Youth Development Specialist (VA II Clubhouse)
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 5 reviews - Scottsdale, AZ

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Under general supervision by the Youth Services Department VA II Clubhouse Social Worker I, develops and delivers prevention programs for VA II resident children and adolescents in the areas of health, drug, alcohol, violence and other dangerous behaviors. Promotes positive behaviors and develops resistance skills in children and adolescents in this neighborhood. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt.

Examples of Tasks:
Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification. Tasks: 1. Provides informal individual and group guidance to children and youths for social and emotional health.
Supervises children and adolescents during the instructional programs, maintains control of the group and handles routine discipline.
Provides case management services to individuals as needed and under the direction of the Social Worker I.
Counsels clients on behavior and progress. 2. Develops, adapts, schedules and implements instructional methods and techniques utilizing available resources.
Prepares learning experiences in prevention education and provides classroom education in life skills and social skills.
Develops and implements programs that foster the development of coping and resistance skills within a small group structure.
May organize, develop and supervise developmentally appropriate groups for girls that meets at least weekly to address the areas of social skills, problem-solving, decision-making, hygiene, culture and traditions and health/nutrition. 3. Prepares quarterly and yearly instructional outlines and related daily lesson plans covering relevant units of study.
Specifies objectives and activities and works together with the other VA II Youth Development Specialist to publish a monthly calendar that is distributed to children, youth and their families that details the coming month’s programs and activities. 4. Conducts research, compiles materials, and prepares lessons related to Pima-Maricopa history, culture and language.
Adapts and develops materials such as relevant arts, dances and customs for use in prevention education curriculum.
Develops and implements groups focused on developing culturally relevant skills and attitudes. 5. Creates a "fun" atmosphere to attract children and youth and maintain motivation for participation. 6. Manages the VA II Clubhouse in the absence of the Social Worker I.
Helps supervise and mentor the instructional assistants such as Volunteers and WIA workers. 7. Participates in Community-based prevention education efforts through public presentations in the area of prevention.
Makes home visits to encourage family involvement and to share Clubhouse programs. 8. Writes reports and maintains statistics as requested.
Maintains case records and files.
Manages individual program budgets and receipts as needed. 9. Participates in a multi-disciplinary staff model and contributes to program development and provides program assessments. 10. Drives youths to and from activities in the tribal vehicle (15 passenger van). 11. Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence and ethical behavior. 12. Ensures the supervisor is informed of events, happenings, incidents and that written reports are submitted as required. 13. Assists other VAII workers in meeting the needs of children and youth with special needs. 14. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance program and departmental operation. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics: · Knowledge of the culture, customs, traditions, history and government of the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community. · Knowledge of physical and emotional development of boys and girls ages 4 to 18 years. · Knowledge of teaching and training methods for educating girls regarding hygiene, make-up and socialization and etc. · Knowledge and practical application skills in community based prevention and intervention programs related to drugs, alcohol, violence and gangs. · Knowledge of general office practices and procedures including those associated with the confidential and sensitive information found in client records. · Skill organizing, scheduling and managing groups of children and youth. · Skill assessing individual and group needs and progress in programs. · Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with children, youths and their families. · Skill counseling with individuals, groups and families. · Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with SRPMIC co-workers, multiple agencies, other service providers and the public. · Skill operating a variety of standard office equipment including photocopiers, FAX machines and personal computers, including MS Office, in order to fulfill job requirements. · Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. · Ability to maintain accurate and timely program records according to prescribed standards. · Ability to make independent decisions related to client care, program development and crisis intervention. · Ability to organize projects and people. · Ability to drive various SRPMIC vehicles including the 15 passenger van.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education & Experience: Graduation from High School or a GED equivalent required. · For enrolled Community Members without a GED, must obtain a GED. Requires participation in the HR GED Program and successful completion of the Arizona state certified exam in order to continue employment with SRPMIC. · Two (2) years of college coursework with children and youths required, OR 4 years successful work experience with children and/or youths. · Demonstrated successful experience working with an children and youths required. · Must possess or obtain First Aid and CPR certification within 6 months from the date of hire and maintain subsequent certification. · Must possess or obtain the National Child Care Worker Certification (or equivalent) within 6 months from the date of hire. · Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.
  • Insurability : Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License and meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.
Special Requirements:
  • Special Requirements: Due to the confidential and sensitive nature of this position, successful completion of an extensive background investigation may be required. · Must be able to work the normal program hours from Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the summer months and 10:00 am to 7:00 pm during the school year. · May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays. · Participation in a departmental staff development program required. · Must possess the physical capability to participate with youths and children, including younger ages, in camping, hiking, recreational and other physically challenging activities. · Must obtain First Aid and CPR certification within the first six (6) months of employment from the date of hire and maintain subsequent certification.
SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing . Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach to application 2) fax (480-362-5860) 3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date.
The IHS/BIA CIB form is not accepted.

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

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