SOAR Boston Youth Works Member

Requisition ID
# of Openings
Youth Engagement & Employment
Posted Date
6/22/2021 11:39:00 AM
Post End Date
7/10/2021 11:59:00 PM
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
USD $15.75/Hr.


In partnership with the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment’s (DYEE) YouthWorks  Program, SOAR Boston is looking to hire 15 youth and young adults between the ages of 15-24, to participate in the YouthWorks work-readiness curriculum and career exploration, as a summer employment opportunity. 


The Early and Career Trajectory Work Experiences tier of YouthWorks is designed to match participants with subsidized employment opportunities that foster transferable skills. Whether the placement is a participant’s first job or an opportunity to build on previous work experience, YouthWorks subsidized placements are work-based learning opportunities with the rigor and authenticity of paid employment realities and responsibilities. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

15 youth and young adults will participate in a curriculum consisting of twelve required and three of eleven electives. Each topic/session is designed to run for 60 minutes. Participants will receive at least 15 hours of training. The curriculum will be offered in tandem with well-planned career exploration components such as employer panel discussions, informational interviews or guided research and share-outs. In addition, the participants will be placed in a City of Boston department as a career exploration opportunity to put their training into practice. 


  • Supervise everyday activities and prepare reports 
  • Analyze youth requirements, develop programs and identify resources
  • Develop a relationship with young people based on respect and trust, ensuring they have a safe place to develop their identity and place in society
  • Mentor, coach and support individuals, encouraging greater social inclusion
  • Set targets for progression and regularly monitor and review the quality of the local youth work provision
  • work with parents and community groups to win support for improved provision and act as an advocate for young people's interests
  • Monitor performance of youth to ensure effective learning outcomes
  • Schedule various training activities and authorize staff to design development activities.

The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

  • a strong commitment to young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives
  • the ability to provide reliable support to young people and act with integrity in times of stress
  • excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain good relationships with young people
  • patience, tolerance and flexibility
  • the ability to treat young people's concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity, while being aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and the boundaries that govern the youth/youth worker relationship


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