Work at Commonpoint Queens

Commonpoint Queens is dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the quality of individual, family and communal life throughout Queens, through services to people of all ages, ability levels, stages of life and backgrounds. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds. We welcome you to come work with us, and in turn help contribute to our greater Queens community.

Resettlement & Integration Positions

Commonpoint Queens seeks an Employment Coordinator to provide employment services to eligible refugees; Special Immigrant Visa holders (SIVs); humanitarian parolees from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Haiti and Cuba; asylees; and other eligible humanitarian migrants under the Matching Grant (MG) program funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Through assessment, enrollment, employment preparation, job placement, post-placement services and outreach to employer partners, the Employment Coordinator provides support to eligible clients as they achieve self-sufficiency through MG. While this position should have specific language capacity (as noted below), the Employment Coordinator will provide services to any of Commonpoint Queens’ diverse pool of humanitarian migrant clients in compliance with the requirements of ORR. Fluency in one or more of the following languages is required: Spanish, Dari, Pashto, Haitian Creole, Ukrainian, Russian.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Undergoes in-depth training on MG program guidelines and procedures.
  • Conducts intake interviews to determine MG eligibility and assess clients’ skills, education and career goals.
  • Enrolls eligible clients in MG, conducts MG intake and orientation, develops self-sufficiency plans, pre-employment and post-employment budgets.
  • Provides employment preparation services, including but not limited to: holding discussions regarding requirements for the job(s) the participant will be seeking based on their experience, educational background and work history; creating resumes; developing interviewing skills; providing job coaching and counseling to enhance participants’ employability.
  • Provides job search assistance to each MG participant; reaches out to employers in search of jobs that match the participants’ skill sets and backgrounds and comply with program requirements; teaches participants to conduct job searches online and through networking; provides job application assistance. 
  • Facilitates job interviews for MG clients and follows up with clients and employers to receive feedback and confirm interview outcomes; works with clients to address weaknesses identified through the follow-up process.  
  • Provides post-placement employment support and on-the-job coaching to ensure clients’ continued employment. 
  • Conducts frequent initial outreach to potential employer partners, from small businesses to corporations; continuously cultivates relationships with existing employer partners to facilitate job placement of Commonpoint’s job-seeking clients.
  • Verifies and documents clients’ employment; gathers proof of participants’ self-sufficiency as required.
  • Documents all provided MG services via case noting and uploading supporting documentation required by MG in the Immigration and Refugee Information System (IRIS) database; maintains individual client files as required by MG.
  • Generates statistical and other MG reports as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. 
  • Background in social services/humanitarian work; experience in economic inclusion/workforce development services strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages is required: Spanish, Dari, Pashto, Haitian Creole, Ukrainian, Russian.
  • Existing relationships or ability to quickly build relationships with employers who have hired refugees, SIVs, asylees, humanitarian parolees and other humanitarian migrants strongly preferred.
  • Proven track record of successful job placements and client job retention strongly preferred.
  • Excellent resume writing skills.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task several urgent projects in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Lived experience as an immigrant, refugee, asylee, parolee or special immigrant visa holder (SIV) highly valued.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Salesforce, Microsoft Office and Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, Sheets, etc.).

Salary: $55,000

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Alex at acaudill@commonpointqueens.org

Full Time Jobs

The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Community Schools Programming programming at Martin Van Buren in Queens, NY. The Assistant Director is on-site at the school 5 days a week, and is responsible for management, integration, and coordination of student and family support services at the school, as well as after school programming and partnerships.

The Assistant Director is responsible for arranging, coordinating, and implementing the initiative’s strategies, services, and resources in consultation with the Community School Director and school administration. The Assistant Director liaises with the school, other Community Based Organization (CBO) partners and vendors, and city agencies on behalf of the initiative at the school level; participates in the development and manages the implementation of Community Schools Programming consistent with the requirements of the grant and with the expectations of the principal and Community School Director. The Assistant Director serves as the task manager for Community Schools programming . The Assistant Director participates in weekly meetings with CSD, weekly-monthly attendance meetings, and meetings with stakeholders as needed.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Advanced degree in the Social Sciences, Public and/or Education Policy Administration (e.g., MSW, M.S. Ed, MPA/P)
  • LMSW/LCSW strongly preferred + SIFI eligible
  • 3 years’ experience collaborating effectively with public schools and community based organizations to improve the outcomes of at-risk students
  • 3 years’ experience working within or managing programs serving youth and families,
  • Significant experience with assets and needs analysis, community organizing, problem-solving, networking and developing relationships with private and public partners, program management and improving access to resources for students, parents, school staff and community members.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to work school hours as well as some weekends/evenings for parent/teacher conferences and school or agency events
  • Interest in adolescent development, academic improvement, social emotional learning, Family and/or community organizing, working with school communities, Community Schools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to multitask, analyze and drive process improvement.
  • Experience in the New York City public school system is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or other of 9 DOE most common languages a plus

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Co-Implementation of school-day Community School Programming
  • Work with students on individual and group level to mitigate barriers to attendance, involvement, and achievement in school setting
  • Ensure that counselors meet expectations of 1x month session with each student on caseload
  • Ensure that staff meet input schedule expectations and database entry in timely and organized manner
  • Ensure that program and client data is organized and stored properly
  • Ensure that participation goals are met (enrollment and hours)
  • Co-Facilitate/coordinate all data entry and evaluation measures with CSD
  • Ensures agreed on staff : student ratios
  • Co-Monitors the Health and Safety of students, families, partners
  • Reviews Content & Curriculum and evaluates appropriateness to participants with CSD
  • Co-Conduct weekly check in with staff and partners
  • Recruit, enroll and retain students to meet and exceed the required enrollment and rate of participation expectation of our funders
  • Ensure that program meets academic, social, emotional and recreational needs of students and/or refers them to additional resources where needed
  • Co-Coordination of partners and vendors
  • Secondary liaison for teachers working in after-school
  • Problem-solving at the student, staff, family and program level * Also use available data (including but not limited to: attendance, referral rates, follow-up rates, pre- and post-testing, and disciplinary referrals) to inform programming and interventions
  • Serve as task manager to staff and interns
  • Ensure all trip, event rosters, permission slips are compliant, organized, have appropriate logos, contact info, and medical info
  • Facilitate weekly Success Mentors meeting and lead direction of Success Mentor program with clear goals
  • Monitor outcomes of Success Mentor program
  • Support with program evaluation/surveys and ensure outcomes drive direction of program
  • Lead community service initiatives for school programming
  • Maintain monthly compliance with the Department of Mental Health (DOMH) with Multi-tiered systems of support data.
  • Responsible for providing the clinical supervision of up to (11) eleven social work interns at Martin Van Buren High School which includes:
  1. Conduct a welcome orientation for all interns
  2. Meeting weekly for individual clinical supervision
  3. Completion of mid year and end of year reports
  4. Providing monthly professional development training opportunities
  5. Liaise with task supervisors on site at Martin Van Buren to discuss progress and address any presenting performance issues
  6. Communicate with social work school Educational Coordinators to provide performance updates and support with site visits

GENERAL TASKS OF ALL COMMONPOINT QUEENS STAFF

  • Promote and implement the Core Values of the Jewish Community Center.
  • Participation in all staff meetings and staff training seminars.
  • Participation in agency-wide programs and program committees, as assigned.
  • Active involvement, as a supervisee, in the supervision process.
  • Support the mission of Commonpoint Queens.
  • Other tasks appropriate to Commonpoint Queens staff, as assigned.


Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Salary: $60,000- $65,000
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to hliverpool@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate “Assistant Community School Director” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Explorer Day Camp offers a variety of subjects to awaken child’s many interests. Campers explore individual talents, try new activities, make new friends, and most importantly, HAVE FUN! Campers will enjoy access to the high-quality facilities and fields of Forest Hills High School and will have the opportunity to swim daily at the exclusive Bay Terrace Pool Club. Building their own day camp program on a weekly basis, campers will choose from two activities for each period – swimming, soccer, arts, science, wildlife, strategy games, tennis, music, and much more! With “Discovery Day” field trips and other camp-wide events, no curious mind is left behind.

Seasonal Position (Jan- May)/ Full Time (June- Aug).

Salary: 8k to 12k based on experience.

Pre-Camp & Throughout the Year:

  • Attend and support preparations for pre-camp events such as, camper orientation, parent orientation, staff training, and pre-camp staff events.
  • Serve as the “overflow” person for staff interviews to help administrative team get through all support and group staff. Anticipate approximately 10 individual and/or group interviews per month and participate in second interviews for leadership staff positions.
  • Attend one in-person (or sometimes virtual) leadership meeting per month starting in January. (7-8 in total).
  • Use the Spring to learn the basic policies and daily responsibilities of the position. (e.g., daily schedule, use of Campsite, staff policies, etc.)
  • Have monthly communication with the Camp Director to remain up to date on plans for the summer.

In Summer:

The Summer Assistant Director position is a senior leadership role at camp that oversees units of campers grades – 3rd, 4th, 5th. The following are core responsibilities for this position. 

Communications:

  • Edit and send out unit newsletters, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness for families.
  • Support unit heads during high volume call times.
  • Guide and sometimes co-lead calls with Unit Heads for challenging, sensitive phone calls.
  • Ensure reminders are being sent to families through Remind app and email.
  • Be a communication bridge between camp staff and Unit Heads, as well as between Unit Heads and the Camp Director.
  • Partner with the UH and camp director when parent communication needs to be escalated.

