Job Summary: Serve as a member of the teen staff team and assist with the implementation and supervision of the spiritual, educational and recreational activities for the youth attending the Teens’ Program. In addition to the job duties, attendance and participation is required in Program Development training and assignments that are designed to enrich and educate assistants about Star of Hope mission, vision, and values and the people Star of Hope serves.
Other Job Responsibilities:
- Ensure the health, safety and welfare of the youth attending the Teens’ Program.
- Assist with the implementation, coordination, and supervision of the spiritual, educational and recreational components of the Teens’ Program.
- Assist teens in adjusting to the new environment upon entry into the program.
- Assist in the planning, scheduling and supervision of all teens’ field trips and outings.
- Serve as a mentor and role model for the teens in the program.
- Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with coworkers, volunteers, tutors, mentors and visitors at the Star of Hope.
- Adhere to minimum standards for childcare as required by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services-Childcare Licensing Division.
- Serve as a camp counselor and attend/supervise summer camps with youth as scheduled.
- Responsible to support a safe and secure environment for all clients, staff, donors and volunteers entering or staying within the Star of Hope – SAFETY FIRST.
- Attend all Program Development classes, complete all assignments, and meet with supervisor weekly for guidance & feedback.
- Provide back-up teens’ services at WF.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Current full time college student who is pursuing a four-year degree at an accredited college or university and currently at least a sophomore in standing (completed 30 hours) required.
Skills & Experience: One (1) plus year(s) experience preferred working with or ministering to at-risk adolescents in a school, church, camp, or other youth program setting. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test.
Equipment Used: Telephone, computer, fax machine, copier, camera and laminator.
Twelve–passenger vans (Valid Texas Driver’s License with acceptable driving record and current liability insurance required).
Work Environment: Classroom and outdoor areas. Schedule may be subject to change to meet the business needs of the mission. Local travel may be required. Exposure to infectious diseases, poor hygiene, drug usage, verbal and physical abuse and other emergency situations relative to the homeless population is normal. Star of Hope t-shirt, black, blue or khaki full-length pants and comfortable close toed shoes are required. Jeans with no holes/fraying may only be worn on Fridays and only as long as a Star of Hope shirt (T-shirt, polo-style or sweat shirt) is worn.
Relations with Others: Extensive client contact; additional contact with donors, volunteers, vendors, media representatives, employees of SOH and representatives from other social agencies and churches.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to interact with youth for long periods at a fast pace and variety of settings. Stand, bend, stoop and climb stairs. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Clear speech, hearing and vision are required.
Mental Requirements: Ability to speak, read and write English. Must be able to communicate with staff, visitors, volunteers, parents and children in a consistently pleasant and professional manner. Must maintain a positive attitude and be able to create a good impression commanding attention, respect and confidence. Genuine interest and concern for the welfare of adolescents. Must be able to maintain professionalism and compassion when dealing with difficult parents and teens.
Other: Able to support through word and action the Star of Hope “Christ-centered” Mission statement and the mission’s core values of integrity, excellence and commitment to life change.