The Youth Counselor position provides direct service to participants with a focus on inspiring youth to make positive decisions for themselves and their futures. This part-time position provides direct service to participants primarily in 3rd-9th grades in the Strong Fast Fit program, with a focus on Native American participants and families. Strong Fast Fit is designed to educate and empower youth to live healthy and active lifestyles, in culturally specific communities.
3:00 - 7:30pm
Worksite is YWCA Minneapolis Midtown location. Some shifts and sites may vary based on program need and individual schedule.
Implement comprehensive programming:
Recruit and maintain program participants by providing program presentations to schools and youth serving agencies
Plan, prepare, and facilitate/co-facilitate age appropriate and culturally sensitive educational activities utilizing and/or creating Girls and Youth curriculum
Create and maintain a safe learning environment that is student-centered, mission-focused, and accessible to a diverse student body
Support communication with participants and families, and organize and support retention efforts to maintain participants
Collect registration forms, participant demographic information, and track program attendance
Deliver and obtain program evaluation information from participants for program quality assurance and reporting purposes
Maintain the online data management system with a commitment to accuracy and regularity
Seek continuous professional development
Attend and participate in departmental and program team meetings
Participate in educational activities and trainings to improve achievement of program goals
Keep up-to-date on current youth and program-related trends
This position reports to the Strong Fast Fit Program Coordinator who reports to the Girls and Youth Program Manager. The incumbent will interact with Girls and Youth staff, Minneapolis Public Schools contacts and community organization contacts. Critical relationships will include program participants and families.
Minimum of two years college or equivalent experience
One year of experience working with youth from low-income and inner-city families
One year of experience planning and facilitating effective, structured groups
Strong oral, written and presentation skills
Ability to facilitate and teach health education groups
Ability to carry out duties independently, as well as in a team setting
Ability to work with a variety of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives
Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Possess current CPR and First Aid certification, or successfully obtain within 90 days of hire
Strong belief in YWCA and ability to convey its importance
Experience in youth programming related to adolescent development
The ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
Must be able to travel to various YWCA Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools, and community sites
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) STATEMENT: YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: This job description represents the major functions and is not intended to be all-inclusive.
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