Resident Services Youth Specialist
The Resident Services Youth Specialist will coordinate efforts on the behalf of the Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (ONIC) to provide quality housing and ‘community building/development’ initiatives that enhance various aspects of our youths’ lives.
The focus of this position is to develop and continue to implement programs, and coordinate youth activities that increase the quality of life of all participants. This position requires the ability to assist in individualized tutoring/mentoring and integrated group workshops/sessions. Sessions include cultural arts and enrichment to cover, academics, health; financial education; career exploration; civic engagement; and leaderships development.
Work Hours: Part-time, hourly, minimum 20 hrs. per week; Monday-Friday, with 4 – 5 nights, occasional weekends and holidays. (schedule is determined by program needs)
Compensation: $14.00 - $ 15.00 per hour; no benefits
RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS (Other duties may be assigned)
Improve youth’s academic/ educational accomplishments by increasing basic literacy skills. Devise new methods of teaching if the child is having trouble learning through the conventional method Help youth in whatever subject they are having a difficulty Inspire youth to connect and achieve improved scores academically Create a setting different from school and yet engaging and motivating Prepare program plan, including goals and objectives Facilitation of activities to ensure that participants are engaged in respective activities and programming Facilitation of activities according to program procedures, regulations and rules Model and share socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as positive reinforcement and effective communication. Assist in the establishing of clear objectives for all lessons, projects, and activities Conduct marketing, outreach and information for ONIC’s Youth Program enrollment and activities. Comply with record keeping, completing reports, and documentation as required.
Facilitate and assist Instructor/staff with program participants in Learning center programs (e.g projects, computer labs), using a variety of techniques, create structured environment to reinforce fun learning & meet students' varying needs and interests. (Identify youth behavior issues before escalation) Meet with parents and guardians with program staff to provide feedback and discuss their children's progress. Provide a fun and vastly unique artistic environment Help avoid delinquent behaviors in combination with academic enhancement Instill sense of accomplishment and pride Maintain reports about each youth they work with so we can see the progress of the child Provide other classroom assistance under the direction of art instructors’ including but not limited to:
Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (ONIC)
Resident Services Youth Specialist
Assist student(s) with sign-in procedures. Assist in distributing course materials to student(s) during class. Assist student(s) prior to class session in transferring from adjacent partnering programs into the PRODIGY cultural arts classes.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Associate’s degree, or two (2) years or more of full-time college coursework equivalent or bachelor’s degree Knowledge of local, state, and federal curriculum requirements for student grade level Must be able to pass background check Able to work after school hours, nights, and weekends Proven experience working with children or older students Able to serve as a positive role model and mentor Excellent verbal and written communication skills Understanding of subject matter relevant to students’ need
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and tutoring programs Strong organizational skills Efficient time management Able to take on many tasks at once and prioritize them by importance and relevance Creative and able to foster a fun learning environment Responsible, self-motivated, and able to handle classroom settings of multiple on-going activities Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth. Understanding of youth development (via research development/presentation) Creole and Spanish language skills a plus Ability to exercise considerable initiative, independent judgment and follow-through Maintains regular and timely attendance and dependable Thrives in a fast-paced work environment Willing, fast learner, organized and team player Great sense of humor required Ability to develop and facilitate team-building attribute Willingness and initiative to get the job done Possess effective communication skills and team work approach Flexibility and creative thinking in a small dynamic organization.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Licenses/Certifications and Other Specific Requirements of Law:
This position requires a Livescan Level II Background Screening. This position requires fingerprinting. This position requires a child care provider security check as required under Sections 402.305 and 402.3055, Florida Statutes.
Apply: Qualified candidates can send their resume and cover letter to with the job title listed in the subject line - mention CFEC.org Job Posting.