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Westhab, Inc. Youth Counselor, D.O.E in Bronx, New York

JOB TITLE: Counselor, D.O.E/ DYCD Summer Rising Program DEPARTMENT: Youth Services

REPORTS TO: Program Director

SUMMARY:

The Counselor delivers a range of academic, enrichment, recreational, and leadership development programming to participating youth through a Positive Youth Development context that fosters growth and learning, maximizes safety, and instills hope and motivation. This is a 6 week temporary position for the summer from July 6- August 20, 2021.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the well-being of a group of participating youth throughout program hours. Ensures the safety of all participants throughout program implementation.

  • Provides academic instruction that supports the school day curriculum of participating youth through curricula focusing on literacy and STEM

  • Leads a range of enrichment, recreation, and leadership development programs designed to increase self-esteem and teach important life skills.

  • Attends weekly team meetings, training sessions by DYCD and others, parent meetings, and other assigned meetings to market the program and report on outcomes.

  • Respond to emergency situations i.e fire drills, evacuation, shelter in place, lockdowns, etc.

  • Escort children to various activities in the building and in the community if necessary

  • Facilities maintenance i.e disinfect room, equipment, light cleaning etc.

  • Distribution of snacks and program supplies, i.e work books, technology, art supplies

  • Other duties assigned as needed

    EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

    High School Diploma/GED and at least two years of experience in direct after-school program and summer camp delivery required. College diploma preferred. High energy, dynamic personality and genuine passion for youth needed. Ability to lift, push or pull 50 lbs as needed. Must be available from 8 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday.

    AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS

    Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are a results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)

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