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Robotics Activity Instructor South Bronx Academy

Company: Good Shepherd Services
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

 

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!


The Activity Instructor (Robotics) will teach individuals and groups basics and principles of robotics. 

 

Reports to:    PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AFTER SCHOOL AT SBAMM 

 

Location:       778 Forest Ave, Bronx, NY 10456

 

Hours:            Up to 6 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt 

 

Major Duties:

  • Assist in the recruitment of class participants. 
  • Provide and teach well planned robotic classes to participants.
  • Teach participants the principles of building structurally sound robots using LEGO blocks.
  • Will explain clearly functions of power source, sensors, motors and structural members of a robot while relating it to STEM.
  • Teach the basics of how to program a robot using the LEGO Mindstorms programming interface.
  • Develop Robotics curriculum (based on students’ interest). Curriculum will promote creativity, self-expression, mastery, and emotional and professional growth.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Create a youth development, strength’s based environment, fostering a sense of belonging, safety, and community to participants. 
  • Responsible for the setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. 
  • Submit lesson/activity plans in advance.
  • Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Some college and experience with adolescents preferred.
  • Must have experience teaching robotics in the context of after school or or camp like setting.
  • Must possess working knowledge of robotics, problem solving skills, and fluency of logic needed for simple computer programming.
  • 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 and/or youth development 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.

Keywords: Good Shepherd Services, New Rochelle , Robotics Activity Instructor South Bronx Academy, Other , Bronx, New York

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