Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee Core Area Program Specialist (South Region) in Milwaukee (South Region), Wisconsin

Job Descriptions:

Job Summary:

Responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing programs/activities in coordination with YoungStar, Childcare, School-Age State regulations for ages 4-8 years old. .

Responsibilities:

Culture Competency and Responsiveness

  • Demonstrate and communicate the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) philosophy, objectives, standards and programs through all methods available to members, their parents, and the general public. Provide quality program activities that are inclusive, welcoming, respectful and responsive to the diversity of members, families and community.

Youth Leadership and Engagement

  • Provide quality program activities and experiences that promote a sense of purpose and individual empowerment for members to practice and develop leadership skills, make meaningful choices during activities, support members to develop skills in decision making, planning and goal setting skills.

  • Promote and support members initiated and member lead activities. Foster an environment that offers choices, incorporates team building and promotes a sense of belonging and group identity for members.

Program Activity Planning and Implementation

  • Coordinate program activities in accordance with selected curricula that supports program goals and incorporates the needs and interests of members.

  • Responsible for regularly gathering information and feedback from members about their needs and interests.

Safe Positive Environment

  • Understands and follows the BGCGM Member Care Manual policies and procedures to include but not limited to conduct of member policies, supervision of members policies, employee to member policies, member safety polices, child abuse and neglect policies, member health policies, transportation and field trips policies, the club safety/contingency plan, and the procedures for reporting incidents/accidents during program hours.

  • Keeps accurate attendance, tracks member participation in assigned program areas, documents results and progress of members. Generate monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports as requested.

Collaborations and Partnerships

  • Provide opportunities to engage and support the families of members, build reciprocal relationships with communities, volunteers and organizations to support program goals.

Professionalism/Professional Development

  • Demonstrate commitment to one’s own learning, skill building and professionalism on the job by following BGCGM code of conduct and employee handbook, supporting colleagues, sharing duties and working collaboratively, and active participation in meetings.

  • Seek and attend professional development workshops, trainings and interactions with other professionals and apply new learning to work practices

Supportive Relationships

  • Provide appropriate guidance and direction through supportive relations with members.

  • Understand and articulate the value of BGCGM and serve as an advocate for youth and the field of youth development.

Physical Demands:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 6 college credits must be in childcare/youth development (one course must be broad-based, which means an overview-type course, such as a credit course in child development, child psychology or covering early childhood education curriculum such as kindergarten or nursery school curriculum).

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher are two non-credit approved courses that will satisfy the 6 college credits required for childcare/youth development.

  • Meet DCF 251 requirements for child care teacher, if required

  • Ability to obtain a Registry level 7 or higher, if required.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Within 6 months of hire:

  • CPR

  • Introduction to childcare training (40 hour course)

  • Skills & Strategy to child training.

  • Shaken Baby prevention Training

  • First Aid

  • Suspected Child Abuse- Mandated Report Training (SCAN_MART) or equivalent.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least one year of experience directly related to youth and youth programming.

  • 80 full days or 120 half days of experience as an assistant child care teacher, if required.

  • Ability to keep youth ages 4-18 enthusiastically engaged in

  • Demonstrated examples of working with youth.

  • Program development and small group implementation.

  • Highly organized with attention to detail.

  • Works effectively with families from a variety of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds,

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written

  • Understands basic benchmarks for member growth and development.

  • Ability to recognize that members have individual needs, characteristics, abilities, and rates of development

  • Ability to articulate program goals and understands how specific activities support those goals.

  • Understands confidentiality guidelines and protects children, youth, and family confidentiality.

  • Awareness of local and state curriculum frameworks and standards.

  • Appreciates new ideas and learning opportunity.

Keyword: Core Area Program Specialist

From: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee