Youth Worker (Middle School) – Part-Time

 

 

We are seeking an Youth Worker for our 6th-8th graders, who will be responsible for creating lesson plans, encouraging positive social interaction and mindfulness, overseeing/supporting students’ homework completion, and implementing projects including science and other STEM activities, arts & crafts, and celebrating holidays with the children in the younger after-school groups.  The Youth Worker will also collaborate with other staff to facilitate one of the Girl Talk groups, and help monitor the adolescents during the monthly Movie Nights.  

 

This is a part-time position for the academic year (September 2015-June 2016).   

 

Responsibilities:

After School

  • Provide direct services to children and youth participants, particularly in the After-School program, including leading activities, facilitating groups and providing homework help for children in 6-8th Grade

  • Create, plan, and lead all holiday special events for children in K-5th grade with 6-8th grade students

  • Guide 6-8th grade students during field trips and all out-door excursions

  • Provide task supervision for Youth Program volunteers

  • Keep parents updated with any afterschool related information in Spanish and English via phone calls, letters as well as in person

  • Compile report cards

  • Assist with conducting  assessments and evaluations

  • Participate in program meetings and trainings

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Hours

18 hour/week, with fixed hours: Mondays-Thursdays: 1:30-6pm, on the New York City public school academic calendar.

 

 

Girl Talk

  • Provide direct services to girls in grades 6-9th including leading activities, facilitating groups both in and outdoors. Discuss relevant issue like: sex, race, gender, drugs, the media and bullying.

  • Plan and participate alongside supervisors and social work interns  in an end of the year sleepover

  • Guide 6-9th grade students during field trips and all out door excursions

  • Assist with conducting  assessments and evaluations

  • Participate in program meetings and trainings

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Hours

3 hours/week, with fixed hours: Fridays 2-5pm, on the NYC public school academic calendar.

 

Movie Nights

  • Provide direct services to girls and boys in grades 6-9th

  • Monitor student behavior

  • Assist with the setup and clean up of movie nights

  • Provide task supervision for Youth Program volunteers

  • Assist with the dismissal of students and closing of the building

Hours

4 hours/monthly, with fixed hours: Fridays 5:30-9:30pm

 

 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree preferred

  • Experience working with groups of school-age children in the 6-8th Grade;

  • Demonstrated ability to assist children in grades 6-8th with their homework;

  • Exhibits high energy, warmth, enthusiasm and patience in working with youth;

  • Passion to work in a team environment and meet high expectations for youth and staff;

  • Ability to take initiative and maintain flexibility

  • Hard working, reliable, responsible and creative

  • Conversational and written Spanish is preferred

  • Computer literate

 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter no later than September 4, 2015 to jobs@mercycenterbronx.org or fax to (718) 402-1594. Rate is hourly dependent on experience. EOE

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