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Part Time - AmeriCorps Member

Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
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The Full Time AmeriCorps Member is responsible for assisting the Program Manager with the implementation of the program, targeting 170 high school-age youth. Each full-time AmeriCorps Member is responsible for providing direct services and training to 70 Youth Volunteer Corps members, assisting with program delivery targeted to 170 high school-age youth, and serving as a Team Leader. The AmeriCorps Member will provide out-of-school education support, mentoring, service-learning activities, pre-college and college enrollment services at a designated Boys and Girls Clubs location impacting 1,000 youth across Palm Beach County.

Service Activities

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will have 29 AmeriCorps Members who will provide out-of-school education support, mentoring, service-learning activities, pre-college and college enrollment services to 170 high school age youth at 6 Clubs, impacting 1,000 youth across Palm Beach County, Florida. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for services that assisted with on-time grade progression, increased youth developmental assets, prepared high school age youth for post-secondary education , and enrolled high school seniors in college.

Community Need Addressed

Low post-secondary institution enrollment of low income youth in Palm Beach County, vulnerability to high risk behavior and poor academic performance resulting from poverty and a lack of critical resources.

Position Outcomes

Increase knowledge and awareness of college readiness and eligibility standards, improve academic engagements, enroll seniors in post secondary education program, and increase in external and internal assets.

Benefits

College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

Skills you will gain

Communication, Team Work, Conflict Resolution, First Aid, Leadership, Youth Development, General Skills, Public Speaking, Teaching/Tutoring, Computers/Technology

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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