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Good Shepherd Services Activity Instructor (Culinary) - Summer - PJACC in Brooklyn, New York

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!

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

The Summer Activity Instructor for Culinary Arts will create and implement classes encouraging students’ creativity through planning, preparing, cooking, baking, plating, presentation and service of food.

REPORTS TO: Director of Youth Services

LOCATION: 876 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207

HOURS: Up to 8 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt,

Major Duties:

  • Facilitate classes that follow a social group work model.

  • Pre-planning of activity; activities are to provide students with structure, purposeful use of activity and self, including beginning and ending rituals.

  • Facilitate a variety of techniques and skill activities based on students’ interest. Activities should promote teamwork, opportunity for mastery, and emotional and professional growth.

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.

  • Foster a youth development, strength’s based environment, fostering a sense of belonging, safety, and community to participants.

  • Engage and facilitate group conversations, tracking and supporting students’ academic success.

  • Document classes/ workshop planning as required.

  • Participate in Field trips as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Lessons should result in an act for a showcase/talent show or a form of community service.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Some college and experience with adolescents preferred.

  • Experience and/or training relevant to the position required.

  • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective.

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

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 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 our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2022-5131

Base Salary: USD $19.00/Hr.

Max Salary: USD $25.00/Hr.