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Youth Development Counselor

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Position Description

Intertwined is seeking college-enrolled individuals to serve as program facilitators implementing curriculum and activities with middle school-aged students in a school-based environment.  Team member provides a quality experience to youth that focuses on developing their leadership and self-management skills, cultural awareness, and financial literacy. Team member is also responsible for completing administrative functions that support the success of the middle school program.

 

Employee Type: Part-time

 

Compensation: $14 - $18 per hour, depending on experience

Qualifications/Skills:

 

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required

  • Previous experience working with children in a childcare program, school or afterschool program and/or similar setting strongly preferred

  • 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

  • Must have transportation to travel to and from school campuses

 

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 parent/caregiver 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 11:00am to 6:30pm, and occasional Saturdays. Once the schedule is set with a school, it will remain fixed for the entire year. Applicants should be available to work up to 15 hours during the regular school week. The Fall 2023 schedule will be shared with applicants chosen for an interview.

 

Work Location

 

Schools serviced are in Northeast, South and Southeast Houston. If hired, applicant could be assigned to work in any 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 working with youth and 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

Interested and qualified applicants should apply online here. Application period closes on Friday, September 8, 2023. 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 and boosted against COVID-19 unless a valid EEO-based exclusion exists. 

Cheronda Bryan: Meet the Team

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

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