About the Role
As a Children and Youth Coordinator in the Family Hope Center, you will have the privilege of mentoring and impacting the lives of children in an after-school program setting as well as in the teen leadership academy. You will be able to positively engage youth in a way that affects their school performance, lifestyle choices and overall individual success.
What You’ll Do
As a member of our team you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
- Provide an environment that stimulates self-confidence, personal expression, trust and respect for others.
- Design, develop and implement a holistic teen leadership program which provides challenging enrichment activities in a meaningful and interactive context for youth development.
- Provide transportation for children and youth to recreational field trips and educational experiences.
- Train children/youth in character development, goal setting, career exploration, communication in relationships and various other life skills.
- Foster and ensure open effective communication between teachers, parents and staff.
- Maintain a positive attitude and approach when working with youth and their parents.
- Perform administrative tasks that support the program including purchasing of supplies, inputting of required data, upkeep of bulletin boards, and ensuring youth have a clean and safe environment.
- Collaborate with various youth-serving agencies, schools and businesses to provide life changing opportunities for program youth.
What You’ll Bring to the Team
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:
- Associate's Degree with some experience working with at-risk youth and families, as to have knowledge of assisting youth and families navigate through life challenges.
- A current CPR and First Aid Certification to keep youth safe.
- 5Star customer service and communication skills with the ability to use tact and courtesy in interactions with teammates, youth and their families.
- A professional commitment to Christian principles so as to perform tasks and responsibilities in alignment with Buckner’s mission, vision, and values.
- Excellent public speaking skills and ability to successfully communicate in a professional manner presenting agency service offerings in public settings.
- Self-motivated to execute program expectations with only moderate supervision.
- Age 21 with a valid driver license and a clean driving record so you can be insured on the Buckner insurance and provide transportation to the youth in the program.
- Ability to relate and work effectively and sensitively with youth and families of diverse populations.
In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:
- Passion for working with children and families.
- Desire to build and maintain awesome working relationships with team members, volunteers and community served at the Family Hope Center.
- Assistance with development of innovative ideas that provide solutions to workplace challenges, providing fresh ideas and perspectives.
- Ability to coordinate and plan great educational experiences for youth outside of their environment.
- Desire to learn all of the functions and operations of the Buckner Family Hope Center.
- Desire to develop as a servant leader.
At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:
- Medical and Dental benefits for employees and their eligible dependents;
- Life insurance;
- Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits;
- Paid Time Off and Holidays;
- Paid Parental Leave;
- Retirement Savings Plan; and
- The 5Star Fun Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and others, creating a happy, healthy environment for all!
The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.