ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR (Art)

Good Shepherd Services

Location:

MS 442
317 HOYT STREET
BROOKLYN, NY, 11231

Borough:

Brooklyn

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Part Time

Length:

Permanent

Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum Hours/Week:

10 hours/week

Maximum Hours/Week:

15 hours/week

Minimum Education:

High School diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Area of Focus:

Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater)

Job Description:

ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR (Art)
MS 442 / Brooklyn, NY
Summer: 8 weeks, 15 hrs/week
School Year: 10 hrs/week
 
Building on Strengths in
Individuals, Families and Communities!
Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth and family development agency that serves about 30,000 people annually through 88 programs. GSS’ mission is to go where children, youth, and families face the greatest challenges and build on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. All agency programs are united by a common goal: to create opportunities that help participants realize their fullest potential at home, at school, and in their community. GSS works closely with community leaders to advocate, on behalf of participants to make NYC a better place to live and work. GSS was named in Crain’s New York Business 2014 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in NYC. We place a high premium on staff development, and ensure that staff receive regular supervision, comprehensive training and opportunities for professional growth.
 
JOB SUMMARY:
Good Shepherd Services,goes where children, youth, and families face the greatest challenges and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. We provide quality, effective services that deepen connections between family members, within schools, and among neighbors. A leading NYC non-profit that has been recognized for its commitment to the success of young people and families, is currently seeking an Activity Instructor (STEM) for our MS 442 program located in Brooklyn. The Activity Instructor- STEM Specialist, will be instrumental in helping programs implement the Billion Oyster Project curriculum in partnership with mentors from the Academy of Science. In addition, they will create, implement and support the implementation of other STEM activities for groups that are not participating in the BOP curriculum, strengthening the delivery of STEM experiential workshops for elementary and middle school participants. Instructor will be part of the larger site staff team, utilizing best practices in youth and family development within the STEM instruction.
 
MAJOR DUTIES:
·    Partner with Academy of Science mentors to facilitate and integrate BOP curriculum to middle school participants within summer camp and after school.
·   Responsible for facilitating and assisting Group Leaders with the implementation of all STEM activities.
·    Work closely with the Education Specialist to develop, monitor and implement STEM lesson plans in alignment with DYCD COMPASS goals and common core standards.
·    Attend cluster group leader meetings with Educational Specialist.
·    Attend training on STEM curricula and follow up with utilization of technical assistance.
·    Work along with the Literacy teacher and assist in coordinating educational projects for the program.
·    Assist the Program Director with reporting and tracking all STEM activities.
·    Perform other duties as assigned.  


 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
All staff members are expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness to work within a culturally diverse environment.
 
We offer an outstanding work environment, opportunities for career development and competitive benefits.
 
Interested and qualified parties may apply at:
 or forward cover letter and resume to:
Please indicate JOB TITLE & LOCATION in subject line.
 
Good Shepherd Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Any offer of employment is contingent upon receiving satisfactory references and approval of hire by applicable regulatory bodies, as appropriate. For programs regulated by the Department of Education, the Department of Health and the Department of Youth Justice Programs, the respective City departments determine employment eligibility and advise Good Shepherd Services (GSS) if the organization can hire the individual. Falsification or omission of relevant information in connection with any application for employment is grounds for denial or dismissal.

How to Apply:

Please indicate JOB TITLE & LOCATION in subject line. Email: HR@GoodShepherds.org
Mail:
317 Hoyt Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11231
United States

To the Attention of:

Human Resources

Required Skills/Experience:

QUALIFICATIONS:
·         High School diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
·         Some college and experience with adolescents preferred.
·         Experience and/or training relevant to the position required.
·         Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
·         Must have a commitment to work from a trauma-informed, strength-based and youth and family development perspective.