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- Employee Type: FT Non-Exempt
- Job Category: Education & Community Services, Regular, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year
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Please note that the location listed above is our Central Office. Our Youth Engagement Specialists will work at Burndale in Aurburn, Firwood Circle in Auburn, High Point in West Seattle, or Seola Gardens in White Center.
Closing Date: July 31st, 2020 or Until Filled
The Youth Engagement Specialist is responsible for supporting the Youth Engagement Coordinator during the year to provide school-age youth with a year-round after-school and summer program. The program aims to boost social-emotional growth, a healthy sense of self and peers, and a passion for learning and discovery. We do this through academic assistance and enrichment, multi-themed project-based learning, and exploring STEM/Arts topics chosen by youth while maintaining a safe and respectful space for all cultures and backgrounds. We engage parents and families to provide a wraparound approach to work with youth. We also engage schools, community partners and volunteers to provide support to youths and families.
The Youth Engagement Specialist will outreach, plan and implement programming components to meet goals and objectives by ensuring meaningful program and space for school-age youth at each site. This will be done in conjunction with the leadership of the Youth Engagement Coordinator and will involve working independently and/or in a team as a planner and instructor, among other duties.
These positions will be situated in the Seola Gardens Youth Community Center in White Center, WA, the Burndale Youth Engagement Center in Auburn, WA, the Firwood Circle Engagement Center in Auburn, WA and the STUDIO program at High Point in Seattle, WA.
At Neighborhood House we have a deep commitment to our employees’ and clients’ diverse experiences and backgrounds that guides our work for a more equitable future. We are seeking a team member that represents our dedication to service, equity and inclusion, to join our diverse team.
- Collaborate with program staff to ensure the effective coordination of program schedules and related events for youth and families.
- Assist in maintaining key project documents and communication to support all aspects of the engagement program, including periodic reports, student attendance, files and updates.
- Foster relationships with schools and community-based organizations and resources to strengthen the diversity of our youth programs.
- Outreaching and publicizing opportunities in the community to attract and maintain youth (5-18 years of age).
- Build and maintain positive professional relationships with program and site staff, agency staff at other sites and community partners.
- Participate in identified professional development trainings.
- Demonstrate professionalism by setting clear boundaries with youth and families, being on time for daily activities, and dressing in a professional demeanor.
- Recruit and manage volunteers from the community for programming purposes on an ongoing basis.
- Assist in conducting family, community and staff events.
Youth Education and Social Development
- Develop and deliver STEM/Arts activities, utilizing a Project-Based Learning Model and the Youth Program Quality Initiative Model, individually and as a team on a daily basis.
- Develop and deliver activities across homework/academics, enrichment and social-emotional topics.
- Plan and lead workshops for older youth such as leadership, college pathways and job readiness.
- Develop and supervise field trips and community service opportunities, including transporting youth participants in a 7-passenger Neighborhood House van.
- Prepare the center before, during, and after programs.
- Assist with the snack and meal programs. At times this may be assisting or leading in serving summer lunches and snack, including the provision of appropriate mealtime activities.
- Monitor computer lab and assist with technology-related projects.
- Act as a positive role model to youth, ranging from K-12th grades.
- Maintain a safe, respectful, and engaging learning environment.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Associates degree in any field plus 2 years’ experience working in Youth Development. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed.
- Ability to work as a team member in a multicultural organization and community.
- Ability and commitment to be a good role model.
- Willingness to comply with established agency performance standards, which require productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service-orientation and the maintenance of a professional demeanor.
- Must have reliable and independent transportation and a clean driving record (no moving violations within the past three years).
- Working knowledge of key computer applications (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet, etc.).
- Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, reliable and independent transportation and a clean driving record (no moving violations within the past three years).
- Current CPR/First Aid certification (within 30 days of hire).
- Sexual Harassment Training within 30 days of hire.
- Current Food Handlers Permit (within 30 days of hire).
- First Aid Certification (within 30 days of hire).
- Child Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).
- Must pass Neighborhood House's background check requirements.
- Position requires Washington State bi-annual criminal background re-check.
- Experience working with children and youth preferred, but not required.
- Experience in creating and facilitating programs for K-12th grade students.
- Knowledge of best practices for after-school and summer learning programs, and family engagement.
- Bilingual Somali, Ukrainian, or Spanish speaking ability desired but not required.
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Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
For more information
Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to email@example.com.