Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in underserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential.
Caring for Our Communities
For 60 years, CYC has steadfastly served communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. Today CYC centers are in seven communities across metro Chicago. We consistently deliver programming to serve the needs of kids, parents and communities—focusing on academic achievement, social and emotional skill development and parent/family engagement. Our centers are characterized by passionate and committed staff and serve as learning centers for our kids, community resources, and safe spaces.
Early Childhood Education - (ages 3-5) 900+ children served annually
School-Age Child Development - (ages 6-12) 1,200+ served annually
Teen Leadership Development & Intervention - (ages 13-19) 570+ served annually
Intervention – (ages 7-18) 637+ served annually
CYC is the city’s largest and most established urban youth organization. Since 1956, CYC has been empowering youth by providing supportive services and programs that present a path to positive outcomes for every child.
By investing in the academic, social and emotional development of children and teens in underserved Chicago communities, CYC helps them discover and realize their full potential. The organization includes eight neighborhood centers, seven 21st Century Community Learning Centers, nine partner Head Start sites, and Camp Rosenthal. CYC provides youth, ages three to 19, with the following programs: Early Childhood Education, School-Age Child Development, Teen Leadership Development, Camp Rosenthal, Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services and Education Support Initiative. Programs and services can be accessed in the following communities: Ashburn, Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bridgeport, Chicago Lawn, Greater Grand Crossing, Humboldt Park, Hyde Park, North Lawndale, Riverdale/Altgeld, Roseland/Pullman, Bronzeville/Grand Boulevard, South Chicago and South Shore communities.
We are looking for two Part Time Youth Worker Associates to join our team.
School Age group - Sidney Epstein, 3415 W. 13th, Chicago, IL the work schedule is 1:30 - 6:30 PM.
The Part Time Youth Worker Associate performs functions to coordinate and implement activity programs in accordance with licensing requirements and the agency’s program plans.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for facilitation of one or more School-age and/or Teen Groups; develop and implement weekly lesson plans in accordance with CYC’s Positive Youth Development curriculum model; ensure safe and appropriate group environment; ensure that designated space and materials are ready in advance of each day’s scheduled activities; ensure required program component hours are met and activities are planned consistent with agency outcomes; monitor progress of individual member goals.
• Responsible for assisting with the involvement of parents and families; ensure consistent communication with parents of youth members regarding youths’ progress; assist in developing parent and family activities as assigned and in accordance with agency standards.
• Responsible for recruitment, enrollment, and intake of assigned number of group members; engage in canvassing and other recruitment activities assigned; assist in developing and implementing community relations strategies.
• Responsible for ensuring that recordkeeping and reporting systems are maintained in an up to date and accurate manner, and consistent with agency standards; track and record group members’ progress consistent with CYC’s outcomes matrix and ETO database procedures.
• Responsible for assisting with center and agency program evaluation activities as assigned, including periodic supervision and staff meetings, peer reviews, satisfaction surveys, and quality improvement teams; implement recommendations for improvements as required.
• Responsible for developing and implementing a Professional Development Plan, maintaining a commitment to professional development in Youth Development and related fields.
• Responsible for driving and/or transporting children and youth on agency business.