Youth Worker

Job Title: Girl Power! Youth Worker 

Reports to: Girl Power! Program Coordinator and Director of External Programming  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Girl Power! Youth Worker collaborates with a team  to facilitate Girl Power! programming, activities, and services. Additionally, assures safety of program  participants. Girl Power! is an after school, lunch time and summer camp enrichment program for girls  ages 8-14 in five elementary schools and two middle schools throughout Duluth.  

Continued employment is dependent on the availability of funding, enrollment and is at the sole  discretion of the YWCA. Hours may vary, ability to be flexible necessary. Currently, this position is  expected to be within 5-15 hours. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Must be available Monday through Friday. 

An essential understanding of and commitment to the YWCA mission. 

Must relate well with girls/youth and adults of diverse backgrounds. 

Ability to work as a team player. 

Experience in conflict resolution. 

Demonstrated organizational competencies. 

Must be 18 years old 

Successful completion of criminal background check. 

Ability to handle crises, problem solve, make judgments or decisions appropriately and quickly as needed to ensure the well-being and safety of clients, staff and facility. 

High school diploma or GED. 

Desired Qualifications: 

College student, graduate, and/or equivalent youth development experience Knowledge of race and gender disparities 

Experience working with high needs girls/youth 

Knowledge of Maltreatment of Minors Laws 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Uphold and further the mission of the YWCA 

Directly supervise a group of program participants or areas as requested/assigned. Plan, prepare for, and facilitate Girl Power! programming at assigned site. Communicate positive feedback to girls/youth and parents. 

Interact positively and appropriately with program participants individually and in group activities. Make consistent decisions regarding appropriate behavior and follow through with behavior plans. Explain and enforce rules and limits to program participants. 

Implement Girls Inc. Curriculum and STEM/STEAM Curriculum as trained. 

Be aware of school policies and practices when programming in a school setting. Maintain small and large group control by taking a leadership role with girls/youth, community members, and residents. 

Interact positively and appropriately with parents, building staff, program staff, girls/youth, community members, and residents.

Communicate program policies and procedures with staff/parents. 

Meet with Program Coordinator to develop long range planning, site specials, day trips and field trips. Attend and participate in program staff meetings, trainings and in-services. Encourage a positive team climate and be a good role model to program participants at all times. Discuss problems, concerns, ideas and suggestions with Girl Power! team. Ensure all program participants are accounted for according to established policy. Be familiar with policies and assume responsibilities when Program Coordinator is absent and when appropriate. 

Financial responsibilities include: Collecting program or activity fees and writing receipts, utilizing the YWCA PO system to purchase program supplies as approved. 

Follow YWCA transportation policies and enforce them with girls/youth at all times. 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: 

Act as a YWCA spokesperson when appropriate. 

Abide by current YWCA safety regulations as defined by OSHA, Fire Department and other  regulatory agencies. Arrange training for program staff to maintain the safety of all clients and staff. Support the mission of the YWCA 

Other duties as assigned 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Ability to hear the conversational voice with or without a hearing aid. 

Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances. 

Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds 

Ability to use arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job,  including evacuation of the building during emergencies. 

CORE VALUES: 

Justice – Believe, and work to create, an equitable community that values the worth of all women  and girls 

Social Change – Participate in efforts that make a significant impact on societal attitudes, behaviors, policies and laws to advance economic, political and gender equity Empowerment/Freedom – Believe all women and girls have the right to define themselves and their own lives as they see fit. 

Inclusion – Work towards the full participation of ALL women and girls in every level of our  organization and community. 

Collaboration – Believe that by working together we can accomplish more and have greater results.

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume to: 

Email: beth@ywcaduluth.org 

Phone: 218.722.7425 x106

Fax: 218-722-2765 

In person or via mail: 

YWCA Duluth

32 E 1st St, Suite 202

Duluth, MN, 55802


Applications accepted through June 6, 2022

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