Founded in 1971, Y.O.U. is an Evanston-based non-profit that partners with families, schools, and the community to provide academic, social, and emotional support to close the opportunity gap and prepare all youth for post-secondary and life success. Each year, Y.O.U. provides over 1,600 youth across 11 school sites with free, holistic, out-of-school support, including afterschool and summer learning programs, mental health counseling, and experiential learning through partnerships.
Summary of Role
The Part-Time Youth Worker will provide critical support to Y.O.U's Out of School Time Programs in elementary and middle schools located in Evanston, Skokie, and Morton Grove.
● This is seasonal, non-permanent role within Y.O.U. with a term commencing 9/3/19 and ending 5/14/20.
● This is an hourly position with a pay rate of $15.00 per hour.
● The hours are Monday- Thursday, approx. 2:30-6:30 pm with potential flexible hours on Fridays (20 hours a week) depending on the school site and Y.O.U.’s 2019-2020 program calendar.
Duties & Responsibilities
● Build positive relationships with youth that support their success and well-being.
● Help youth build healthy positive relationships with each other, with adults, and with their families.
● Implement and support activities that focus on relationship building, social-emotional enrichment, life skill development, and academic assistance.
● Lead workshops on social-emotional enrichment and project based learning.
● Deliver large and small-group instruction and homework help in a safe and structured environment.
● Engage with parents and family members as needed to support the youth.
● Demonstrate professional behavior that supports team efforts and enhances team behavior, performance and productivity.
● Other duties as assigned.
● Demonstrated passion for working with youth and families.
● Demonstrated interest in the future of the fields of education and youth development.
● A youth development orientation, strong sense of teamwork, leadership skills, and project management skills.
● Strong interpersonal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to interact with individuals from a wide range of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
● Demonstrated personal qualities of integrity, emotional maturity, and credibility; a demonstrated history of using good judgment.
● Bachelor's degree in or enrolled in school for relevant field (i.e., Sociology, Education, Social Work).
● At least 1 year previous experience working with youth.
● Must have a valid Driver's License and willing to drive groups of youth as needed.
Founded in 1971, Y.O.U. is an Evanston-based non-profit that partners with families, schools, and the community to provide academic, social, and emotional support to close the opportunity gap and prepare all youth for…
Applicants should submit interest here. In addition to the general details requested, applicants are asked to submit a resume and a cover letter describing specifically how their background, skills, education, and experience match the needs described above.
Y.O.U. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Applicants should submit interest here. In addition to the general details requested, applicants are asked to submit a resume and a cover letter describing specifically how…