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Youth Development Worker - Part-Time

Department: Halls/Powell
Location: Knoxville, TN

"When school's out, Clubs are in!"

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley began providing opportunities for youth in Knoxville in 1943.  Today, it has grown into a four-county service area across the Tennessee Valley with 19 Clubs in Knox, Blount, Loudon and North Anderson counties. 

Our Mission:  To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

More than 7,200 at-risk youth and teens take advantage of the programs, activities and services provided by our Clubs. They benefit from trained, caring staff and volunteers who help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures and reach their goals.

Our organization employs over 450 full-time and part-time staff members. 

Through the Boys & Girls Clubs, young people are shown that someone cares, and there are concerned and capable adults to whom they can turn for assistance.

Position Overview:  The Youth Development Worker reports to the Facility Director. The primary function of the job is to implement and supervise activities within a specific area following all licensing requirements.

GuaranTEED.  Understands and adheres to our core values of transparency, excellence, empowerment and dedication.

Ignite Greatness.  Understands that each and every youth has something to offer and wants to be successful. Actively seeks and looks for the best in every single youth helping them to reach their highest potential.

Great Futures.  Understands the formula to start youth on the journey to a great future: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character and Citizenship.


Key Roles (Essential Job Responsibilities)   

I.  Program Development and Implementation  

  • Effectively implement and administer programs, services and activities for members and visitors  
  • Utilize fun and engaging programs to the members in your area
  • Monitor and evaluate programs to ensure safety of members
  • Maintain a 1:20 staff to members ratio
  • Post and follow a weekly lesson plan

II. Program Supervision

  • Continually interact with all members by providing them with active supervision motivation and encouragement
  • Discipline members fairly, consistently and only according to established policies and procedures
  • Ensure a productive work environment by participating in staff meetings
  • Provide supervision in various areas of the Club, to include:  Activities Room, Arts & Crafts Room, Cadet Room, Computer Lab, Discovery Zone, Early Childhood Room, Games Room, Gym, Home Center Area, Homework Area, Kindergarten Room, Learning Center, Life Skills Room, Lunch Room, Multi-purpose Room, Music Area, Playground, Recreation Area, and the Teen Room.

III. Prepare Youth for Success

  • Know the Youth Development Strategy by instilling in youth feelings of:  Belonging, Usefulness, Influence and Competence (BUIC).
  • Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes:
    • Promote and stimulate program participation
    • Create opportunities for development of strengths and competencies
    • Provide guidance and role modeling to members

Additional Responsibilities

  • May participate in special programs and/or events
  • May be required to be a Monitor on the bus
  • Complete training as required by licensing agency  
  • May be required to help out in multiple areas, as needed
  • Clean area and bathrooms at the end of day, as needed

Knowledge and Skills Requirements: 

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience working with children
  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Knowledge of Department of Education/DHS Licensing Requirements
  • Able to motivate youth and manage behavior problems
  • Able to deal with the general public
  • Able to plan and implement quality programs for youth
  • Able to organize and supervise members in a safe environment
  • Able to multi-task
  • Possess problem solving skills
  • Flexible and able to work well with other team members
  • Must be CPR and First Aid Certified

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

Must be able to --

  • Lift 40 pounds
  • Move quickly to keep up with youth
  • Remain alert and energetic for 8 hours or more



The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, not to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.


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