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Teen Advisor / Job Developer SYEP (Harlem YMCA)

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The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Harlem YMCA is seeking a qualified Teen Advisor who will be play a critical role in providing youth workforce development and developing workforce readiness. The Teen Advisor will be detail orientated and have excellent engagement and assessment skills. The incumbent’s day to day will be a diverse mix of outcome planning, participant meetings, internship development, career coaching, counseling, and site monitoring. Additionally, the Teen Advisor is responsible for meeting all deliverables relating to program funding streams.

The assignment is scheduled to begin on May 3, 2021 and will end on or about August 31, 2021.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program, by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants. 
  • Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.
  • Identify/create job opportunities for participants and match qualified participants with these employment opportunities.
  • Develop relationships with employers, successfully placing participants into jobs and providing on going retention services and supports to both the employer and the participant.
  • Document, track, and maintain regular progress of participants. Provide feedback regarding participant progress as needed. 
  • Serve as a positive role model for participants.
  • Assist participants in developing self-confidence and self-efficacy.
  • Work cooperatively with professional staff, teachers, and other program and school staff.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of program space during all activities.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth.
  • Understand and communicate the YMCA’s core values and the goals of the SYEP Program to participants.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, Department of Youth and Community development and YMCA of Greater New York standards.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events, as appropriate.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Associate degree in Education or a related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience working in the field of youth development or youth workforce development and developing worksites, providing career coaching and counseling, and working in the field of youth workforce development.
  • General knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. 

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$25.00 P/H

Location

On-site
180 W 135th St, New York, NY 10030, USA

How to Apply

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application, and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

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