Teen Development Mentor
Company: Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland
Posted on: August 7, 2022
$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
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.
Mentor and supervise a group of teens, made up of middle and high
school members, in after school and virtual programming, or as
Coordinate and delivery of targeted programs and extension
opportunities for teens in addition to social recreation
Design and execute horizon broadening activities for teens to
connect with the future and explore adulthood, both virtually and
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.
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
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 &
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.
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
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
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'
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