Youth & Opportunity United is looking for passionate Part-Time Youth Workers to advance our after school programs!
Founded in 1971, Y.O.U. is an Evanston-based non-profit that partners with families, schools, and the community to provide academic, social, and emotional support to close the opportunity gap and prepare all youth for post-secondary and life success. Each year, Y.O.U. provides over 1,600 youth across 11 school sites with free, holistic, out-of-school support, including afterschool and summer learning programs, mental health counseling, and experiential learning through partnerships. This is an exciting time of transformation for the organization, following a three-year $16.4M capital campaign that expanded programs, launched an endowment, and funded a new headquarters facility. The organization is implementing a new strategic plan focused on data & evaluation of impact, increased integration of services, and refining the program model. Our staff are a diverse collection of passionate individuals, committed to social justice, trauma-informed care, inclusion and equity, and helping youth realize their full potential.
Make a Difference in the Lives of Youth
Part-Time Youth Workers will support youth by serving in Y.O.U.'s after-school programs. They will provide youth with crucial academic support and help lead workshops on social and emotional enrichment and life skills. They will also assist the Program in building relationships with parents, families, and community members.
Summary of Role
The Part-Time Youth Worker will provide support to Y.O.U's Out of School Time Programs in elementary and middle school programs in Evanston.
This is an hourly position with a pay rate of $12.00 per hour.
Starting in mid-September 2018 the hours are Monday-Friday, approx. 2:30-6:30 pm (20 hours a week) depending on the school site and Y.O.U.’s 2017-2018 program calendar.
Duties & Responsibilities
Implement and support activities that focus on relationship building, social-emotional enrichment, life skill development, and academic assistance.
Build positive relationships with youth that support their success and well-being.
Lead workshops on social-emotional enrichment and project based learning.
Deliver group instruction and homework help in a safe and structured environment.
Help youth build healthy positive relationships with each other, with adults, and with their families.
Engage with parents and family members as needed to support the youth.
Demonstrate professional behavior that supports team efforts and enhances team behavior, performance and productivity.
Assist in social-emotional data collection to track youth development and program outcomes
Other duties as assigned.
A deep passion for working with youth and families.
A youth development orientation, strong sense of teamwork, leadership skills, and project management skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of team members and youth.
Personal qualities of integrity, emotional maturity, and credibility; a demonstrated history of using good judgment.
Bachelor's degree in or enrolled in school for relevant field (i.e., Sociology, Education, Social Work).
At least 1 year previous experience working with elementary and middle school aged youth (3rd-8th grade).
Must have a valid Driver's License and willing to drive groups of youth as needed.
About Youth & Opportunity United
Potential is universal, but opportunity is not. Y.O.U. works to ensure every young person has the opportunity to succeed. We partner with families, schools and community to provide academic, social and emotional support where it is most needed, closing the gap between youth and opportunity