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Youth Development Counselor

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Position Description

The person that fills this position serves as primary program facilitator implementing curriculum and activities with middle school-aged students in a school-based environment.  Team member provides a quality experience to children that focuses on developing students’ leadership skills, cultural/diversity awareness, and financial literacy. Team member is also responsible for completing administrative functions that support the success of the program.

 

Employee Type: Part-time

 

Compensation: Between $125 - $175 per week, depending on experience

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required

  • Minimum of one year experience working in a licensed childcare program, school or afterschool program and/or similar setting

  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally-appropriate program activities with middle school-aged youth

  • Ability to maintain a safe classroom environment and to manage classroom dynamics in a healthy, productive, child-centered manner

  • Previous experience with and ability to connect with students from diverse backgrounds

  • Ability to communicate professionally in both spoken and written English

  • Proficiency with computers (Mac or PC) and common software tools such as Microsoft Office and Google Suite

  • Proficiency using various social media platforms

  • Must be able to become certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse prevention

  • Must be able to clear a state and federal criminal background check

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Program Quality: Plans, organizes and implements curriculum that includes both formal and informal learning. Makes the environment fun and engaging for students while achieving the stated outcomes for the program.

  • Leadership: Supervises the students, program area, and all activities. Makes sound decisions to ensure safety and productivity within the environment. Acts as a role model to the children by exemplifying the core values of Intertwined.

  • Community Engagement: Maintains communication with school and district staff to ensure effective coordination and collaboration. Engages with parents as needed. Engages on various social media platforms to connect the community with Intertwined’s work. 

  • Daily Operations: Maintains the program site, equipment, and supplies in good order. Conducts the necessary set-up and breakdown of activities and cleaning of the program area.

  • Relationship-Building: Develops positive relationships with students, parents, and school staff. Collaborates and works effectively with Intertwined staff, co-facilitators and other volunteers.  

  • Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention: Reports suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and policy violations. Follows mandated abuse and incident reporting requirements. Ensures that the whereabouts of students are always known and that proper supervision is provided in high-risk areas such as bathrooms.

  • Administration: Assists with administrative functions of the program to ensure effective execution and proper accountability.

 

Work Schedule

 

Intertwined hosts programs on campuses at times that are convenient for our partner schools. This could be any time during the regular school week (Monday to Friday) between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm. Once the schedule is set with a school, it will remain fixed for the entire semester. Applicants should be available to work up to 15 hours during the regular school week. The Spring 2022 schedule will be shared with applicants chosen for an interview.

 

Work Location

 

Schools serviced are in Northeast and Southeast Houston. If hired, applicant could be assigned to work in one or both of these areas.

 

Reasons to work with Intertwined

 

Intertwined is a nonprofit organization run by a group of people passionate about empowering young people and creating opportunity in the community. We want to hire people who are also excited about giving back to the community. We invest in our team members by helping them to develop the skills they need in order to achieve their life goals, which includes offering a consistent weekly salary. We mentor our team members by providing useful performance feedback, assisting with resume writing and skill development, increasing workforce readiness, sharing essential personal financial management information, and engaging team members as partners to achieve a happy, productive work environment.

 

To Apply

Thanks for your interest! We are currently not hiring for this position. Please check back later.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply online here. Application period closes on February 14, 2022. Please no phone calls or emails.

 

Note: For the safety of our community and the young people we serve, Intertwined STRONGLY encourages 

employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid EEO-based exclusion exists. 

 

We will begin hiring again for this position in August 2022. Thank you for your interest, and please check back then.