Teacher (Site Supervisor/Youth Mentor)
1199SEIU Family of Funds - New York, NY

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The Youth Mentoring Program (YMP) is a unique instructional and hands-on employment program for the teenage children of 1199SEIU members. It is the aim of the program to expose youth to the many opportunities available in the health care professions and encourage them to pursue the educational paths that will lead to employment in the field. The program supports youth in developing life skills, such as communication, decision making, goal setting and time management.

The paid six (6) week summer program runs from Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm. All activities take place at the institution (hospital or nursing home) that employs the participant’s parent (1199SEIU member).

Responsibilities
  • Oversee the Youth Mentoring Program (YMP) program at designated 1199SEIU institutions (locations within five boroughs)
  • Provide supervision, guidance and instruction to approximately twenty teenage participants (15-17 years old)
  • Meet with each participant on a regular basis to support and monitor job progress; ensure proper dress code in the workplace & classroom
  • Greet and monitor participants during the daily attendance (sign-in and out) process; review participant timesheets; contact absent participants as needed
  • Maintain and foster positive relationships with hospital and nursing home staff
  • Facilitate Professional Development Seminars and provide instruction based on the approved curriculum
  • Create and submit activities and lesson plans for review; complete Daily Activity Sheets to reflect lessons and activities introduced to the participants
  • Identify individuals within the institutions that act as resources and guest speakers who can provide healthcare information and knowledge or serve as career role models and mentors for the participants
  • Confer with Regional Coordinators and YMP administrative staff regarding program placement, operations and participant needs
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance and lesson plans; manage all program operations in accordance with 1199SEIU Child Care Corporation Youth Mentoring Program guidelines
  • Attend meetings and staff development sessions as needed
  • Facilitate the program evaluation process
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Degree in Education preferred; plus
  • Demonstrated experience teaching, counseling or mentoring youth required; experience facilitating youth programs
  • Previous work experience with target population
  • Able to effectively manage group processes and dynamics
  • Familiar with trends in the healthcare industry, workplace literacy and cultural competency
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience and knowledge of youth development concepts, trends and outcomes
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings
  • Must meet performance standards including attendance and punctuality
* Note – Must be available for the entire duration of the six (6) week program (July - August 2013)

Mandatory one-day paid orientation held in June

Salary: $30.00 per hour