Graham Windham Summer Opportunities in New York
EXCITING SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES! (Part-time, Seasonal, or On-call)
About Graham Windham
In full partnership with families and communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 600 full-time employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Westchester County, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting and enriching work experience.
About the Program
Graham's summer and after-school programs offer a variety of academic, recreational, cultural and youth development activities.We create a safe, wholesome environment and help produce well-rounded children who are equipped to handle long-term challenges. These programs are located in Cornerstone (Harlem) and Beacon community centers (Harlem & The Bronx) and offer structured, engaging, and educational activities to our kids
About the Positions
Instructors provide instruction and support in a specific subject area to individuals of all ages/abilities. Group Leaders provide similar support and guidance in a variety of educational and recreational activities, also for individuals of all ages and abilities.Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
·Prepare structured activity outlines in assigned subject areas; including contingency plans to accommodate children of different ages, abilities, or interests who may appear for an activitywithout notice.
·Lead activities such as homework help, small group tutoring, art projects and interactive literacy and math activities.
·Ensure that no one in your group has idle time by introducing planned and unplanned activities that engage children
·Create a safe learning environment for participants.
·Maintain accurate student attendance reports and evaluations.
·Attend staff meetings and/or staff development activities.
·Participate in a team approach to mentoring youth through a membership process.
·Participate in Graham Windham’s organizational activities when appropriate.
Manhattan and the Bronx
·A high school diploma or GED is required.College degrees or some college credit is preferred.Applicants without any college credit must be able to demonstrate experience/ability engaging children in beneficial, learning, activities.
·Experience in planning activities for youth ages 6 to 13, preferably in an educational environment (schools, afterschools or summer camps).
·One to two years of prior experience working with school-aged children (kindergarten through 8thgrade) is preferred.
·Knowledge and practice of the principles of positive youth development.
·Strong facilitation and communication skills, including the ability to effectively work with staff, children and parents.
·A team player who is also able to work independently in a focused manner.
·Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.A positive attitude and a professional demeanor.
·Spanish language skills are highly desirable.
Various positions available for Summer 2018, including Summer Seasonal and Summer Part-Time. On-Call opportunities (either for the summer or year-round) are also available in addition to some year-round part-time opportunities. If selected for interview, per regulation all applicants must be able to provide three professional references, preferably from where you last worked or volunteered.