Leadership & Unit Head Supervision

  • Serve as direct supervisor to 3-4 unit heads. 
  • Meet with Unit Heads daily. During their meetings they will check in on their staff and provide any camp wide updates. 
  • Support Unit Heads with staff challenges and ensure follow up to bring closure to situations. 
  • Ensure Units are operating safely (emotionally and physically safe). 
  • Ensure appropriateness of conversations and behaviors of campers and staff. Support Unit Heads on addressing behavior challenges for both staff and campers. 
  • Monitor all Explorer policies, helping all members of the camp community adhere to our policy and procedures.  
  • Continually update Sarah Elliott, Camp Director, with any challenges or concerns related to Unit Heads and camp. 
  • Manage the Performance Evaluation process to ensure Unit Heads are prepared to deliver a meaningful evaluation to group staff. 
  • With the other AD and Camp Director, evaluate the Unit Heads on their job performance and opportunities for growth. 
  • Ensure quality parent communication and follow through is happening between UH and Parent (camper concerns, lost & found).
  • Participate in regular strategy sessions with leaders to identify and address ongoing areas of focus, including the response to crisis situations and the support of critical areas impacting the experience of campers. Maintain open communication and update all critical issues with Camp Director Sarah Elliott.

Camper Care:  

  • Coordination with Director, Assistant Director, Unit Heads, and/or other key staff partners in the support of each camper’s experience and well-being while in attendance.
  • Know all campers who have special needs, such as transition challenges, IEP’s, special food needs, etc. 
  • Help to solve challenges related to each camper’s well being.  enjoying program, and connecting to friends. 
  • Understand why a camper is absent from camp.
  • Manage and be very aware of all injuries, especially serious injuries that require urgent or follow up care.  
  • Manage communication and coordination for any enrollment change that occurs during the summer, such as extensions, a camper being removed from camp, or returning after a sensitive incident.

Program Support: 

  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of the assigned area including the supervision of camp staff. Provides guidance and direction to staff involved in Explorer Day Camp.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all programs, activities, and events comply with Explorer policies. 
  • Help to collect any outstanding paperwork from late hires. 
  • Ensure group staff are being cared for and receiving quality direction on a daily basis. 
  • Ensure staff are receiving timely feedback from supervisors.
  • Create systems to maintain staff motivation and provide recognition. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all programs, activities, and summer camp events (Family Fun Nights, color war events,etc.)comply with Explorer policies.
  • Participates in formulating and implementing policies and procedures.

Qualifications & Certifications:

  • 3+ years of camping experience and/or similar leadership experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Management, Non-profit, Education, or any field that requires strong organizational and management skills.
  • Strong organizational and management skills, with a passion for high standards.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; with business writing experience a plus.
  • Outstanding leadership skills, with empathy and compassion for others.
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, time management, multi-tasking, budget management, and decision making.
  • Strong desire to work on a team and deliver excellence to a greater cause.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and experience with database management a plus.
  • Drivers license required.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Sarah at selliott@commonpointqueens.org.

This position would be in our CAPE program, an outpatient mental health center that provides treatment to adults 50 years old and older.

The social worker will work very closely with a larger treatment team consisting of a Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Peer Advocates and a Registered Nurse. The social worker will receive regular individual supervision and participate in weekly case conferences involving the entire treatment team enabling work and supervision towards clinical hours. The social worker will also be able to attend social work continuing education classes offered on site, free of charge.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Master Level Social Worker (LMSW); LCSW preferred but would consider a bi-lingual applicant willing to work towards LCSW.
  • Fluency in another language – Cantonese/Mandarin or Spanish Speaking Preferred
  • Ability to communicate well, verbally and in writing in English
  • Interest and competence in working with older adults

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide mental health psychotherapeutic services in the senior center satellite clinics. These services include providing intake assessments, and ongoing individual, family, and group treatment. Engagement activities include informal discussions as well as group engagement.
  • Complete all forms, such as intake documentation, treatment plans, progress notes and DFTA required documentation, within the required timeframe.
  • Participate in case conference meetings and clinical supervision.
  • In the designated senior centers provide structured and unstructured engagement sessions; mental health, substance abuse and psycho-social screenings; referrals and linkages to additional services when indicated.
  • Provide education and guidance to senior center staff when indicated.
  • Assist senior center staff with crisis management and planning for senior center members and their families as indicated.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and organizations working to address the mental health needs of seniors in the community.


To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to nwilson@commonpointqueens.org

The goal of the Opportunity Youth Programs at Commonpoint Queens is to provide a career pathway for opportunity youth through a continuum of services including literacy and math instruction, HSE test preparation, work readiness training, college and career exploration, paid work experience, advanced occupational training and industry credential attainment. The programs support opportunity youth at any educational level, providing on-ramps at various levels through three program components, each supported by case management and wrap around services.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field required. Masters preferred.
  • 2+ years of case management experience with opportunity youth
  • Demonstrated ability in youth development
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds
  • Proven experience with participant navigator services including but not limited to public assistance, healthcare, financial, legal and social support.
  • Bilingual or multilingual is highly preferred, preferably in Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Bengali.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a caseload of 25-30 participants for the Opportunity Youth programs
  • Conduct intake assessments and assist with eligibility documentation collection
  • Complete all required paperwork and documentation related to participants enrollment and completion of program
  • Provide participants with individual and group mental health support
  • Monitor participant program performance and attendance (i.e., employment upgrades, work-readiness, training, advanced training, work site visits)
  • Provide detailed case notes and data entry on participants
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Services Strategy for each participant
  • Identify and coordinate supportive services for participants, including referrals to community-based programs to remove barriers from participation and/or achieving success in the program.
  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary, appropriate referrals, and home visits when needed.
  • Maintain effective communication and rapport with participants, staff, and support systems.
  • Conduct care coordination with the outside treatment providers/referrals with the goal of improving participants well-being and progress
  • Collaborate with support staff to address the individual needs of the participants.
  • Case manager will facilitate wraparound services for students on all aspects of the program under Opportunity Youth.
  • Work support and or scope of the job may change to meet programmatic, funder and agency needs

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to travel to multiple service sites within the agency.

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Location: Commonpoint Queens Employment Hub

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to kmcardle@commonpointqueens.org and Vpineros@commonpointqueens.org

Within our holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice framework, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will report to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and manage a team of roughly 15. The CFO has primary responsibility for overseeing and directing fiscal strategy, financial management, accounting, compliance, and investment activities in support of the goals and mission of Commonpoint Queens.

The successful candidate will partner with the senior leadership and the Board of Directors to develop strategies that support organizational growth, financial stability, and agency impact goals. The CFO also seeks ways to continuously improve the finance department to align with organizational values and expand community investment opportunities. The CFO ensures compliance with relevant laws and contractual requirements and manages organizational risks and liabilities.

Key responsibilities include:

Financial Oversight and Management

•    Develop credibility for the agency’s financial operations by providing practical, timely, and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, cash management, and financial trends and by effectively managing solutions to agency challenges to assist the CEO, the Board, and others on the Leadership Team in leading the organization and fulfilling the mission.

•    Oversee the comptroller and accounting department to ensure timely completion of monthly general ledger management and accounting close, e.g., accruals, deferred revenue, sub-ledger reconciliation and other monthly closing procedures.

•    Lead and manage the different branches of the accounting department to ensure accurate and timely budget reporting and financial projections.

•    Supervise, train, and develop the management of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Contracts Management, and Payroll.

•    Maintain all banking relationships and initiate strategies to strengthen cash position.

•    Collaborate with the accounting department to leverage financial software to ensure the precision of information, facilitate informed decision-making and guide the formulation of effective policies.

Financial Analysis, Strategy, and Budgeting

•    Spearhead financial growth strategies that respond to the dynamic landscape of Commonpoint Queens. Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the organization and its mission, values, and programs.

•    Establish budget and forecast preparation guidelines and prepare the annual budget in collaboration with the CEO, Senior Leaders, and the Board of Directors.

•    Drive strategy around continually improving the budgeting process by educating department directors and managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.

•    Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism with a minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.

•    Engage and play a leadership role in the Board Finance and Investment Committees to develop short, and long-term financial plans and projections.

Compliance and Internal Controls

•    Oversee the agency audit process and manage the relationship with external auditors. Ensure smooth processes for contract audits.

•    Monitor compliance with grant record-keeping and billing requirements in alignment with local, state, and federal guidelines, including an annual A-133.

•    Oversee the finance department’s grants management division to ensure that grants are tracked and matched with corresponding expenses within the accounting system.

ABOUT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:

The ideal CFO will be forward-thinking, people-focused, and strategic about financial management and budgeting, community building, team development, and urban engagement. The successful candidate will be a highly credible and accomplished financial strategist, leader and manager, committed to the mission, vision, and values of Commonpoint Queens and energized by its impact in the community.

Qualifications:

•    Minimum of 15 years senior level financial experience in the nonprofit sector and/or equivalent business experience, with at least 10 years in a senior management position.

•    A strong track record of understanding and managing government contracts, including regulatory compliance, negotiation, and change management.

•    Possess strong analytical skills and have a data-driven approach; adept at informing, creating, and managing budgets.

•    Demonstrated success leveraging exceptional strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills to improve systems and processes, navigate complexity, overcome challenges, and achieve impact. Strong systems skills required.

