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Activity Specialist, Summer

Company: EAST SIDE HOUSE SETTLEMENT
Location: Bronx
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsActivity Specialist, SummerTitleSummer Camp Activity SpecialistFLSA-ClassificationNon-ExemptSalary Range$20 Hourly Reports toProgram Director ProgramMitchel Senior CenterLocation188 Lincoln Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454DateJune 28, 2022JOB DESCRIPTIONSummary/ObjectiveEast Side House Settlement is a community resource in the South Bronx. We believe education is the key that enables all people to create an economic and civic opportunities for themselves, their families and the communities. We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working and creative leader who shares our passion for providing exceptional programming to children and families in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx & Inwood section in Manhattan. The Activity Specialist's primary responsibility is to design and lead a diverse enrichment activities. We are seeking creative professionals with experience working with the youth in the following (but not limited to) areas: Music, visual arts, martial arts, media technology, dance, sports and recreation (soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball or lacrosse), health awareness and community leadership.Essential FunctionsDuties and Responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:1. Ensure the safety and engagement of participants in assigned activities 2. Create, and implement successful educational, recreation, arts activities, youth leadership, STEM, and community service lesson plans. 3. Facilitate purposeful activities that foster the development of new skills in students, while reinforcing skills/information previously taught 4. Assist in all activities needed for the orderly operation of the program, inclusive of: supervising participants during snack/supper, facilitating dismissal, conducting field trips, hosting special events, etc. 5. Work with Youth Educators, engaging them in the lesson plan development process and modeling activity facilitation to help Youth Educators develop professionally and eventually to become Activity Specialists 6. Provide strong classroom and behavioral management skills, ensuring that all participants follow agency and program rules 7. Complete all projects and tasks as requested, while ensuring the safety and security of all participants and the smooth operation of programming. 8. Build positive relations with youth and adults to serve as a role model with respect to demeanor, communication, and behavior. 9. Adhere to and provide direction to staff in a manner that ensures that program areas are neat and clean, and that equipment and supplies are managed appropriately. 10. Quickly identify and seek to resolve conflicts and behavioral problems in consultation with the Program Director and /or Assistant Program Director. 11. Actively participate in all aspects of professional development, including scheduled supervision, team meetings, pre-service training, and additional paid professional development training required. Demonstrate key competencies including: initiative, teamwork, cooperation, preparedness, professionalism, reliability and a willingness to continuously improve 12. Organize and/or participate in external special events to promote the Agency's mission and image, cultivate relationships, and generate broad support.13. Adhere to all ESH policies, practices, and procedures Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Required Skills/Experience:1. Appropriate training or certification in their area of specialty; Associates college degree preferred 2. Entrepreneur mind-set3. Minimum of two years' experience working with middle school-aged children, young adults and adults, preferably in a racially, ethically, and socio-economically diverse urban community4. Exceptional group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills5. Goal oriented and focused on outcome and results 6. Excellent time management and organizational skills7. Strong verbal and written communication skills 8. Competency in youth development and child care 9. Demonstrate the ability to engage, motivate and effectively work to create interactive enrichment activities that are age-appropriate 10. Genuine enthusiasm for developing professional skills through training opportunities and field practice Ability to work as part of a team 11. Ability to communicate and work effectively and respectfully with a broad range of diverse constituent.12. Knowledge of DYCD and DOH mandates13. Knowledge of classroom management.14. Knowledgeable of zoom, Microsoft teams, Google classroom, and Google Meet. Required Clearances---Department of Health Fingerprint Clearance---State Central Registry (SCR) Clearance, ($25.00 Fee)---Physical examination and TB testSupervisory Responsibility This role has no supervisory responsibilities. Work EnvironmentThis job operates in a professional community-based environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is generally a sedentary role; however, some filing and site visits are required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.Expected Work Schedule This is a seasonal part-time position, working up to 20 hours a week. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Workdays/hours subject to change based on ESH's needs. TravelTravel is primarily locally for trips and scatter sites.This is a seasonal part-time position, working up to 20 hours a week. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Workdays/hours subject to change based on ESH's needs. AAP/EEO Statement ESH encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability EmployerRequired Skills/ExperienceMinimum High School DiplomaAssociates college degree preferred Appropriate training or certification in their area of specialty; Entrepreneur mind-setMinimum of two years experience working with elementary or middle school-aged children (in-school/out-of-school settings), preferably in a racially, ethically, and socio-economically diverse urban communityExceptional group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skillsGoal oriented and focused on outcome and results Excellent time management and organizational skillsStrong verbal and written communication skills Competency in youth development and child care Demonstrate the ability to engage, motivate and effectively work to create interactive academic and/or enrichment activities that are age-appropriate Genuine enthusiasm for developing professional skills through training opportunities and field practice Ability to work as part of a team within a school communityAbility to communicate and work effectively and respectfully with a broad range of diverse constituentsKnowledge of DYCD and DOH mandatesKnowledge of classroom management.CompetenciesCommunication ProficiencyTeam Building Problem Solving/ AnalysisTime Management Ethical Conduct

Keywords: EAST SIDE HOUSE SETTLEMENT, New Rochelle , Activity Specialist, Summer, Other , Bronx, New York

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