Youth Development Professional (YDP) - (Bilingual: Spanish) $12.50-$13.50/hr

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-765080
    • Job Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 28, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Salary Range: $12.50 to $13.50/hr
    • Average Weekly Hours: Less than 20
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Job Description:

Job Summary:

Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing programs/activities that allow members to feel empowered to make healthy choices, learn methods to cope with stress, bullying and trauma, and a stronger sense of pride and responsibility related to their self-image and esteem. These programs include but not limited to health & hygiene; bullying prevention; drug, tobacco & alcohol prevention; teen pregnancy prevention; conflict resolution and social, emotional learning.



Culture Competency and Responsiveness

  • Demonstrate and communicate the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) philosophy, objectives, standards and programs through all methods available to members, their parents, and the general public. Provide quality program activities that are inclusive, welcoming, respectful and responsive to the diversity of members, families and community.

Youth Leadership and Engagement

  • Assist in providing quality program activities and experiences that promote a sense of purpose and individual empowerment for members to practice and develop leadership skills, make meaningful choices during activities, support members to develop skills in decision making, planning and goal setting skills.
  • Promote and support members initiated and member lead activities. Foster an environment that offers choices, incorporates team building and promotes a sense of belonging and group identity for members.

Program Activity Planning and Implementation

  • Assists in planning, organizing and implementing program activities in accordance with selected curricula that supports program goals and incorporates the needs and interests of members.
  • Responsible for regularly gathering information and feedback from members about their needs and interests.

Safe Positive Environment

  • Understands and follows the BGCGM Member Care Manual policies and procedures to include but not limited to conduct of member policies, supervision of members policies, employee to member policies, member safety polices, child abuse and neglect policies, member health policies, transportation and field trips policies, the club safety/contingency plan, and the procedures for reporting incidents/accidents during program hours.
  • Keeps accurate attendance, tracks member participation in assigned program areas, documents results and progress of members. Generate monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports as requested.

Collaborations and Partnerships

  • Assist in proving opportunities to engage and support the families of members, build reciprocal relationships with communities, volunteers and organizations to support program goals.

Professionalism/Professional Development

  • Demonstrate commitment to one’s own learning, skill building and professionalism on the job by following BGCGM code of conduct and employee handbook, supporting colleagues, sharing duties and working collaboratively, and active participation in meetings.
  • Seek and attend professional development workshops, trainings and interactions with other professionals and apply new learning to work practices

Supportive Relationships

  • Provide appropriate guidance and direction through supportive relations with members.
  • Understand and articulate the value of BGCGM and serve as an advocate for youth and the field of youth development.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Experience and Skills

Education and/or Certification Requirements:

  • Bilingual - Spanish Speaking
  • High School Diploma
  • Within 6 months of hire:
    • CPR
    • First Aid
    • Suspected Child Abuse- Mandated Report Training (SCAN_MART) or equivalent.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 6 months of experience directly related to youth and youth programming preferred, but not required.
  • 80 full days or 120 half days of experience as an assistant child care teacher, if required.
  • Demonstrated examples of working with youth.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Works effectively with families from a variety of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds,
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Understands confidentiality guidelines and protects children, youth, and family confidentiality.
  • Awareness of local and state curriculum frameworks and standards preferred, but not required.
  • Appreciates new ideas and learning opportunity.

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