The Youth Program Facilitator is responsible for running the daily after school activities for at risk youth populations in the OST (out-of-school time program) program. The Youth Program Facilitator is also responsible for the facilitation of youth enrolled in the Summer program. The programs are under contract with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Public Health Management Corporation, and Philadelphia Youth Network. Because the Youth Program Facilitator works with at-risk youth populations, they carry a high degree of responsibility for the students’ physical and emotional safety and are therefore, expected to serve with the utmost professionalism, care, and integrity. The Youth Program Facilitator is supervised by the Program Site Coordinator.
|Duties and Responsibilities
• Co-Facilitate and/or support life skills activities, arts & recreation activities and homework assistance with 15 youth on a daily basis
• Facilitate and integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) focused activities into all programming
• Facilitate activities and cohorts of STEAM clubs and provide daily supervision of their assigned group.
• Participate in training and ongoing professional development as assigned or coordinated by direct supervisor
• Adhere to program schedule, structure, and contract requirements
• Serve as a positive role model for all youth enrolled in programming
• Assist youth in developing and implementing service-learning projects
• Chaperone field trips and off-site projects with youth.
• Maintain a collaborative and respectful work environment among youth and co-workers.
• Ensure that youth receive a snack each day
|Qualifications and Requirements
• Accredited University coursework in Education, Urban Education, Public Health or in a related field preferred.
• Knowledge of or interest in positive youth development
• Must be resourceful, willing to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of clients, other professionals and parents of youth enrolled in programming.
• Must be willing to work with a team and work well and professionally with youth and parents.
• Must understand the importance of confidentiality.
• Ability to pass FBI, Pennsylvania Childline and Criminal Background Checks.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Strong group facilitation/public speaking skills
• Creative and Outgoing with the ability to successfully engage youth