- Christopher Clubhouse
- Levin Clubhouse
- Smythe Clubhouse
- DCP El Camino Clubhouse
Summary: Youth Development Professionals prepare youth for success by creating an environment that facilitates the achievement of Boys & Girls Clubs’ youth development outcomes. This work is accomplished by promoting participation in clubhouse programs, providing guidance, and role modeling to members.
Primary Function: Plans, implements, supervises and evaluates activities provided in within a specific program area, such as Education, Special Education, Social Recreation, Arts & Crafts, and Physical Education.
Youth Development Professional (Sports, Fitness, & Recreation)
– Help young people develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
Key Roles (Essential Job Responsibilities):
Prepare Youth for Success
Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes:
– promote and stimulate program participation;
– register new members and participate in their club orientation process;
– provide guidance and role modeling to members.
Program Development and Implementation
– Effectively implement and administer programs, services and activities for drop-in members and visitors.
– Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the branch at all times. Prepare periodic activity reports.
– Ensure a productive work environment by participating in weekly branch staff meetings.
– Experience working with youth and understanding of youth development
-Demonstrated experience conducting youth activities in at least one of the designated Core Areas
-High School Diploma or GED
-Negative TB test
-CPR and First Aid Certification (Within 30 days of hire)
-Background check clearance
– NCLB (No Child Left Behind) certification required/ 48 Transferable Units.
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
The YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL must have a demonstrated knowledge of youth development, safe and appropriate activities for youth, and understanding of the culture and community in which the clubhouse is located.
SKILLS and ABILITIES
Team Building (Able to convince members to work toward a common goal)
Decision making (Able to formulate sound approaches to problems using the available information)
Motivational (Able to motivate youth and manage behavior problems.)
Communication (Able to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing)
Interpersonal (Able to work well with a wide range of people.)
Time Management (Able to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.)
Conflict Resolution (Able to encourage youth to seek peaceful approaches to addressing problems and conflict)
Diversity Orientation (Able to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, or religion)
Project Management (Able to plan, implement, and supervise safe, quality programs for youth)
May participate in special programs and/or events.
May be required to drive Club van.
Internal: Maintains 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: Maintains contact with external community groups, schools, members’ parents and others to assist in resolving problems.
Frequent standing and walking; occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds of school supplies or recreational equipment waist height); hear and understand speech at normal levels; and speak so that others may understand at normal levels.
Boys & Girls Clubs are often stressful, busy, and noisy environments. Youth Development Professionals are expected to work in situations where many member and facilities related activities take place at the same time.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.