•    Ability to balance the demands of big-picture strategy with day-to-day orientation to details.

•    Record of accomplishments building and leading effective teams and coaching/developing others to maximize their potential.

•    A high EQ, and a capacity for embracing change, fostering a team culture that is adaptable, and skillfully guiding individuals through transitions with a reassuring and steady leadership approach.

•    Clear and effective communicator with extensive experience presenting to executives and boards.

•    Approachable with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people; ability to inspire trust and motivate staff.

•    Experience intentionally using financial software to produce timely and accurate data.

•    High standard of ethics, integrity, respect, and humility.

The incoming CFO will bring the following professional and personal attributes to Commonpoint Queens:

•    Not-for-profit experience: You’ve worked in a not-for-profit agency, understand regulatory compliance expectations of public funding (Federal, State and City-level) and understand some of the unique challenges and opportunities that come with the territory.

•    Strategic and financial expertise: You will bring experience, insight and a data-driven approach to the executive and board meetings. This insight will provide you with the ability to creatively problem-solve, make decisions, and implement changes quickly and soundly.

•    Growth and innovation: You will be energized by the potential for compelling opportunities and tackling new problems through programs. You will have the ability to evaluate long-term budgetary strategic direction, help develop strategy, and build the team to execute on it. You also thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and inclusive environment.

•    Building high-performing teams: You have a framework for how organizations build, manage, retain, and inspire great teams. You know leading a team requires incredible communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to assimilate a high volume of information across disciplines and departments.

•    Inspiring and thoughtful communications: Your ability to craft the right message to the team in a variety of situations will help the organization stay connected, aligned, and focused.

EDUCATION: BA/BS required; MBA, CPA, CFA, CFP or equivalent advanced accounting and financial experience preferred.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Salary range for this role is $225,000 – $240,000 commensurate with experience.

Commonpoint Queens provides a suite of competitive benefits including health insurance (including dental & vision), FSA, a 403(b) Plan and Pension Plan, Life Insurance, and a generous and flexible PTO system.

LOCATION & EXPECTATIONS: This position reports to offices located in Little Neck, and Forest Hills, Queens with some flexibility. Presence at other locations within NYC may be required, in addition to evening/weekend hours as needed.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter AND resume in confidence here.

Commonpoint Queens provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. We encourage candidates from the local Eastern Queens/Western Long Island communities to consider applying for this employment opportunity.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Commonpoint Queens and The Office of Community Schools programming at John Bowne High School in Queens, NY. The Program Coordinator is on-site at the school 5 days a week, and is responsible for management, integration, and coordination of student and family support services at the school, as well as programming and partnerships.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for arranging, coordinating, and implementing the initiative’s strategies, services, and resources in consultation with the Community School Director and school administration. Liaises with the school, other Community Based Organization (CBO) partners and vendors, and city agencies on behalf of the initiative at the school level; participates in the development and manages the implementation of Community Schools Model consistent with the requirements of the grant and with the expectations of the principal and Community School Director. The Program Coordinator participates in weekly meetings with the Community School Director, weekly-monthly attendance meetings, and meetings with stakeholders as needed.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Advanced degree in the Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required
  • LMSW/LCSW with SIFI strongly preferred
  • 3 years of experience collaborating effectively with public schools and community based organizations to improve the outcomes of at-risk students
  • 3 years of experience working within or managing programs serving youth and families
  • Significant experience with assets and needs analysis, community organizing, problem-solving, networking and developing relationships with private and public partners, program management and improving access to resources for students, parents, school staff and community members.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to work school hours as well as some weekends/evenings for parent/teacher conferences and school or agency events
  • Interest in adolescent development, academic improvement, social emotional learning, Family and/or community organizing, working with school communities, Community Schools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to multitask, analyze and drive process improvement.
  • Experience in the New York City public school system is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or other of 9 DOE most common languages a plus

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Co-Implementation of l programming in line with the Community Schools goals and objectives JBHS requirements
  • Work with students on individual and group level to mitigate barriers to attendance, involvement, and achievement in school setting
  • Supervise program Interns, complete supervision requirements, and evaluations
  • Ensure that counselors meet expectations of sessions with each student on caseload
  • Ensure that program and client data is organized and stored properly
  • Ensure that participation goals are met
  • Co-Monitors the Health and Safety of students, families, partners
  • Reviews Content & Curriculum and evaluates appropriateness to participants with CSD
  • Co-Conduct weekly check in with staff and partners
  • Co-Coordination of partners and vendors
  • Recruit, enroll and retain students to meet and exceed the required enrollment and rate of participation expectation of our funders
  • Ensure that program meets academic, social, emotional and recreational needs of students and/or refers them to additional resources where needed
  • Problem-solving at the student, staff, family and program level * Also use available data (including but not limited to: attendance, referral rates, follow-up rates, pre- and post-testing, and disciplinary referrals) to inform programming and interventions
  • Serve as task manager to staff and interns
  • Ensure all trip, event rosters, permission slips are compliant, organized, have appropriate logos, contact info, and medical info
  • Facilitate weekly Success Mentors meeting and lead direction of Success Mentor program with clear goals
  • Develop lesson plans, curriculums, and activities that are grade appropriate for students and facilitate group workshops
  • Design and implement creative programming that speak to the needs of the participants in the program
  • Coordinate and plan school wide initiatives with school administration and stakeholders
  • Monitor outcomes of Success Mentor program
  • Support with program evaluation/surveys and ensure outcomes drive direction of program
  • Keep track of program leaders’ school progress and assign them tasks as needed at events, trips, etc.
  • Schedule and organize program-related events
  • Perform other duties as assigned as necessary for the success of the program

GENERAL TASKS OF ALL COMMONPOINT QUEENS STAFF

  • Promote and implement the Core Values of the Jewish Community Center.
  • Participation in all staff meetings and staff training seminars.
  • Participation in agency-wide programs and program committees, as assigned.
  • Active involvement, as a supervisee, in the supervision process.
  • Support the mission of the Commonpoint Queens.
  • Other tasks appropriate to the Commonpoint Queens staff, as assigned.


Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Salary: $60,000
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to nfrancis@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate “Program Coordinator -JBHS” in the subject line.  Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Commonpoint Queens Adult Workforce Department at ‘The Hub” consists of employment and support programs serving individuals who are looking to obtain long-term employment. The Hub provides access to career counseling, job placement, occupational training, education, resources, and support programs for individuals who are motivated to enter the workforce.

The Employment Coordinator is responsible for assisting clients in obtaining and retaining competitive employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Education, Business, Psychology, or related field.
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in workforce development, recruiting, human resources preferred.
  • Sensitivity towards, and ability to, work with diverse individuals including, but not limited to, immigrants, young adults, single parents, English language learners and other to low-income, high-barrier to employment populations.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a goal-driven environment to achieve monthly targets.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively teaching or facilitating groups and individuals to achieve a desired outcome using up-to-date techniques/methods.
  • Experience providing comprehensive assessment and case management services and/or helping others to large caseload desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills required, ability to effectively conduct meetings, trainings, groups preferred.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop strong working relationships with clients in order to help participants secure and maintain viable and long-lasting employment
  • Complete comprehensive vocational assessment, and then vocational counseling and referrals to corresponding hard skills training.
  • Guide clients through all facets of job search, including resume revisions, online applications, mock interview sessions, and networking.
  • Achieve quarterly enrollment, placement, and retention targets
  • Provide coaching and direct support to adults with limited work history and educational attainment
  • Assist clients in developing appropriate social skills and work habits that will result in long term employment or career advancement opportunities
  • Advocate on behalf of clients by directly, collaborating with agency staff and building strong relationships with local businesses and other community based organizations to develop job leads that cater to the interests and talent of the people on his/her caseload
  • Complete basic reporting requirements including, but not limited to, progress notes and client tracking; ensure data entry is completed by deadline dates as assigned
  • Obtain verification documents from employers and/or members upon placement in a timely manner and using data on a regular basis to manage performance
  • Assist participants in removing barriers to employment by making connections to necessary services both within and outside Commonpoint
  • Work closely with case management staff to coordinate social services referrals and generate ideas to help clients achieve their education and employment goals
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings, as required
  • Assist with the generation of program reports and proposals for funding as needed
  • Possess strong digital literacy skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Knowledge of Google applications such as Gmail, Google Voice, Calendar usage, etc.


Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to bmccormick@commonpointqueens.org

CAPE is an article 31 outpatient mental health clinic offering individual, group and family therapy. CAPE clinicians have the opportunity to work with individuals throughout the lifespan from different backgrounds and communities. Although CAPE has historically specialized in work with older adults, we recently began working with adolescents (from age 12 years old ) and adults from the age 21. CAPE has partnered with the Department for the Aging to operate several satellite clinics throughout the borough of Queens. Clinicians within these satellite programs have the unique opportunity to work at Older Adult Centers to provide clients with individual therapy, clinical groups, and social recreational activities in their own communities. Commonpoint Queens values continued growth within our employees. We offer free CEU courses for licensed social workers and there are scholarship funds available for full-time employees pursuing advanced education. Staff members at Commonpoint Queens are also eligible for free pool and gym membership, discounted child care programs and the opportunity to participate in agency activities for little to no cost. We have a good benefit package as well as some flexibility between working at the main clinic, satellite office and home.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • LM/ LCSW
  • Experience providing psychotherapy individually and in groups
  • Interest and competence in working with older adults
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Salary based on degree and experience

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide mental health psychotherapeutic services in Older Adult Centers satellite clinics in Queens at the main clinic and through telehealth from home. These services include intake assessments as well as ongoing individual, family, and group treatment.
  • Participate in case conference meetings and clinical supervision.
  • Provide structured and unstructured engagement opportunities and workshops on mental health, substance abuse
  • Perform DFTA required screenings; and follow up with referrals and linkages to additional services when indicated.
  • Provide psychoeducation and guidance to senior center staff when indicated.
  • Assist Adult Center staff with crisis management and planning for Older Adult Center members and their families as indicated.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and organizations working to address the mental health needs of seniors in the community.
  • Maintain LM/CSW license


To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to nwilson@commonpointqueens.org with “Hybrid Clinical Social Worker” in the subject line.

