Special Education Enrichment Facilitator, Here4Youth

Childcare & Education Services, Sioux Falls

Make a difference in the lives of children and youth of all abilities as you gain experience! Optional leadership role allows team members to plan appropriate learning and enrichment activities for students to enjoy during paid planning time.

Here4Youth is a before and after school program as well as a summer program for students ages 3 to 21 with or without special needs. We have a primary focus on working with youth who need more attention and specialized help with health, behavioral, developmental and cognitive needs. We staff at a 1 to 5 ratio which allows the staff to give the youth the attention and care that they may need.

Here4Youth is currently seeking individuals that would be able to perform the following job duties and work 10 to 20+ hours a week during our 2016-2017 school year.

Flexible hours available to include:
- Monday through Friday, work hours from 6:45am to 9am (work every day or some days)
- Monday through Friday, work hours from 2pm to 6pm, (work every day or some days)
- One Saturday per month from 5 pm to 9 pm available (work occasionally or every month if desired)
We are very flexible with scheduling.

Primary duties and responsibilities include –
- Providing support for youth in the areas of personal grooming, positioning, transferring, and other activities of daily living
- Interacting with, teaching and supervising children in the Here4Youth building as well as on field trips
- Assisting in implementing planned recreational and leisure time activities
- Accurately collecting, reporting, and documenting, including but not limited to: incident reports, accident reports, etc.
- Accurately collecting, reporting, and documenting, including but not limited to: incident reports, accident reports, etc.
- Responding to behaviors according to individual plans
- Following organizational policy and procedures
- Ensuring the safety of youth receiving services
- Meeting and maintaining all training requirements as required by the state of South Dakota and Lutheran Social Services
- Transporting youth to and from outings in agency owned vehicles (optional)

Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements –
- Requires a full range of body motion including the ability to stand, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull when responding to challenging behaviors, eye/hand coordination, and the ability to lift youth weighing 50 pounds, using proper body mechanics
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be able to obtain CPR & First Aid Certification
- Must be reliable
- Must be able to work as part of a team
- Must LOVE children
- Have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and obtain approved driver status (optional)
- Must successfully complete all agency background checks

Salary: Depends on experience.

Respond by: open until filled

To apply, send application (found on previous page), cover letter and resume to:
Melissa Frericks, Coordinator
Here4Youth Program
LSS Childcare & Education Services
1721 West 51st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Email: Melissa.Frericks@LssSD.org

An equal opportunity employer.

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