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Your role during the Pacific Youth Leadership Forum is first and foremost the safety and supervision of youth. Spending 24 hours per day in a remote area with youth can be challenging. You will also be expected to ensure that adult staff from your installation remain on task.
You are expected to participate fully in most events, and will be assigned additional duties during the week. You will have little to no free time. Please do not bring any work from the installation with you. Do not plan to be available to your installation staff during the week.
Additional duties will include:
supervision of teens for YLF activities
planning and supervising evening recreational activities and events
floor and hall monitoring and supervision
night time point of contact (you may be asked to sleep in open bay dorm with youth for one or more nights)
health issue monitor
other duties as necessary.
You will be expected to share meals with the teens, interact, and assist with set up and tear down of activities.
Your primary supervisory responsibility will be for the youth attending from your installation. You will be expected to ensure their cooperation and participation in all Forum activities. However, you will also be required to supervise various youth at different times throughout the week.
You will act as a mentor and advisor to youth, be a positive role model, and reserve evaluative comments for adults-only times. (No complaining in front of the teens)
No drugs or alcohol are allowed. Cigarette smoking must be done out of the view of teens. If cigarette breaks are taken, they must be done away from the sight of teens and those adults taking them must afford other adults the same time out courtesy. (whether or not they are smoking) There will be no more preference away from the group for smokers than for non-smokers.