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Youth Development Professional

  • Hudson Valley
  • Location:
  • The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle 79 Seventh Street New Rochelle, New York, 10801 Google Maps

  • Region : Hudson Valley
  • Job Type : Paid
  • Minimum age : 19
  • Status : Part Time
  • Length : Temporary
  • Anticipated Start/End Dates: 08/29/2022-06/27/2023
  • Number of Available Positions: 18
  • Minimum Hours/Week: 15Hours/Week
  • Specific Days Needed: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Public Transportation: Bus Train Car
  • Minimum Education: High School/ GED
  • Area of Focus: Academic Support/Homework Help Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater) Community Service/Service Learning Computers/Technology Health/Nutrition Leadership/Mentoring Sports/Recreation/Fitness
  • Job Description:

    OUR MISSION: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


    TITLE:                                                                    Youth Development Professional (YDP)

    REPORTS TO:                                                     Unit/Site/Clubhouse Director

    STATUS:                                                               Non-Exempt

    Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor or his/her designee, a YDP plans, implements, and supervises programs and activities in structured, specialized program spaces. Specialized content areas include: Education, Social Recreation, Cultural Arts, Sports & Fitness, Outdoor Recreation, and STEM.


    Prepare Youth for Success Facilitate lesson plans for the youth

    • Promote program participation
    • Provide guidance and role modeling to youth
    • Provide a safe environment through clear rules and expectations
    • Provide homework assistance and high yield fun learning activities during Power Hour.
    • Help set up materials and redirect youth when appropriate
    • Assist youth Development Specialist during programming

    Supervision & Safety

    • Ensure a productive and collaborative work environment by participating in planned staff meetings and training.
    • Inspect program areas daily or any safety precautions prior to youth entering area.
    • Monitor youth while in unstructured program areas.

    Additional Responsibilities

    • May organize and/or participate in special events.
    • Demonstrate a high standard of professionalism, effective communication, personal motivation, and interpersonal skills with members, peers, supervisors, parents, volunteers and the general public.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club youth, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines and instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.

    External: Support external contact as instructed with community groups, schools, member’s parents, public stakeholders and others as directed by supervisor. Maintain a good reputation and moral conduct outside of work, in the community and on social media networks.


    This position may involve lifting, bending, standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, reaching, and grasping. Must be able to demonstrate and/or describe activities to youth. This position works around youth and adults with moderate exposure to noise. This position will work both indoors and outdoors.


  • Required Skills/Experience:


    • High school diploma or GED, some higher education strongly preferred.
    • Experience in youth development, human development, recreation, education or related field.
    • Must pass National Criminal Background Check and OCFS Clearance.
    • Experience in working with youth, experience with groups of youth preferred.
      • Ability to motivate youth, manage behavior problems, and keep youth engaged in activities.
      • Ability to be consistent and encourage honesty, responsibility, fairness, sportsmanship and respect for all involved.
      • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
      • Ability to plan and implement quality programs for groups of youth.
    • Ability to be flexible and adapt in a work environment that changes often.
    • CPR and First AID Certifications preferred, required within 6 months of hired date.



  • How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention New York Google Maps

  • To the Attention of : Jahday Burns
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