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Youth Development Specialist

  • 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: 17
  • Minimum Hours/Week: 15Hours/Week
  • Specific Days Needed: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Public Transportation: Car
  • Minimum Education: Associates in youth development, human development, recreation, education or related field.
  • Area of Focus: Academic Support/Homework Help Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater) Community Service/Service Learning 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 Specialist (YDS)

    REPORTS TO:                                   Unit/Site/Clubhouse Director

    STATUS:                                                 Non-Exempt

    Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor or his/her designee, a YDS 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

    • Coordinate and supervise programs designed to help youth discover personal interest and abilities.
    • Provided individualized support and mentoring to students who are struggling with schoolwork or other issues.
    • Help children develop social skills through activities such as team building, arts & crafts projects, STEM etc.
    • Provide homework assistance and high yield fun learning activities during Power Hour.

    Program Development and Implementation

    • Ensure safety of members, quality programs and clean appearance of the Club at all times.
    • Organize and develop age appropriate lesson plans and activities.
    • Facilitate lesson plans for the youth.
    • Adjust/modify lesson plans to accommodate all youth.

    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.
    • Follow all company and OCFS guidelines and regulations.

    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:


    • Associated degree in related field or a minimum of two years of 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
      • 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


  • How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention 79 Seventh Street New Rochelle, New York, 10801 Google Maps

  • To the Attention of : Jahday Burns
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