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Community Youth Assistant (East Aldine) in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

DIVISION PROFILE

Community Based Initiatives is a division of BakerRipley that builds on the unique economic and social assets of individuals and their neighborhoods, moving them to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Largely supported by private philanthropic investment, our community-based programs engage and connect individuals to the resources that meet their emerging needs and aspirations. We provide a continuum of services including free tax preparation, family health and education, immigration and citizenship services, financial assistance and programs for youth and seniors.

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY:

Implements unique and high quality after-school summer programming to youth ages 5-18. Promoting leadership, educational attainment, and social development while maintaining a safe and positive environment.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts timely and comprehensive implementation of all program components for assigned group of students providing effective, meaningful, and developmentally-appropriated activities
  • Carry out the goals, themes and schedule of the program to provide a consistent and high quality experience
  • Recognizes and reports suspected physical and sexual abuse to the appropriate authorities as required by law
  • Completes all essential documentation in a complete and timely manner
  • Monitor student files and attendance
  • Communicates regularly with peers and parents in small or large group settings
  • Responsible for driving agency vehicles to transport participants to and from schools, field trip locations and other sites.
  • Maintain safe and clean environment within agency vehicle
  • Provides appropriate supervision for assigned group of youth at all times creating a safe, clean, and risk-free environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  • Associate’s degree in Education, Child Development, Psychology, Social Work or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in school-age care programs

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License with appropriate insurance coverage and ability travel throughout the city
  • CPR and First Aid certification

SKILLS:

  • Good communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations – both internal and external to the agency
  • Possession of a moral and ethical compass
  • Experience using the ‘Asset Based Community Development Approach’ and/or ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ a plus.
  • Complete cross-training hours to effectively provide community center assistance and complete licensed required child development training hours as assigned by supervisor

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:

  • Computer beginners (Word, Excel, Power Point)

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

    Bilingual (English-Spanish) desirable