Youth Rec Mentor

Job Title:
Youth Rec Mentor

Department:
Parks and Recreation

Reports To:
Youth Activities Lead, Kasia Seymour

FLSA/Time Status:
Non-Exempt 20 hours 0.5 FTE

TS Range:
4/5 ($15.89 hourly)

Opening Date:
July 2, 2021

Closing Date:
July 19, 2021

SUMMARY:
The reports directly to the Youth Activities Lead. This position is responsible for assisting in the implementation, and supervision of program activities. This position requires thorough working knowledge of program rules and operating principles and demands a high amount of energy, patience and teamwork. This position will assist in positive mentoring of youth and students, stressing the importance of healthy behaviors and staying in school; assist in the planning and implementation of cultural activities and programs; assist and/or direct youth and students to appropriate staff members for after school homework help and procurement of school supplies. Must be an outstanding role model for our youth, be organized and have a passion for working with and mentoring youth. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Trainee: The Supervisor will work with the Trainee to develop an individualized training program to support advancement. Including formal and informal opportunities for learning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties may be assigned.

  • Uphold program rules and operating principles and policies and procedures.
  • Must be knowledgeable of Native Culture and assist in the integration of that knowledge into planned activities.
  • Help organize, implement and provide overall supervision of planned daily program activities.
  • Responsible for the safety of program participants.
  • Supervision of youth. This is the function of observing (within eyesight), hearing (within hearing distance), overseeing, and guiding a child or group of children. This includes awareness of and responsibility for the ongoing activity of each child and being near enough to intervene if needed. It requires physical presence, knowledge of activity requirements, and children’s needs, and accountability for their care and safety.
  • Maintain a positive work environment.
  • Support high morale among program staff.
  • Encourages respect for staff, property, and participants.
  • Creates, maintains and encourages a clean work environment (including, but not limited to, the ground floor of the Tu Ha’ Buts Youth Center, playground and surrounding outside area.)
  • Take inventory, organize and store program supplies.
  • Help plan and prepare daily snacks during after-school programming.
  • Presents oneself as a role model to youth.
  • Work as a team with all Parks and Recreation staff and seasonal employees.
  • Must be available to work during the entire Summer Recreation program.
  • Must be flexible and available to work school breaks, early release, evenings and weekend hours when needed.
  • Must be flexible and available to attend training as appropriate.
  • Reliable work attendance is required. A successful applicant must be present at work consistently and on-time.
  • Communicates every workday with supervisor, plans ahead and communicates in advance with supervisor, concerning possible absences.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as well as duties outlined in the job description summary. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Youth Rec Mentor: Applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED and 2 years of relevant experience. Youth Rec Mentor Trainee: Applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, interpret and analyze business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to effectively keep data, writes reports, and communicates professionally. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of participants, parents, and tribal community.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher) to communicate, organize and present information regarding the recreation program to staff and tribal community. Ability to use the internet to research work-related events, find contact information, manages calendars and tribal email. Ability to use telephones and work cell phones to communicate and plan recreation events.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to take in information in any given situation and make sound judgments in order to maintain safety of youth and staff. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES and REGISTRATIONS:
Must have current Washington State Driver’s License. Employee must pass WATCH and Tribal Court Background Check. Must obtain CPR certification, First Aid certification and food handler’s permit.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and arms; the employee is regularly required to sit, balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, and climb stairs, taste and smell. The employee is also regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift 25-50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment is such that the employee will regularly be exposed to chemicals that may appear in cleaning solutions and/or arts and crafts activities. The employee may occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level range in the work environment is quiet to noisy.

CONFIDENTIALITY:
This position will have knowledge of confidential personal information regarding others. The employee will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and adhere to applicable standards.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy. There is NO TOLERANCE policy for the use/promotion of alcohol or illegal drugs while employed at the Tu Ha’ Buts Learning Center. Use of tobacco in front of the youth during work time is NOT ALLOWED. Any violation of these policies is cause for immediate termination.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

TO APPLY:
Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.