Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc. Activity Specialist - Jamaica in Jamaica, New York
Sheltering Arms Afterschool programs unlock student potential by providing a safe environment for them to develop away from the negative influences on their streets. Our unique combination of project-based learning, character development, and eye-opening opportunities puts at-risk children on the track to success. Learning comes to life with our hands on projects that enhance academic achievement. From book publishing to stock trading, students are putting their skills to work. Pre and Post exams ensure academic rigor in tutoring sessions and all Afterschool curricula. Our events and workshops provide gateways for parent involvement in children’s schooling, and a chance to bond with neighbors, teachers, and staff. Programming provides a safe space for children, as well as peace of mind to parents who work late to support their families. Our Afterschool clubs and trips also prepare youth to meet the future. A special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs ensures students gain the technical skills and insights they need to lead as future urban planners, computer programmers, doctors, and more!
*This is an in-person position and the interview process will include by phone and in-person
Sheltering Arms is currently seeking Part Time Group Leaders and Activity Specialists for our Seasonal Spring 2019-20 After School Programs in Jamaica, Far Rockaway, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Harlem. Group Leaders and Activity Specialists will supervise elementary or middle school aged youth, facilitating hands-on and age appropriate activities and trips that support and promote the healthy development of youth within a safe and wholesome learning environment. The After School Programs run Monday-Friday (2-6pm) throughout the school year.
Activity Specialist- $17.00 per hour
Activity Specialists lead children in specialized group activities, and will therefore have special skill sets in the below listed areas. Other responsibilities include: facilitating core components specific group activities; preparing students for assigned shows/events; writing and submitting lesson plans and reports; developing and implementing project-based lesson plans and activities in areas of expertise that enrich academic learning; assisting in all activities such as snack time, field trips, special events and dismissal, etc.; maintaining accurate participant attendance, activity and sign-out records.
Qualifications: High School Diploma is required; Associate’s degree strongly preferred; must have 2 years of direct experience working with children; training or certification in a specialty area, such as:
For this role, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the job.
Individuals who are skilled in any of the following areas are a plus:
Track and Field
Poetry and Art
Stem & Robotics
Video Game Coding
*We also welcome other skills that can be contributed to the program
Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms.
It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.
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