Gads Hill Center, a social service organization established in 1898, creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources and community engagement.
This position provides academic support and enrichment out-of-school time activities for children ages 5-12. The Youth Worker will plan, develop and implement enriching, age-appropriate activities that support the cognitive and social-emotional development of the children. Youth Workers assist students with completing homework on a daily basis and help students acquire effective study and work skills. Finally, the Youth Worker collects required programmatic data on an ongoing basis and maintains accurate records of student performance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise Junior Building Leaders Youth.
Conduct after-school pick-ups on a daily basis.
Implement daily enrichment curriculum to support academic, social-emotional learning, and active play, including STEAM, literacy, and Junior Achievement.
Maintain a safe, clean, and organized classroom environment at all times that is conducive to student learning.
Assist students with completion of daily homework and supports development of positive study skills.
Conduct and record accurate daily attendance of program participants.
Complete meal sheets on a daily basis and ensure they are correct.
Report to Program Manager when students have been absent for more than 3 days in a month.
Maintain and update the pick-up lists for Jr. Building Leaders with the assistance of the Program Manager.
Maintain and update the emergency contact forms for all parents or people authorized to pick-up children in Jr. Building Leaders with the assistance of the Program Manager.
Complete assessments as needed for youth, to include SAYO and SDQ.
Support planning and implementation of field trips and parent meetings for Jr. Building Leaders.
Adhere to DCFS Licensing Standards at all times and notifies supervisor of any potential licensing violations.
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all Gads Hill Center employees are responsible for the following:
Participating in agency outreach and recruitment events, including evenings and weekends.
Participating in supervision meetings and workshops within the agency and outside (if applicable).
Participate in a robust civic engagement agency initiative including attending networking events and meetings and participating regularly in community committees.
Advancing parent leadership development.
Performing other duties as assigned.
One year of college education required with a minimum of six credit hours in child development or a related field. Associate’s degree in child development or a related field strongly preferred.
Minimum of one year prior experience in a youth development, out-of-school time or educational setting.
Able to work a flexible schedule, approximately 30 hours a week during the school year and 40 hours a week during summer months.
Must have a valid Driver’s License and willingness to drive a 12 passenger van on a daily basis.
Experience with diverse multi-cultural programming preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
Ability to pass a criminal record and child abuse/neglect registry check.
Passionate belief in the potential of youth, as well as Gads Hill Center’s mission.
Entry Salary Range: $12 per hour
Schedule: 25 hours per week during the school year / 40 hours per week during summer
Location: 1919 W. Cullerton and 2653 W. Ogden
To apply, send resume, cover letter and transcripts by e-mail.
About Gads Hill Center
Gads Hill Center serves families in the communities of west and southwest Chicago with programming that provides early childhood education, academic support and enrichment, social-emotional development and family support. Our programs include home visiting for pregnant mothers and young children, center-based early childhood education, after-school academic support, middle school mentoring and STEM-focused college readiness for high school students.
Family support and parent engagement are key components of Gads Hill Center’s programs. Our staff supports parents in identifying their needs and setting goals. Through comprehensive community partnerships, we then connect them to the resources necessary to meet their needs, achieve their goals and strengthen their families. Our programs are designed to empower parents in their role as their child’s first teacher and support them as lifelong learners.
Our vision is that all individuals, regardless of where they start, will achieve their full potential. We execute this vision by providing programs that respond to the changing needs of the families and communities that we serve. Since 1898, Gads Hill Center has continued to expand and grow to better serve children, youth and families.