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PRESCHOOL INTERN

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove (BGCGG) provides hope and opportunity through school age, family strengthening, and community outreach programs, offering over 60 program locations that serve over 6,000 children daily and 10,000 families annually. BGCGG’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our vision is to ensure that the children and youth who attend our programs become competent adults, caring parents, and responsible citizens.
 
Class:                         Volunteer
Commitment:         Complete a minimum of 120 volunteer hours
Schedule:                 At least two days per week and at least two hours per day
Location:                  Family Campus Preschool
Contact:                    Human Resources, 714-530-0430
 
Primary Function: Develops and implements programs and services that align with the organization’s mission, vision and philosophies. Serves as a role model for youth and establishes meaningful relationships that will encourage and motivate youth participation.
 
Communication
·       Uses effective communication and maintains a professional tone in written and verbal communication consistently with staff members, volunteers, school personnel, parents and all community stakeholders
·       Communicates all pertinent program information with supervisor
·       Follows communication guidelines in regards to attendance procedures, including but not limited to:
o   Calls out 2 hours in advance and notifies supervisor of potential late arrival
o   Requests time off 10 days in advance
o   Sign in and out daily on timesheet with supervisor approval
·       Responds to all forms of communication in a timely manner
 
Professionalism
·       Maintains BGCGG Core Values and mission; follows BGCGG standards of conduct
·       Builds rapport with team, members and families
·       Interacts with others in a positive manner
·       Demonstrates flexibility
·       Maintains a cooperative and healthy work environment
·       Follows BGCGG Appearance Guidelines
·       Performs as a positive role model for youth and peers
 
Dependability
·       Completes assigned tasks and performs responsibilities in a timely manner (i.e. clerical, housekeeping)
·       Assist with special events, family nights, or other celebrations
·       May attend staff meetings, trainings, and fieldtrips
 
Problem Solving
·       Demonstrates effective problem solving methods
·       Adept at conflict resolution
·       Minimizes interpersonal conflict
 
Program Development & Implementation
·       Encourage members to participate in a variety of program activities; utilizes and maintains resources effectively
·       Assist with program curriculum, planning, instruction and supervision of members
·       Maintains an orderly and clean area as well as respects school property; ensures program areas are safe
·       Ensures members are recognized with positive reinforcement (i.e. Be Great Traits)
 
 
Qualifications
·       Must be at least 18 years of age
·       Currently enrolled in Child and Adolescent Studies, Early Childhood Education, Teaching, or other related program
·       Knowledge of group dynamics and age-appropriate activities for school-age children
·       Childcare and educational experience a plus
·       Customer service experience a plus
·       Bilingual capabilities a plus (Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean)
 
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
·       Ability to uphold organization’s mission and values
·       Basic knowledge of group dynamics and youth development
·       Ability to effectively use written, verbal, and non-verbal communication
·       Ability to develop positive relationships and set appropriate boundaries
·       Awareness of classroom management and behavior strategies
·       Ability to adapt and be flexible
·       Ability to manage priorities and tasks including effective time management
·       Ability to recognize potential issues and apply problem solving as needed
·       Must be able to collaborate effectively
·       Uses resources effectively
 
Requirements
·       Position may require standing/sitting for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist; seeing to review and analyze reports, documents or other reports; hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; speaking to be heard before groups of people; position may require to lift, carry, pull or otherwise move objects between 10-20 pounds
 
BGCGG is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to volunteer opportunities. I acknowledge that I am capable of performing in a reasonable manner, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the duties and responsibilities described above.
 
 
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