Group Worker

New Settlement Apartments

Location:

Bronx Helpers Afterschool Program
1512 Townsend Ave. Main Office
Bronx Zoo, NY, 10452

Borough:

Bronx

Job Type:

Paid

Minimum age:

18 years old

Status:

Part Time

Length:

Temporary

Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Minimum Hours/Week:

16 hours/week

Maximum Hours/Week:

21 hours/week

Public Transportation:

Bus (BX1, BX 2), Train (4, B,D)

Minimum Education:

High School Diploma: Currently enrolled in College or post-secondary institution

Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help, Community Service/Service Learning, Health/Nutrition, Leadership/Mentoring

Job Description:

 DESCRIPTION OF BRONX HELPERS PROGRAM: With the motto, “Working for the Community to Better Our Lives,” the Bronx Helpers program provides 60 youth (6th-8th graders) summer and after-school programming that supports leadership development, civic engagement and community service.  Bronx Helpers identify and learn about issues affecting our community and participate in service projects that contribute to positive change. Program themes have included “Pedestrian Safety”, “Environmental Justice” and “Promoting Good Nutrition and Fighting Hunger.”

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: SONYC (School’s Out NYC) is DYCD’s expansion and re-branding of its middle school afterschool programs formerly known as Out-of-School Time (OST). The program is open to 6th – 8th graders, and runs from 2:30-5:45 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays September 12th -June 21st Participants choose to participate in activities in areas such as physical education, STEM, Literacy, art, and leadership. 

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email: bronxhelpers@newsettlement.org
Mail:
1512 Townsend Ave. Main Office
Bronx, NY, 10452
United States

To the Attention of:

Petronia Harrison

Required Skills/Experience:

 REQUIREMENTS: This position requires enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative, resourceful individuals who learn quickly. All applicants should possess an ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as a commitment to serving at-risk adolescents and their families. Applicants should also possess a willingness to engage in all aspects of job description. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

·         Assist in supervision of program, as well as providing smooth instructions of all activities

·         Facilitate activities such as teambuilding games, community awareness projects, academic support, arts & crafts etc.

·         Monitor the needs of the program while working closely with the Group Leader & Program Aid

·         Provide group workshops for students which focus on leadership, service project planning, literacy and STEM.

·         Maintain accurate and up to date records, and logs and input into online attendance database

·         Monitor participants progress w/in home, school and program environment

·         Communicate regularly with program participants and parents through phone contacts, meetings and written correspondence

·         Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor adventure, community service, team building, music, drama, and S.T.E.M.

·          Previous experience working with adolescents in a community-based setting, using a positive youth-development model with focus on student-centered learning.

·         Previous experience with and commitment to exploring social justice issues with youth.

 ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Comfortable assisting STEAM activities (Science/Tech/ Engineering/ Art/Math)

·         Minimum of 1 year of Youth Development experience is required

·         Experience working in an after school/ summer program is a plus

·         High School Diploma: Currently enrolled in College or post-secondary institution

·         Strong work ethic and highly motivated

·         Excellent interpersonal skills

·         Strong communication (oral and written) skills. Highly organized and detail oriented

·         Must be flexible and goal-oriented

·         Must be empathic, patient, understanding, and a good listener

·         Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.

Minimum Requirements

·         Minimum of High school diploma/GED; Bachelor’s degree preferred

·         Must have 1 year of previous experience working with groups of children or youth in an educational or recreational setting

·         Must complete and pass background checks and be fingerprinted for DOH and SCR

·         If hired, applicants must complete free NYS Mandated Reporter training in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting

·         If hired, applicants are required to attend professional development workshops prior to beginning work throughout the school year

Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 6:00pm, and occasionally on weekends

COMPENSATION:  $13.50 per hour   effective January 1st $15 per hour

 

OVERVIEW OF NEW SETTLEMENT: New Settlement is a non-profit, mixed-income housing organization with a 27-year track record of active commitment to neighborhood revitalization, community building and organizing, and positive youth development. Our community programs currently provide year-round educational, cultural and recreational programs and social services to over 13,500 youth and adults who live in the surrounding area. 

 

TO APPLY, please send cover letter and résumé to:

 Bronx Helpers Program Director, New Settlement Apartments, 1512 Townsend Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452, Snail and Email: bronxhelpers@newsettlement.org. EEO/AA