Charism Community Center Youth Program Mentor in Fargo, North Dakota

GET PAID TO MAKE AN IMPACT!If you love kids, having fun and making our community better, this is the perfect job for you! CHARISM Neighborhood Center provides relationship-based skill-building programs and services to underserved children and families. We are currently seeking individuals to work in our after-school program as mentors to low-income and multicultural elementary school children.Position will begin in September and runs through the 2017-2018 school-year. If interested, you can find application information online at http://charism.org/jobsinternshipsSpecific Responsibilities:Help implement and support culturally-sensitive academic and recreational youth activities with an emphasis on age-appropriate curriculum, leadership skill development, including lifelong skills, such as character skill building, teamwork, technology, and 21st century competenciesBuild individual trusting relationships with youth and parents through open communication and nurture an atmosphere of acceptance and mutual respectMentors are expected to role model good character traits to youth in the program and implement program plans and discipline strategies arranged by CHARISMActively participate and assist in daily activities with the youth and other staff, including but not limited to homework assistance, arts, literacy, health, fitness, and STEM activities, field trips, etc.Work as a team to supervise a group of children at all times in order to foster a safe and caring environmentInteracts professionally with all staff members, parents, children, and community stakeholdersEnsure the program site is clean and welcoming at all timesOther related duties and responsibilities assigned by CHARISMMinimum Qualifications:Each staff member shall be at least eighteen years of age, shall be an individual of good physical, cognitive, social, and emotional health, and shall use mature judgment when making decisions impacting the quality of child care.All staff members responsible for caring for or teaching children shall successfully complete a department-approved basic child care course within their first three months of employment,with the exception of substitute staff and emergency designees.Staff members shall ensure safe care for children under supervision. For the school-age child,supervision means a staff member responsible for caring for or teaching children beingavailable for assistance and care so that the child's health and safety are protected.Desire and willingness to work with diverse populations of peopleAbility to troubleshoot and adapt to a variety of situationsPreferred Qualifications:Ability to pass a mandatory background checkSome college experience, with majors in education, child development, social work, psychology, recreation, and STEM related fields preferredLicensure/Certification requirement:Mandatory training is provided upon hire (completion within three months of hire date)Basic care certifiedMinimum of 13 hours continued education unitsRed Cross CPR/First Aid certifiedAbility To:Work in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic diverse environment, including low-income adults, families, and youthInterpret, apply, explain rules, regulation, policies, and proceduresEstablish and maintain effective relationships with youth and parentsAdapt to changes in program planningWorking Conditions/Environment:School and/or youth center environment (exposure to noise indoors and outdoors)Limited exposure to extreme temperaturesNeighborhood swimming poolVarious off-site field tripsPhysical Demands, including but not limited to:Lift moderately heavy objectsSitting, standing, crouching, crawlingBending at the waist, kneelingUnderstand speech at normal room-volume levels and on the telephoneDexterity to operate a telephone and keyboard