Founded in 1971, Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) is a leading youth services agency based in Evanston, Illinois. We provide a holistic set of services—afterschool and summer learning programs, mental health counseling, mentorship, and street outreach—that empower youth to realize their full potential. Each year, we support over 1,600 low-income youth and reach over 4,000 family members and all of our services are high quality, highly accessible, and entirely free.
The Part-Time Youth Worker provides support to Y.O.U.’s Out-of-School Time Programs in elementary and middle schools located in Evanston, Skokie, and Morton Grove. This is a part-time position. The Part-Time Youth Worker reports to the Afterschool Program Manager of their assigned site.
Summary of Role:.
This is an hourly position with a pay rate of $15.00 per hour.
The position is available for only the 2017-2018 academic year, September 2017- May 2018, with possibilities of extending employment.
Training is required and will be held Tuesday, September 5-Friday, September 15. Youth Workers will be paid on an hourly basis for their attendance.
Starting Monday, September 18, the hours are Monday-Thursdays, approx. 1:30-6:30 pm (20 hours a week) depending on the school site and Y.O.U.’s 2017-2018 program calendar.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Implement and support activities that focus on relationship building, social-emotional enrichment, life skill development, and academic assistance.
Build positive relationships with youth that support their success and well-being.
Lead workshops on social-emotional enrichment and project based learning.
Deliver group instruction and homework help in a safe and structured environment.
Help youth build healthy positive relationships with each other, with adults, and with their families.
Engage with parents and family members as needed to support the youth.
Demonstrate professional behavior that supports team efforts and enhances team behavior, performance and productivity.
Other duties as assigned.
A deep passion for working with youth and families.
A youth development orientation, strong sense of teamwork, leadership skills, and project management skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of team members and youth.
Personal qualities of integrity, emotional maturity, and credibility; a demonstrated history of using good judgment.
Bachelor's degree, currently enrolled in school for relevant field(s) (i.e., Sociology, Education, Social Work), or relevant work experience
At least 1 year previous experience working with youth.
Must have a valid Driver's License and willing to drive groups of youth as needed.
Potential is universal, but opportunity is not. Y.O.U. works to ensure every young person has the opportunity to succeed. We partner with families, schools and community to provide academic, social and emotional support where it is most needed, closing the gap between youth and opportunity