Summary of Role
Y.O.U. is looking for passionate individuals who are dedicated to delivering anti-racist-focused afterschool programming to youth. Reporting to the Afterschool Program Manager, Part Time Youth Workers will support their site based team by leading one-on-one or group tutoring, with the possibility of facilitating fun, educational enrichment activities. Our goal is to create and implement programming that meets the needs and interests of our youth and families in an effort to close the opportunity gap and set youth up for post-secondary and life success.
Key Responsibility Areas
Direct Service - Academic Support (100%)
- Facilitate one-on-one and/or small group tutoring sessions on a daily basis for middle school youth.
- Deliver social emotional learning activities through small group instruction in a safe and structured space.
- Build positive authentic relationships with youth that support their success and well-being in and out of school.
- Build positive authentic relationships and establish consistent communication with caregivers to support the growth and development of youth throughout program.
- Support youth in building healthy positive relationships with peers, families and their community.
- Experience in and passion for working with middle school aged youth, preferably in a non-traditional setting.
- Experience with one-on-one or small group tutoring.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of team members and youth.
Skills and Qualities
- Ability to connect with a diverse group of youth across multiple age-levels.
- Approach relationship building with caregivers and families of our youth from a supportive, partnership-motivated mindset that fosters collaboration, respect, and understanding.
- Affirms and supports the diverse identities of youth and staff.
- Continuously seeks out additional learning opportunities to improve practices and develop new skills.
- Demonstrates capacity and skill to self-reflect on professional practices and beliefs.
- Understands that racism, privilege, and power are systemic and that reality impacts access to resources, how communities are framed, and how they present themselves in everyday lives.
- Believes that all youth, regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality, class, etc. deserve an education that equals the value of their lives.
- Believes that post-secondary success is not limited to achieving a college education while still promoting higher education as a possibility for underrepresented youth.
- Believes advocacy is central to their work as a youth educator.