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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: August 2, 2021
OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Youth Worker- Pre-Teen (part-time), Division of Youth Programs
Job Code: X965
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week. Monday-Friday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Youth Worker is responsible for implementing programmed activities for Pre-Teen Youth Center Members between the ages of 9 - 13.   The Youth Worker will work with Group Leaders, Lead Youth Worker, Program Director, and Youth Center Director to lead a diverse group of pre-teens through programmed activities, service projects, civic engagement, and leadership development. The overall goals for the Youth Worker are to provide direct service, establish positive relationships, and provide a safe and healthy environment for our Pre-Teen Youth Center Members.  Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Program Director to oversee the implementation of policies and procedures at the Youth Center.
  • Inform the Program Director of specific Youth Center member needs or concerns that are brought to his/her attention.
  • Plan, design, organize, and implement age-appropriate Youth Center programs and activities, for Pre-Teens between the ages of 9 - 13.
  • Provide a safe, structured, and stimulating environment for Youth Center members and volunteers.
  • Attend and participate fully in staff meetings, planning sessions, other meetings, staff development and training programs and activities as directed.
  • Be a positive role model to and develop meaningful relationships with Youth Center members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Experience working with youth in an academic, recreational, or athletic setting. Should have good leadership, organizational and team building skills. HS Diploma/GED required.  Familiarity with Cambridge neighborhoods preferred. The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.  Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Main work environment is busy Youth Center. The noise level can be very loud. Youth Centers include classroom like settings, open environments, and gymnasium. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift fifty pounds and participate in activities that require physical exertion.

 

 

RATE: $18.00 per hour. Retention bonus may be available.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing.  Position will remain open until filled.

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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