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Youth Development Professional
Branch Director and Director of Operations
The Youth Development Professional (YDP) will provide programming and services on a daily basis to youth enrolled in programs, understand and implement the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Kootenai County, be knowledgeable in the “5 Core Areas” of programming (character & leadership development, education & career development, the arts, health & life skills, and sports, fitness & recreation), provide support to the Branch Director, volunteers, and other staff members, and be able to build positive relationships with youth and parents. Most work is conducted in a Club setting, both indoors and outdoors.
KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
Plan Clubhouse programs, activities, and services that prepare youth for success, and that create a Club environment that facilitates achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
Ensure a healthy and safe environment, ensuring facilities, equipment and supplies are maintained.
Recommend and request supplies needed for assigned area.
Plan, develop, and implement daily programs and curriculum, including those handed by the Branch Director.
Seek new activities within the community and inside the Clubhouse.
Work with staff on special events including family nights, field trips, and staff development meetings/trainings.
Maintain a clean and tour ready building and ensure a productive environment, maintaining an inventory of all program equipment and supplies in good order.
Education / Experience
High school diploma or equivalent.
Some experience working with diverse ages and groups of youth is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles related to youth development, including an understanding of group dynamics and effective discipline as related to the population of youth served by Boys &Girls Clubs.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
Must adhere to BGCKC Employee Code of Conduct.
Skills in creative programming.
Demonstrated ability in working with young people.
Understand all forms of communication, including active listening.
Interact with staff, members, and family in a professional, positive manner at all times.
Provide others with necessary, correct, and timely information when requested.
Notify supervisor of any discipline issues or concerns.
Serve as a role model for co-workers and youth in the programs.
Demonstrate responsible, ethical, and professional behavior.
Maintain contact as needed with community groups, schools, and other related people working with the Clubs.
Interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards.
Participate in ongoing training/education.
Contribute to a positive work environment.
Maintain personal wellness.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Be CPR and First Aid certified (the Boys & Girls Clubs can arrange for this).
Complete 2nd Harvest Food Bank food handlers online course within 90 days.
Maintain a high level of energy.
Be able to lift at least 30 lbs.
Be adaptable and flexible.
Assume other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of Youth Development Professionals. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive list of responsibilities, qualifications and objectives.
There are no full-time opportunities available at this time. Please check back.
Youth apprenticeships combine mentor-assisted, on-the-job training with job-related instruction.
The program serves 16-24 year olds, and is customizable to meet both employer and apprentice needs.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, Certificate of Registration of Apprenticeship Program, in association with the IBE (Idaho Business for Education) and the Idaho Department of Labor, has conferred upon the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene, approval to offer the following occupation:
Youth Development Practitioner
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene, is registered as part of their National Apprenticeship System in accordance with the basic standards of apprenticeship established by the Secretary of Labor.
School to Registered Apprenticeship Programs (STRAP)
STRAP is a partnership between schools, employers, and youth apprentices to participate in apprenticeships.
STRAP is a program that allows 16-17 year old students to work in occupations that normally require a minimum age of 18.
Apprenticeships provide paid on-the-job-training (OJT) combined with classroom instruction at a local high school or community/technical college.
To learn more about this program, please download these documents:
Youth Apprenticeships in Idaho (pdf)