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Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club Before & After School Staff (YDP)

Posted: 11/23/2021

A Youth Development Professional (YDP) supports Club Leadership in providing an Outcome Driven Club Experience in a variety of programming areas including: Gym, Games Room, Learning Center, Computer Lab, Kitchen, Club Entry, and other targeted programming areas. The majority of responsibilities are working directly with youth, ensuring their safety, well-being and development through interactive play and other activities as directed.
 
The YDP is self-motivated, mature, energetic, and able to maintain clear and healthy boundaries with club members, parents and staff; able to communicate and interact with youth in a way that is age appropriate, motivational and positive in nature. The YDP must be flexible, have the ability to adapt to a work environment which changes often, must remain calm and solve problems in stressful situations. The YDP must anticipate and implement all elements of activities in an organized fashion.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide engaged presence to prepare youth for success while creating a safe and healthy Club environment that facilitates positive youth development
• Ensure facilities, equipment & supplies are maintained
• Assist with planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs
• Collect and track Club member attendance, coursework and behavior data
• Model mature work behaviors to ensure a productive work environment
• Ensure program areas are set-up and cleaned up on a daily basis
• Assist in facilitation of club specific and BGCA core programs
• Assist in facilitation and delivery of High Yield Learning Activities (HYLAs)
• Ensure member confidentiality during and after employment: which includes, but not limited to membership data, and school data and other information obtained
• Affirm positive behavior in members, and deliver coaching conversations and redirection when needed
• Build partnerships with parents and families
• Develop programs and activities that support the three impact pillars: healthy lifestyles, good character and citizenship, and academic success

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