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Federal Work-Study Eligible Students!

This position is limited to candidates with a Federal Work-Study award. To verify you have a Federal Work-Study award, please go to your Account -Student Center- Financials- Financial Aid Summary. If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.). You may also email the Office of Student Financial Services at to inquire about eligibility.

General Purpose of Position
The EDGE Youth Worker successfully implements the day-to day operation of the EDGE Afterschool Program. The program is designed to provide academic, recreational, and cultural life skill experiences to students by working cooperatively with the parents, staff, and administration of the school. We work with students in Kindergarten-12th Grade in small and large group settings on the Near Eastside of Indy.

Who are we looking for???
The ideal candidate for the afterschool program is someone that possesses a lot of energy and passion for working with youth. This person would also have a great sense of humor, the ability to be flexible, a team player, an engaging personality, and a good amount of patience. The ideal candidate would also be confident in their ability to learn and implement small and large group behavior management skills that are aligned with JBNC values. It is also necessary for all candidates to be knowledgeable about all school subjects at the grade levels assigned to—this is critical at the middle and high school level, especially with math and science. Candidates should also possess the ability to read and implement a lesson plan and take initiative in all areas of programming.

  • Engage and interact with youth participants in a positive and supportive manner
  • Role model appropriate behaviors with all staff and participants
  • Monitor behavior and ensure that participants are safe physically and emotionally
  • Facilitate and supervise daily activities and group work with students on a variety of subject areas including academic enrichment, health & wellness, social-emotional development, and other areas of youth development
  • Implement behavior management tools with integrity and respect for all youth, in conjunction with JBNC values
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries and professionalism with all participants, families, and other staff members
  • Responsible for completion of day-to-day reports and forms on afterschool attendance, activities, behavior system, and all other necessary documentation for the program
  • Provide academic, emotional, and developmental support to participants
  • Communicate with supervisor, school staff, parents, and other community partners as needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to take initiative in all areas of programming
  • Understanding and respect for confidentiality
  • Dependable with excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to be a positive role model
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of youth development
  • Previous experience with youth
  • Experience as a tutor or mentor
  • Knowledge of lesson plans and facilitating activities
  • Small and large group behavior management

·        Build relationships with youth, their families, school staff and community partners
·        Develop interpersonal skills while working with diverse groups of people
·        Develop communication techniques that encourage listening, observation, asking questions, and evaluating information to ensure strong, reciprocal relationships with youth are established
Problem Solver
·        Ability to adapt activity or programming based on external factors and/or youth engagement
·        Develop collaborative approach to working with others to evaluate information and determine a solution for potential changes
·        Develop the ability to assess information about a situation and make a decision quickly through the use of problem solving and team collaboration
Community Contributor
·        Develop responses that are trauma-sensitive and culturally informed
Build community among afterschool participants, their families, and community partners