Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement SYEP Seasonal Staff in Queens, New York
Under the leadership of the Program Director, the Seasonal Staff will work collaboratively with the Job Developer to support the SYEP program. Seasonal staff will be responsible for traveling to worksites to retrieve documents, check in with enrolled participants to ensure the safety as well as the development of meaningful activities and work experiences. Seasonal Staff are a critical support role to the parents/youth of the community and in developing meaningful relationships with participants.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Program Planning and Implementation
Assist in the implementation of activities that support project based learning that are research-supported.
Communicate regularly (written /verbal) with the program director, job developer and educational specialist.
Insure the respectful treatment of property, keeping the spaces used by the program clean, and restoring room set-up at conclusion of daily program activities.
Attend meetings both internally/externally to remain abreast of current information.
Build positive relationships with program participants and families through participant accomplishments, parent orientation and workshops.
Monitor growth and development of youth
Utilize conflict mediation techniques.
Adhere to and enforce the proper code of conduct for purposes of growth and development.
Travel to worksites to retrieve documentation for contractual /agency purposes.
Attend training as required.
Statement of Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Some knowledge of cognitive, social, physical and emotional development as it pertains to a specific age group.
Clear effective communication skills with community, staff and funders a must (written/ oral)
Able to recognize need for intervention and make appropriate referrals.
Flexibility, patience, resourcefulness and a willingness to learn
Ability to work independently and creatively
Experience and/or willingness to work with diverse ethnic populations
Ability to effectively engage diverse ethnic populations and outreach in local communities
Bilingual English/Spanish a must preferred but not required.