Youth Program Aide - Tenders Global

Youth Program Aide

  • Contract
  • Denver
  • Posted 1 week ago

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req51677

Job Title: Youth Program Aide

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 19.50 – 24.00 Hourly

Location: Denver, CO USA

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

Job Overview: The vision of the IRC in Denver Youth Program is that refugee youth will have the skills and resources necessary to pursue a future of opportunity. The Youth Program Aide, Outdoor Equity, will support the IRC’s youth and family outdoor access programming by supporting outdoor education initiatives and weekly field trips to local parks. The Youth Program Aide will, as needed, supervise volunteers and interns to lead programs for families in the community. 
Major Responsibilities: Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Family Engagement & Educational Casework
  • Receive and respond to referrals from IRC staff and school partners for families interested in the IRC in Denver youth program. 
  • Conduct intake and assessment of family and student support needs.
  • Support enrollment of school-aged youth resettled by IRC in Denver into youth programming, including transporting families as needed.
  • Build supportive relationships with refugee youth and families utilizing a trauma-informed approach to support students’ academic and long-term personal and professional goals.  
  • Using interpretation services, conduct family outreach and provide systems navigation and support to improve families’ connections to the community. 
Program Planning & Coordination
  • Support the planning and implementation of IRC’s youth programming. 
  • Implement classroom activities and instruction delivery by assisting with lesson preparation, providing instruction, parent communication, behavior management, and other duties as assigned.
  • Collect and track participant data, maintain attendance records, capture assessment data, track other outcomes and metrics, and ensure program documentation is entered into the ETO and/or Geneva databases in a timely manner.
  • Help complete necessary reporting on program activities and accomplishments. 
  • Supervise volunteers and interns within IRC in Denver’s youth programs as needed.
  • Participate in all youth program meetings and staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC team.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements: 
Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 1 year of related professional experience such as youth case management, family engagement, teaching, tutoring, or youth development preferred.
  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations; cross-cultural or overseas experience.
  • Experience teaching English Language Learners preferred.
Demonstrated Skills & Competencies
  • Superb organizational, planning, time and task management, and logistical skills.
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with solid judgement and ethics consistent with the IRC Way. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), internet applications, and relational database.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work well with people of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, with varying literacy and English proficiency levels.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to maintain responsibility for multiple tasks in the context of a diverse, fast-paced work environment.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in language(s) of current refugee populations a plus but not required (Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Ukrainian, Spanish, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Rohingya, Sudanese Arabic etc.).
  • Willingness to obtain Wilderness First Aid & CPR.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance that meets the IRC requirements for drivers on staff.
  • Must be comfortable driving a 10-12 passenger van.
Working Environment: 
  • The majority of time in community-based locations and client homes to perform the above responsibilities in the service area.
  • Approximately 15-20 hours per week, May-August.
Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget.  Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
US Benefits: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.
In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12-month time period. 


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