• Enrichment Specialist

    Posted: 03/05/2023

    Enrichment Program Specialists work directly with approximately 10-20 students, to provide an innovative, enriching, stimulating, safe, responsible, well-supervised early childhood and/or out of school time program activity while acting as a positive adult role model, coach, and mentor.Providing training and technical assistance to staff, create, plan, and facilitate enrichment activities with children birth to 8th grade.


    In addition, they will facilitate an early childhood developmental survey, conducting the ages and stages assessment. Coordinate with Resource Coordinator to bring volunteers and resources for new staff and families. Assist with event and workshop planning (materials, food, set-up).


    Qualifications and Requirements:

    ● Must be 21 years of age or older.

    ● Have earned a High School Diploma or equivalent.

    ● Ability to speak and write Standard English appropriate in a public-school setting

    ● Must pass criminal background check and fingerprinting, and TB Test.

    ● Current in First Aid/CPR Certification (or within 3 months of employment)

    ● At least one year experience working with youth in a classroom, after school, or recreation environment (may be acombination of all).

    ● Demonstrated ability to lead/guide youth participants while effectively teaching the area of expertise or craft.

    ● Must possess valid Michigan Driver’s License.

    ● Must have reliable transportation to and from the program site.

    ● Must be able to travel among our centers when needed.

    ● Must possess an optimistic, outgoing, and enthusiastic personality.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    ● Ability to create and implement fun and engaging developmentally age appropriate activities in the area(s) of individual expertise, certification, or craft.

    ● With support of Site Supervisor and Program Director, plans and implements the on-site curriculum of daily enrichment activities that align with YDC/PAL monthly themes for groups; continually interfacing with youth, volunteers, staff, and parents.

    ● Ability to lead and supervise small and large groups by recognizing potential issues and applying established YDC/PAL procedures and problem solving methods as needed.

    ● Ability to observe behavior, assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate behavior management techniques, positive redirection, or appropriate corrective action as necessary to support youth in making positive behavior choices.

    ● Lead a group of approximately 10-20 students in an engaging instructional setting, maintaining high standards for behavior and safety.