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Teen Development Mentor

Company: Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland
Location: Portland
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

$750.00 Sign On Bonus !!!
BGCP'S mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to discover their full potential as caring, engaged, responsible community members. BGCP's top priorities are to ensure an inclusive, diverse, and equitable work environment with an uncompromised commitment to safety. We are committed to filtering all policies and practices through an equity-based and trauma-informed care lens. We position ourselves as lifelong learners and seek individuals who have demonstrated dedication to creating safe and nurturing environments. We seek individuals who are dedicated to supporting extraordinary experiences for youth, are exceptional team members, have an investment in our surrounding communities, and are hungry for ongoing personal growth and professional development.

Join our dynamic team and be prepared to be challenged, to work hard, and to participate in a vibrant, mission-driven environment. Be prepared to fall in love with the work we do and the youth with whom we are privileged to serve each day. For more information on BGCP and our work visit: http://bgcportland.org/about/

BGCP is currently searching for a Teen Development Mentor (TDM) that focuses on the delivery of activities and mentorship to youth that supports their developmental growth toward a great future. TDMs plan and deliver programming to their age-based in the Arts, Education, Character & Leadership, Health & Wellness, and Sports & Recreation. TDMs steward a climate that is inclusive, equitable, and culturally responsive and engage their cohort in trauma-informed, restorative, and developmentally appropriate behavior management and discipline.
Program Responsibilities
Mentor and supervise a group of teens, made up of middle and high school members, in after school and virtual programming, or as assigned.
Coordinate and delivery of targeted programs and extension opportunities for teens in addition to social recreation activities.
Design and execute horizon broadening activities for teens to connect with the future and explore adulthood, both virtually and in-person.
Implement BGCP youth development philosophy of the 5 Key Elements of Youth Development and leading teens in the 3 Priority Outcome areas using supervision, teamwork, and collaboration.
Provide guidance and direction to teens to include the development of success & safety plans while mediating conflict.
Coordinate with the teen's school and family to support their short and long term educational success.

Operational Responsibilities
Work within Club leadership team to ensure daily safety, operations and programming requirements and goals are met.
Assist in the creation of an annual Teen plan that balances targeted programs with a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in the 5 Core Program areas (Arts, Education, Health & Wellness, Leadership & Service and Sports & Recreation).
Work schedule varies that could include some occasional Friday evenings and weekends.
Collaborate with Clubs to ensure measurement instruments within the Clubs are reliable, evaluate and utilize the data to strengthen the Club experience.

Position Requirements
Provide role model values, expectations, and exceptional teen development skills at all times.
Support and collaborate with the Club leadership team to promote a consistent and impactful Club experience for all youths & teens.
Communicate with parents, program partners and stakeholders to ensure strong relationships and a safe Club.
Work collaboratively with all Clubs and departments within the organization to meet BGCP goals.
Participate in the collection of data regarding program delivery, quality, and teen outcomes.
Possess a strong understanding and adhere to organizational policies and procedures with the ability to demonstrate good judgment when unexpected situations arises.
YDA's may need to deal with stressful incidents that can occur in the daily commencement of their duties.
All BGCP employees are Mandated Reporters and must report any suspected Child Abuse or Neglect to their direct supervisor.

Position Qualifications
Must possess knowledge of youth and teen development principles and practices with a minimum of one-year experience working with youth ages 12-18 including program planning and implementation.
Ability to meet schedules and deadlines while maintaining high accuracy.
Must possess strong communication skills both orally and written and in a virtual capacity.
Must possess the ability to work independently and efficiently without direct supervision.
An understanding of Boys & Girls Club programming and/or a desire for professional development.
License to drive (if over 21) and ability to drive Club vans a plus
Consistent work schedules preferred

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
Frequent high volumes of personal interactions with youths, families and other staff.
Frequent walking with prolonged standing.
Must be able to sit, bend, stoop, climb and occasional lifting of up to 25#.
Moderate to intermittent high levels of noise.
Vision abilities requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, BGCP has focused on protecting the health of our communities and workforce. The current surge in cases across the state because of the Delta variant and the resulting strain on our regional healthcare system present us with perhaps the steepest challenge of the pandemic so far.
As a result, BGCP has, as mandated that as a qualification of employment, all staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021, as allowed by law and unless the staff receives a medical or religious exemption. Candidates who receive an offer of BGCP employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exemption request prior to their start date. Being fully vaccinated is a requirement for continued employment.
The more vaccinated our organization is, the better we can protect ourselves, our members, our communities and our colleagues.
Diversity and Inclusion: At BGCP, we do not just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.
BGCP is proud to an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.
Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans' preference.


Keywords: Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland, Portland , Teen Development Mentor, Other , Portland, Oregon

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