Human Resources

Youth Center Program Assistant

                            YOUTH CENTER PROGRAM ASSISTANT

The work involves responsibility for performing a wide variety of activities and tasks in support of multicultural, educational and recreational program activities for youth and teens.  Specific tasks vary depending on the program area to which the employee is assigned.  The work is performed under direct supervision of Youth Program Coordinator with leeway allowed in the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the
details of the work.  Does related work as required.

Supervises daily activities at the Youth Center;
Advises and consults with the Youth Program Coordinator for
      program planning by organizing details of program activities
     which may include preparing agenda and program development;

Assists the Youth Program Coordinator in the planning of
     program activities, workshops and presentations by scheduling,
arranging meeting rooms, contacting participants, arranging
     for necessary equipment and setting up, assembling,
     distributing materials and supplies;

Organizes and facilitates a variety of community service projects,
     recruits volunteers for these projects;

Oversees program participants and/or volunteers involved in activities,
     providing assistance as needed;

Accompanies participants on field trips and to special events;
Provides information on the phone on program services and requirements,
     may schedule appointments, explains procedures and
     program processes or make referrals to other community agencies;

Acts as liaison for program activities with community service agencies,
     schools and agencies for the purpose of promoting programs and
     enhancing services;

Assists the Youth Program Coordinator in analyzing and evaluating
     methods, procedures, goals and objectives, etc.;

Prepares periodic reports related to agency programs/activities;
May attend meetings and workshops related to program area.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the policies, procedures, rules and regulations governing the program area to which assigned; Working knowledge of community resources available to youth and teens;  Working knowledge of youth development, objectives and goals;  Ability to plan, organize, and direct the activities of participants and volunteers;  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;  Ability to understand and interpret complex oral instructions and/or written directions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND

     A.     Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered
              college or university with an Associate’s Degree or higher
              with specialization in Recreation, Human Service, Liberal Arts
              or related field; OR

     B.     Two (2) years full-time paid experience in Recreation,
              Human Services or related field

NOTEPart-time or volunteer experience will be considered on a prorated basis.