Remote Job Coach

A Baltimore summer jobs program for youths, is seeking  Remote Job Coaches.

Typically, youth participating in YouthWorks hold positions within organizations throughout Baltimore. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, YouthWorks 2021 will include a learn-to-earn virtual curriculum model. To support Youth and assist them in maximizing the summer experience, Job Coaches will assist students in navigating the curriculum.

Job Description:

This is a youth development position, serving youth ages 14 to 21 who will be completing a learn-to-earn virtual YouthWorks curriculum. As a Job Coach, you will support and supervise a cohort of 15 students to engage in the curriculum and make the most of the opportunity. The virtual YouthWorks curriculum creates a youth employment experience focused on developing youth in Financial Literacy, Job Readiness, Career Planning, Health & Wellness, Cultural Awareness & Empowerment, and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a virtual daily morning check-in with the cohort to review the agenda for the day, respond to questions, and confirm individual session appointments
  • Provide regular individual video conference sessions with each student and extra sessions for students who need additional support
  • Encourage and facilitate peer-to-peer tutoring and support where appropriate
  • Review and ensure daily completion of assignments and follow-up as necessary
  • Review and verify daily attendance
  • Administer and document feedback surveys
  • Refer students to technical, mental health, or additional resources, as needed
  • Actively seek out ways to better engage youth virtually in a digital learning environment
  • Facilitate a virtual end of the day daily debrief with the cohort
  • Review and approve time of youth participants
  • Support career and college readiness week.
  • Submit an End-Of-Summer Report

Additional Qualifications and Personal Characteristics:

  • Education: a minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • At least 21 years old.
  • Experience in youth development through teaching, coaching, volunteering, or another similar environment:
    • Ability to lead team meetings with youth
    • Ability to lead or facilitate experiential learning in a virtual environment
  • Interest and passion for working with youth:
    • Empathy and experience working with youth from historically oppressed areas
    • Familiarity and comfort with analyzing and adapting to support a student’s learning needs
    • Familiarity with coping strategies in crisis cases which allow individuals to overcome their problems or fears to create a more conducive development and learning opportunity
    • Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to learning barriers
    • Familiarity with building career and/or job readiness skills with youth
  • Technology and online communication:
    • Comfort using Zoom, Google Hangouts, or WebEx and online learning platforms to facilitate learning
    • Ability to manage and facilitate youth cohort communications via group video conferencing, email or instant messaging app, and one-on-one mentoring relationship
  • Mature, self-starter with the desire and ability to initiate and execute

Additional Requirements:

  • Access to a computer or laptop with a microphone and camera and high-speed internet capabilities
  • Ability to pass a mandatory criminal background check and drug screen
  • Ability to virtually report to work from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Pay:  $15 per hour

Benefits: No

Schedule: Full time

Dates of Employment: June 14, 2021 – August 9, 2021

35 hours per week, 7 hours per day (taking out time for lunch), Monday – Friday

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