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Activity Instructor (Dance) PS 382/386

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

Job Description:

About Us

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!

Overview

The Dance Instructor will teach elementary participants creative movement for K-2nd grade and modern dance for 3rd-5th grade. Instructor should have choreography skills and be able to work with younger children.

Reports to: Program Director

Location: 125 E. 181st, Bronx NY 10453

Hours: 8 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt - School Year Sept. - June

Major Duties:

* Provide and teach well planned dance classes to participants. * Follow and implement prescribed sequenced dance curriculum. * Submit unit/activity plans in advance. * Conduct activities enriched with literacy, history and other related academic subjects when applicable. * Plan and implement a culminating event or project at the end of each cycle. * Delegate roles & expectations to group leaders and program aides during class time to assist with the facilitation of a group (where applicable). * Articulate expectations to group leaders and program aides on what aspect of the classwork needs to be strengthened and practiced in preparation for the next class (where applicable). * Responsible for the setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. * Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified. * Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities. * Perform other duties as assigned. * Must think out of box and into Space.

Qualifications:

* High School Diploma Min. BA preferred. * Professional experience in teaching dance 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 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!

General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

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

Additional Information

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, New Rochelle , Activity Instructor (Dance) PS 382/386, Other , Bronx, New York

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