability and willingness to work variable hours.
-Ability to set limits on personal and professional boundaries.
-Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
-Ability to self-start and effectively problem solve.

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