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YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Good Guys Project Facilitation Intern

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

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Job Summary

Program Description:

AMEND Together is a primary prevention initiative dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging men and boys to be a part of the solution. We seek to challenge the culture that supports violence, cultivate healthy masculinity, and change the future for women and girls. Help us make Nashville the safest city in the nation for women and girls.

AMEND partners with schools across Nashville to provide enrichment programming focused on positive relationships, healthy development, social-emotional learning, and pro-social peer connections for boys ages 7-18.

The AMEND “Good Guy Project” is a way for young men who are aligned with the mission of AMEND to influence the next generation of boys. The Good Guy Project provides training and support to a cohort of young men to lead our weekly, healthy development workshops for elementary school groups of up to 20 boys. Good Guy Project participants will receive 10 hours of training in the basics of youth facilitation, the AMEND elementary school curriculum, how to raise healthy boys, and more.

Internship Description:

Assist AMEND Together staff in delivering high quality programming to elementary school boys in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Engage students in compassionate, team-oriented, and meaningful curriculum-based activities in a semester-long cohort or “club” environment. The goal of facilitation is to increase boys’ prosocial skills and help ground their development in practices that avoid high-risk behaviors such as violence. In addition, activities will increase their ability to identify and control their emotions, think critically about peer and other influences, ability to make informed decisions, and skills to navigate communication and relationships.

Job Responsibilities

Internship responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Attending and participating in facilitator training in early January.
  2. Co-facilitating in-person, in-school sessions using the AMEND Together curriculum, in accordance with AMEND standards, maintaining appropriate staff-student ratios.
  3. Assisting AMEND Together staff with creating and maintaining a safe student-centered learning environment.
  4. Maintaining accurate and confidential participant records.

Skill Competencies:

  • Experience or willingness to work with youth ages 7-11
  • Experience or willingness to work with individuals of diverse populations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for your work
  • Good judgment and professional behavior
  • Regular, punctual attendance and attention to all responsibilities
  • Confidentiality in dealing with participant information
  • Interpersonal, organizational and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to follow directions, guidelines and policies/procedures of the YWCA
  • Ability to work well with all staff

Knowledge/experience gained:

  • Group facilitation with youth
  • Group facilitation with diverse populations
  • Interpersonal, organizational, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to teach and lead various recreational activities
  • Ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Components of positive youth development
  • Program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Opportunity to network with other community partners and non-profit organizations

Qualifications

We are looking for young men who:
– understand the important role that men have in ending sexism and violence
– know that they want to help raise the next generation of peaceful, responsible, caring young men
– feel like they’re at their best when working with kids
– are drawn to public and community service
– are currently in college, graduate school, or recently graduated
– have flexible schedules that allow them to be free for 2 hours during school time (same day/time each week)

We will consider any and all who apply, but the best candidates:
– have experience working with kids aged (7-11)
– are interested in a career in youth development, social work, education, or a similar field
– can refer 1-2 friends to join the Good Guy Project 2022 cohort (YOU are helping to build this community)

Additional Information

Benefits

None

How to Apply

Step 1: Please visit www.ywcanashville.com to apply.

Step 2: If you haven’t yet, please complete the short AMEND application: https://bit.ly/314JqIp

Details

  • Date Posted: December 6, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 01/05/2022
  • Salary Range: 30.00/hour
  • Working Hours: Days