Team Leader is a temporary, supervisory level classification with the Boulder County Youth Corps summer program. Team Leaders supervise a team of up to 10 adolescents aged 14-17 at a variety of work sites for eight weeks and mentor the development of personal accomplishment, teamwork, and community service with their team members.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. The Team Leader is responsible for the transportation and management of the team, which includes the following duties: administration, project management, supervision and discipline, and evaluation of Corpsmembers and the Assistant Team Leader. Carries out other related duties as assigned by Youth Corps staff.
2. Explains, encourages, and monitors the site-specific work expectations of the Corpsmembers under their supervision on a daily basis.
3. Teaches and trains Corpsmembers in the skills necessary for them to successfully accomplish the site-specific work plans.
4. Works cooperatively with sponsoring agency personnel to develop and monitor site-specific work plans carried out by the Corpsmembers under their supervision.
5. Encourages, trains, and monitors for safety on the work site and is trained to respond with CPR/First Aid in the event of an accident or emergency.
6. Keeps accurate records on each Corpsmember, which include documentation of hours worked, incident reports, progress reports and evaluations, and logs of all observations and disciplinary actions.
7. Maintains the useful working condition and an accurate inventory of all tools used by the team.
8. Facilitates all team meetings: teaches or leads group activities designed to encourage the development of teamwork, conflict resolution, communication, goal setting, decision making, community service, and environmental education.
9. Works in cooperation with Youth Corps staff to integrate job skills, life skills, and service to the community with the site-specific project work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of adolescent behavior and group dynamics. Skill in group facilitation and developing rapport with adolescents. Ability to lead a team and supervise adolescents in achieving site-specific job objectives. Strong commitment to cultural responsiveness and inclusion.
Education and Experience: High School diploma or equivalent and a combination of at least two years of college coursework and/or field experience. At least one full summer of experience supervising or teaching a comparable size group of middle and/or high school aged youth.
Other Requirements: 1) Criminal and Motor Vehicle Background Check Required; 2) Valid Driver’s License; 3) 21 Years Old as of First Day for Corpsmembers.
Freq'ly lifts up to 30 lbs + carries up to 50 ft; occasionally lifts up to 30 lbs from floor to knuckle; freq'ly lifts up to 20 lbs from shoulder to overhead; occasionally pushes/pulls items weighing up to 100 lbs; occasionally performs bi-lateral lift of 30 lbs + carries up to 50 ft; freq'ly lifts up to 35 lbs from waist level/lowers. Freq'ly bends at waist, squats, kneels, shovels, and rakes. Occasionally climbs ladder; must be able to stand/balance on ladder; occasionally walks over uneven terrain.
Parks, open space, trails, or landscaping experience preferred.
About Boulder County Youth Corps
The Youth Corps delivers the most ambitious and highest quality entry-level work experience available to Boulder County youth. We provide an experience of excellence by recruiting and training a staff committed to accomplishment through hard work, respect for people and the environment, and belief in an ideal that work can be fun. We ensure the betterment of our community by providing work opportunities for youth that contribute to the legacy of Boulder County while providing a proving ground for young leaders that challenges them to inspire the youth entrusted to their guidance.