YouthWorks is a community-based pre-employment and leadership development program for high school students ages 14-18. Participants learn life and employment skills such as budgeting, construction, public speaking, and event planning while earning a bi-weekly stipend of $200. Additionally, YouthWorks strengthens the ties that the youth have with our community through community service projects.
Primary Responsibilities: OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The YouthWorks™ Assistant will act as the aid to the Site Supervisor and YouthWorks Coordinator and will provide oversight of up to fourteen youth ages 14-18 in the construction of affordable housing and community beautification projects. The YouthWorks™ Assistant's primary responsibilities are: Technical Training, Project Management, Project Development, and Youth Mentorship. The YouthWorks™ Assistant Site Supervisor reports directly to the Site Supervisor in conjunction with the YouthWorks Coordinator.


Technical Training
• Execute patience and understanding to youth as they learn new employment skills
• Assists in on-site construction training for staff and youth participants
• Ensures work site safety and assists in conducting classes on safety procedures
• Sets standards for appropriate behavior according to program expectations and code of conduct to youth in the pre-employment training program
• Set standards for appropriate behavior and conducts training on site for conflict resolution
• Assist in various basic construction skills training such as: excavation, demolition, painting, flooring work, concrete work, framing (rough and finish), hanging sheet rock; and other community beautification projects such as: graffiti removal, art murals, neighborhood clean-up and tree planting
• Assists in developing the construction costs breakdown
• Must be willing to learn or able to read and interpret building blueprints
• Assist in maintaining/repair of YouthWorks van including tools and equipment

Project Management
• Monitors project costs and timelines
• Assists in conducting and participating in the group sessions
• Assists in promoting teamwork and project completion
• Assist in ordering supplies and materials

Project Development
• Assist Site Supervisor in developing potential projects
• Assist in marketing and program development efforts
Desired Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS:

• Act in the capacity as a leader and mentor to promote and develop potential leadership skills in youth
• Working knowledge and experience in the construction field
• Good written skills
• Ability to negotiate controversial matters, excellent communication skills
• Good conflict resolution skills
• Ability to work with diverse populations
• Demonstrated ability to train and teach basic construction skills
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Work with underserved youth and give back to the community.
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: $13/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $18/hour
Salary Minimum: This is an hourly wage position.
Salary Maximum: This is an hourly wage position.
Closing Date: Untile Position Filled
Status: Part Time


Organization Website: Visit website
Contact Name: Abram Sherrod