Youth Worker

Job Type

Part Time
Temporary

Salary

Minimum: $16
Maximum: $18
Details: Hourly

Published

09/20/2018

Address

Bronx
NY
United States

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 Children and Youth Adolescent Development Program seeks a Counselor Advocate for our high school afterschool program. Under the direct supervision of the program coordinator, the counselor advocate will be responsible for planning and implementing STEM based activities and clubs; supporting the internship component, settting educational goals for participants;creating and entering progress notes; providing homework help/tutoring; creating a nurturing environment; engaging participants in group games and sports activities and maintaining student records. 

 

College degree prefered.  Must demonstrate good writing ability;  have strong Math and or Science skills; and experience working with young people in an educational setting.  Candidate must be at least 18 years old.  Part-time Counselor Advocates Specialists/Tutors work Monday through Thursday 3:00-8:00 PM, and Friday 2:00-7:00 PM. Some weekends may be required.  



RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Assist Program Director or Program Coordinator with the development of program goals and activities for youth.
  • Create a nurturing and supportive environment for the youth.
  • Implement various recreational, educational, social, and team building activities.
  • Provide classroom management and instruction.
  • Act as a liaison with parents.
  • Attend regular staff meetings.
  • Attend First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Responding to Emergency (RTE) training.
  • Attend staff training sessions.
  • Meet monthly with program coordinator and/or program director for supervision.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by manager.


 

QUALIFICATIONS


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year experience working with youth in a recreational, educational and/or social environment.
  • Clearance through New York State Central Registry and New York State Office of Children and Family Services required.
  • Experience with or knowledge of best practices in youth development preferred.
  • Experience with or knowledge of whole language philosophy preferred.
  • Must be 18 years old.
  • 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.





Benefits

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 


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.


Level of Language Proficiency

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School


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