Tracking code:
03-2019

Date posted

Department

Youth Services

Position type

Temp

Library Location

Worthington Park Library

Designated Position Hours

14 hours per week

Hourly Rate

$11.96

Schedule

Temporary position during the school year only. Monday through Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Position Profile

We love superheroes, honeybees and BuzzFeed DIY videos. Why? They help people. If you enjoy helping people, too-especially teens-we’d like to work with you! As a teen mentor, you’ll be part of a hard-working, fun-loving group that jokes about our unofficial motto: “Teamwork makes the dream work!” It’s in this team environment that you’ll play a vital role in building supportive and trusting relationships with our after-school group of teens by planning and leading activities, helping with homework and connecting teens with library resources. Get ready to be a role model! Our award-winning library has been an important part of the community since its founding in 1803, and we’re proud to combine traditional library services with the innovative. What do we offer? Lots of food and fun, plus a supportive culture that includes development opportunities and team-based projects. Join us as we work together to be the library our patrons deserve!

In a Nutshell

Under direct supervision, the Teen Mentor is responsible for enhancing the learning and recreational experience for teen-aged patrons in the Library.

The Nitty Gritty

  1. Ensures that teen-aged patrons understand and adhere to library policies and procedures
  2. Develops and maintains supportive and trusting relationships with teen-aged patrons
  3. Provides guidance and support and acts as a role-model for teen-aged patrons
  4. Provides homework help
  5. Recommends materials based on patrons’ interests
  6. Plans and provides activities
  7. Assists with basic troubleshooting of common software products, operating systems, browsers and other technologies associated with library services (including handheld devices, e-readers, laptops, tablets, etc.)
  8. Assists with planning and coordination of library programs and special events

Required experience

Education, Training and/or Experience
  1. Entry-level position, no previous experience required
  2. High school diploma or GED
Experience working with teens in an educational or recreational setting is preferred.

Required skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
  1. Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records
  2. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail
  3. Ability to retain and follow youth services department policies and procedures
  4. Ability to deliver programs and speak before groups