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Youth STEM Facilitator


Salt Lake County Youth Services is looking for a diverse group of five enthusiastic individuals with a passion for working with youth and teens in our Afterschool Programs in Kearns, Magna and West Valley City for the 2020-2021 school year. The Afterschool Programs provide a safe, nurturing, and educational environment that encourages youth to become active and productive community members.
Salt Lake County and AmeriCorps are partnering to provide this unique service opportunity, differing from employment in that an agreement will be signed with AmeriCorps to complete a term of service, running from October 1, 2020 – August 10, 2021.

Members will serve 300, 450, or 675 hours during this time. AmeriCorps members receive a bi-weekly living allowance during their term of service. Additionally, upon successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps members will receive an education award. See the below table with the breakdown of positions, hours and pay.

There are 5 Site Specific Positions:

Magna Elementary School: 300 hours
$2,700 living allowance & $1,290 education award
Location: 3100 South 8500 West
Weekly Schedule: M-TH 3:00pm-5:30pm
Specifications: Mentor youth with STEM curriculum. Support and strengthen 21st Century skills. Model leadership qualities. And, empower youth to affect positive change in their communities.

Matheson Jr High School: 450 hours
$4,050 living allowance & $1,612 education award
Location: 3558 S Montclair St, Magna, UT 84044
Weekly Schedule: M-TH, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Specifications: Mentor youth with STEM curriculum and activities aligned with career pathways. Support and strengthen 21st Century skills. Model leadership qualities. And, empower youth to affect positive change in their communities.

Pleasant Green Elementary 450 hours
$4,050 living allowance & $1,612 education award
Location: 8201 W 2700 S, Magna, UT 84044
Weekly Schedule: Monday 1-6pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 3-6pm, Thursday 2-6pm, Every other Friday 12-4pm Friday
Specifications: Mentor youth with STEM curriculum. Support and strengthen 21st Century skills. Model leadership qualities. And, empower youth to affect positive change in their communities.

Kennedy Jr High School 675 hours
$6,075 living allowance & $2,321 education award
Location: 4495 South 4800 W, WVC, 84120
Weekly Schedule: Monday to Thursday
2-5 pm up to 20 hours per week
Specifications: STEM Education programming, tutoring assistance and other STEM duties assigned.

Rotating One day a week between 3 sites (Cyprus High, Copper Hills Elementary, David Gourley) and coordinating STEM related curriculum for other programs. 450 hours
$4,050 living allowance & $1,612 education award
Weekly Schedule: approx. M-TH 2:00 pm- 5:30 pm with additional flexible planning time total of up to 20 hours a week
Specifications: This position would spend one afternoon a week at each of the listed sites delivering STEM specific activities and using additional time to help with the coordinator of STEM curriculum to share with other sites.

*** Weekly hours will vary based on the school year schedule, planning meetings & deep cleaning) up to 20 hours per week***

Summary of Duties:
Perform the duties of an afterschool facilitator for the class instructor including:
1. Plan and implement daily activities according to program needs specifically in the area of STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Participate in all activities with youth and assist the Coordinator.
2. Prepare quarterly curriculum. Facilitate skill-based and project-based group activities for youth.
3. Communicate and enforce program rules and code of conduct. Advise youth and adults regarding rule
infraction and consequences.
4. Provide leadership to youth engaged in program activities.
5. Follow program procedures to safeguard health, safety, and well-being of participants.
6. Assist in providing daily snacks or meals.
7. Attend weekly staff meetings, training sessions and all-staff meetings as scheduled.
8. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with students’ families and school personnel.
9. Provide a safe and healthy environment for program participants.
10. Maintain attendance records as required by program.
11. Report daily to the Program Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be a United States citizen
or permanent resident.
● Background in Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Education, Computer Science or other related majors.
● Must pass a yearly criminal background screening by the Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
● Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations (youth and adults) from different social and ethnic backgrounds.
● Experience in working with youth and/or other related experience.
● Ability to create and facilitate skill-based and project-based classes, such as art, dance, life skills and recreation.
● Ability to help create a safe and inclusive environment for youth and adults.
● Ability to demonstrate group management skills and techniques.
● Effective conflict resolution skills.
Skills:
● Plan and implement daily activities according to program needs. Participate in all activities with
youth and assist coordinator.
● Prepare quarterly curriculum based on STEM related topics. Facilitate skill-based and project-based group activities for youth.
● Communicate and enforce program rules and code of conduct. Advise youth and adults regarding rule infraction and consequences.
● Provide leadership to youth engaged in program activities.
● Follow program procedures to safeguard health, safety, and well-being of participants.
● Assist in providing daily snacks or meals.
● Attend weekly staff meetings, training sessions and all-staff meetings as scheduled.
● Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with students’ families and school personnel.
● Provide a safe and healthy environment for program participants.
● Maintain attendance records as required by program.

Equal Opportunity
Salt Lake County Youth Services and the Utah Afterschool Network are committed to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to equal opportunity. To this end, we do not discriminate against any individual regarding race; color; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions; age; religion; national origin; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; veteran status; or other protected status. No form of unlawful discrimination, including unlawful harassment, will be condoned. Reasonable accommodation can be made for interviews and service for those with a disability.

To Apply
E-mail resume to Danielle Latta at Dlatta@slco.org