Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Job Title

PROGRAM AIDE/YOUTH WORKER

Job Description

With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.

 

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has openings for part-time Youth Workers in the Elementary and Middle school After School Programs. This position is hourly for 17- 17.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

                 Assist group leader to plan, implement and document successful educational, recreation, youth leadership, community service and arts activities with school-aged children.

                 Adhere to policies and procedures in a pro-active manner, making the safety and care of children your primary focus.

                 Build a positive relationship with each after-school participant in your care, and foster positive connections between participants.  Actively engage with children at all times with the goal of fostering the positive development of each child and the group.

                 Conduct yourself as a professional and representative of the agency with school staff, parents, children and anyone else with whom you come into contact in your role.

                 Effectively manage assigned group.  Maintain and enforce progressive discipline policy.

                 Contribute to the cohesive and effective functioning of the staff team in your assigned group and the program.

                 Assist in enrollment, recording and submitting daily attendance records, and any other required documents to Director.

                 Inspect on a daily basis all facilities, equipment, and supplies and be sure all are accounted for and put away at the end of each day.

                 Inspect classroom at the beginning of each session and at the end of each session and provide Supervisors with a daily room check in log.

                 Actively participate in all aspects of staff or member development, including weekly supervision, weekly team meetings, pre-service training, and an additional at least 15 hours of training during the school year.

                 Other assignments, as requested.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

                 At least a Junior in High School.

                 1 year experience working with children in a child care or education setting.

                 Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.

                 Availability 2:30PM - 5:30PM OR 3:00PM - 6:00PM (depends on site placement), Monday to

                 Friday.  Occasional evenings and weekends might be required.

 

Additional Opportunity: Interested in making an even greater impact on your community?  Looking for a rewarding experience with like-minded, service-oriented people?  Ready to boost your own personal and educational development?  Inquire about AmeriCorps Service Opportunities in our Afterschool programs.

Salary Information

$11.00 - $17.00 per hour based on educational level.
Professional development opportunities within and outside our agency.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references to: hiring@cypresshills.org. *Please include Position title in the Subject Line*. Three (3) typed reference letters will be required if chosen for the position.

CYPRESS HILLS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND IS COMMITTED TO WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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