At Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), we educate and support children and families so they can succeed in the 21st century. We provide the tools, experiences, and resources needed for youth ages 3-18 to persist academically and develop socially and emotionally.
We engage children early and provide services when they are most vulnerable: after school and during the summer.
We offer family engagement programs to help families guide their children during critical transitions: entering kindergarten, starting high school, and preparing for college or a career.
We build strong partnerships within communities to create a village of committed community leaders, schools, volunteers, and peer organizations dedicated to our children's success.
We are looking for Part-Time Youth Worker Associate(s) to join our team at the following locations:
Wells Elementary, 249 E 37th St. Chicago, IL
The work schedule is 1:30 - 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday, 25 hours a week.
The Part-Time Youth Worker Associate performs functions to coordinate and implement activity programs in accordance with licensing requirements and the agency’s program plans.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Responsible for facilitation of one or more School-age and/or Teen Groups; develop and implement weekly lesson plans in accordance with CYC’s Positive Youth Development curriculum model; ensure safe and appropriate group environment; ensure that designated space and materials are ready in advance of each day’s scheduled activities; ensure required program component hours are met and activities are planned consistent with agency outcomes; monitor progress of individual member goals. • Responsible for assisting with the involvement of parents and families; ensure consistent communication with parents of youth members regarding youths’ progress; assist in developing parent and family activities as assigned and in accordance with agency standards. • Responsible for recruitment, enrollment, and intake of the assigned number of group members; engage in canvassing and other recruitment activities assigned; assist in developing and implementing community relations strategies. • Responsible for ensuring that recordkeeping and reporting systems are maintained in an up to date and accurate manner, and consistent with agency standards; track and record group members’ progress consistent with CYC’s outcomes matrix and ETO database procedures. • Responsible for assisting with center and agency program evaluation activities as assigned, including periodic supervision and staff meetings, peer reviews, satisfaction surveys, and quality improvement teams; implement recommendations for improvements as required. • Responsible for developing and implementing a Professional Development Plan, maintaining a commitment to professional development in Youth Development and related fields. • Responsible for driving and/or transporting children and youth on agency business.
•Associate’s Degree or equivalent in Youth Development or related field, with a minimum of 6 semester hours in Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Camping or other related field.
• One year related work experience. • Demonstrated the ability to work effectively with children in the field of youth development.
• Ability to drive agency van-- &-12 passenger van, drivers license, and good driving record, willingness to secure sanitation certification at the earliest opportunity • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) • Computer expertise (MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.) • Energetic and outgoing personality
About Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in undeserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. Caring for Our Communities for 60 years, CYC has steadfastly served communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. Today CYC centers are in seven communities across metro Chicago. We consistently deliver programming to serve the needs of kids, parents and communities—focusing on academic achievement, social and emotional skill development and parent/family engagement. Our centers are characterized by passionate and committed staff and serve as learning centers for our kids, community resources, and safe spaces.