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YDP2-Program Aide - Mat-su



Job Description
The Mat-Su Boys & Girls Club is looking for a YDP2-Program Aide to supervise school-age youth and safely coordinate activities provided within the Boys & Girls Clubs' five core program areas. Efforts will result in a recreation program with high energy and activity level that is highly patronized by members, and an atmosphere that is positive and inviting to all members.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Basic understanding of youth development, generally acquired through a minimum of 6 months' experience tutoring, mentoring, or supervising school-age youth.
• Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally, including ability to communicate with youth when environment is noisy.
• Ability to organize and supervise youth in a safe manner.
• Ability to motivate youth and manage challenging behavioral situations.
• Ability to juggle a variety of tasks at one time in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to maintain good relations with peers and general public.
• Effective problem solving skills.
• Creativity and high energy level.
• Contribute to an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
• Youth Development Strategy is used in all interactions with youth.
• Evaluate program effectiveness and recommend changes as necessary.
• Promote and stimulate program participation through, but not limited to, highlighting youth achievement and activities, and reflecting members' work and input.
• Greet members and participate in their club orientation process; conduct tours.
• Provide positive guidance and role modeling to members.
• Implement department activities and other events as directed. Assist members with homework.
• Maintain accurate inventories of equipment and materials related to assigned program area and notify supervisor of any shortages or items needing repair.
• Maintaining equipment and facility, program areas and supplies, ensuring a consistently clean, inviting appearance and an environment that is safe for members and staff.
• Assess facility needs and perform janitorial and minor maintenance duties, including but not limited to: cleaning walls, floors and restrooms; removing trash.
• Immediately correct safety concerns such as spills, equipment not stored correctly, doors left unlocked, etc.
• Move throughout activity area without disrupting youth traffic flow and activities.
• Recognize and react quickly to problems--arguing, bullying, fighting, horseplay—and stop the undesirable activity quickly, using Boys & Girls Clubs Effective Guidance and Discipline principles.
• Respond to injuries and signs of illness, and ensure emergency procedures are followed.
• Complete incident reports timely and accurately per Boys & Girls Clubs policies and procedures.
• Observe BGC policies and procedures at all times.
• Develop familiarity with and participate in Commitment to Quality Process.
• Identify high needs youth (e.g., those at risk for abuse, neglect, gang involvement, substance abuse, depression, suicide), and report to supervisor for follow-up/profiling or mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse.
• Report for duty and work assigned shifts with punctual and reliable attendance.
• Accurately record hours worked and complete timesheets by required payroll deadline
• Complete all required training courses as scheduled and continue to update and maintain current skills.
• Ensure a productive work environment by participating in required staff meetings.
• Maintain close, daily communication with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct, and advise/counsel.
• Provide customer service to adults and other user groups in the facility.
• Demonstrate flexibility to changing priorities and assume additional duties as required.

Non-essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• May participate in special outreach programs and/or events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
• High school diploma or equivalency, background in education is a plus.
• Basic understanding of youth development, generally acquired through a minimum of 6 months' experience tutoring, mentoring, or supervising school-age youth.
• Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally, including ability to communicate with youths and get their attention when they are playing and environment is noisy.
• Ability to organize and supervise Youth in a safe manner.
• Ability to motivate youth and manage challenging behavioral situations.
• Ability to juggle a variety of tasks at one time in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to maintain good relations with peers and general public.
• Ability to work evenings, weekends as required and adapt to schedule changes.
• Must pass criminal records check.
• Effective problem solving skills.
• Creativity and high energy level.

If you meet these qualifications, please apply. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.

This is a regular, part-time position, 20hrs/wk $10.75/hr DOE/Q.

Work schedule is Monday - Friday, 2:30 pm - 6:30pm. Possibility of more hours if someone is out sick or on vacation. Also flexibility to work morning shift, 6:30am - 9:00am if needed. Position starts June 19, 2017.

Position is open until filled by a qualified candidate.







About Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska
Boys & Girls Clubs provide safe facility-based recreation and social development programs for children and youth ages 7 through 18. Club programs are designed to meet the strengths, interests, and needs of young people to foster academic success, leadership, and healthy lifestyles. Boys & Girls Club Child Development Center also offers an enrichment program that provides a safe, healthy, nurturing, and responsive childcare setting for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. With a special emphasis on a variety of educational opportunities that reflect a child’s individual and group needs. Focus is placed on those activities that develop self-confidence, self-expression, positive social interactions, and self-reliance. Staff members are trained in early childhood development and offer the children support, encouragement, and consistency.




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