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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: YOUTH WORKER COACH, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
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$25.00 Per Hour



The City of Worcester seeks qualified applicants for Youth Worker Coach position for the Youth Opportunities Division within the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the position is responsible for actively participating in and occasionally facilitating staff trainings regarding program development, job skills, conflict resolution, restorative justice, and family engagement. The Youth Worker Coach (Site Coordinator) is responsible for the daily operation of the Recreation Worcester summer program site, as well as the management and direct supervisor of 10 to 20 employees (ages 15-24) over an 8 week period during the summer. The position will assist in the continued positive youth development of staff and youth participants. This position will take the lead and support youth staff in the daily implementation of athletic, academic, and arts curriculum at a Recreation Worcester program site.

Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.


  • Assist in leading the on-site summer program, including meetings, community partnerships, scheduling staff, planning activities, and communicating with Recreation Worcester Program Coordinator to ensure daily tasks are accomplished
  • Ensure program quality by reviewing curriculum, activities schedule, partner schedules, materials, and provide coaching to youth staff as needed
  • Support Assistant Site Coordinators and Youth Workers to implement daily summer program activities curriculum including preparing supplies and program areas
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records, incident reports, program documentation, daily attendance, and registration information
  • Serve as a positive role model for youth staff and youth participants regarding age-appropriate behavior and social skills
  • Liaise with families of Recreation Worcester participants to better support youth while encouraging family engagement


  • Attend/lead regular staff meetings, communicate with Program Coordinator and other Division of Youth Opportunity Staff about the wellness and development of staff and youth participants
  • Provide leadership in cases of urgency or emergency in alignment with Recreation Worcester safety protocols.


  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to bring fresh ideas to programming
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations, organizations, and interests
  • Ability to work with students with special educational or emotional needs
  • Ability to problem solve and multi-task
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to build relationships and networking skills with participants, families, colleagues, and community members
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide leadership and make decisions


  • Associate’s degree in Human Services or other related field; Or,

o High school Diploma or equivalent with one (1) year of administrative experience

  • One (1) year of staff supervision experience
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation
  • Must pass a criminal background check (CORI & SORI)


  • Bilingual candidate
  • One (1) year of experience facilitating out of school activities and programming
  • Two (2) years of experience with staff or program participant supervision
  • Two (2) years of administrative experience
  • Worcester Resident

SALARY: $25.00 hourly part-time, non-benefitted.

Candidates to be selected upon funding determination.

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED, preference provided to applicants who applied on or before 05/03/2024. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,

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