Position Openings (Part-Time)

Youth Workers for Outside-of-School-Time (OST) Program in Van Buren for Elementary and Middle School Students


            The OST Program operates Mon-Fri during the school year at the Van Buren District School. This position requires that staff be present 2 ½ hours daily on school days (2:30 – 5:00 PM) with extended hours on school holidays and vacation days. Hours are flexible, and applicants may choose to work from one to five 21/2-hour days per week on school days, with five-hour days (noon to 5:00) on early release and vacation days.


a.  Assisting the program director in developing, preparing, and evaluating activities    that advance the positive social and emotional development of children and youth ages eight to fourteen (grades 3 to 8)

b.  Leading a variety of program activities that contribute to positive social and emotional development as a member of the program team

c.  Establishing positive and supportive relationships with children and youth participating in the program and serving as a role model

d.  Assisting in collecting and tabulating program statistics

e.  Assisting in planning and implementing goal-related field trips

            This outside-of-school time (OST) program supplements the classroom and tutoring programs of MSAD#24 in grades three through eight and is coordinated with the MSAD#24 the school day program through MSAD#24 administrators and teachers


Education:  High school diploma or equivalent is required; a degree in education, youth development, or related field is a plus

Experience; Teaching or working with children/youth (e.g., childcare setting, volunteer or informal work with children and youth, mentoring, youth camp, etc.) required

Interpersonal Skills:  Strong initiative, strong communication skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, open-minded and non-judgmental attitude, commitment to building a strong and efficient team with co-workers and children participating in the program.

Licenses and Certificates:  Valid driver’s license is required.  Certification in child care, education, or related fields is not required but is a plus.

Must successfully complete a Criminal History Check

Wages: dependent on experience and qualifications.

For more information or to apply, please contact: David Cote, LCSW, Program Director – 868-9895 or davidcote@ruralrca.org

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