Small Seeds is currently hiring for the following positions


 

Position: Van Driver/Summer Camp Counselor
Status: Part-time, Hourly Wage, 30-40 hours per week
Reports to: Program Coordinator

Van Driver Responsibilities:

  • Pick up and drop off campers at their homes and transport campers to camp activities
  • 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
  • Ensure that all vehicle maintenance and presentation is performed in a timely fashion. 

Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Plan, 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 and ensure children are aware of rules, and daily scheduled routines
  • 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 emergency procedures and family center policies.
  • Provide one-on-one and group coaching to support underdeveloped skills.
  • Maintain all records, curriculum materials, and intake information, client and group records.
  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings and complete other duties as assigned by supervisor

Requirements:

  • Must be licensed to operate a van 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
  • Mandatory flexible schedule as some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • 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 
  • Strong Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills
  • CPR & First Aid Certification (or ability to obtain)

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

 

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

 


Background: 
The Youth Coach is an entry level position that will work within the Barbershop BOYS program at Small Seeds Development, Inc. The Barbershop B.O.Y.S. (Building Opportunity that Yields Success) initiative is a supplemental service, funded by the Allegheny County of Human Services, that provides foster youth, ages 11 and under, with haircare, personal care products, exciting social exposure, and educational workshops and services that support the following components of Self-Care: Self-Worth, Self-Discipline, Self-Compassion, Self-Indulgence.

Responsibilities:

  • Arrange haircare and personal hygiene services for program participants.
  • Conduct quarterly self-care Workshops.
  • Form, facilitate, and grow relationships with community mentors that give participants the chance to form relationships with caring adults, build skills, and exercise leadership.
  • Plan, organize, and implement quality and developmentally appropriate programs, activities, services, and special events for children in the program.
  • Provide one-on-one and group coaching to support underdeveloped skills.
  • Evaluate the progress of all program participants and make the necessary adjustments to ensure positive program outcomes for all participants.
  • Facilitate and attend activities and events in the community with program participants in order to build community engagement - please note that the majority of work will take place out in the community with a small amount of work being completed in an office 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.
  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings and complete other duties as assigned by supervisor

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s (preferred) or Associate’s (required) degree in social services or education
  • 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.
  • Mandatory flexible schedule as some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • 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 
  • Strong Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills
  • 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.
 

 

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

 

Background
The Youth Coach is an entry level position that will work 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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and implement quality and developmentally appropriate programs, activities, services, and special events for children, adolescents and teens.
  • Provide one-on-one and group coaching to support underdeveloped skills.
  • Evaluate the progress of all program participants and make the necessary adjustments to ensure positive program outcomes for all participants.
  • Facilitate and attend activities and events in the community with program participants in order to build community engagement. 
  • Please note that the majority of work will take place out in the community with a small amount of work being completed in an office 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.
  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s (preferred) or Associate’s (required) degree in social services or education
  • 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.
  • Mandatory flexible schedule as some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • 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
  • Strong Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills
  • 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 HR@ssdipgh.org 
(please note the job title for which you're applying in your subject line) 
No phone calls please. 
 


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