Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service
settlement house that serves the diverse population of Queens through a broad
network of programs and services for Children and Youth, Adults and Families,
and Older Adults. We are a modern interpretation of the traditional settlement
house, bringing to our work current best practices, cost-effective management,
innovative leadership, and a passion for social and economic justice. Our
mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their
lives and build healthy, inclusive com-munities. We welcome amazing individuals
who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and
are highly motivated to change lives.
We are seeking a qualified Youth
Outreach Specialist at our Pomonok Community Center with a strong commitment to
youth engagement and development. The Youth Outreach Specialist will be
responsible for cultivating positive relationships with participants to counsel
and guide them to make positive choices and stay on track as they transition
from adolescence to adulthood.
and enforce program expectations, policies and protocols to ensure a safe and
respectful environment in alignment with agency, school and funder protocols
Pomonok Community Center as a welcoming place for local youth residents to
improve their lives.
consistent, stable and supportive relationships with local area youth; support
parent and youth populations with information and referrals related to
recreation, education, health and wellness, goal setting, and support.
youth interest and needs; take lead in planning and implementing appropriate
activities and programming for young people and their families based on
community assessments and feedback.
the agency in identifying and developing activities and partnerships to bring
youth centered programs.
with planning and supporting center-wide activities such as open center nights,
workshops, health and job fairs, community socials, etc.
availability for special programming and events required.
in meetings, training and staff development activities.
duties and special projects as assigned.
degree or B.A. in education, social work, or youth related degree with three or
more years of direct experience in youth development programs (preferably with
middle school youth) and at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
to complete reports as needed.
and resourceful, able to work independently as well as collaboratively with
to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.
This position is available
immediately. Queens Community
House offers a competitive salary
commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits
package varies by position and may include medical/dental/vision offerings,
life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off and a 403b plan.
We value health and wellness too and as such Staff can earn annual leave days,
sick days and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an
array of professional development opportunities, including trainings and