Sample Job Description for Youth Development Specialist

Given below is a sample job description template for the position of Youth Development Specialist:

Job Title: Youth Development Specialist

Location of the Job: Paterson, NJ 07501

Years of Experience: 3+ to 7 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Job Summary:

St. Charles Youth and Family Services, a provider of residential and shelter care programs, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Youth Development Specialist.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serving as a member of the Center’s team committed to helping young people build on existing assets to make positive choices about their health and well-being, academic achievement and interaction with others;
  • Maintaining program files and assisting with data collection for evaluation purposes
  • Helping to supervise volunteers recruited to serve as mentors;
  • Facilitating evidence based and other programs in coordination with community collaborators in areas such as gang-prevention, substance abuse prevention, pregnancy prevention and leadership development;
  • Interviews participants or their authorized representatives to gather information to assess service needs.
  • Adheres to the Passion and Vision of the SER Youth Empowered to Succeed-YES! Program.
  • Designing and implementing programs for youth, including those to be operated on Saturdays and during the summer;
  • Maintains caseload of youth.
  • Making referrals to community resources;
  • Adheres to the mission and Core Values of SER.

Position Requirements:

  • At least 2 years experience working with youth or related field.
  • Experience in supervision of staff and youth.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish) preferred.
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours required.
  • Access to a vehicle with insurance and valid Illinois Driver’s License required.
  • Bachelor’s Preferred, High School Diploma or GED required
  • Proficiency in all subjects – up to 12th grade level.

Salary: $86300 – $124000 /​year