Mission Neighborhood Centers
San Francisco, CA
It is an exciting time to join Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC)!
Mission Neighborhood Centers is seeking a part-time Recreation Aide who will work in conjunction with the Children’s Services Coordinator to provide homework assistance, enriched learning opportunities and activities with at-risk Precita participants, typically aged 5-17 years old.
The Recreation Aide is responsible for assisting in the development, planning, and implementation of tutoring and enrichment programming for the Precita After School Program, as well as conduct outreach, recruitment, and providing safe passage of youth to the center.
If you are seeking an organization that values, promotes and develops leadership by delivering culturally sensitive, multi-generational, community based services that empower families to build strong, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods with the vision of a strong, healthier and more vibrant community that respects and celebrates its many rich, cultural traditions, please apply.
We would like to meet you if you are looking for an opportunity to be part of an organization whose mission it is to provide quality multi-generational services such as early childhood education, supportive services for youth and young adults, family support, enrich in-school and after-school programs, develop workforces for a changing economy, and provide our elders with activities and support that help them avoid isolation and depression and you can answer “yes” to all of the following questions:
- Do you want to improve the quality of people’s lives?
- Are you seeking meaning and purpose in your career?
- Do you wish you could work with an organization actually making a difference in peoples’ lives?
- Are you self-motivated and results driven, yet lighthearted and fun?
- Do you exceed people’s expectations of you on a regular basis?
- Is being busy preferable to being bored?
Our ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, organized with excellent time management skills and a sincere desire to provide quality care and service.
- Design and conduct activities that are focused on program goals.
- Create innovative, culturally and linguistically appropriate, sequenced lesson plans and curriculum. Incorporate academic content and skill development to program curriculum that contributes to participants’ school success and helps address the achievement gap.
- Plan, coordinate, and evaluate recreation and enrichment activities in accordance with contract regulations, including but not limited to cultural enrichment, nutrition and fitness, health education, academic enrichment, leadership council, social consciousness raising, and fundraising.
- Plan and implement project-based learning and experiential outings and activities to enhance participants learning and skill development.
- Daily transportation of youth from schools to site, either by accompanying on walk or by driving in company van.
- Support a program environment that is learner-centered, promotes a sense of physical and emotional safety. Support positive relationships between staff and program participants, and between participants and their peers.
- Develop connections and positive relationships with youth.
- Perform on-going program assessment and evaluation, and participate in agency planning.
- Assist in development and implementation of an outreach plan to recruit youth from the target population, including but not limited to collaborations with SFUSD, CPS, Family Resource Centers, CBO’s, parent organizations, etc.
- Act as liaison with school, community, public agencies and parents/guardians of participants.
- Supervise, evaluate and provide leadership development to youth workers, interns and volunteers involved in the Precita Program.
- Assist in registration and orientation process for participants and parents.
- Provide individual follow-up services and information and referrals to clients as needed and to other MNC youth services and community services.
- Collaborate in the planning and production of community events including Dia de los Muertos, Holiday/Winter break, Black History month, Carnaval, Spring break, family nights, program graduations and showcase, etc.
- Represent MNC at appropriate community forums and funder meetings/trainings; maintain superior customer service with funders, staff, collaborating agencies, parents, and participants at all times. Adequately inform, share information, and collaborate with supervisor, and program co-workers.
- Maintain accurate program records and follows reporting procedures. Compile, analyze, verify and submit data according to funding schedule and guidelines.
- Promote the health and safety of participants and follows safety and emergency procedures.
- Wear agency apparel (i.e. t-shirt, polo, jacket, badge) to be identified as staff during work hours-on and offsite.
- Must be available to participate in late afternoon, evening, and some weekend activities as needed (including Memorial Day Weekend, and during school breaks).
- A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) or successfully working towards a BA/BS with a current transcript on file in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology, Child Development or related field.
- 2+ years experience facilitating groups and working with high-risk youth and young teens ages 5 to 17.
- 2+ years knowledge and successful experience in developing curriculum and creating and implementing youth programs.
- Ability and desire to connect with and relate to at-risk youth and develop ongoing rapport.
- Consistently demonstrate cooperative behavior and relate to all levels of staff, supervisors, children and families from diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
- Strong MS Word, Excel, and internet research experience.
- Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
- Collaborative skills and the ability to establish and maintain productive working relationship with families, other professionals and the public.
- Ability follows the organization policies and procedures, and supports organization’s goals and values.
- Stable, solid work history.
- CPR First Aid Training Certificate or the ability to take and pass a certification course upon hire
- Current CA Drivers License, current auto insurance, a clean driving record, and insurable under the organization’s minimum criteria for driving company vehicles and program participants.
- Background Check clearance upon hire – FBI/DOJ Fingerprint, Child Abuse Index, Physical Exam, TB Test and pass the Juvenile Probation Clearance requirements.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus!
This position is part-time, with a minimum of 25 hours per week, typically Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, however, must have schedule flexibility to work some evenings and occasional weekend sessions or events. This position will also require 8 hours per week for an 8-week period during summer. This position has an hourly rate of $15.00 plus benefits including:
- SF Sick Time
- Commuter Benefits an easy access to Public Transportation
- Amazing SF location –the Mission Districts’ culturally vibrant and diverse community
- Close knit, caring team
- And more!
How To Apply
If you are qualified and interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter with Recreation Aide in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone calls are not accepted nor will we call you if you don’t submit employment information. Please visit our web site for additional information on our company at: www.mncsf.org
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.