Youth Specialist, BEE SMART Summer Program

Living Classrooms Foundation at Masonville Cove is hoping to hire a Youth Specialist for the Baltimore Environmental Education Summer Math And Reading Trailblazers (BEE SMART) program. The program uses STEM-based curriculum as a vehicle to improve the overall literacy of program participants (2nd rising 5th grade students) from two Title I Baltimore City Public Schools. The Youth Specialist will be responsible for counseling services to individual students as needs arise such as behavior challenges, personal/home life issues, etc. The program’s low staff-to-student ratio aims to serve the “whole child” and a Youth Specialist will enable the program to deliver important socio-emotional supports to students that need it the most.

Training Dates: June 26th & June 29th July 2nd (exact dates for required YS participation, TBD)

PROGRAM DATES: July 6th through August 7th, Mon – Thurs*
Student Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 3:00pm
Youth Specialist Hours: 20 – 30 hours per week
*There will be a special Friday field trip and two evening family events


Primary Responsibilities

1. Travel to various program sites located in South Baltimore, sometimes more than one per day
2. Follow ethical codes that protect confidentiality of any personal information which may need to be revealed during counsel
3. Collaborate with BEE SMART Director, Site Managers, Educators, Reading Specialists, and Bilingual Parent Liaison throughout the program to ensure cohesive student services each day
4. Respond to phone calls, emails, and text messages from the program Director and Site Managers in a timely fashion
5. Model appropriate student behavior

Coordinated Responsibilities

1. Build rapport with students and parents/guardians
2. Notify Site Manager and/or Director, immediately of any emergency or 1st aid occurrence
3. Assist with routine upkeep of program teaching spaces
4. Lead youth in team-building games during afternoon Recreation Time
5. Other duties as assigned

  • Social Work degree (obtained or in progress) or at least two years of experience in a related field
  • Direct experience with 2nd through 5th grade students
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