YOUTH WORKER (PART-TIME) 7/19/22 – Linn County, IA – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Linn County, IA

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$21.42 an hour

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Part-time (20 hours/week) position to supervise, monitor, and maintain safety of program participants with the Linn County Child and Youth Development/Peer Group. Work is performed under general supervision. Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis.

New Hire: $21.42 · 90 days: $22.51 · 1 year: $23.78 · 2 years: $25.06 · 3 years: $26.42

Essential Functions

  • Supervises small groups of children 2nd through 12th grade during afterschool or out-of-school hours.
  • Coordinates activities both on-site and within the community that promote improvement of social skills, friendships and self-esteem.
  • Records behavior observations and keeps daily reports and resident’s/participant’s personal records.
  • Performs record keeping, statistics and other paperwork as required.
  • Drives van or other designated vehicle to transport program participants.
  • Supervises program activities as required.
  • Performs light maintenance tasks as required.
  • Enforces rules consistently and fairly. Promotes, encourages and supports appropriate behavior.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
  • Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product. Listens to the “Voice of the Customer “and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible.


  • Associate’s degree in Human Services, Recreation or a related field required.
  • Experience working with children or adolescent groups desired.
  • Working knowledge of the social sciences.
  • Ability to function as an effective member of the child care team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships with co-workers, other professionals, parents, and youth.
  • Ability to receive, process, and communicate information, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to make effective use of individual and group counseling techniques.
  • Ability to make sound independent judgments quickly.
  • Ability to function with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to enforce rules consistently and fairly.
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to change.
  • Good physical condition. Must meet requirements and licensing regulations, including: good health evidenced by the ability to pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of hire; a person who has a record of a criminal conviction or founded child abuse report shall not be employed, unless an evaluation concludes that the crime or founded abuse does not merit prohibition of employment.
  • Regular work attendance required.
  • Certifications required after hire are: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting and CPR.
  • Valid State of Iowa Driver’s License required.
  • Chauffer’s license required after hire. Van driving experience required.

Summer: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
School Year: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $21.42 per hour

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