YOUTH OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Queens Community House

Location:

Queens Community House @ Pomonok
67-09 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY, 11367

Borough:

Queens

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Full Time

Length:

Permanent

Job Description:

Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse population of Queens through a broad network of programs and services for Children and Youth, Adults and Families, and Older Adults. We are a modern interpretation of the traditional settlement house, bringing to our work current best practices, cost-effective management, innovative leadership, and a passion for social and economic justice. Our mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive com-munities. We welcome amazing individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change lives.

We are seeking a qualified Youth Outreach Specialist at our Pomonok Community Center with a strong commitment to youth engagement and development. The Youth Outreach Specialist will be responsible for cultivating positive relationships with participants to counsel and guide them to make positive choices and stay on track as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. 


Responsibilities:

  • Understand and enforce program expectations, policies and protocols to ensure a safe and respectful environment in alignment with agency, school and funder protocols and guidelines.
  • Promote Pomonok Community Center as a welcoming place for local youth residents to improve their lives.
  • Develop consistent, stable and supportive relationships with local area youth; support parent and youth populations with information and referrals related to recreation, education, health and wellness, goal setting, and support.
  • Assess youth interest and needs; take lead in planning and implementing appropriate activities and programming for young people and their families based on community assessments and feedback.
  • Assist the agency in identifying and developing activities and partnerships to bring youth centered programs.
  • Assist with planning and supporting center-wide activities such as open center nights, workshops, health and job fairs, community socials, etc.
  • Weekend availability for special programming and events required.
  • Participate in meetings, training and staff development activities.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email: slewis@qchnyc.org

To the Attention of:

Stephanie lewis

Required Skills/Experience:

 Qualifications

  • Associates degree or B.A. in education, social work, or youth related degree with three or more years of direct experience in youth development programs (preferably with middle school youth) and at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Ability to complete reports as needed.
  • Self-motivated and resourceful, able to work independently as well as collaboratively with staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.
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