Youth Development Professional I-Sunnyside Elementary School Site

  • Part Time
  • Smyrna, DE
  • Department/Group: Smyrna/Clayton Boys & Girls Club
Job Location Name: Kent County
Job Location Type: Club
Direct Reports: none
Reports To: Childcare Director

Under the supervision of the School Site Director, the youth development professional is responsible for assisting with the development and effective operation of a quality school-age child care program that complies with current Delacare rules for school-age centers.

School Site Location:  Smyrna, DE

Essential Functions:

  • Perform all job responsibilities in compliance with current state licensing requirements for school age child care centers; address non-compliance issues as needed or directed.
  • Assist Childcare or Program Director in effectively delivering a variety of age-appropriate programs and activities, which reflect Boys & Girls Club’s five core program areas and Youth Development Strategy, for children ages 6 – 12.
  • Help ensure safe implementation of all programs and activities. This involves, but is not limited to: condition of equipment and facilities, age-appropriateness, ability levels, weather, appropriate use of equipment and supplies.
  • Assist Childcare or Program Director in supervising children within guidelines established by Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, and in compliance with applicable state licensing regulations.
  • Assist Childcare or Program Director in maintaining productive relationships with parents, school faculty and administrators and staff, and other visitors to the Club.
  • Present yourself as a positive role model for children at all times.
  • Consistently adhere to the policies and practices of BGCDE OCCL and Delaware STARS
  • Contribute toward development of a positive identity and strong presence for the Boys & Girls Club in the community.
  • Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or directed.

Core Values for Success:

Greatness (BE GREAT): Strive for greatness and hold yourself and others to a high standard of excellence resulting in quality services to the children we serve. Live the principles and mission of the organization and see yourself as role model both within the organization and the community; apply creativity and sound thinking to identify the resources needed to accomplish our mission.

Accountability (Ownership): We hold ourselves and others accountable for meeting standards for the quality, quantity, resource management and timeliness of work; we acknowledge ownership and accountability of our actions and accept responsibility for their consequences without exceptions or excuses.  We are accepting of feedback about improving our performance, and we acknowledge and correct our mistakes.

Integrity: We act with honesty and honor in all our dealings with board members, funders, vendors, parents, children and colleagues. We understand that we are stewards of the resources made available to us, and we strive to provide a return on investment in all our activities and interactions.  We hold ourselves and others to the highest standards of honesty and morality.

Teamwork: We treat each other with dignity and respect; we encourage, reward and recognize our team members who achieve great things; we have relationships that are built on trust. We demonstrate and encourage cooperative team relationships, optimizing the talents of our team members through honest feedback and coaching, where appropriate.  We approach challenges and our day to day interactions with extreme optimism and a positive attitude.

Qualifications & Education Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  18 years of age or older
  • Must have School Age Site Assistant Certificate
  • Must be able to pass an FBI clearance, State of Delaware Criminal History Background Check, National and State Sexual Abuse Registry check, and National and State Child Abuse Registry Check per DelaCare regulations.

Option A:

  • Three (3) college credits or 60 clock hours related to the needs of school age children AND 400 hours (equivalent to working part time for 9 months or full time for 3 months) working with school age children or younger in a group setting

Option B:

  • Complete any of the following Delaware First trainings:
  • Intro to School Age Care
  • Child Development
  • Intro to Center Based Early Care and Education AND 800 hours (2 years part time or 6 months full time) working with children school age or younger in a group setting.

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 ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Environmental and working conditions vary from indoors to outdoors; various meeting locations in and out of the Club; occasional statewide travel (e.g. training).


  • Maintain a high energy level.
  • Be comfortable working with children ages 6-12 in varying levels of physical activity.
  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds when preparing rooms for activities.
  • Typically bends, stoops, walks and sometimes runs on a regular basis while interacting with children in various activities throughout the day.
  • Ability to perform duties effectively under stressful conditions; ability to make decisions quickly and accurately with tact and impartiality
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

WORK HOURS:   Monday through Friday, 3:00PM to 6:00PM  


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer

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