Youth Explore Coordinator
As the Youth Explore Coordinator, you will be a vital member of a team that is making a meaningful impact to refugees and migrants in Lisbon. The Lisbon Project is set on building a community that empowers and integrates migrants and refugees. We value relationship building in all that we do, and the Community Life Department is the central focus of making this all happen, through events, social gatherings and regular excursions.
Youth Explore is a biweekly activity aimed at migrant and refugee teenagers. You will be responsible for a variety of program related activities, such as planning regular social gatherings and meetings with the teenagers. The meetings and social gatherings are centred around a variety of topics such as leadership, cultural appreciation, identity, and community building. You will also be responsible to recruit, train and manage a team of volunteers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee service programming: develop, coordinate, manage, implement and evaluate systems within the program.
- Update supervisor with challenges and ideas.
- Build and train a team for the program.
- Ensure safety of children at all times.
- Be punctual and communicate if a problem arises.
- Address inappropriate and disciplinary issues promptly.
- Ensure that children’s varying needs and interests are met.
- Assist with program planning, outings, workshops, and coordination of the youth.
- Serve as a support and mentor for the youth in the program.
- Attend and plan regular youth explore sessions (time and days to be determined).
- Must have the ability to creatively and flexibly solve problems as they arise
- Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work demands.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills, including effective listening.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team with enthusiasm, initiative and creativity.
- Cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from different cultures, genders, religions, and backgrounds.
- Dedication and passion for working with teenagers.
- Patience and awareness when dealing with topics such as identity, trauma, and migration.
- Fun, up-beat, and positive attitude.
- Must be available on weekends.
- Police Clearance Certificate required upon acceptance of application.
- Working in a team that aims to create impact
- Work experience
- Develop leadership skills in a dynamic and fun setting. 2
- Know that you are contributing to the positive, healthy development of children and youth.
- Free tea and coffee (like all day long)!
- Meeting people from all over the world and getting to know their stories.
Time Commitment: 8 hours a week minimum
Intern Reports to: Community Life Director
We can’t do it without you! Thank you for being a part of our team.