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Scoutreach is looking to hire part time Scout Leaders in Rockford

Job Summary

ScoutReach Program Aide Position

The ScoutReach District is looking for a few employees to work the after-school programs. We work primarily with elementary students (K-5th grade). We go to more than 30 locations each week; you'll be assigned to a few of them each day. Candidates should at least hold a GED or equivalent.

  • Available 2:00 pm weekdays until 5:30 pm (12:30 on Mondays)
  • Wages include $10.00 - $12.00 hourly pay/ Stipend for Interns pending College Approval
  • Reliable transportation is mandatory (to get to work and go between sites --- mileage will be reimbursed )
  • Pass a background check
  • On-the-job training
  • Communication skills are important
  • Good character, morals, and ethics are of great importance

Job Description

  • Complete fast start training and specific leader training programs for your assigned area of responsibility.
  • Fast Start Training • New Leader Essential • Specific Leader Training • Youth Protection Training • Program Aide Orientation
  • Scout meetings will be conducted once a week for at least 40 minutes - 1 hour. Ensure 32 weeks of weekly meetings or outings. We will provide you with weekly program planning materials and outlines from Program Helps booklet, Program Aide guidebook and position handbook. If needed, revise or develop additional weekly program plans to meet the needs of your Scouts.
  • Under the direction of your staff leader, carry out weekly programs for each site assigned to you as the primary leader. (Your staff leader will determine sites and specific programs.)
  • Provide a minimum of two (2) field trips or outings per year for each Scout unit, which you serve as leader.
  • Meet at least monthly with your staff leader to review progress.
  • Help identify and recruit parental involvement at each of your sites.
  • Wear a Scout uniform shirt at all meetings and activities involving youth.
  • Attend other Scouting events & activities as assigned by your staff leader.
  • Ensure that every youth participant will earn a minimum of one rank advancement during the program year by providing a quality program; pending attendance.
  • Along with your payroll time sheets, you are required to turn in attendance reports from meetings/outings for your assigned sites on time.
  • We will provide you with a Uniform Shirt that is to be worn at every Scout activity, meeting or program.
  • You will be provided with a Program Aide Procedures manual. You will familiarize yourself with and follow the policies and procedures of the Blackhawk Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • The Council reserves the right to terminate your employment on two weeks written notice if the Council becomes dissatisfied with your performance or if staff needs or budgetary considerations warrant.
  • You also have the right to terminate your employment, at any time, on two weeks written notice to the Council. In all cases, termination will be less any outstanding amounts due to the Council. This includes all program supplies, Scouting literature, and uniforms provided to you for the conduct of your job unless returned before your final workday.
  • You will be provided with various materials and supplies for the performance of your duties. Your final paycheck will be held until all materials and unused supplies are returned to the Council.
  • If you fail to comply or meet the job responsibilities and terms of employment outlined in the job description, you may be terminated from the program.
  • By being employed as a Program Aide, you may find it necessary to maintain employment other than with the Boy Scouts of America. This additional employment must not, in any way, affect your weekly Scout meeting schedule or weekend Scout activities as a Program Aide in this Council. Any other position taken must be approved by the Council to ensure it is not a conflict of interest with the Blackhawk Area Council.
  • It will be necessary for you to provide and maintain an automobile in the performance of your duties, and to carry an automobile insurance program. You must furnish the Council with a proof of insurance indicating your compliance with the applicable state laws, and to provide the Council with a 10-day notice of any plans to change or cancel your coverage
  • You must complete all assignments (including submission of all reports) on time to your staff leader.
  • You will agree to attend Program Aide Orientation Training, staff meetings, supplemental training opportunities, and other meetings assigned by the District Executive.

Employment Checklist

In order to be legally employed, the following employment paperwork must be completed and on file with the Council office. This should have been completed prior to your orientation, if not, ask the District Executive. • Employment Application • BSA Adult Application • W-4 • WH-4 • I-9 (with verified documents) • Copy of Social Security Card • Copy of Driver’s License or other Photo ID • Direct Deposit Form (If Interested in Direct Check Deposit) • Proof of Vehicle Insurance

To apply: Please contact ScoutReach Program Director, Terry Nichols at 815.397.0210.