Youth Development Professional- Boys and Girls Clubs of Chattanooga

Youth Development Professional

PERFORMANCE

PROFILE SOURCE: Youth Development Professional

DEPARTMENT: Programs

REPORTS TO: Unit Director and/or Program Director

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Youth Development Professional plans, implements and supervises members, and evaluates activities and outcomes within a specific program area, supporting our priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character and Citizenship.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

I. Prepare Youth for Success

 Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes

 promote and stimulate program participation, especially for teens;

 register new members and participate in their Club orientation process; and

 provide guidance and role modeling to members.

II. Program Development and Implementation

 Effectively implement and administer programs, services and activities for members and visitors.

III. Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure Club and child safety, quality programs and good appearance of the branch at all times. Track and assess outcomes through periodic activity reports.

IV. Supervision

 Ensure a productive work environment by participating in scheduled staff meetings.

 Maintain a welcoming and safe environment to all members, staff and volunteers

 Create an environment of mutual respect and responsibility by monitoring members actions towards one another

 Proactively engage with members during the program day to create appropriate relationships and garner trust

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. May participate in special programs and/or events.

2. May be required to drive Club van.

RELATIONSHIPS:

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

External: Maintain contact with external community groups, schools, members' parents and others to assist in resolving problems.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

• High school diploma or GED

• Experience in working with children

• Knowledge of youth development

• Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems

• Ability to deal with the general public

• Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth

• Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment

• Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications

• Valid State Driver’s License

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Helping members grow, learn, and gain new skills can be very rewarding. The work is sometimes routine but new activities and challenges mark each day. Youth development can be physically and emotionally taxing, as workers constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, and lift to attend to each member's interests and problems.

DISCLAIMER:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

E mail cover letter and resume to: Russ Barker. rbarker@bgccha.org. (423) 266-6131