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Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii Youth Development Specialist II (Spalding Clubhouse) in Honolulu, Hawaii

About BGCH

The mission of Boys and Girls Clubs of Hawaii is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The after-school hours have become a critical time for youth - a time when many children in our communities are left to fend for themselves without positive adult supervision. We provide a safe place filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adult mentors, and enriching programs.

Overview of the role

The Youth Development Specialist is responsible for assisting with the daily planning and implementation of one or more of the "core" programs for youth Club members as directed by the Youth Development Director or Project Coordinator, or other designated supervisor, and conducting daily activities that are consistent with the organization's youth development goals, strategy and mission, and the Boys and Girls Club of America core values.

Who you are

  • On your resume. You have a high school diploma or equivalent. You have 1 year experience working with elementary, middle school, and/or teen population.
  • Patient and kind. You enjoy working with kids. You have great customer service skills.
  • You make learning fun and thrive doing hands-on activities as well as be athletic and have knowledge of sports.
  • Self-Directed. You are well-organized and you can work independently with limited supervision.
  • You want to make a difference in the lives of our amazing youth. You come to the Clubhouse with purpose and drive that you share with those around you. You get energized being around kids.
  • Positive role model. You lead by a positive example that our youth can look up to.
  • You communicate and work effectively with those around you with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • You are able to work M-F and some weekends.
  • Have a valid current driver's license.
  • Possess knowledge of local nuances and cultures.
  • Teachable/Curious. You are eager to learn and be open minded, which is great because YOU WILL LEARN A TON!!!
  • You bring positive energy to the Clubhouse and understand that there is a balance between work tasks and having a good time.

What youll do

  • Implement high-yield learning, healthy lifestyles, and learning activities
  • Program Planning and Implementation
    • Assist in planning and implementing age-appropriate activities which may include but may not be limited to one of the following Boys and Girls Club "core" program concepts and/or curriculums.
    • Assist with recruiting youth to participate in program activities.
    • Assist with Club and program orientation for youth members and parents.
    • Assist in planning and implementing special small group activities (as assigned) for Club members between the ages of 6-17 years.
    • Assist in planning and implementing program activities that provide for the developmental needs of youth and incorporating the Youth Development Strategy (enhancing the potential for developing a sense of competence, belonging, usefulness and influence).
  • Guidance
    • Provide guidance to all youth members in making positive choices for proper behaviors.
    • Assist all youth with following Club rules to reinforce pro-social behaviors.
    • Provide guidance for youth members dealing with unacceptable behaviors, utilizing techniques that help youth members accept personal responsibilities for their behavior, and develops a positive plan of action for change.
  • Marketing and Community Relations
    • Assist in the posting of daily program schedules that are creative and attractive.
    • Assist in creating signs, posters, and announcements that are attractive and prominently displayed which provide information on coming events.
    • Assist in preparing flyers, mail outs, etc., to advertise and promote program(s).
    • Assist in making personal presentation to schools, parent groups, and other community organizations for promotions of programs.
  • Administrative Support
    • Assist with preparing requisitions for program supplies and equipment.
    • Assist supervisor with preparing required program reports.
    • Assist with regular evaluations of program activities and make changes as necessary to ensure quality service.
    • Attend scheduled staff meetings.
  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of programs under their jurisdiction.

BGCH Benefits

Discover why BGCH is the latest Best Place to Work in Hawaii:

  • Lots of opportunities to grow!
  • Community: work with inspiring and awesome co-workers. This is rated as the #1 reason BGCH employees love working at BGCH!
  • Purpose: An opportunity to make the world a better place for those youth who need us the most!
  • 19 days of PTO (full time) plus your Birthday Holiday! We offer PTO for part-time team members too!
  • Up to 17 Paid Holidays a year!
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance (over 20 hours). Discounts are offered for your family too (employee to pay).
  • Pension with an 8% match of your salary (after working a designated # of hours).
  • Free Life Insurance (over 30 hours a week).
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Amazon Gift Card for your Anniversary! And a Starbucks Gift Card every year to buy a treat for your Birthday!
  • BGCH Fun Days to be celebrated with your Club/department!
  • BGCH is committed to Investing in Your professional Development!
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