Empower youth and Impact Communities

 

BECOME A BEACON

Through powerful partnerships with local organizations, the schools, and community,  Bayview Beacon provides the resources and support to help our youth and families cultivate successful life skills.

By becoming a Beacon you join a team of experienced and passionate community leaders and directly impact the lives of our students and families.

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Jann Ramirez, Assistant Site Coordinator

Jann Ramirez, Assistant Site Coordinator

" Honestly, I spent some time in other work environments before I got here. The difference between a "normal" job and the Beacon is definitely the energy. Every work place has its ups and downs but you know its something special when the staff, as individuals, have a coinciding mission. Whatever differences we may have the purpose is clear. We work for the good of the team, students and community.  "
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

BURTON BEACON

Safety & Support/Program Leader

Hours: 20 hours per week  // must be available weekday afternoons

Pay: $16 / hour

Dates: ASAP

Deadline:  Position open until filled.

The Bayview Beacon Center, a program of the Bayview YMCA, is located at the best high school in San Francisco, Phillip & Sala Burton High!  Together, we are implementing the community schools model to ensure that every student graduates college ready.  The Beacon gives youth the tools to thrive, while also strengthening the legs that support them: parents, family and community.  All Beacon programs and services are free and are open to everyone — especially students, parents and residents of Bayview Hunters Point, the Portola District and Visitacion Valley.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Bayview Beacon is seeking a Safety & Support/Program Leader who is an exceptional youth worker who is committed to the safety and development of all Beacon program participants. Safety & Support/Program Leader Staff will  lead youth-development focused programs, monitor the school grounds including the courtyard, restrooms, interior of school building and surrounding school grounds and support Beacon staff and the Site Coordinator as requested, especially in the areas of behavior management and conflict mediation. The ideal candidate has experience leading high school-aged youth in a specialized content areas, such as art, dance, sports, STEM, or leadership.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan a project-oriented curriculum to support youth’s social-emotional, academic, and physical success by:

    • Incorporating the five supports and opportunities of Youth Development Theory and Practice:  safety, youth participation, skill building, community involvement, and relationship building;

    • Developing and leading a comprehensive curriculum that embeds high quality skill-building through activities that are sequenced, active, focused, and explicit; and

    • Planning regular, creative literacy-based activities that allow youth to build listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and leadership abilities through the class content.

  • Prepare and organize teaching materials, including daily lesson plans.

  • Plan and lead field trips and activities during early release days.

  • Keeping the school site safe

  • Supervise the Teen Center and Study Hall as requested.

  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness.

  • Participate in training sessions throughout the year and regular staff meetings.

  • Support overall program logistics through coordination of activities, parent communication, and other duties as assigned.

  • Connect with school-day staff and teachers as needed.

  • Participate in ongoing professional development throughout the year.

  • Comply with the Bayview YMCA’s policies and procedures, and laws pertaining to the operation of the Bayview YMCA.

  • Maintain professional attitude and work ethic.

  • Perform other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A commitment to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience.

  • Two or more years experience working with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural high school youth.

  • Strong understanding of the theory and practice of youth development.

  • Security Guard Registration (preferred)

  • Ability to engage with high school youth and build meaningful relationships with them.

  • Creativity and interest in planning hands-on projects for youth.

  • Fingerprint and TB clearance.

  • Provide documentation that meets SFUSD Instructional Aid requirement or take equivalency exam.


M.L.K BEACON

Summer Program Leader(s)

Summer Legacy, for Rising 6th - Rising 8th Graders
- Monday, June 5 - Friday, July 21 (7 weeks) 
- 7:30am - 4:00pm OR 9:30am - 6:00pm (40 hours) 
With the opportunity for school year work. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan a project-oriented enrichment and academic curriculum to support youth's social-emotional, academic, and physical success by:
>> Incorporating the five supports and opportunities of Youth Development Theory and Practice: safety, youth participation, skill building, community involvement, and relationship building
>> Developing and leading a comprehensive curriculum that embeds high quality skill-building through activities that are sequenced, active, focused, and explicit
>> Planning regular, creative, literacy-based activities that allow youth to build listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
- Prepare and organize teaching materials, including weekly and daily lesson plans
- Engage in weekly professional development and collaborative planning time with peers
- Implement new skills and knowledge into practice
- Plan and supervise field trips
- Serve, supervise and clean up after breakfast, lunch and snack service
- Assist in evaluating program effectiveness
- Maintain professional attitude and work ethic
- Comply with the Bayview Y's policies and procedures, and laws pertaining to the operation of the Bayview Y
- Perform other duties as directed by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS
- Passion for social justice and knowledge of the Bayview/Hunters Point and Portola District communities, their residents, and a desire to make a difference with this population both at Burton High School and in those communities
- Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio-economic, educational, religious, sexual and generational backgrounds
- Ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders - youth, families and community
- A commitment to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience
- Two or more years experience teaching multi-ethnic, multi-cultural elementary school youth preferred
- Strong elementary school level math and literacy skills
- Ability to build meaningful relationships and engage with elementary school youth
- Creativity and interest in planning hands-on projects for youth
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Fingerprint and TB clearance
- Provide documentation that meets SFUSD Instructional Aid requirement or take equivalency exam

This is an hourly, non-exempt position.

APPLICATION

If interested in applying, please email (subject "Summer Program Leader") a cover letter and resume (saved as "Lastname_CoverLetter" / "Lastname_Resume"): 

Sarah Ballard-Hanson, Sr. Director of Beacons and Youth Services

**In the body of the email, please note what age group you would be most interested in working with.**

 

Youth & teen Department

Youth Work Opportunities

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated, and creative youth between the ages of 14-18 to assist Camp Counselors (Program Leaders) at our Willie brown Elementary Day Camp. The ideal candidate has some experience working with children between the ages of 5-10. This could be babysitting younger siblings, working in other summer camps or day care centers, and etc.

Counselors in Training RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Program Leaders in overall safety of camp and promote safe behaviors/interactions amongst all campers.

  • Help assist in organizing Program Leaders teaching materials, including daily lesson plans and other activities

  • Assist in daily camp cleanups

  • Potentially lead a camp song or game in morning or afternoon assembly

  • Participate in training sessions before the job starts and attend weekly Professional Development trainings.

  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness.

  • Maintain professional attitude and work ethic.

  • Support overall program logistics through coordination of activities and other duties as assigned.

  • Assist in preparing Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks for the campers.

  • Comply with the Bayview Y’s policies and procedures, and laws pertaining to the operation of the Bayview Y.

  • Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio-economic, educational, religious, sexual and generational backgrounds.

  • Ability to build relationships with youth, camp staff, and supervisors

  • A commitment to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience.

  • A youth between the age of 14-18

  • A basic understanding of the theory and practice of youth

  • Ability to engage with elementary students and build meaningful relationships with them

  • TB clearance, Submit Work Permit (If under 18 years old)

 

 

Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

Check back soon for volunteer opportunities!