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Director, Youth Development Program

Camp Coordinator, Youth Development Program

Family Engagement Coordinator, Youth Development Program

 

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Richard Garrett, Executive Director:  RGarrett@cbhinc.org

 

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The Children’s Beach House (CBH) is a private, non-profit organization organized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity.  CBH was founded in 1936 by Lydia Chichester DuPont with the mission of improving the lives of children, youth, families, and communities by helping them to identify, understand, and utilize their own strengths, talents, and resources.  CBH strives to help Delaware’s children and their families that face the most adverse circumstances. The positive youth development model offers support and suggests that helping young people to achieve their full potential is the best way to prevent them from engaging in risky behaviors. CBH gives youth the chance to exercise leadership, build skills, and get involved. The self-confidence, trust, and practical knowledge that young people gain from CBH experience will help them grow into healthy, happy, self-sufficient adults. This assets-based approach seeks to strengthen the time-tested supports that reduce risks and foster resilience in children and youth. Central to the CBH initiative is the belief that families are the most fundamental factor influencing young people.

Youth development programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a structured, progressive series of activities and experiences, which help them obtain social, emotional, ethical, physical, and cognitive competencies. CBH, YDP addresses the broader developmental assets all children and youth need (such as caring relationships, safe places and activities, physical and mental health, marketable skills, and opportunities for service and civic participation). The program stands in sharp contrast to deficit-based approaches which focus solely on youth problems.

 

Director, Youth Development Program

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Director, Youth Development Program (YDP) reports to the Children’s Beach House’s COO.  The YDP Director is responsible for supporting the administration, YDP program, and strategic plan for the organization. The YDP Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the YDP including planning, organizing, staffing, training, leading, and controlling program activities. Other key duties include community outreach, recruitment, and marketing. This is a twelve-month, full time position. 

The YDP Director is charged with performing duties in accordance with Board Policy and within the limits of federal, state, and local laws. The YDP Director will be responsible for supporting the agency’s program, mission, vision, and values throughout the organization while developing a positive public image of the organization based on the same. In addition, the YDP Director is expected to meet or exceed all requirements of applicable regulatory agencies or organizations. The YDP Director is responsible for developing partnerships with like-minded agencies in the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties that may be performed in such a position.  YDP Director is responsible for:

  1. Planning the delivery of the overall Youth Development Program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization
  2. Developing new initiatives in the youth development program to support the strategic direction of the organization
  3. Developing and implementing long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programs
  4. Supporting the development of program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the programs and to identify areas for improvement
  5. Ensuring that YDP activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  6. Ensuring that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  7. Administrating and providing support to YDP for accreditation, licensing, and meeting national standards.
  8. Collaborating with school psychologist on matters concerning YDP
  9. Developing forms and records to document YDP activities
  10. Overseeing and supporting the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization
  11. Implementing the human resources policies, procedures, and practices of the organization
  12. Establishing and implementing a performance management process for all YDP staff
  13. Engaging volunteers for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices
  14. Ensuring all YDP staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards
  15. Supervising YDP staff including Family Engagement Coordinators, Camp Director, and camp staff by providing direction, input, and feedback
  16. Communicating with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program
  17. Maintaining the integrity of target populations in YDP
  18. Providing program information to Program Committee
  19. Supporting Program Committee and YDP Admissions Committee
  20. Identifying and evaluating the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  21. Monitoring YDP activities on a regular basis and assembling an annual written evaluation summarizing the various components of the program evaluation framework
  22. Reporting evaluation findings to the COO and Program Committee and recommend changes to enhance YDP, as appropriate
  23. Maintaining a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people
  24. Communicating professionally and effectively with COO and other CBH staff
  25. Working with staff, Trustees, volunteers to maintain integrity of mission, vision, and strategic plan
  26. Cultivating and managing of professional relationships
  27. Serving as CBH Ambassador at all times
  28. Attending, supporting, and participating in CBH special events

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:           

  1. Bachelor’s degree is required – Masters preferred, in human services or related field
  2. At least five years of experience working directly with children and their families
  3. Strong teaching and leadership skills
  4. Experience working with special needs youth
  5. Experience working with schools
  6. Administrative and organizational skills
  7. High professional standards
  8. Clean driving record

JOB SKILLS:

  1. Knowledge of positive youth development theory
  2. Skills in working collaboratively with other professionals, staff, customers, education professionals and parents. Ability to organize and carry out responsibilities efficiently and effectively
  3. Ability to communicate appropriately both verbally and in writing in a wide variety of circumstances. Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal range, with correction if necessary
  4. Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the Children’s Beach House and an ability and willingness to present a positive image of the organization, and its board and staff to the community
  5. Successful experience working effectively with a culturally diverse staff and clients

 

Camp Coordinator, Youth Development Program

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Camp Coordinator reports to the Children’s Beach House Youth Development Program (YDP) Director.  The Camp Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the weekend and summer camps, including staffing, management, programming, and training.  The Camp Coordinator will collaborate with other CBH staff to support the camp program.  This is a twelve-month, full time position. 

The Camp Coordinator is charged with managing the summer and weekend camping in accordance with Board Policy and within the limits of federal, state, and local laws. The Camp Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the agency’s program, mission, vision, and values throughout the organization while developing a positive public image of the organization based on the same. In addition, the Camp Coordinator is expected to meet or exceed all requirements of applicable regulatory agencies or organizations. The Camp Coordinator will be responsible for developing partnerships with like-minded agencies in the community. The Camp Coordinator will support and implement trainings for Educere Institute.

