job-area: Education

youth development professional

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley is now hiring Youth Development Professionals.

What is a Youth Development Professional? A youth development professional plays a crucial role in shaping the future of Club members by designing and implementing programs that foster their physical, emotional, and social growth. This includes creating and leading engaging activities such as sports, arts and crafts, tutoring, and community service projects. They also provide invaluable guidance and counseling to youth who may be struggling with personal or academic challenges. Working with young people can be challenging at times, so patience and positivity are important for a Youth Development Professional. If you have a passion for helping young people grow and succeed, becoming a youth development professional may be the perfect career path for you.

Job Skills:
• Strong Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Building positive relationships with Club members is critical to their success, so having strong interpersonal skills is a must. A Youth Development Professional must be able to communicate effectively with young people, parents, and other staff members.
• Organizational & Planning Skills: Planning and coordinating activities and programs requires strong organizational skills. Developing engaging programs and activities for Club members requires creativity and innovation. Youth Development Professionals must be able to lead and motivate Club members to participate in activities and programs.
• Flexibility: Youth Development Professionals must be able to adapt to the changing needs of Club members and the organization.

Daily Tasks
Daily tasks include but are not limited to:
• Supervise & monitor program areas to ensure Club member safety in a 1 adult to 20 youth ratio
• Provide guidance and discipline for minor behavioral issues with consistency and patience using conflict management skills; foster an inclusive and emotionally safe space for youth
• Plan and implement activities and programs based on weekly lesson plans or using BGCA national program curriculum guides
• Serve prepackaged meals to youth following USDA guidelines
• Maintain the cleanliness of personal program space and overall Club site
• Remain active, engaged and energetic for 6+ hours
• Follow licensing, grant, and funding guidelines from organizations providing oversight to BGCDV, including but not limited to the TN Department of Education, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the USDA

Occasional Job Tasks
• Supervise youth on buses, field trips or at other special events
• Work at organizational fundraising events
• Travel to other Club locations as a substitute if other staff are out; mileage reimbursed

Job Requirements
• 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED, per daycare licensing requirements
• Ability to pass a background screen, drug screen, and physical, including lifting 40 pounds
• 1-2 years of professional experience with children (does not include parenting) ideal
• Ability to complete at least 12 hours of paid training related to youth development
• Ability to be CPR/First Aide certified within 6 months of employment
• Proficiency with technology, including Microsoft Office

Benefits Include
• Daily schedule during afterschool hours from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
• Free childcare for school aged children
• Paid, professional, national training from Boys & Girls Clubs of America in youth development- credits move from organization to organization
• Retirement benefits paid 100% by the organization
• Paid holidays and paid time off after one year of employment
• Low-cost supplemental insurance
• Mileage reimbursement