Commonpoint Queens Central Queens in Forest Hills is looking for a Program Coordinator to provide
administrative and program oversight for the JFEW Scholarship program for CUNY Hillel students. The
JFEW Scholarship Program is a selective 3-year scholarship program for young women with financial
need, offering students a 3-year scholarship, a paid summer internship, professional development
opportunities and individual guidance. JFEW for CUNY Hillel is managed within the Commonpoint
Queens Department of High School & College Success and is supported by Jewish Foundation for
Education of Women in partnership with UJA-Federation of New York,


The position will be hybrid remote/in-person, and will involve on-site visits to CUNY Hillels across NYC.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit for annual cohorts by communicating with eligible students at CUNY campuses, conducting student and community outreach and collaborating with CUNY Hillels.
  • Screen, interview and assess candidates to evaluate for financial and enrollment eligibility
  • Engage with participants to provide support, track participation and promote continued success in the program
  • Develop, plan and facilitate professional development workshops for scholarship recipients
  • Implement strategies to market, publicize and promote the program; may develop promotional materials.
  • Coordinate and track scholarship processing including collecting and evaluating financial/academic information; preparing letters and funding requests for biannual scholarship awards; verbal and written communication with students and financial aid offices
  • Enter and update student data and meeting information; collect, track and organize student information/documents; draft routine correspondence
  • Coordinate summer internship participation, placements and tracking
  • May identify and develop appropriate internship placements for participants
  • Maintain data and records to support grant reports and renewals

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. 1-3 years experience preferred
  • Experience working with college students preferred
  • Experience planning and facilitating professional development programming and/or providing career counseling services
  • Interest in career development or nonprofit work.
  • Knowledge of financial aid process and guidelines preferred
  • Ability to manage and motivate groups and individuals.
  • Excellent project management, strategic planning, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office software packages; Google Drive; and efficient use of the Internet.
  • Adept with Instagram and other social media platforms.
  • Should be willing to travel to multiple CUNY college Hillels (Baruch, Hunter, Queens, Brooklyn, College of Staten Island) and Central Queens Center.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to
kklein@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate “JFEW Program Coordinator” in the subject line.
Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The Opportunity Youth Programs at Commonpoint Queens provide services to out-of-school and out-of-work youth, ages 16-24. Opportunity Youth Programs include GED classes, Vocational Training Classes, Internships, and Employment Assistance. We serve youth who have dropped out of high school, are pregnant or parenting, receiving foster care services, are engaged with the juvenile justice system, experiencing homelessness, had an IEP in high school, reside in high-poverty areas, or are unemployed.

The Job Developer for the Opportunity Youth- Advance & Earn contract is responsible for developing worksites to serve paid internship opportunities as well as securing job placement for participants in the program. In addition, the Job Developer will report to the Director of Workforce Development.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field is required.
  • 3+ years of years relevant experience in workforce development, recruiting, andhuman resources preferred with opportunity youth.
  • Sensitivity towards, and ability to, work with diverse individuals including, but notlimited to, immigrants, young adults, single parents, English language learners,and others to low-income, high-barrier-to-employment populations.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a goal-driven environment to achievemonthly targets.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skillsrequired, ability to effectively conduct meetings, training, and groups preferred.
  • Experienced working with MS Office, primarily Excel, Word, and PP,knowledgeable in Google applications, primarily in Sheets, Docs, and Slides.Proficient in Computer navigation as well as PDF.
  • Experienced working with DYCD-Workforce contract and databases PTS, YEPS,and Salesforce preferred.
  • Experience working in the Healthcare, Construction, or IT Industries.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop strong working relationships with participants in order to helpparticipants secure and maintain viable and long-lasting employment.
  • Complete comprehensive vocational assessment, and then vocationalcounseling.
  • Guide clients through all facets of job search, including resume revisions, onlineapplications, mock interview sessions, and networking.
  • Achieve successful enrollment of participants into internships, quarterly jobplacement of all cohorts in various industries with a high focus on medical andallied health fields, and compliance with monthly retention targets.
  • Recruit and onboard internship sites based on each participant’s interest.
  • Provide coaching and direct support to youth and adults with limited work historyand educational attainment.
  • Assist clients in developing appropriate social skills and work habits that willresult in long-term employment or career advancement opportunities.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients by directly collaborating with agency staff andbuilding strong relationships with local businesses and other community-basedorganizations to develop job leads that cater to the interests and talent of thepeople on his/her caseload.
  • Complete comprehensive and sound reporting that includes building weeklytracking and reports, building client and employer databases, quarterly retentiontrackers, ensure weekly data entry on the funder’s portals is completed bydeadline dates as assigned.
  • Work closely with Opportunity Youth to coordinate social services referrals andgenerate ideas to help clients achieve their education and employment goals.
  • Attend training and staff meetings, as required.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to travel to internship sites in multiple boroughs and attend job fairs and other recruitment events.

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday
  • Location: In person in Jamaica, Queens
  • Salary: $50,000-$55,000

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to kmcardle@commonpointqueens.org and Vpineros@commonpointqueens.org

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Licensed Social Worker who will perform as the Social Worker for Train and Earn to oversee the case management team and all participants in the Train and Earn Program. The Social Worker will assist with recruitment and intake of eligible participants, review case notes and individualized service support plans, meet with participants one on one for mental health support as needed, assist with referrals, conduct mental health workshops

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Masters Degree required. LCSW, LMSW, or LMHC
  • 3+ years of social work experience with at-risk youth
  • Demonstrated ability in young adult development
  • 2+ years of proven supervisory experience
  • SIFI certification preferred
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.
  • Min of 2 years experience working with Workforce, Literacy and or Education funded programs.
  • Must have experience and strong knowledge of NY’s of Health and Human Services, Housing and more related areas.
  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide supervision to a team of 3-4 case managers and social work interns.
  • Develop Intake strategies and psychosocial assessments that will support the enrollment and placement of participants into various Opportunity Youth Programs.
  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessments, individual, and group counseling to program participants.
  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary, appropriate referrals, and home visits when needed.
  • Facilitate workshops on mental health for both staff and participants.
  • Maintain effective communication and rapport with participants, staff, and support systems.
  • Conduct care coordination with outside treatment providers/referrals with the goal of improving participants well being and progress.
  • Collaborate with support staff to address the individual needs of participants.
  • Offer and provide continued case review to support case managers with high-risk cases.
  • Provide outside long term referrals when necessary
  • Develop systems to support intervention plans and case management for participants and staff.
  • Set policy and make decisions regarding major program and participant issues and delegatefollow-up as appropriate.
  • Identifying participants needs trends to help in the development of resources for participants


To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to kmcardle@commonpointqueens.org and Vpineros@commonpointqueens.org

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement procedures for processing patients
    • Determine and collect fees based on co-payment.
    • Collect payments, prepare deposits, conciliation of deposits.
    • Run collection reports.
    • Confirm and maintain that all insurances are up to date.
  • Electronic Medical Record coordinator
    • Organize and maintain medical records.
    • Assign applicants account numbers in the Electronic Medical Record in accordance to the appropriate program.
  • Assess whether:
    • Homebound vs. ambulatory.
    • Therapy vs. supportive counseling.
    • Determine proximity of applicant to clinics/satellite clinics.
    • Assess for cultural and language needs.
    • Compile intake documentation.
    • Ensure that documentation compliance timelines are met.
  • Notify supervisors when documentation is reaching limit of compliance deadlines.
  • Expedite documentation by notifying supervisors and workers when documentation is out of compliance
    • Upload documentation into medical record into correct categories.
    • Open and close cases ensuring documentation compliance guidelines have been met.
    • Oversee the Patient Portal on the EHR by ensuring that information is correct, patients are invited to and use the Portal Helping clients with using the portal when necessary.
    • Accept and respond to confidential patient messages through the Portal.
    • Write notes in the Electronic Health Records and send messages to staff to insure communication and compliance.
  • Customer Services
    • Checking in patients at the front desk.
    • Utilizing the practice management software to sign patients into the system
    • Collect and document fees.
    • Act as liaison between patients and nurse practitioner and psychiatrist and communicate when patient medication refills are necessary.
    • Triage patient phone calls and determine which provider needs to be contacted.
    • Reduce distress in anxious patients and provide reassurance when necessary.
  • Office oversight
    • Make sure waiting room is safe and clean.
    • Observe security cameras.
    • Report to maintenance any issues occurring in the facility.
    • Alert staff to safety concerns regarding patients.
    • Accept feedback from patients and organize patient characteristics and satisfaction surveys.
  • Oversee and organize transportation for patients to and from clinic
    • Utilize the Electronic Medical Record to schedule, check, confirm and arrange transportation for all appointments.
    • Coordinate all patient transportation: Sam Field Transportation, Medicaid transportation, Access-a-ride, cab service.
    • Notify transportation services of any safety issues.
  • General Receptionist and Bookkeeping duties
    • In addition to overseeing the entire office; knowledge and use of excel spreadsheet, accounting and word processing software, and credit card machine are necessary.