The successful candidate shall be a leader, guide, and participant in this educational journey as the CBH seeks to establish a best practices model of positive youth development in the State of Delaware.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties that may be performed in such a position. 

  1. Overseeing the successful implementation of summer and weekend camps
  2. Providing creativity in programming, team management and supervision
  3. Recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising camp staff and nurse
  4. Guiding and implementing programs for CBH campers
  5. Ensuring workshop compliance with applicable regulatory agencies including American Camping Association, Summer Food Service Program, Ellis Lifeguarding, etc.
  6. Meeting all ACA accreditation standards annually
  7. Developing an annual workplan with YDP Program Director
  8. Collaborating and supporting Family Engagement Coordinator
  9. Collaborating with School Psychologist to ensure accurate program and camper evaluations
  10. Sharing resources and information about campers with Family Engagement Coordinators
  11. Supporting Educere Institute in programming for outside user groups
  12. Attending, supporting, and participating in CBH special events
  13. Working with and collaborating with YDP Director and Vice President of Operations to ensure camp activities – ropes course, pool, and bay area, are properly maintained and meet ACA standards
  14. Working with and collaborating with YDP Director and Vice President of Operations to ensure Lewes building facilities (apartments, closets, etc.) are properly maintained
  15. Providing trainings in best practices for YDP
  16. Residing on-site when implementing summer, weekend, or user group camps
  17. Provides direct staff support for YDP summer camp programming
  18. Identifying and evaluating the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  19. Attending CBH staff meetings as necessary and as requested by the YDP Director
  20. Providing data for program evaluation to the YDP Director
  21. Maintaining a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people
  22. Communicating professionally and effectively with Vice President of Operations and other CBH staff

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:           

  1. Bachelor’s degree in experiential / wilderness programming or related field. Master’s preferred 
  2. Minimum of 5 years camping experience
  3. Strong teaching and leadership skills
  4. Administrative and organizational skills
  5. High professional standards

JOB SKILLS:

  1. Knowledge of positive youth development theory
  2. Knowledge of experiential learning
  3. Skills in working collaboratively with other professionals, staff, customers, education professionals and parents.  Ability to organize and carry out responsibilities efficiently and effectively
  4. Ability to communicate appropriately both verbally and in writing in a wide variety of circumstances. Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal range, with correction if necessary
  5. Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the Children’s Beach House and an ability and willingness to present a positive image of the organization, and its board and staff to the community
  6. Successful experience working effectively with a culturally diverse staff and clients

 

Family Engagement Coordinator, Youth Development Program

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Family Engagement Coordinator reports to the Children’s Beach House Youth Development Program Director.  The Family Engagement Coordinator is responsible for children and families participating in the Youth Development Program. In addition, the Family Engagement Coordinator will collaborate with other CBH staff to support the camp program.  This is a twelve-month, full-time position. 

Family Engagement Coordinator is charged with managing the program in accordance with Board Policy and within the limits of federal, state, and local laws. Family Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the agency’s plan, mission, vision, and values throughout the organization while developing a positive public image of the organization based on the same. The Family Engagement Coordinator is expected to meet or exceed all requirements of applicable regulatory agencies or organizations. The Family Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for developing partnerships with like-minded agencies in the community.

The successful candidate shall be a leader, guide, and participant in this educational journey as the CBH seeks to establish a best practices model of positive youth development in the State of Delaware.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties that may be performed in such a position.  The Family Engagement Coordinator:

  1. Communicating professionally and frequently with children and families
  2. Generating information to ensure effective support of children – keeps up to date case notes
  3. Guiding and implementing programs for CBH children
  4. Participating in recruitment and admission of new students
  5. Serving as a liaison between CBH and schools
  6. Implementing at least two-family events annually
  7. Attending school events, IEP meetings, and family events when appropriate
  8. Preparing all paperwork for children to attend camp
  9. Establishing goals for children
  10. Researching resources for families
  11. Attending, supporting, and participating in CBH special events
  12. Providing direct staff support for YDP summer camp programming
  13. Attending CBH staff meetings as necessary and as requested by the Program Director.
  14. Providing data for program evaluation to the Youth Development Program Director
  15. Attending continuing education courses
  16. Serving as CBH Ambassador at all times

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:           

  1. Bachelor’s degree is required – Masters preferred, in human services or related field 
  2. At least five years of experience working directly with children and their families
  3. Strong teaching and leadership skills
  4. Experience working with special needs youth
  5. Experience working with schools
  6. Administrative and organizational skills
  7. High professional standards
  8. Clean driving record

JOB SKILLS:

  1. Knowledge of positive youth development theory
  2. Skills in working collaboratively with other professionals, staff, customers, education professionals, and parents.  Ability to organize and carry out responsibilities efficiently and effectively
  3. Ability to communicate appropriately both verbally and in writing in a wide variety of circumstances. Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal range, with correction, if necessary
  4. Commitment to mission and philosophy of the Children’s Beach House and an ability and willingness to present a positive image of the organization, and its board/staff to the community
  5. Successful experience working effectively with a culturally diverse staff and clients
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