Future Chefs (futurechefs.net) prepares Boston high school students to leave high school ready for quality employment and post-secondary education. With a focus on positive youth development, Future Chefs provides culinary training and authentic work-based learning to prepare teens with the hard skills they will need to succeed in the culinary industry and most importantly the job readiness skills to succeed in any field.
Future Chefs’ model is based on the belief that every student is unique and flourishes in respectful, safe, stimulating settings that provide opportunities for growth, and relationships with caring, supportive adults who honor students’ lived experiences. Future Chefs occupies 5770 square feet of meeting, kitchen and office space on the first floor of The Clarion in Roxbury and is programming our space to build community-based collaborations that directly and indirectly support our mission. Future Chefs is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (tsne.org).
The Youth Work (YW) Specialist is a key member of the program team at Future Chefs. The program serves high school aged participants in an after-school and out-of-school setting in Roxbury. In addition to leading and facilitating group activities within a positive youth development framework at Future Chefs, the YW Specialist provides coaching and planning support for young people throughout all phases of their Future Chefs’ engagement. In partnership with culinary instructors and student, support staff, the YW Specialist creates a youth centered environment in which students are learning and practicing essential employment and life skills and creating a tailored post-secondary plan that includes access to FC coaching and support after high school. The program team centers participants' social-emotional health and well-being. All work at Future Chefs is performed within an intersectional racial justice framework to ensure that our practice and program advance the goals of diversity, equity and inclusion and that our space is welcoming to all.
An experienced youth worker, with a deep commitment to helping historically marginalized young people explore their identities and worldview, develop essential skills needed to succeed in any work environment and prepare for success in whatever career path they choose. You build unity, are candid, encouraging and positive in advocating for the needs of young people. You are able to engage a team in creating opportunities for young people to lead authentically at Future Chefs. You are committed to helping your colleagues and employers live up to their values and you work to build a healthy and thriving organization that respects everyone’s work as part of the mission. You like people and create a safe and effective learning environment that is welcoming to all. You like food, and understand the power of modeling healthy behavior.
Essential Job Functions
The Youth Work Specialist will work with the entire Program Team to plan and implement meaningful program activities in service of the program goals.
Future Chefs Delivers (65 % of time)
ORGANIZATIONAL (10% of time):
SUSTAINS (10% of time):
FCP (15% of time):
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Special Job Requirements
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be primarily performed in Boston, MA.
Compensation: The starting hourly rate for this position is $24.10/hr and is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
TSNE/FC strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/FC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/FC celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.
TSNE/FC's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.
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