To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Benjamin Weinstock at BWeinstock@commonpointqueens.org

Commonpoint Queens is looking for a qualified Social Worker for our Resilience program. The Social Worker serves as the primary person assessing and providing comprehensive case management services and supportive counseling to individuals attempting to access this program. The Social Worker will be responsible for conducting phone assessments, scheduling individual appointments, completing all program paperwork within the agency’s client management system, and completing reporting to the funding source, as needed.

Commonpoint Queens operates under a framework of holistic (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) services, Human Development Model of a family-supported, strengths-based interventions, and hope-engendering practice, an individual hired for this Social Worker position will report to the Program Director.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • LMSW required
  • Bilingual in Russian and English
  • At least 2 years experience providing case management for adults and older adults
  • Interest and cultural competence in working with the Bukharian Jewish community
  • Experience working with families and individuals struggling with changing and challenging economic conditions
  • PREFERENCES for the candidate to have 1 or more:
    • Experience providing crisis counseling
    • Experience providing mental health counseling
    • Experience supporting individuals struggling with addictions
    • Experience providing support for families going through a separation or divorce
    • Experience with Long-Term Care planning for older adults, Social Security & Medicare
    • Experience navigating public benefits for families, working poor, and older adults

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete phone assessments with all callers, make referrals within Commonpoint programs and the community as appropriate, and invite in for face to face meetings those clients who need further assessment and attention or prefer to meet in person.
  • Provide supportive counseling
  • Coordinate the delivery of Kosher food packages from the agency’s food pantry to clients in need.
  • Oversee referrals to the agency’s entitlement specialist for those participants who qualify for such programs.
  • Attend outside provider meetings, court hearings, shelter visits, home visits etc with clients, when appropriate.
  • Meet community leaders and rabbis regularly to provide program updates and discuss how the program may need to pivot or expand
  • Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings, case conferences, funder meetings, and staff development in order to support participant progress.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and data entry for every program participant.
  • As part of the Resilience Program will function as part of the professional team and will pick up other Resilience program cases and participate in Resilience program activities when caseload permits.
  • Clients and outreach will primarily be located in Queens but may also extend to Brooklyn at times


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to lkraut@commonpointqueens.org

The therapist will work very closely with a larger treatment team consisting of a Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Peer Advocates and a Registered Nurse. The social worker will receive regular individual supervision and participate in weekly case conferences involving the entire treatment team. The social worker will also be able to attend social work continuing education classes offered on site, free of charge.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required
  • More than 3 years of clinical experience post-LCSW
  • Previous experience in an Article 31 community mental health clinic required
  • Experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to adolescent population and their families required
  • Experience with Accumedic as an EHR preferred

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide assessments and psychotherapy to adolescents and their families
  • Document all services in the EHR
  • Participate in regular staff meetings, present assessments in case conference, and communicate with all members of the team as needed
  • Maintain LCSW license
  • Participate in regular clinical supervision
  • Maintain HIPAA requirements ensuring confidentiality


To Apply: Send resumes and cover letters to nwilson@commonpointqueens.org

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Help older adults establish connection to virtual activities, tele-health appointments and interpersonal activities, supporting participants in avoiding isolation and to age in place. 
  • Conduct assessments with older adults in the community.
  • Collect and enter data. 
  • Provide outreach to isolated older adults.
  • Assist older adults with technology.
  • Provide individual counseling in older adults’ homes. 
  • Consult with older adults’ families.
  • Provide psychoeducation and coaching to older adults.
  • Perform other tasks as needed.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED 

● LMSW preferred.

● Knowledge of a variety of operating systems i.e., Apple, Android, Microsoft.

● Experience working with older adults strongly preferred.

● Ability to travel throughout Queens county.

● Comfortable working within participants’ homes.

● Strong advocacy and creative problem solving skills.


PERKS 

  • Flexibility in working in a hybrid model.
  • Regular supervision by an experienced LCSW provided.
  • We offer free CEU courses for licensed social workers.
  • Staff members at Commonpoint Queens are eligible for free pool and gym membership.
  • Discounted child care and camp programs for children of staff.
  • Excellent benefit package.

SALARY RANGE  $65K-$75K annually

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Jordana at JDavidson@commonpointqueens.org

The Older Adult Center at Bay Terrace, serving adults aged 60+, is a program of Commonpoint Queens, a multipurpose social service agency. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, cultural and recreational services and programs that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Functions as part of a team providing programs and services for adults aged 60+
● Meets with potential new members to explain services available at the Older Adult Center and other Commonpoint Queens’ Older Adult Services programs, and recommends best programming to meet their interests and needs
● Registers new clients, completes initial and follow-up assessments, and documents accordingly in NYC Aging’s (formerly the Department for the Aging – DFTA) database (STARS Peer Place)
● Maintains updated member files in the database as well as paper charts, in accordance with NYC Aging’s standards and requirements
● Develops and maintains a resource file of current benefits, entitlements, services and programs relevant to the older adult population; assists with completion of applications and forms, and makes referrals as needed
● Creates and facilitates recreational, educational, cultural and/or support groups
● Conducts and documents outcomes of friendly visiting (home visits), telephone reassurance calls, in-person and telephonic information and referrals, and other case assistance activities
● Assists with the lunch program
● Participates in program development, planning of special events, and contributes content for the Older Adult Services’ departmental newsletter
● Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
● Licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work and experience working with a geriatric population required
● Knowledgeable about benefits and entitlements relative to older adults
● Bilingual English/Mandarin preferred but not required
● Experience utilizing Google Docs/Sheets and Microsoft Office applications
● Experience utilizing Zoom technology for virtual programming
● Food Handlers Certification preferred, but may also be obtained within the first 3 months of employment

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
● Ability to travel to multiple service sites within the agency, and to make home visits
● Ability to stand for one hour during meal service

JOB DETAILS
● Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 40 hours; some evening and weekend hours may be
required for special events or initiatives
● A car and valid driver’s license is preferred, but not required
● This is a Union position
● Salary Range: $62,250 to $67,500 depending on licensure
● Location: Commonpoint Queens’ Bay Terrace Center, Bayside, NY 11360

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter to bbeckerbruno@commonpointqueen.org.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Commonpoint Queens is looking for a qualified Social Worker for our Resilience program. The Social Worker serves as the primary person assessing and providing comprehensive case management services and supportive counseling to individuals attempting to access this program. The Social Worker will be responsible for conducting phone assessments, scheduling individual appointments, completing all program paperwork within the agency’s client management system, and completing reporting to the funding source, as needed.

Commonpoint Queens operates under a framework of holistic (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) services, Human Development Model of a family-supported, strengths-based interventions, and hope-engendering practice, an individual hired for this Social Worker position will report to the Program Director.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • LMSW required
  • Bilingual in Russian and English
  • At least 2 years experience providing case management for adults and older adults
  • Interest and competence in working with the Bukharian Jewish community
  • Experience working with families and older adults struggling with changing and challenging economic conditions
  • Experience providing crisis counseling preferred
  • Experience with Long-Term Care planning for older adults, Social Security & Medicare preferred
  • Experience public benefits for families, working poor, and older adults preferred

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete phone assessments with all callers, make referrals within Commonpoint programs and the community as appropriate, and invite in for face to face meetings those clients who need further assessment and attention or prefer to meet in person.
  • Provide supportive counseling
  • Coordinate the delivery of Kosher food packages from the agency’s food pantry to clients in need.
  • Oversee referrals to the agency’s entitlement specialist for those participants who qualify for such programs.
  • Attend outside provider meetings, court hearings, shelter visits, home visits etc with clients, when appropriate.
  • Meet community leaders and rabbis regularly to provide program updates and discuss how the program may need to pivot or expand
  • Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings, case conferences, funder meetings, and staff development in order to support participant progress.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and data entry for every program participant.
  • As part of the Resilience Program will function as part of the professional team and will pick up other Resilience program cases and participate in Resilience program activities when caseload permits.
  • Clients and outreach will primarily be located in Queens but may also extend to Brooklyn at times


To Apply: Email resume to Lkraut@commonpointqueens.org

The Sam Field Older Adult Center, serving adults aged 60+, is a program of Commonpoint Queens, a multipurpose social service agency. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, cultural and recreational services and programs that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES      

  • Functions as part of a team providing programs and services for adults aged 60+
  • Meets with potential new members to explain services available at the Older Adult Center and other Commonpoint Queens’ Older Adult Services programs, and recommends best programming to meet their interests and needs
  • Registers new clients, completes initial and follow-up assessments, and documents accordingly in the Department for the Aging (DFTA-NYC Aging) database (STARS Peer Place) 
  • Maintains updated member files in the database as well as paper charts, in accordance with DFTA standards and requirements
  • Develops and maintains a resource file of current benefits, entitlements, services and programs relevant to the older adult population; assists with completion of applications and forms, and makes referrals as needed  
  • Creates and facilitates recreational, educational, cultural and/or support groups 
  • Conducts and documents outcomes of friendly visiting (home visits), telephone reassurance calls, in-person and telephonic information and referrals, and other case assistance activities
  • Assists with the lunch program
  • Participates in program development, planning of special events, and contributes content for the Older Adult Services’ departmental newsletter
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES                                        

  • Licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work and experience working with a geriatric population required
  • Knowledgeable about benefits and entitlements relative to older adults  
  • Experience utilizing Google Docs/Sheets and Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience utilizing Zoom technology for virtual programming
  • Food Handlers Certification preferred, but may also be obtained within the first 3 months of employment

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS  

  • Ability to travel to multiple service sites within the agency, and to make home visits
  • Ability to stand for one hour during meal service

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 40 hours;  occasional evening or weekend hours may be required for special programming or initiatives
  • A car and valid driver’s license is preferred, but not required
  • This is a Union position
  • Salary Range:  $62,500 to $67,500 depending on licensure
  • Location: Commonpoint Queens: Sam Field Center, Little Neck, NY 11362

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter to bbeckerbruno@commonpointqueen.org

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual is hired as Social Worker in the Community Schools and 21st Century portfolio of services and will report directly to the Senior Director.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Master’s Degree and license in Social Work with SIFI certification and supervise interns
  • At least (3) years’ experience working with adolescents in an urban environment providing services that reduce barriers and facilitate educational success and social emotional wellbeing.
  • At least (3) years’ experience providing outcomes oriented supervision and professional development to a team of youth development specialists.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong rapport with an urban adolescent population and their families.
  • Familiarity with various social emotional learning curricula.
  • Spanish speaking a plus

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish a rapport with all program participants. Assist them in identifying their educational and career goals; help them to formulate future plans.
  • Implement and conduct workshops on work readiness, career development, life skills, and student enrichment.
  • Recruit students; and conduct intake assessments and interviews.
  • Monitor the attendance, academic, and career progress of participants on assigned caseload.
  • Provide interpersonal group and individual counseling.
  • Provide necessary referrals and connections to community resources.
  • Provide support to participant’s families and deliver a holistic approach to overcoming and eliminating barriers.
  • Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings, contractor meetings, and staff development in order to support student progress.
  • Monitor and document student progress in various service areas (guidance and counseling, academic support, life skills, work readiness, college access and employment).
  • Conduct daily attendance and participation outreach to ensure success in all required program areas.
  • Assist with the recruitment of program participants annually and help to complete the enrollment and intake process.
  • Participate in ongoing professional case conferences, schedule site-based training as well as staff meetings, with agendas and attendance sheets.
  • Conduct regular visits to sites to provide participant support and to keep track of engagement.
  • Travel to multiple sites and support students as needed

GENERAL TASKS OF ALL COMMONPOINT QUEENS STAFF

  • Promote and implement the Core Values of the Community Center.
  • Participation in all staff meetings and staff training seminars.
  • Participation in agency-wide programs and program committees, as assigned.
  • Active involvement, as a supervisee, in the supervision process.
  • Support the mission of Commonpoint Queens
  • Other tasks appropriate to Commonpoint Queens staff, as assigned.


Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to Dvigo@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate “Social Worker” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual is hired as Program Coordinator of the Success Mentor program and provides Social Emotional Wellness support to students and families. Program Coordinator will report directly to the Community School Director.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work is required.
  • LMSW preferred, SIFI certification is a plus.
  • At least three(3) years working with adolescents in an urban environment providing mental health counseling services that reduces barriers and facilitate educational success and social emotional wellbeing.
  • Spanish speaking is preferred.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement innovative programming for Elementary aged students with concentrations in areas of: Counseling, Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Life Skills, Healthy Relationships, Career Exploration.
  • Supervise up to 2 social work interns and provide them with ongoing feedback and support.
  • Recruit program participants through classroom push-ins, attendance at school events, and referrals from school staff.
  • Perform intake assessments, evaluate immediate needs, and formulate a treatment plan with students.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling with students on a weekly basis.
  • Provide academic guidance, goal setting, and individualized educational planning.
  • Provide crisis counseling, conflict mediation and social-emotional support.
  • Connect students and families with referrals for appropriate placements, community resources and treatment facilities when necessary.
  • Communicate with families, administration, and teachers about strategies to best support students at home and at school.
  • Work with the Community School Director on school wide initiatives to improve school culture and student engagement.
  • Observe and communicate with staff to provide consistent, ongoing supervision and guidance to ensure that staff uphold the policies set forth by Commonpoint Queens, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).
  • Attend occasional evening and weekend events, as needed.
  • Ensure that all participant files are accurate and kept current with documents, assessments, treatment plans, case notes, and interventions.
  • Complete and maintain program data in tools provided by the funder (mid/end year reports) and the agency (weekly dashboard).
  • Computer literate, including experience with all Microsoft Office software packages; Google Drive (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, etc.); local area networks; and efficient use of the Internet.

GENERAL TASKS OF ALL COMMONPOINT QUEENS STAFF

  • Promote and implement the Core Values of the Jewish Community Center.
  • Participation in all staff meetings and staff training seminars.
  • Participation in agency-wide programs and program committees, as assigned.
  • Active involvement, as a supervisee, in the supervision process.
  • Support the mission of Commonpoint Queens.
  • Other tasks appropriate to Commonpoint Queens staff, as assigned.


Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Salary: $60-65k/annually
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to dvigo@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate “Program Coordinator – PS 16 ” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Support Skills Coordinator for the Opportunity Youth Train and Earn program. The coordinator is responsible for facilitating workshops on work and college readiness and coordinating partnerships with organizations to cover other support skills classes/workshops i.e. Life Skills, Leadership, Civic Engagement, Mental Health, etc. In addition, the Support Skills Coordinator will ensure that cohorts in the Opportunity Youth portfolio obtain industry-based credentials through our various partners as well as from in-house training. 

Location: Commonpoint Queens Youth Opportunity Hub, 77-17 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst NY 11373 Responsibilities: 

● Develop sector-based training materials including to but not limited to career exploration, work readiness, college readiness and other support skills activities. Coordinator will be able to use a combination of, group activities, contextualized and experiential learning, discussions and role-plays and outsourcing. 

● Knowledgeable in the facilitation of credential training such as: Microsoft Office Certification, the National Retail Federation Credential, ServSafe, Security Guard, among other credentials for career path development. 

● Produce individualized Work and Career Readiness packets for all cohorts in the Opportunity Youth portfolio based on their goals, interests and vocational training paths. These packets will include Resumes, Cover Letters, Thank you Letters and Resignation Letters. All WIOA 14 elements that are required by the DYCD for each participant. 

● Hold one on one meetings with participants to assist with college applications, job applications, mock interviews, and any needed workshops to help develop the necessary soft skills for the participants to obtain employment. 

● Liaise and coordinate partnerships with businesses and community agencies for the delivery of support skills classes, guest speakers, field trips, and industry-focused one-ticketed events. 

● Attend all relevant meetings, trainings, agency and funding events as needed 

● Responsible for other duties in the needs of the program(s), the agency and or responsibilities assigned by Supervisor. 

● Develop, organize, and track participant work to meet internal and funder compliance requirements.

Qualifications: 

● Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred. 

● Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience in providing work readiness and/or industry recognized credential instruction, and direct youth development services. 

● Knowledge of educational/vocational programs for youth, labor market trends and opportunities for youth.

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

● Ability to outreach and engage young people in the educational and career development process

● Must possess leadership traits i.e. teamplayer, self starter, reliable, punctual, organized, etc. ● Ability to work well under pressure,meet deadlines and practice sound judgment. 

● Experienced working with MS Office, primarily Excel, Word and PPT, knowledgeable in Google applications, primarily in Sheets, Docs, and Slides. Proficient in Computer navigation as well as PDF.

● Experienced working with DYCD-Workforce contract and databases PTS, YEPS, preferred. 

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Schedule: Full Time, Monday to Friday (in person) 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Veronica Pineros at vpineros@commonpointqueens.org

Salary Range: $55,000

Part Time Jobs

The Program Assistant of our after-school programs supports our Program Directors in providing high quality after school programming for elementary aged youth, from Kindergarten to eighth grade. The right candidate will have a passion for working with youth, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, time management skills, computer skills, and be able to handle multiple tasks. Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Assistant will carry out the responsibilities of the position as defined below.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Applicants in pursuit of a degree in Education, Social Work, or other relevant subjects preferred
  • Experience working with youth in an educational setting.
  • Willingness to submit to and pass criminal, child protection, and sexual registry background checks.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise the Director on program development and updates.
  • Provide coaching, support and assistance for program staff.
  • Ensure proper implementation of programming, including activities, student participation, supervision of youth and staff, and maintaining safe spaces.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with staff, youth, parents, school and neighboring community.
  • Assist in planning and implementing youth development programming including but not limited to schedules, activities, and team based projects.
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development training.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and the ability to motivate and support members of a team.
  • Data input and knowledge of DYCD Connect, EzReports, Salesforce systems preferred
  • Additional administrative and programmatic tasks as deemed necessary by the Program and Senior Directors.

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 2 pm-6:30 pm; Hours and days may vary.

