Jobs at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.

YOUTH SERVICES SPECIALISTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2074
Posted: Apr 07, 2017
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - SummerWorks

Every summer, the ABCD SummerWorks program provides jobs and education programs for low-income youngsters of ages 14-21 from Boston’s inner-city neighborhoods. To learn more about SummerWorks, please visit http://www.bostonabcd.org/summerworks.aspx. Youngsters interested in participating in the SummerWorks program may apply online at http://www.summerworks.net/.

Supervise approximately 30 youth participants in the SummerWorks program to guide and assist them through their work experience as it pertains to payroll, portfolio development, and career and life skills. Assist youth participants in the development of their Individual Service Strategy. Work with youth participants to address portfolio assignments and provide feedback on academic skills (reading, writing, mathematics). Develop techniques for motivating participants to complete assignments. Conduct youth orientations and arrange weekly thematic workshops for youth participants. Maintain a weekly log to document youth progress. Meet with the worksite supervisor to coordinate educational, career, and life skills goals. Attend weekly meetings with the Director of Youth Services regarding documentation and statistics of enrollee progress. Assist with weekly reports, final report, and miscellaneous youth concerns. Responsible for youth timecard collection and payroll distribution. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field preferred. Up to twelve months of experience and expertise with urban adult literacy, youth education, and employment programs required. Must have demonstrated ability to supervise youth participants and work with both Boston Public Schools and community organizations. Knowledge of assessment techniques and issues, innovative teaching, career development and counseling mechanisms required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: This position is temporary through August 25, 2017.

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