BronxWorks

Job Title

COUNSELORS

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 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.

The Children and Youth Department PS 42 Community School seeks Part-Time/Temporary Counselors to work in our Summer In the City Programs from June 25th-August 10th

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Practice and recognize in others the program values:

Cooperation { Generosity { Honesty { Kindness { Respect { Responsibility { Tolerance

  • With program supervisors, set program goals and develop appropriate activities for children
  • Collaborate with colleagues to plan team projects and events
  • Supervise teenaged junior counselors
  • Encourage a love of learning and build children’s literacy and academic skills
  • 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 community center facility
  • 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 early childhood 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 Director 

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years (preferred) direct experience working with children under 13 years of age youth in a recreational, educational and social environment preferred.
  • Experience with or knowledge of best practices in youth development preferred
  • Experience with or knowledge of whole language philosophy preferred
  • High School diploma/some College credits preferred
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

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.

 

The candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/myportal/ess/recruitment/internalPostingPreview.faces?client=bronxworks&jobId=42171&lang=en_US&source=CC2

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The candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/myportal/ess/recruitment/internalPostingPreview.faces?client=bronxworks&jobId=42171&lang=en_US&source=CC2




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