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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southcentral AlaskaKivalina, AK
  • The Kivalina Boys & Girls Club is looking for a on-call Substitute to supervise school-age youth and safely coordinate activities provided within the Boys & Girls Clubs' five core program areas.
  • Efforts will result in a recreation program with high energy and activity level that is highly patronized by members, and an atmosphere that is positive and inviting to all members.
  • Basic understanding of youth development, generally acquired through a minimum of 6 months' experience tutoring, mentoring, or supervising school-age youth.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally, including ability to communicate with youth when environment is noisy.
  • Ability to organize and supervise youth in a safe manner.
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage challenging behavioral situations.
  • Ability to juggle a variety of tasks at one time in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain good relations with peers and general public.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Creativity and high energy level.
  • Contribute to an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
  • Youth Development Strategy is used in all interactions with youth.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and recommend changes as necessary.
  • Promote and stimulate program participation through, but not limited to, highlighting youth achievement and activities, and reflecting members' work and input.
  • Greet members and participate in their club orientation process; conduct tours.
  • Provide positive guidance and role modeling to members.
  • Implement department activities and other events as directed.
  • Assist members with homework.
  • Maintain accurate inventories of equipment and materials related to assigned program area and notify supervisor of any shortages or items needing repair.
  • Maintaining equipment and facility, program areas and supplies, ensuring a consistently clean, inviting appearance and an environment that is safe for members and staff.
  • Assess facility needs and perform janitorial and minor maintenance duties, including but not limited to: cleaning walls, floors and restrooms; removing trash.
  • Immediately correct safety concerns such as spills, equipment not stored correctly, doors left unlocked, etc.
  • Move throughout activity area without disrupting youth traffic flow and activities.
  • Recognize and react quickly to problems-arguing, bullying, fighting, horseplay—and stop the undesirable activity quickly, using Boys & Girls Clubs Effective Guidance and Discipline principles.
  • Respond to injuries and signs of illness, and ensure emergency procedures are followed.
  • Complete incident reports timely and accurately per Boys & Girls Clubs policies and procedures.
  • Observe BGC policies and procedures at all times.
  • Develop familiarity with and participate in Commitment to Quality Process.
  • Identify high needs youth (e.g., those at risk for abuse, neglect, gang involvement, substance abuse, depression, suicide), and report to supervisor for follow-up/profiling or mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse.
  • Report for duty and work assigned shifts with punctual and reliable attendance.
  • Accurately record hours worked and complete timesheets by required payroll deadline
  • Complete all required training courses as scheduled and continue to update and maintain current skills.
  • Ensure a productive work environment by participating in required staff meetings.
  • Maintain close, daily communication with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct, and advise/counsel.
  • Provide customer service to adults and other user groups in the facility.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to changing priorities and assume additional duties as required.
  • May participate in special outreach programs and/or events.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
  • High school diploma or equivalency, background in education is a plus.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally, including ability to communicate with youths and get their attention when they are playing and environment is noisy.
  • Ability to organize and supervise Youth in a safe manner.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends as required and adapt to schedule changes.
  • Must pass criminal records check.
  • If you meet these qualifications, please apply.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.
  • Position is open until filled by a qualified candidate.
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