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Youth Program Assistant - Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

at University of St. Thomas

Posted: 10/6/2019
Job Reference #: 4261
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Job Description

  • Posted Date2 months ago(8/15/2019 9:47 AM)
    Number of Openings
    2
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Type of Search
    Student
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to currently enrolled, degree-seeking students at the University of St. Thomas.
    Department/Unit
    Financial Aid
    Campus
    US-Other
    Anticipated Start Date
    9/4/2019
    Special Instructions
    | Please submit an application and resume. Include your St. Thomas ID# on the application. | | **THIS POSITION REQUIRES THE STUDENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL WORK STUDY** | | STUDENT MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION | | Contact Information: Mary Allen - mkallen@stthomas.edu | |
  • OVERVIEW

    Job Title: Youth Program Assistant - Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

    Pay Rate: $12.25

    Hours: Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Location:PPL Camden Village Apts, 4643 Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis

    JOB SUMMARY

    PPL's mission is to build the hope, assets and self-reliance of individuals and families with lower incomes through transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services. The Scholars Program offers weekly tutor-mentoring to K-8th grade youth living in Supportive Housing. Youth work one-on-one with adult tutor-mentors on social skill building, literacy skill building and enrichment activities. Youth Program Assistants support PPL staff and volunteer tutors before and during program.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Serve as a leader or support to staff during program sessions with mentors and youth
    • Plan/prep age-appropriate literacy/enrichment activities and behavior interventions with staff based on assessment data
    • Set up program materials and prepare snack
    • Lead and assist with activities during evening program
    • Assist with maintaining a record of student progress and goals accomplished
    • Occasionally mentor and tutor youth as needed
    • Serve as a role model to youth through consistent attendance and reliability and help maintain a safe, positive environment for youth, volunteers and staff
    • Assist with behavior management by reinforcing positive behaviors and modeling desired behavior
    • Assist in supporting volunteers as needed
    • Organize and assist with organizing and planning family events and must be comfortable interacting with families
    • Option to provide transportation for youth in the PPL van to and from field trips
    • Provide transportation for children between sites

    QUALIFICATIONS

    **THIS POSITION REQUIRES THE STUDENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL WORK STUDY**

    STUDENT MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION

    • Self-starter and self-directed, ability to work independently and collaboratively on assigned projects
    • Experience with youth programs (after school program, camp counseling, tutoring, etc)
    • Experience working with youth and/or families who have experienced trauma
    • Excellent communication, organization, time management and problem-solving skills
    • Experience supervising youth while ensuring a safe, non-threatening, nurturing environment
    • Dependable, responsible, flexible, patient
    • Believes that all youth can succeed, demonstrates a commitment to supporting youth
    • Able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
    • Able to engage youth with program activities
    • Youth Studies, Education or Family Social Science courses helpful
    • Understanding of mental/chemical health issues helpful
    • Knowledge of social-emotional learning and literacy strategies helpful
    • Current DL and clean driving record

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

    Please submit an application and resume. Include your St. Thomas ID# on the application.

    **THIS POSITION REQUIRES THE STUDENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL WORK STUDY**

    STUDENT MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION

    Contact Information: Mary Allen - mkallen@stthomas.edu

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