YOUTH WORKER

BronxWorks - Bronx, NY (30+ days ago)3.8


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 34 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 is hiring 5 Youth Workers for the Children & Youth Department.

The Betances Community Center Summer Camp/After School program seeks Youth Workers to supervise children; plan and implement literacy-based activities and clubs; set educational goals for children; provide homework help; create a nurturing environment; engage children in group games and sports; supervise junior counselors; and maintain student records. Candidates must have a High School Diploma/GED; experience working with children in an educational or recreational setting; and demonstrated writing ability. Must be at least 18 years old. Youth Workers work

Summer: 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm or 10am – 6pm – Monday - Friday

All Interested candidates should email their resume to swalker@bronxworks.org

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent credentials.
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.
Ability to establish rapport with young people.
Engaging personality and detailed orientated skills are essential.
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.
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.
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

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.