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Job Openings at the Club

Below are the current job postings at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester. Please email all resumes and cover letters to hr@bgcworcester.org

Behavioral Specialist (Club Freedom – Great Brook Valley)

The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester is a nonprofit, charitable, educational organization recognized as a leading advocate for youth development, working to help youth of all backgrounds.

Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to become responsible, productive and caring citizens. We provide girls and boys with effective diverse programs and services; and demonstrate that caring adults can truly help young people grow into contributing human beings with the necessary skills for living.

Position Description
Reporting to the Program Director, the behavioral specialist will provide assistance to direct support staff on an as-needed basis when dealing with youth who are experiencing behavioral issues. The behavioral specialist will work with the staff, child, and child’s family to develop a service plan addressing any issues that are preventing or affecting the youth from safely participating in Club programming.

Position is a temporary summer position, up to 35 hours per week, Monday–Friday. Regular hours are 9 AM–4 PM during the summer program period of July 8, 2018 – August 16, 2019. Attending a week of training, June 24 – 28, 2019 is required. Must have flexibility and reliable transportation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Behavioral Specialist
• Determines behavior capabilities of the youth as they function at home and at the summer program.

•Designs behavioral interventions for youth.

•Implements behavior support plans.
•Measures goals and objectives of behavior support plans to ensure they are being met.
•Coordinates between staff and parents to implement behavioral interventions.
•Communicates with parents and program staff in regard to youth’s progress.
•Analyzes the behavioral interventions to determine their success.
•Assists youth in identifying inappropriate behaviors and developing better behavior alternatives and strong coping skills.
•Assists caregivers in facilitating behavioral interventions.

•Assists the Executive Director and Program Director in filing a 51A-report for possible child abuse, neglect or endangerment, when needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Must have a strong foundation in applied behavior analysis.
•Must have an understanding of behavioral characteristics associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), behavior disorders, autism, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and other behavior issues.
•Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal, particularly with parents.
•Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
•Must be able to handle emotionally charged situations; know how to de-escalate a situation.
•Must have the ability to train others to apply behavior management techniques effectively.
•Must have knowledge of and know how to work with various support systems that are available in a community.

Education and Experience
•Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or human services preferred.
•Experience working with individuals with special needs.

EEO/AA

Lead Program Assistant (Club Freedom - Great Brook Valley)

The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester is a nonprofit, charitable, educational organization recognized as a leading advocate for youth development, working to help youth of all backgrounds.

Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to become responsible, productive and caring citizens. We provide girls and boys with effective diverse programs and services; and demonstrate that caring adults can truly help young people grow into contributing human beings with the necessary skills for living.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Lead Program Assistant for the Club Freedom summer program in the Great Brook Valley Housing Development is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of youth, and helping to create an engaging and fun academic and recreational environment for youth, ages 5-12. The Lead Program Assistant will plan and implement fun and enriching activities in the areas of Academic Success and Healthy Habits for older-age youth groups, for example ages 8-10 and 10-12.

The Lead Program Assistant will support the work of the Program Director, assisting with program data entry and attendance reporting, and may participate in special programs or events. Under the supervision of the Program Director, oversee the daily activities of Junior Staff and maintain close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions, instruct, and advise members. Participation in other Clubhouse activities may be required, as necessary.

Position is a temporary summer position, up to 35 hours per week, Monday–Friday. Must be available to work 9 AM–4 PM during the summer program period of July 8, 2018 – August 16, 2019. Attending a week of training, June 24 – 28, 2019 is required. Must have flexibility and reliable transportation.

Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor degree preferred. Three years’ work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar youth development organization, planning and supervising activities preferred.

  •          Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  •          Group leadership skills including an understanding of group dynamics.
  •          Demonstrated organizational, staff management abilities.
  •          CPR and First Aid certifications preferred.
  •          Bilingual preferred.

EEO/AA

Program Assistant (Club Freedom)

The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester is a nonprofit, charitable, educational organization recognized as a leading advocate for youth development, working to help youth of all backgrounds.

Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to become responsible, productive and caring citizens. We provide girls and boys with effective diverse programs and services; and demonstrate that caring adults can truly help young people grow into contributing human beings with the necessary skills for living.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Assistant for the Club Freedom summer program is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of youth, and planning and implementing fun and enriching activities in the areas of Academic Success and Healthy Habits for specific age groups of youth between the ages of 5-12 years old.

The Program Assistant will support the work of the Program Director and may participate in special programs or events. Under the direction of the Program Director, oversee the daily activities of Junior Staff and be required to maintain close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions, instruct, and advise members. Participation in other Clubhouse activities may be required, as necessary.

Position is a temporary summer position, up to 35 hours per week, Monday–Friday. Regular hours are 9 AM–4 PM during the summer program period of July 8, 2018 – August 16, 2019. Attending a week of training, June 24 – 28, 2019 is required. Must have flexibility and reliable transportation.

Qualifications and Skills:

High school degree (or equivalent) required. A minimum of one year work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar youth development organization planning and supervising activities preferred.

  •          Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  •          Group leadership skills including an understanding of group dynamics.
  •          Demonstrated organizational, staff and project management abilities.
  •          CPR and First Aid certifications preferred.
  •          Bilingual preferred.

EEO/AA

Publication Date: 
March 25, 2019