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COUNSELOR -CHILDREN & YOUTH DEPARTMENT

BronxWorks

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.

 

The Department of Children and Youth is seeking an Afterschool Counselor to support the SONYC Afterschool Program at the Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center. Under the direction and supervision of the Program Coordinator and Educational Specialist, the Counselor will be responsible for creating a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for students. The Counselor will serve as a positive role model that promotes positive relationships, effective and open communication, respect, collaboration as well as personal and academic growth.

 

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills. They will be able to connect effectively with students and parents of diverse backgrounds. They will have prior experience working with children, be comfortable developing and facilitating lesson plans, and have a strong understanding of youth development principles.

 

The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma, and some college credits (particularly in the field of education, social work, group work, etc). They must be flexible and comfortable taking initiative, working in a group or independently. They must also have also have a genuine desire to work with children (past experience preferred), and be able to chaperone trips offsite and utilize community resources to enhance the program and experience for our participants.

 

The ideal candidate must be at least 18 years old and able to work a temporary part-time position. The schedule will be Monday-Friday from 2:00 to 7:00pm and some additional hours during holiday and school breaks. This position is for the school year (September-June) and if summer camp positions are available, some counselors will be identified to remain on board for the summer session.

*summer employment is not guaranteed

M 2:00pm to 7:30pm

Tu – Th 2:30pm to 7:30pm

F 2:30pm to 7:00pm

(25 hours per week)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Create a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for students.

• Serve as a positive role model that promotes positive relationships, effective and open communication, respect, collaboration as well as personal and academic growth.

• Work with the team to create a nurturing and supportive environment for the youth.

• Implement various recreational, educational, social, and team building activities.

• Provide classroom management and instruction.

• Attend staff meetings, training sessions and professional development workshops.

• Meet monthly Program Coordinator for supervision.

• Perform additional duties as assigned.

 

PROGAM SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

• Develop and implement academically sound lesson plans.

• Meet regularly with the Educational Coordinator for supervision and professional development.

• Chaperone youth on trips (day and overnight) activities will be required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

• A high school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma required.

• Completion of some college coursework is preferred, particularly in the fields of education, social work and other related areas.

• Prior experience working with children and youth in an educational or community center setting preferred.

• Flexibility and comfortability taking initiative working in a group or independently.

• Genuine desire to work with children and ability to chaperone trips offsite while utilizing community resources to enhance the program and experience for participants.

• Be a least 18 years old and able to work a temporary part-time position.

• Ability to connect effectively with students and parents of diverse backgrounds.

• Ability developing and facilitating lesson plans and a strong understanding of the youth development principles.

• 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=50513&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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