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Inspiring Minds Job Description 

Job Title:           KidsBridge Youth Development Worker

Range                $15-$23 per hour

Status:               Seasonal, Full-time, must be available July 1- August 16 (program closed July 4, July 5, August 12)

Location:           Providence Public Elementary School

Reports to:        Teacher

About Us: Inspiring Minds is a non-profit education agency founded in 1963. We are a student-centered organization, ensuring our programs promote positive outcomes for the youth we serve.

Inspiring Minds Mission:  Inspiring Minds empowers students to succeed and thrive in school and life by developing trusted relationships with community members who are knowledgeable of the culturally responsive, academic, and socio-emotional needs necessary for student success.

 Vision: Inspiring Minds is an antiracist organization committed to closing equity gaps based on race, ethnicity, first language, and economic status that impact RI students and families. We believe in the power of relationships, and that caring and committed adults can empower our students to achieve with the right guidance, training, and support.

Inspiring Minds delivers effective programs that build academic and social-emotional skills using a developmental relationships framework. We serve a diverse population of exceptional, intelligent, and resilient students. We believe all students deserve an educational environment that fosters a sense of belonging and purpose shared with everyone who is part of the school community and the community at large.

We recognize the impact that systematic barriers such as racism, poverty, housing insecurity, and hunger have on learning, especially in under-resourced schools. Therefore, we partner with school districts, higher education institutions, civic groups, and the community to provide quality programs that empower students to succeed and thrive in school and life.

Only extraordinary people work here. Our goals are ambitious but achievable. We have high expectations for ourselves, our students, and our volunteers.  We do whatever it takes to achieve our mission ethically. Our ideal candidate is someone who works hard and will have fun while dreaming big.


Youth Development Workers supervise and support children. Youth Development Workers assist with, develop and implement academically-aligned programming for children in accordance with best practices for out-of-school time programming. Youth Development Workers assist with general program operations and in the classroom. Youth Development Workers ensure the health, safety and social-emotional well-being of children. Youth Development Workers’ responsibilities include the following:

  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Assist in the classroom with activities and learning centers.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week
  • Monitor and maintain a positive classroom environment that supports the school-wide behavior expectation in which most students are engaged, incorporates mutual respect, and provides cooperative learning opportunities.
  • Work with other classroom staff and volunteers to ensure the health, safety, and social-emotional well-being of children.
  • Assist children with individual health, safety, and social-emotional needs, such as toileting, hygiene, social-emotional supports, and developmentally appropriate conflict resolution.
  • Follow policies and procedures related to first aid, CPR, choking, and medication administration.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating tactfully, courteously, and confidentially.
  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the program. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your students’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.
  • Follow policies and procedures related to first aid, CPR, choking, and medication administration.
  • Provide consistent and immediate feedback to students.
  • Greet families, support attendance, and sign in and out.
  • Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the program.
  • Hold all students to high behavioral and academic expectations
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible.
  • Engage parents and guardians thoughtfully in their children’s education utilizing culturally-competent practices.
  • Do not engage in discriminatory practices, including race, origin, gender, socio-economic status, disability, religion, or political beliefs.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Participate in antiracist and department professional development. Recognize vulnerability, both in yourself and in others.
  • Adhere to organizational policies and protocols. Challenge them by lifting your voice and the voice of the community.
  • Listen and learn from our community. Research and implement best practices.
  • Support the organization’s fundraising events. Inspiring Minds pays all staff for working at fundraising events.


  • A High School Diploma, GED, or working toward High School Diploma
  • Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or related fields.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with minimal support.


  • Knowledge and application of appropriate early childhood teaching strategies and methods.
  • Be certified in First Aid and CPR before program start date (we will train you).
  • Take ownership of the achievement results of their students.
  • Work collaboratively and approach all work with positivity and determination.
  • Are goal-driven problem solver and embody a can-do spirit and strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.


  • Attend and actively participate in pre-service training. Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Follow RI DOH and CDC COVID guidelines.
  • Must be able to pass background clearance check.
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours.
  • Participate in additional activities including daily enrichment time, parent-engagement events and other required programs as needed throughout the program.
  • Submit bi-weekly timesheet for approval.


To Apply:  Email your resume and cover letter to