Teen Development Specialist - West Palm Beach & Delray Beach

Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL
Sep 20, 2017
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Institution Type
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Job Description

Specify location(s): (West Palm Beach)

Primary Function:

Reporting to the Employability Development Coordinator, the person in this position will assist the Employability Development Coordinator in developing the Employability Development programs for teens. Assist in the development of processes and procedures, as well as the implementation of the program.

Key Roles (Essential Responsibilities):
  • Works under the guidance and direction of the Club Director
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of all teen programs in the Club
  • Greets and assists the public, both in person, over the telephone and electronically
  • Speaks enthusiastically to individuals and groups to build and recruit young people
  • Assist in the day-to-day programmatic functions and operations of the Teen Program with the development and implementation of Teen Center vision, programming, goals and objectives
  • Works with employees and volunteers. Communicates Teen Center vision goals and objectives to employees and volunteers
  • Assist the Teen Development Coordinator with Teen Center programs; maintains awareness of changing needs of teen community and teen programs; makes recommendations for program changes and additions; activity records; solicits teen and other public input to gauge program effectiveness and quality
  • Assist the Club Director to ensure a fully operational, safe and clean facility; maintains awareness of facility and programmatic supplies and materials needs and communicates said needs to the Club Director
  • May be asked to update community groups, and the public on current Teen Center activities and issues; creates and distributes public relations materials for the media, schools and other organizations; coordinates with the schools and other teen programs; acts as the public contact for the Teen Center
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned

Training Responsibilities:
  • Explain basic concepts to trainees
  • Stimulate thinking and dialogue
  • Use a variety of training strategies/learning experiences
  • Facilitate group process

Serve as content resource person

  • Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.
  • External: Maintains contact with external community groups, schools, members' parents and others to assist in resolving challenges.

Skills & Knowledge Required:
  • Preferably an Associate Degree in Education/Recreation or related field; High School graduate or GED and Two (2) years' experience working with youth and community projects OR an equivalent combination of education in a related field and experience
  • Ability to perform a variety of planning, administrative, and community relations work requiring exercise of independent judgment and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to foster and promote a positive teamwork environment
  • Must have ability to work with a diverse population
  • Must have ability to guide, direct and supervise teens
  • Able to provide mature leadership, have fun, be flexible and share enthusiasm
  • Excellent customer service skills, the ability to be assertive, exercise good judgment, and problem solve is necessary
  • Valid Florida driver's license with safe driving required. Must be able to meet the insurance requirements for driving. Will be required to obtain the CDL Class B license with S endorsement within 60 days of obtaining position
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be service oriented and have the ability to organize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Must have the ability to interact effectively with all age levels and cultural backgrounds

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to sit
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Company Description
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone -they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

West Palm Beach, FL


Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:48:49 PDT