Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) community-based organization with a 60-year history of providing services to youth and families of diverse cultures on a non-sectarian basis. PCYC’s mission is to enrich the skills, prospects
and spirit of North Minneapolis youth and adults, in partnership with families and communities. This mission is carried out through innovative and effective educational, social, youth development, neighborhood revitalization, and arts programming.
The Youth Worker job opening at PCYC is a year-round position providing socially and academically enriching opportunities for North Minneapolis children in our K-5 afterschool and summer programs. The Youth Worker is responsible for the facilitation of the
daily program schedule in a classroom setting, engaging with youth in recreational and arts based enrichment activities, and enhancing math and reading skills using our computer based curriculum.
Candidates must be able and willing to either relate and/or have a desire to develop an understanding of people with diverse ethnicities and provide a safe and quality learning environment for urban youth. The purpose of this position is to achieve the academic
and social/emotional outcomes of PCYC’s highly effective OST programs. This position is part-time, 20 hours per week Mon-Fri 2:00-6:00pm for the duration of the 9 month school year (August-June) and 40 hours per week, Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm during our 8 week
summer program (June-August).
The pay rate is $15 an hour. PCYC offers a full benefits package for this position.
- Implement new and existing academic and youth development activities and curriculum (for scholars grades K-5) that address the academic and social/emotional strengths and areas of challenge for program scholars.
- Assess the social/emotional strengths and areas of challenge for program participants in the classroom. In collaboration with the Academic Coordinator and staff, develop and implement individualized learning plans for each child and monitor their progress.
- Utilize program assessment data and individual learning plans to inform instruction.
- Work in partnership with the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), ensuring full implementation of the NAZ ExL Solution Plan.
- Establish and maintain meaningful, appropriate, professional relationships with participants and their families, to be the most effective in assisting the children in attaining academic and life goals. Work with NAZ to involve parents as much as possible
and communicate regularly about child progress.
- Effectively utilize volunteers, interns and apprentices to support classroom instruction.
- Attend meetings and events necessary to promote partnerships and the long term success of OST programming at PCYC.
- Effectively work as a team member with other staff on the OST Team.
- Bachelor's degree in education or related field (ie. Social Work, sociology, youth studies, human services, psychology, etc.)
- Minimum of two years’ experience working with diverse urban youth.
- Ability to relate effectively and in a positive manner with adults and children from diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
- Ability to model behavior consistent with the agency mission.
- Possess the energy and motivation necessary to work under circumstances requiring unique responses to a variety of problem-centered situations, and the resourcefulness to do so with minimal direct supervision.
- Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written communication on an interpersonal or group level.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and ability to use computer data systems and other technical resources to effectively accomplish work.
- Ability to travel to various locations for meetings and events.
Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. PCYC prohibits discrimination against
employees, applicants for employment on the basis of age, race/color, disability, marital status, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or veteran’s status.
Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online
materials. You may also be contacted by a MACC employee to conduct or schedule an interview.