BronxWorks

Job Title

ACTIVITY SPECIALIST – Webster Campus Community Schools

Job Description

BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and are guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. We have 37 locations throughout the borough providing a variety of programs that offer assistance in the areas of family, children and youth support, educational services, elder care, homelessness, mental health and workforce development. We are an employer of choice for anyone interested in a meaningful career in the social services field.

 

BronxWorks has multiple openings for Activity Specialists at its Webster Campus Community Schools.

 

There are three positions for a Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30pm-5:30pm work schedule and 15 positions for a Friday, 2pm - 5:00pm shift. Applicants must indicate which schedule they want to be considered for in their application materials.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With program supervisors, set program goals and develop appropriate activities for children
  • Collaborate with colleagues to plan team projects and events
  • Develop, submit and implement weekly lesson plans which are child-centered, age-appropriate & engaging and which promote literacy, thematic exploration, & experiential learning
  • Escort children on trips and identify opportunities for learning both inside and outside the school
  • Maintain records of children’s work.  Submit portfolios as required for program evaluation effort
  • Meet regularly with supervisors to present lesson plans, plan for future weeks, and receive feedback and assistance
  • Provide homework assistance during school year

 

Create a structured & nurturing environment which supports children’s emotional and social development

  • Provide constant supervision and engagement of children in care
  • Maintain an organized and child-centered classroom.
  • Promote teamwork and group bonding
  • Confer with program supervisors regarding disciplinary issues.  Hold conferences with parents as needed
  • Attend trainings in principles of youth development, nutrition and health needs, safety and security procedures, and child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention
  • Assist with planning and implementation of Holiday Camp
  • Obtain needed supplies from office and make requests as needed for special supplies
  • Maintain attendance records, meal records sign-out sheets and other necessary paperwork
  • Submit required reports and paperwork to Program Coordinator

 

Engage in activities which promote physical fitness and health

  • Ensure a physically safe environment for children in care
  • Participate in all fitness activities including swimming and gym
  • Promote healthy behaviors and foster children’s physical development
  • Provide first aid and emergency care for children as needed
  • Submit bi-annual physical

 

Partner with families to promote sense of community

  • Develop and build relationships with parents and families of program participants.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma required, completion of some college credits preferred.
  • Two years direct experience working with children under 12-16 years of age youth in a recreational, educational and social environment preferred.
  • Clearance through New York State Central Registry and New York State Office of Children and Family Services required. (will be completed by program once hired)
  • Experience with or knowledge of best practices in youth development preferred.
  • Experience with or knowledge of whole language philosophy preferred.
  • Specialized skills in Arts, Science, Technology, Music, Sports, Culinary Education, Public Speaking/Spoken Word Required.
  • Strong oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology is required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb five flights of stairs, if required to conduct home visits and/or fieldwork.
  • Ability to bend and retrieve objects and/or documents.
  • Ability to travel in the boroughs of New York City and its adjacent counties via public transportation.
  • Ability to travel for a minimum of 1 mile within a reasonable amount of time and in all types of weather, including inclement weather, if required to conduct home visits and/or field work.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

For consideration, submit a cover letter and resume via the following link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=bronxworks&jobId=31301&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round.

  • Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave
  • 12 paid holidays.
    Comprehensive medical, and life insurance coverage care for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees.
  • A pension plan that is 100% employer paid
  • Two tax deferred annuity plans and employee assistance in maximizing the pension plan and tax deferred annuity plans to prepare for retirement.
  • TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute.
  • Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems.

Additionally, BronxWorks offers:

  • A comprehensive monthly training calendar.
  • Access to some scholarship opportunities.
  • Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees.

 

BronxWorks seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with  federal, state and local laws,  does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.

Salary Information

To Apply

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

For consideration, submit a cover letter and resume via the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=bronxworks&jobId=31301&lang=en_US&source=CC3


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