Small Seeds is currently hiring for the following positions:


 

Position: Summer Camp Counselor
Status: Temporary, Hourly Wage, 40+ hours per week
Reports to: Program Coordinator

This is a 6-week summer position. 20-hour paid orientation week June 11, 2018 to June 15, 2018. 5-week camp from June 17, 2018 to July 20, 2018. 

Responsibilities:

  • Pick up and drop off campers at their homes and transport campers to camp activities utilizing organization vans
  • Load and unload materials, goods, and equipment between various destinations as assigned
  • Prepare, receive, and provide appropriate documentation for the delivery or pick-up of passengers or goods to ensure timely and accurate transportation
  • Report all vehicle maintenance in a timely fashion
  • Organize and implement quality and developmentally appropriate programs, activities, services, and special events for children in the program
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, to ensure the operation of a quality Children’s program 
  • Make sure proper procedures are followed for sign-in/out of children on a daily basis
  • Assume equal share of the regular housekeeping chores such as cleaning, preparing for daily activities and cleaning up after projects
  • Establish a relationship with each child and know his or her present level of understanding; consider the needs of all the children and treat each child with respect and dignity.
  • Remain up to date on and follow emergency procedures and organization policies
  • Provide one-on-one and group coaching to support underdeveloped skills
  • Maintain all records, materials, and intake information, client and group records
  • Have transparency to work independently, as a team player and with a flexible schedule
  • Complete all other duties as assigned by supervisor

Requirements:

  • Ability to commit to entire six weeks of the camp
  • Must be licensed to operate a vehicle and have a clean driving record and proof of insurance
  • Must demonstrate the following personal attributes: honesty, trustworthiness, respect, and flexibility 
  • 2-3 years of experience working with elementary, middle, high school and out-of-school-age youth, particularly youth in urban or underserved communities
  • Act 33 & 34 and FBI Clearances – employment contingent upon obtaining all three clearances

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the child welfare/juvenile justice systems and community resources/networks
  • Excellent written/oral communication, organization, listening, and interpersonal skills 
  • CPR & First Aid Certification (or ability to obtain)

Compensation and Benefits:  $10.00/hour. Small Seeds does not offer benefits for part-time staff. Small Seeds does provide reimbursement for approved expenses related to program costs.  

TO APPLY:  Please send cover letter and resume electronically to hr@ssdipgh.org (please note the job title in your subject line). No phone calls please.
 

 

 

Position: Youth Coach
Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Reports to: Program Coordinator

Background:

The Youth Coach will nurture excellence in the growth and development of youth and young adults by utilizing effective strategies designed to encourage them to reach their academic, social and leadership potential. The Youth Coach will provide facilitation/coaching that yields changes in character, academic achievement, lifestyle, behavior and attitudes.

Purpose:

  • The YC will plan, organize, and implement quality and developmentally appropriate programs, activities, services, and special events for teens and young adults.
  • The YC will evaluate all youth and young adults on a regular basis to ensure programs respond to at-risk behaviors.
  • The YC will provide group facilitation and one-on-one coaching to support underdeveloped skills. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide training and facilitation in both traditional and non-traditional youth setting
  • Collaborate with parents, schools, and other community agencies and organizations to run support programs, in addition to ensuring a consistent communication loop.
  • Maintain all records, curriculum materials, and intake information, client and group records
  • Have transparency to work independently, as a team player and with a flexible schedule (some evenings and weekends hours are required)
  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or education with two-three years of experience working with middle, high school and out-of-school-age youth, particularly youth in urban or underserved communities
  • Knowledge of the child welfare/juvenile justice systems and community resources/networks
  • Excellent written/oral communication, organization, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Valid driver's license, good driving record, reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance.
  • CPR & First Aid Certification (or ability to obtain)
  • Act 33 & 34 and FBI Clearances

Compensation and Benefits:   $28,000 – $30,000 annual salary with excellent benefits package. Salary dependent upon candidate’s educational background and level of experience.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume electronically to HR@ssdipgh.org (please note job title in your subject line)

 

Small Seeds Development Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.