Henry Street Settlement

Job Title

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Job Description

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: After-school programming offered through Henry Street’s Education Services Division serves participants in a network of Lower East Side schools (P.S. 134, P.S. 20, P.S. 110, United Neighborhood Middle School, Manhattan Charter School, and Manhattan Charter 2). It also serves participants at two community centers: a Cornerstone program located at 80 Avenue D, and Boys and Girls Republic, located at 888 East Sixth Street.

Each site has a full-time Coordinator and a staff of an Enrichment Specialist and Activity Specialist, including community members, parents, school aides and college students. Each site staff also includes one masters-level social work intern. Artists, specialists and volunteers present diverse offerings, including video production, theater, dance, leadership, math clubs, fashion design, rugby, soccer and basketball. All sites and programs are licensed by the NYC Department of Health. This position is located at United Neighborhood Middle School.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Four (4) years of experience in working with youth in a variety of settings
  • At least one (1) year experience in a Program Assistant role
  • Familiar with Department of Health (DOH) license requirements
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Self-motivated and able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate, including experience with Microsoft Office & Excel, Data collection software packages, local area networks, and the Internet
  • Must be able to work on school holidays
  • Interest in providing quality educational and enrichment experiences to youth
  • Must be able to support youth participation in multiple program contracts
  • Bilingual (Cantonese and/or Mandarin speaking) preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the planning and delivery of educational and recreational activities and special events
  • Schedule and record educational and recreational activities
  • Conduct outreach to parents and serve as liaison with school administration and community
  • Maintain accurate program records including contact logs, weekly schedules, attendance reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, and agendas
  • Actively participate in program-wide or division-wide activities
  • Communicate with Program Coordinator about any schedule modifications, important behavioral or environmental issues
  • Model appropriate communication with families, teachers, staff, and children
  • Attend regular staff meetings and trainings
  • Track attendance, performance, and behavior (positive and negative) through accurate record keeping and data entry/database management duties
  • Organize special events as necessary
  • Work with individual students on their daily program activities as time permits
  • Collaborate with staff at other Henry Street Settlement sites as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Salary Information

Department: Youth Services
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Part Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply

email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org. In the subject line, please indicate “Program Assistant-Youth Services” AND the website where the position was found.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.


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