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Peer Group Coordinator- Part Time

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BEST Kids, Inc | Washington, DC
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BEST Kids, Inc


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Published 7 days ago

Salary

$18 - $22


ABOUT BEST KIDS

BEST Kids is a nonprofit mentoring organization that empowers youth in foster care to build better futures, one child at a time.

​BEST Kids is guided by the belief that all children are talented. Through one-on-one volunteer mentoring, extensive training, staff support and experiential learning-based Peer Groups, we encourage our youth to discover and develop their unique skills and abilities. Beginning with children as young as six and continuing, as needed, until adulthood, BEST Kids works to enable youth to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society.

POSITION PURPOSE

This position is responsible for planning and executing Peer Group activities for youth ages 11-13 that are engaging, fun, developmentally appropriate, and work towards meeting programmatic outcomes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning Duties:

  •  Ensure planned activities are developmentally appropriate and engaging
  • Secure easily accessible location for all Peer Group activities
  • Develop structured agenda for peer group activities that includes contingencies
  • Incorporate therapeutic and outcome focused activities in all Peer Group sessions
  • Send out invitations to all mentors, mentees/caregivers, and volunteers and maintain RSVPs
  • Coordinate food and snacks for all Peer Group sessions

Leader Responsibilities:

  •  Take attendance at all sessions
  •  Serve as main contact for Peer Group related questions
  • Execute agenda to ensure smooth operation of all activities
  • Enforce Peer Group rules and manage behavior
  • Conduct assessment at the end of Peer Group sessions and compile data
  • Keep accurate records of all Peer Group activities and contact information in a database

Other Duties:

  • Attend and participate in all agency and department staff meetings
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment
  • Represent the programs department in agency fundraising activities
  • Provide Peer Group data for grant writing and reporting purposes
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION & RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum High School Diploma, some college preferred
  • Two or more years of working with youth, program design and management, and/or social work

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Proficiency in technical areas such as Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, and Excel                      
  • Strong organizational, planning, and facilitation skills                         
  • Ability to relate well in cross-cultural environments                              
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other program staff                  
  • Ability to use time effectively                       
  • Ability to focus on details                             
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities                          
  • Ability to effectively assess relational support skills including guiding, supporting, confronting, advising, negotiating, and coaching                  
  •  Ability to critically collect and analyze data and problem solve                         
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality throughout daily operations                         
  • Ability to accurately document data and information in writing                        

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Routine office environment and off-site activities for Peer Group sessions 
  • Work hours and work location flexible to meet customer and agency needs
  • Must pass criminal, child protection, and sexual registry background checks including a health and TB screening
  • Access to a reliable vehicle preferred

ABOUT BEST KIDS

BEST Kids is a nonprofit mentoring organization that empowers youth in foster care to build better futures, one child at a time.

​BEST Kids is guided by the belief that all children are talented. Through one-on-one volunteer…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

How To Apply

In order to apply, you must submit a cover letter and resume to cynthia@bestkids.org.

In order to apply, you must submit a cover letter and resume to cynthia@bestkids.org.

Location

1212 4th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

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