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Intern- Group Leader

Company: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Location: Westland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Scope:Responsible for the implementation of varied activities including educational, life skills, cultural and recreational services for at-risk youth enrolled in a before and after-school and/or summer program.Essential FunctionsImplement a program curriculum designed to meet program objectives as outlined in the program's concept proposal. This includes but is not limited to academic education, life skills education, and cultural/recreational activities to provide program youth an opportunity for learning and personal growth in a structured and positive environment during the hours after-school and/or during the summer months. Hispanic language proficiency a plus.Work with other agency staff to identify particular needs in the areas of education, life skills education and personal development that should be addressed outside the program. Participate in meetings with parents and school officials to discuss such needs as necessary.Evaluate youth progress in predetermined measurable terms at program intervals as directed.Assist in the recruitment of appropriate children for enrollment in the program. This may include the design of flyers and brochures, airing of public service announcements, and making of presentations in the community.Participate in meetings with youth, program staff, and agency administrators related to program design, program implementation, and program evaluation in the interest of insuring the program is meetings its goals and objectives. Work cooperatively with all to create unity and to maintain open lines of communication.Maintain all records in a manner consistent with Wayne Metro policies and procedures. Compile data from such records in the preparation of reports as requested.Maintain a positive attitude towards assigned work, clients, and staff, and a willingness to work with others.Other duties as assigned.Physical Requirements and Work EnvironmentThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, sit, see, talk and hear, and use hands to manipulate. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps, stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch. The employee is required to supervise students requiring the employee to match walking speed that matches the student and may at times require the ability to run to safeguard students. The employee must occasionally lift (up to 50 pounds), carry, and move students. Employee must occasionally move equipment and/or supplies. The job is performed for the most part in a school setting with occasional outside weather conditions. The noise level is that of a typical school setting.Minimum Qualifications:High School Diploma and experience in youth education/programming or a combination of education and experience which is similarly appropriate.Minimum of two years of experience in youth education/programmingAbility to implement program plans appropriate for meeting the educational and personal development needs of at-risk youth.Ability to implement evaluation tools to accurately measure the results achieved by youth participation in the program.Ability to interact with parents, teachers, and other professionals to identify, and provide for the needs of youth with regards to social services, recreational/cultural activities, and education.Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.Minimum Competencies:Working knowledge of basic internet applications and programs including Google technology and Microsoft Office Word and Excel. The ability to learn and utilize the necessary programs for this position.Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.Good interpersonal and professional skills including but not limited to professional appearance, tact, punctuality, and dependability.Ability to provide services for those persons facing economic, social, health, age, and educational barriers.Ability to work independently or in a team environment (as deemed necessary).Perform work in a manner that upholds Wayne Metro policies and procedures.Licensing and Other Requirements:Valid identification and reliable transportation.Must be COVID-19 vaccinated, or partially, with the ability to complete within 30-days of employment. Circumstances preventing vaccination, and corresponding accommodations will be reviewed and considered.Travel Requirements:Ability to travel to various sites as needed.Work Hours: Work to be scheduled Monday through Thursday with specific hours to be determined by program needs.Other DutiesPlease note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/M/F/D/V

Keywords: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, Westland , Intern- Group Leader, Other , Westland, Michigan

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