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Positon: Youth Development Instructor

Reports to: Youth Program Coordinator
Organization: Circle 4 Succes
Location: Chicago
About Circle Urban Ministries:Circle Urban Ministries is a community development non-profit organization working to transform lives and transform communities. A leader in holistic, trauma-driven intervention, Circle embraces community-wide collaboration, and provides 5 core areas that guide our intervention:
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Racial Reconciliation
With a growing team 15+ staff and 50+ partner members, Circle Urban Ministries has rebuilt / renovated more than 500 units across the Austin community and shared best practices with many more organizations.  
Position Summary

Responsible for implementing recreational programs for youth ages 5-14.

Position Title: Youth Worker

  • Ensures that a balanced program is available to all members emphasizing interdisciplinary planning and coordinating with other program areas.
  • Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly program plans.
  • Facilitates special interest activities as needed. ( i.e. chess, design, dance, hair braiding
  • Support coordination of holiday and other special events of the organization.
  • Provides bulletin boards, posters, and/or flyers for activity announcements and
    promotions as well as to show case exceptional behavior or talent of our members.
  • Keeps space and equipment/supplies clean and in good working condition.
  • Chaperones and supports field trips.
  • Support organization’s administrative duties (i.e. attendance entry, inventory, etc)
  • Provides necessary reports to the Youth Program Coordinator as needed.

Education: High School diploma required. College credits preferred.
Experience: Experience working with youth ages 5-14 in a recreational or educational environment.
Skills & Qualities: Good communication, conflict resolution, creative and innovative activity planning, confident, energetic, critical thinking, and organized, as well as positive & patient guidance and discipline techniques.
Expertise in any of the following areas: Physical Education, Computer Education, Art, Drama, Music or Dance is a plus. Knowledgeable and capable in assisting youth with
their homework and engaging through fun, empowering, and educational activities

  • Deliver age-appropriate programs and activities to C4S members.
  • Encourage youth to participate in programs and activities.
  • Build positive relationships with youth & their parents.
  • Maintain a safe and respectful environment
  • Ensure the proper use of equipment in program areas
  • Report and record any incidents that occur with members.
Performance Expectations
  • To engage with members at all times in order to understand their needs and assets as well as develop relationships to progress youth development.
  • Educational activities should be hands on, engaging, leaving room for questions, exploration, and dialogue.
  • Conflict resolution and guidance & discipline actions should be encouraging and purposeful.
  • Members should walk away with clear expectations and empowerment to improve behavior, never shame or defeat.

Environmental and Working Conditions: A youth development and community outreach environment similar to a typical classroom

Physical Requirements: Physical requirements related to light lifting, bending, reaching, stretching, walking, running, and standing for long periods of time.

Circle is building a diverse and experienced staff. The organization encourages multiple perspectives and experiences, supports a multicultural environment, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the populations we work with and the community where we work. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.   Circle is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs,  and  activities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity. It is the policy of Circle not to discriminate against any individual, person, or group on the basis of disability and the intent of Circle to address any complaints that may arise pursuant to Section 504

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