Henry Street Settlement

Job Title

PROGRAM SPECIALIST

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 is 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 seeks a Program Specialist for its East Concourse Neighborhood Senior Center. Candidates must have a high school diploma. Associates or Bachelor’s degrees are a plus. Applicants that have experience working with the senior citizen population are preferred. Applicants that are bilingual in English/Spanish are preferred. Duties consist of scheduling and conducting group activities, going on group trips, decorating the senior center for the holidays, running the center advisory and other committees, preparing the monthly calendar of events, flyers for events as well as assist in the day to day operation the senior center. Resumes to be submitted to ssmart@bronxworks.org

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize and conduct group and class activities.
  • Organize special programs such as: Birthday parties, 4th of July, St. Patrick’s Day, Mothers and Father’s day, Harvest, Thanksgiving, Easter and other special occasions as required by the Center Director.
  • Organize an annual health fair, and other workshops.
  • Prepare special programs for the celebration of cultural activities such as: Black History month, Puerto Rican and Dominican day as well as any other ethnic groups represented in the center. Prepare monthly calendar of activities.
  • With the assistance of the director and advisory council board, coordinate short and long distance trips.
  • Prepare bulletin boards to reflect monthly calendar of activities.
  • Maintain an accurate activities log.
  • Register members and update member files annually.
  • Report all problems to director.
  • Perform other duties as instructed by program director.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by manager.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent credentials required.
  • A minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience with planning and carrying out recreational activities.
  • 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.
  • 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

Candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1b568ba3-8b35-4407-aa58-c406cde8fb17&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=48785&lang=en_US&source=CC4

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.

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