The Youth Development Specialist works directly with children in the Kinship program while adult relative caregivers attend Kinship Support Groups. They are responsible for the supervision of 2 – 10 children and youth up to the age of 17 years old. The Youth Development Specialist – Kinship is responsible for planning, implementation, and facilitation of activities and events for participants.
•Must be 18 years of age or older and a high school graduate.
•Bachelor’s degree in Child Development or related field preferred.
•Completion, with passing grades, of 12 units in Child Development (CD) or related field. (Related fields can include: Arts, Early Childhood Education, Education, Humanities, Physical Education, Psychology, Recreation, Sociology, and Theater) a.Completion, with passing grades, of 6 units with 6 more units of current enrollment in Child Development or related field will be considered.
•Expertise working with children with special needs and/or a history of trauma required.
•Previous experience working in a child and youth development, education, or comparable setting preferred.
•Previous experience working with children and their families with social-emotional/behavioral issues preferred.
•Ability to work with a culturally diverse community.