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Youth Development Specialist

St. Vincent de Paul - Louisville, KY
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St Vincent de Paul is one of the longest serving social charities in Louisville. We are located in the up-and-coming Shelby Park neighborhood. Through our homeless shelters, supportive housing programs, professional case management services, and retail thrift stores, we provide compassion and hope for people struggling to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.
Position Summary:
St Vincent de Paul seeks a Youth Development Specialist to prepare and implement daily recreational, social, emotional, and academic activities for grades K - 12 during the After School Program, Spring Break Program, and Summer Program where low income youth come for tutoring, homework help, and other enrichment opportunities. Youth Development Specialists are also responsible for planning long-term objectives and goals.

*Note: This position is Part-time. Hours are approx 3:00-7:00 pm Mon-Thurs. Summer schdule will change.


Essential Duties:

Assists in planning, implementing, supervising, and evaluating activities provided within specific areas, such as Education, Social Recreation, Arts & Crafts, and Physical Education
Facilitate academic activities such as homework help and tutoring; plan and implement educationally enriching activities for youth K-5th
Support and collaborate with JCPS tutors
Create curriculum for groups, enrichment programs, and workshops
Effectively manage volunteers during program hours
Understand and implement all Family Success Center policies and procedures including Family Success Center rules, discipline and reward policy, Family Success Center emergency plan, Parent/Guardian handbook, etc.
Help resolve conflicts among participants following Family Success Center disciplinary policies.
Mentor, support, and encourage the success of our students in school, at home, and in the community.
Supervise check-in and check-out
Report any staff or child accidents/incidents or suspected child abuse injury to the Family Success Center Program Manager or Director of Program Services as soon as possible. Family Success Center Program Manager will fill out report, and follow all emergency procedures

Maintain ongoing and appropriate communication between supervisor, team members and general staff to ensure that all information is transparent and accurate
Participate in mandatory staff development training to increase professional knowledge of issues affecting populations represented at SVDP
Assist with large events including fundraisers and festivals
Perform other duties as assigned by the Family Success Center Program Manager or Director of Programs
Exercising flexibility within your job responsibilities. May be asked to lead a program or activity at short notice
May be required to drive Family Success Center vehicle
Cooperate with team members in day to day errands and services such as transportation of children, serving meals, and basic clean up
Spring Break and Summer Camp Program hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Qualifications:
High School diploma required
Experience working in and/or supervising in a youth environment
Valid State Drivers License required
CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred
Ability to organize and supervise youth, handle difficult behaviors, and plan and implement quality programs
Ability to work with a team of staff and hold your fellow staff members accountable

Physical Requirements
Must have the ability to be active and on your feet for a minimum of five hours each day and
Be flexible and complete other essential functions of the position
Other duties as assigned
Additional Information/Benefits
In addition to a sense of purpose and pride that comes from serving others, eligible employees enjoy paid holidays, paid leave, paid Life/Short/Long Term Insurance as well as access to SVDP's Section 125 Health and 401(k) Retirement Plans.

St Vincent de Paul will conduct a thorough background investigation as part of its application process. Investigations are not limited to, but will include review and verification of the following: previous employment, character references, motor vehicle reports, personality and aptitude testing, drug screening and a comprehensive criminal background check.

To apply, interested applicants may apply online via www.louisvilleworks.com - or - in person - or - by mailing or emailing a cover letter and resume to:

St Vincent de Paul
HR Director
1015-C South Preston St
Louisville, KY 40203
Email: dflanigan@svdplou.org

Cover letters are appreciated.

St Vincent de Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer and absolutely committed to diversity. (M/F/D/V)


Benefits: In addition to a sense of purpose and pride that comes from serving others, eligible employees enjoy paid holidays, paid leave, paid Life/Short/Long Term Insurance as well as access to SVDP's Section 125 Health and 401(k) Retirement Plans.

St Vincent de Paul will conduct a thorough background investigation as part of its application process. Investigations are not limited to, but will include review and verification of the following: previous employment, character references, motor vehicle reports, personality and aptitude testing, drug screening and a comprehensive criminal background check.

To apply, interested applicants may apply online via www.louisvilleworks.com - or - in person - or - by mailing or emailing a cover letter and resume to:

St Vincent de Paul
HR Director
1015-C So

This job reports to the Program Manager
this is a Part-Time position 2nd Shift, Summer Hours change to Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Travel is not required
Relocation is not provided

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