Program Aide - Longwood Preparatory Academy

Good Shepherd Services - Bronx, NY4.1

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

Reports to: Program Director

Location: 965 Longwood Ave. Bronx NY 10459

Hours: 18 Hours Week; Exempt

The Program Aide works with the Student Success Center at Longwood Preparatory to support the provision of college access services to students at DeWitt Clinton High School. In conjunction with Good Shepherd Services community school staff and DOE staff at Clinton, the program aide will be an integral part of a youth led college access program that works to sustain a college-going culture on the Dewitt Clinton Campus. The Student Success Center provides the resources and tools necessary for each student to reach his/her post-secondary educational goals.

Assist with all lessons and activities, including sports and recreation, educational support and arts and craft.
Work with after-school program staff in carrying out special activities for the program.
Monitor and supervise youth participants, reinforcing the rules of the program.
Manage relevant materials and equipment.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum 16 years of Age.
Must demonstrate reliable and consistent work habits, and enthusiasm and active observation, and ability to work with other youths.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability and willingness to work in a dynamic team environment are necessary.
Must have a commitment to work from a trauma-informed, strength-based and youth and family development perspective.

All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness to work within a culturally diverse environment.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.