Youth Services Specialists
Requisition Number:2023-ET/Y-005
Department:Education, Training and Youth Services
Employee Type:Temporary
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. 

Every summer, the ABCD SummerWorks program provides jobs and education programs for low-income youth of ages 14-21 from Boston’s inner-city neighborhoods. To learn more about SummerWorks, please visit Youth interested in participating in the SummerWorks program may apply online at

Duties include:

  • Supervise a group of youth participants in the SummerWorks program to guide and assist them through their work experience as it pertains to payroll, portfolio development, and career and life skills.
  • Conduct youth orientations.
  • Oversee and assist with youth paperwork and individual service plans.
  • Responsible for youth timecard collection and payroll distribution.
  • Meet with youth participants on a regular basis to address workshop assignments.
  • Assist youth in the development of their Individual Service Strategy.
  • Provide feedback on academic skills (writing, reading, mathematics).
  • Develop techniques for motivating youth participants to complete assignments.
  • Maintain a weekly log and case notes to document youth progress.
  • Arrange weekly thematic workshops for youth participants.
  • Meet with worksite supervisor on a regular basis to coordinate educational, career, and life skills goals.
  • Be responsive to and proactive with youth participants and worksites.
  • Attend weekly meeting with Youth Services regarding documentation and statistics of enrollee progress.
  • Responsible for all requests made by the Community Coordination Department regarding weekly reports, final report, and miscellaneous youth
  • concerns.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED, and up to twelve months of experience and expertise with urban adult literacy, and youth education and employment programs required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field preferred.  
  • Must have demonstrated ability to supervise youth participants and work with both Boston Public Schools and community organizations
  • Knowledge of assessment techniques and issues, innovative teaching, career development and counseling mechanisms required
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds


  • Make an impact on the community
  • Professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

Please note: This position is temporary through August 25, 2023.