Small Seeds is now hiring for the following position:


Position: Teen Discovery Youth Coach

Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week, exempt

Reports to: Program Manager


The Youth Coach is an entry level position within the Teen Discovery program at Small Seeds Development, Inc. The Teen Discovery program seeks to empower adolescents and youth ages 10 – 18. Youth Coaches will work one-on-one and facilitate group activities with participating youth in an effort to yield change in character, academic achievement, lifestyle, behavior, and attitude.


  • Plan, organize, implement, and advocate for quality and developmentally appropriate workshops, trainings, resources, activities, services, and special events for children, adolescents and teens

  • Provide one-on-one engagement and group coaching to support underdeveloped skills (ie: Academic, Social and Emotional Skills)

  • Conduct home, school, and community visits with participating youth (using personal vehicle – program related mileage is reimbursed)

  • Evaluate the progress of all program participants (utilizing SMART Goals, Progress Notes and Reviews) and make the necessary adjustments to ensure positive program outcomes for all participants

  • Facilitate and attend activities and events in the school and community with program participants in order to build school and community engagement (ability to work some evenings and/or weekends required)

  • Complete 60% of your work out in the community and 40% of your work in the office

  • Collaborate with parents, schools, and other community agencies and organizations to ensure a consistent communication loop

  • Maintain all records, curriculum materials, intake information, and client and group records

  • Work independently and as a team player within all programs and across the organization

  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings

  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelor’s (preferred) or Associate’s (required) degree in social services, education or a related field

  • 2-3 years of experience working with elementary, middle, high school and out-of-school-age youth, particularly youth in urban or underserved communities

  • Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record, reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance.

  • Work a non-traditional schedule with some evening and weekend hours required

  • Act 33 & 34 and FBI Clearances – employment contingent upon obtaining all three clearances


  • Knowledge of the child welfare/school and juvenile justice systems and community resources/networks

  • Excellent written/oral communication, organization, listening, and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of Google forms and Docs, Allegheny County KIDS, Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • CPR & First Aid Certification (or ability to obtain)

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

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


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