Job Description The Boys & Girls Club of Fairbanks is on the hunt for caring, organized, motivated Youth Development Professional. Position responsibilities require mentoring children age 7 through 18. Responsibilities also include tutoring, leading craft projects and gym games, supervising the safety and development of children, participating in outdoor play, and facilitating fun. Educators are expected to create a nurturing atmosphere by empowering and inspiring youth to reach their full potential by offering hope, opportunity and a safe environment.
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.
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 part-time position, 20hrs/wk $12.00/hr DOE/Q. Work schedule is M - F, 2:30pm - 6:30pm.
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.