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Youth Enrichment Instructor - Part Time - Chicago, IL

Post Date: 09/08/2023

Req. Number: 105660

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60607


Goodwill TalentBridge, a full service staffing and recruitment firm, is part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, the largest of the 165 Goodwill territories in North America. With more than 90 years of experience in Workforce Development and job training, Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois.

Goodwill TalentBridge is working with a client in Naperville. We are looking for individuals interested in helping with early learning instruction.


Candidates must be between 18-24 for our youth grant program.
  • Pay:$17.40 -$17.90
  • Shift: 7:30 am-9:00 am or 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Job Summary and Key Accountabilities:
The Youth Enrichment Instructor (YEI) is responsible for implementing and adapting a wide variety of enrichment activities for grades K-8 in a before or after school program setting. The YEI plays a key role in ensuring that program participants have a safe, supportive, interactive and enriching program experience while ensuring the safety and security of all program participants.

Scope of Responsibilities:
  • Creates a safe, supportive, interactive and engaging environment for youth that is characterized by teamwork, camaraderie and inclusiveness. This includes demonstrating an appreciation of the youths’ efforts and accomplishments and providing assistance and encouragement to program participants when needed.
  • Provides effective supervision of youth that is age-appropriate, considers diverse abilities and interests and meets program quality, safety and policy requirements.
  • Positively interacts with youth, parents/guardians and other team members to create a respectful, warm, supportive environment. Models self-control, respect and cooperation to teens and other team members. Utilizes youth arrival/departure ensure to share information with parents/guardians and to build relationships.
  • Prepares lesson plans on a daily and/or weekly basis outlining program activities, ensures materials and supplies are available and ready for daily program activities, and ensures all program areas and supplies are clean and well maintained regularly.
  • Maintains accurate attendance, instructional and other records as necessary to meet program requirements.
  • Participates in team meetings and other special events
  • Supports the programs commitment to child abuse prevention by:
  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required


  • 18 years of age and at least 5 years older than the oldest child with whom they work
  • H.S. Diploma or GED along with related college coursework and/or equivalent experience in a child care, education, recreation or related program. Additional age, educational or experience requirements may be required based on program license requirements.
  • Must have the proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model for youth and staff demonstrating the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences.
  • Ability to identify and leverage developmentally appropriate practices in conducting after-school activities; ability to observe student behavior and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills.

Additional Experience and Education Requirements:
  • Must be at least 19 years of age and at least 5 years older than the oldest child with whom they work.
  • Working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of credits from an accredited college or university with 6 semester or 9 quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and or child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation, camping or related fields.


  • Working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with 6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university related to school age child care, child development or related field and has 780 clock hours of experience in a recreational program, kindergarten, licensed day care center serving school-age children or a license exempt school age child care program operated by a public or private school or other eligible agency


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate plus 3120 clock hours of experience in a recreational program, kindergarten, or licensed day care center serving school age children or a license exempt school age child care program operated by a public or private school or eligible agency

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