    Part time hours are limited to 19 hours per week. Any additional hours worked or offered will be on a temporary, as needed basis and at the discretion of the Senior Director of the Youth Education Services Department.
  • Location: PS 115Q, PS 220Q, MS 67, PS139Q, Bell Academy
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience and training.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé to dvigo@commonpointqueens.org with the subject: Assistant Program Director

We are currently looking for youth workers to staff our various full day child care and after school programs in multiple locations. Salary is $15/hour. Strong preference for candidates that can commit to five (5) days a week, in varying time slots from approximately 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Please note, this is NOT a position for a therapist.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Applicants are typically high school or college age. This is NOT a position for a therapist.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Must be friendly, engaging and patient with callers, clients, and guests.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize daily workload.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise children between Kindergarten and 8th grade.
  • Administrative duties include completing and monitoring daily attendance sheets.
  • Planning and Implementing daily activities and programming.
  • Responsible for maintaining classroom space in an organized and clean fashion.
  • Chaperone youth from one activity to another.
  • Working collectively and communicating with all peer staff.
  • Attend youth worker training sessions and staff meetings.

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, Part Time, mornings and afternoons
  • Salary: $15/hr

To Apply: Please email your résumé, as a PDF or Word Document only, to jobs@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate “After-School Youth Worker” in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent After- School Youth Worker for Commonpoint Queens. We will contact only those candidates who meet our criteria in order to arrange an interview. Due to the high volume of applicants expected interviews may be conducted in groups.

We are currently looking for youth workers to staff our various full day child care and after school programs in multiple locations. Salary is $15/hour. Strong preference for candidates that can commit to five (5) days a week, in varying time slots from approximately 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Please note, this is NOT a position for a therapist.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Applicants are typically high school or college age. This is NOT a position for a therapist.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Must be friendly, engaging and patient with callers, clients, and guests.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize daily workload.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise children between Kindergarten and 8th grade.
  • Administrative duties include completing and monitoring daily attendance sheets.
  • Planning and Implementing daily activities and programming.
  • Responsible for maintaining classroom space in an organized and clean fashion.
  • Chaperone youth from one activity to another.
  • Working collectively and communicating with all peer staff.
  • Attend youth worker training sessions and staff meetings.

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, Part Time, mornings and afternoons
  • Salary: $15/hr

To Apply: Please email your résumé, as a PDF or Word Document only, to jobs@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate “After-School Youth Worker” in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent After- School Youth Worker for Commonpoint Queens. We will contact only those candidates who meet our criteria in order to arrange an interview. Due to the high volume of applicants expected interviews may be conducted in groups.

An individual hired as an Assistant Teacher will report directly to the Director of the Early Childhood Center at Sam Field Center. This position supports the curriculum, classroom environment, and classroom management as determined by the Head Teacher and Director.

Early Childhood Professionals will support two and three year old children working as part of a teaching team led by the Head Teacher. The classroom serves up to 15 children. This is a full time position and the successful applicant will work between the hours of 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Must be over age 18 and have High School degree
  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred and Minimum two (2) years of experience in a classroom setting working with preschool children (2-5 years of age)
  • New York State Certified Teacher’s Assistant Credential desired
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification Preferred
  • Mandated Reporter Certificate, Controlling Infectious Diseases and Health and Safety Classes desired
  • Demonstrated capacity in assisting with planning appropriate Early Childhood classroom activities, observing children’s behaviors, and maintaining educational records
  • Minimally must have a basic knowledge of Early Childhood development and curricula.
  • Self-motivated, ability to multi-task and work efficiently and effectively under deadlines
  • Elemental knowledge of federal, state, and local rules and regulations which govern childcare. (Article 47 standards) preferred
  • Knowledge of child development including typical and atypical language, cognitive, motor, social, and self-help skills required
  • Experience working with groups and/or families from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Desire to work with a diverse population of children and families (including, but not limited to families and children in transitional housing, first generation speakers of languages other than English, and those who may have experienced a history of trauma)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Mandarin or Cantonese) a plus

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Group Teacher to provide students with an age-appropriate, safe, healthy environment that will help them to develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally
  • Work with the Group Teacher to ensure parent involvement and/or awareness in program planning through regular, open communication (i.e. parent meetings and events, parent newsletters, and parent conferences, etc.)
  • Help the Group Teacher with ensuring records on children and families are current, complete, and kept confidential
  • Exhibit knowledge of and sensitivity to the educational and socio-economic needs of the children and families served in the program and display a nurturing character that enables the building of a respectful, trusting and loving relationship with the children and families served
  • Support the Group Teacher in educating and supervising an assigned group of children at all times
  • Ability to be responsible for the completion of assigned tasks and projects
  • Maintain an open, frequent dialog with the Group Teacher, and Education Director regarding all things pertaining to the Early Childhood classroom, students, parents, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, safe facility for children and parents
  • Display ethical and professional conduct that enables the building of a respectful, trusting and collaborative relationship with staff
  • Willingness to comply with the established agency performance standards (including, but not limited to productivity/personal responsibility, embracing a team player orientation, and maintaining a professional demeanor, etc.)
  • Participate in related training opportunities as they become available
  • Model professional, appropriate behavior at all times
  • Additional duties as required or assigned

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to travel to multiple service sites within the agency.
  • Able to bend and lift 40 pounds.


To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter with the subject “Part-Time Assistant Teacher” to Jody Dickter at jdickter@commonpointqueens.org

Ballet Instructors are key members of the Health & Wellness team and will report to the Senior Director of Health & Wellness Department. The primary responsibilities include teaching dance skills and techniques. Dance Instructors should have experience teaching ballet, zumba, jazz and other forms of dance.

They are expected to assess dancer’s skills and abilities to help create a fun and nurturing environment with hands-on-learning and lesson planning for children aged 4-12 years old. Maintain supervision and care of each dancer of the dance program. Directly responsible for communicating to Senior Director any class concerns. Represent the Commonpoint Queens in a positive light at all times.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Experience creating choreography
  • Professional Dance background a plus
  • Previous experience teaching children ballet and other dance styles
  • BFA in Dance a plus
  • CPR/First Aid certification a plus
  • Positive classroom management skills are a must
  • Communicate effectively with administration, parents, and dancers
  • Manage cleanliness of the dance studio
  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational, stress and time management skills

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Potential days and times are:
    • Thursdays:
      Pre-Ballet ages 4 yrs, 3:00-3:45 PM
      Ballet ages 5-7 yrs, 4:00-4:45 PM
      Ballet ages 8-11 yrs, 5:00-5:45 PM
    • Saturdays:
      Pre-Ballet ages 4 yrs, 10:00-10:45 AM
      Ballet ages 5-7 yrs, 11:00-11:45 AM
      Ballet ages 8-11 yrs, 12:00-12:45 PM
  • Location: Forest Hills
  • Salary: $35.00-$45.00/hr, based on experience


To Apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé to Adam Ostroff, Senior Director of Health & Wellness, aostroff@commonpointqueens.org, please indicate “Ballet Instructor” in subject of email.

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual hired as Social Worker in the NYSED program portfolio of services will report directly to the Senior Director, High School & College Success and/or Program Coordinator.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling or related course of study required.
  • At least two (2) year’s experience working with adolescents, preferably in an urban environment, providing services that reduce barriers and facilitate educational success and social emotional wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong rapport with an urban adolescent population and their families.
  • Familiarity with adolescent development.
  • Familiarity with social emotional learning curricula.
  • Bilingual strongly preferred

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish a rapport with all program participants. Assist them in identifying their educational and career goals; help them to formulate future plans. Must be friendly, engaging, and patient with clients.
  • Implement and conduct workshops on work readiness, career development, life skills, and student enrichment.
  • Recruit students; and conduct intake assessments and interviews.
  • Monitor the attendance, academic, and career progress of participants on assigned caseload.
  • Provide interpersonal group and individual counseling.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a diverse number of backgrounds.
  • Provide necessary referrals and connections to community resources.
  • Provide support to participant’s families and deliver a holistic approach to overcoming and eliminating barriers.
  • Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings, contractor meetings, and staff development in order to support student progress.
  • Monitor and document student progress in various service areas (guidance and counseling, academic support, life skills, work readiness, college access and employment).
  • Conduct daily attendance and participation outreach to ensure success in all required program areas.
  • Assist with the recruitment of program participants annually and help to complete the enrollment and intake process.
  • Engage in youth development team meetings to help support in appropriate referral streams and supports for students.
  • Participate in planning/implementation of program events.
  • Must be computer literate, including experience with Google Workspace (Sheets, Docs, etc) 16. Option to work summer months with our Summer Youth Employment Program

GENERAL TASKS OF ALL COMMONPOINT QUEENS STAFF

  • Promote and implement the Core Values of the Community Center.
  • Participation in all staff meetings and staff training seminars.
  • Participation in agency-wide programs and program committees, as assigned.
  • Support the mission of Commonpoint Queens
  • Other tasks appropriate to Commonpoint Queens staff, as assigned.


Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Part Time, 19 hours per week
  • Salary: $21-$25/hour


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé to Nefertiti Francis at nfrancis@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate “Counselor Advocate” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Bring your talent and passion for fitness to us! Group Exercise Instructors are key members of the Health & Wellness team. We are expanding our offerings and welcome instructors who are interested in working in a community based Health & Wellness Center. A plus, if you are versatile in teaching various formats of group exercise.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Teaching group fitness and small group instruction (minimum 1 year)
  • Nationally recognized group exercise certification
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Proof of completed COVID vaccination
  • Professional work ethic
  • Ability to bring great energy and ethusiasm
  • Create a positive and friendly environment
  • Ability to work with all skill levels
  • Possess great classroom management skills
  • Communicate effectively with administration, participants, and front desk staff
  • Manage cleanliness of the workout room
  • Ability to create and implement effective, engaging and safe workouts
  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational, stress and time management skills


JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Weekends, early mornings and evenings
  • Salary: $40-$50/hour


To Apply: Please email a brief cover letter and résumé, to Dale Stark, AVP of Health & Wellness, at dstark@commonpointqueens.org, please indicate “Group Exercise Instructor” in the subject of the email. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The School and Community Resource Liaison is responsible for coordinating the collaboration of students within the following Far Rockaway High schools: Fredrick Douglas Academy VI, Academy of Medical Technology, Rockaway Collegiate High School, Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability and the resources available through Commonpoint Queens and other partners. 

The position is a multi-site based position and the School and Community Resource Liaison will split time across the school campuses. Schedules at the sites may vary. 

The School and Community Resource Liaison is responsible for the organizing, integration, and coordination of student and family support services at the school, as well as programming and partnerships. The School and Community Resource Liaison participates in weekly meetings with the Community School Director, and meetings with school stakeholders as needed. 

The School and Community Resource Liaison will work in partnership with supervisor to coordinate and plan events for all four schools. The events will be hosted at Commonpoint Queens’ newest building, Youth Opportunity Hub located in Jamaica, Queens. The Youth Opportunity Hub is a space where teens and young adults will have a place where they can explore new skills through an entrepreneurship lens. They will have the opportunity to enroll in classes and to receive certifications in the following areas: Creative Arts, Culinary Arts, Sound Engineering, Training Lab and Wellness Center. 

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual hired as the Site Director in the High School and College Success division will report directly to the Community School Director. 

Qualifications 

● AA Degree required, Bachelors or Masters Degree Preferred 

● 2 years’ experience working within youth development and/or community based organizations.

● 2 years’ experience in a related role working within programs serving youth and families.

● Experience with community organizing, problem-solving, networking and developing relationships with private and public partners, program management and improving access to resources for students, parents, school staff and community members. 

● Experience facilitating group workshops, curriculum development and planning. 

● Interest in adolescent development, academic improvement, social emotional learning, Family and/or community organizing, working with school communities. 

● Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

● Ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner 

● Excellent organizational skills. 

● Flexible schedule and willingness to work school hours as well as some weekends/evenings for school or agency events 

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

● Organized and detail oriented with the ability to multitask, analyze and drive process improvement.

Responsibilities 

● Plan curriculum and conduct workshops on work readiness, career development, life skills, and student enrichment. 

● Assist students with referrals to agency resources, trainings, and programming. 

● Serve as a bridge connecting and coordinating students enrollment into training and certification programs. 

● Work with participants of the My Brother’s Keeper club and other students at assigned school sites in developing and implementing goals. 

● Participate in the development and implementation consistent with the requirements of the MBK Challenge grant and with the expectations of the Principal and Director. 

● Work with a caseload of students per school and assist students with referrals to agency resources, trainings, and programming. 

● Monitor the attendance, academic, and career progress of participants on assigned caseload.

● Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings, contractor/vendor meetings, and staff development in order to support student progress. 

● Monitor and document student progress in various service areas (training, life skills, work readiness).

● Meet with Director weekly to case conference caseload successes and opportunities.

● Ensure student exposure to college exploration opportunities, college and career readiness, and planning for life after high school, and support development of post-graduate plans with students.

● Support leadership team with coordinating and scheduling events at the Youth Opportunity Hub.

● Participate in staff meetings, program and school wide events, program outings and trips, and staff development opportunities 

● Connect students and families to community resources such as job development and food insecurity.

● Occasional evening and weekend hours required. 

General Tasks of All Commonpoint Queens Staff 

● Promote and implement the Core Values of the Community Center. 

● Participation in all staff meetings and staff training seminars. 

● Participation in agency-wide programs and program committees, as assigned. 

● Active involvement, as a supervisee, in the supervision process. 

● Support the mission of the Commonpoint Queens. 

● Other tasks appropriate to the Commonpoint Queens staff, as assigned. 

Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employers/programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 

Job Details 

Hours: Part-time, 19 hours per week 

Expected Start Date: March 2024 

Salary Range: $21-$27/hour 

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to NFrancis@commonpointqueens.org

Please indicate “ Part Time- Far Rockaway” in the subject line. 

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Lifeguards are key members of the Aquatics team and will report to the Director of Aquatics. The primary responsibilities are to provide safety for the patrons utilizing the facility.

She/He is expected to create a fun, nurturing and educational environment with hands-on-learning and lesson planning from children to adults. Maintain supervision and care of each participant in the program. The lifeguard is directly responsible for communicating to the Director of Aquatics with any class concerns. Represent Commonpoint Queens Central Queens in a positive light at all times.

Therefore a lifeguard or instructor must adhere to the following:

  • Absolutely no cell phones are allowed for all Lifeguards, Instructors and Supervisors. If Instructors are getting paid as lifeguard, they have to be on the pool deck and help. Being on the cell phone or eating does not qualify.
  • A lifeguard or instructor must be knowledgeable of the facility’s characteristics. (Equipment, chemicals, etc.)
  • A lifeguard or instructor must be knowledgeable of pool rules and regulations.
  • A lifeguard or instructor must be mature, reliable and courteous.
  • A lifeguard or instructor must maintain constant surveillance of the pool and its surroundings while on duty. Not on the Cell Phone.
  • A lifeguard must wear a staff shirt and whistle, maintaining a neat appearance while on duty, thereby being a credit to themselves and the organization.
  • While guarding a class, a lifeguard should be involved by giving the children at the wall skills so that they are learning at all times.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Valid CPR/First Aid and Lifeguard certification
  • Knowledge of lifeguard expectations and proper pool guidelines
  • Ability to work independently and possess energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to positively interact with the general public.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for watching all swim lesson participants. This position is also responsible for the safety of each participant in the classes (private or group)
  • Lifeguards are responsible for coming to work 15 minutes prior to their scheduled start time.
  • Lifeguards are required to remain after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies.
  • Attends mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
  • Act immediately and appropriately to secure the safety of patrons in the event of an emergency.
  • Presents professional appearance (bathing suit and lifeguard shirt, and open shoes) and attitude at all times, as well as maintaining a high standard of customer service.
  • All other duties as assigned and appropriate.


JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Part Time: 6:00 AM-12:00 PM, 12:00 PM-6:00 PM, 6:00 PM-10:00 PM; every day of the week
  • Salary: $15/hour


To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter as a PDF or Word document only to Adam Ostroff, aostroff@commonpointqueens.org

The Pool Manager is under the supervision of the Director of the Tanenbaum Family Pool of Commonpoint Queens. The main focus of the position is to help develop and expand the programming at the pool and oversee the day to day operations of the pool club. Our main goal is to create a safe, nurturing, fun-filled experience for all of our members and guests.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To plan, direct, and supervise all of the members, staff and guests.
  • Work with the Director to define and develop a business plan for growth at the pool club.
  • Be responsible for the management and administration including staffing, training, and budgeting. 
  • Ensure the safety of all members and guests.
  • Help to expand our current membership at the pool club. 
  • Be responsible for helping acquire contracts for vendors and making sure all contracts are adhered to as written.
  • Originate and carry out a system for recruiting members and staff utilizing brochures, telephone calls, reunions, etc.
  • Prepare and conduct pre-pool, post-pool, and in-service staff training.
  • Order or supervise the ordering of supplies and equipment, and arrange for proper distribution.
  • Set and supervise office staff with the help of the office manager. 
  • Develop routines, schedules, and procedures for day to day operation of lifeguards, gate staff, and maintenance staff.
  • Assign staff activities and other responsibilities.
  • Supervise and evaluate all operations and program staff.
  • Maintain and review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff, and facilities.
  • Define and monitor a crisis management plan, including emergency procedures.
  • Monitor safety and all procedures as they pertain to the complete supervision of all members and guests.
  • Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the membership and staff.
  • To implement all NYC Department of Health regulations and any other governing body in order for the facility to be up to date on all permits as necessary.
  • To maintain a clean and presentable place for all members and guests by utilizing a maintenance staff to its full capacity.
  • To understand and have knowledge on pool operations including backwashing, chlorinating, vacuuming, and cleanliness of the pool. 
  • Oversee all hired vendors to make sure their work is complete and properly done in accordance to the terms and conditions we set forth. 
  • This job begins immediately upon hire. This job entails working various days and times, including weekends and holidays. 
  • Required hours:
    • May 1st-June 25th: 10-20 hours a week; 
    • June 26th-September 6th: 40 hours per week;
    • September 6th-September 30th: 10-20 hours per week

Specifics for Physical Requirements

  • Walking around the pool deck and the facility for most of the day.
  • Carrying objects weighing up to 50lbs when necessary.
  • Meetings at our Bay Terrace and Tanenbaum Family Pool Sites.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Bachelor’s degree
Certified Pool Operator Certification (preferred)
Current Lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid certifications (preferred or obtained by the beginning of the season)
At least five seasons of pool club experience (i.e. management, lifeguarding, etc)
Ability to supervise staff members and guests
Ability to meet the public
Ability to plan, originate, organize, and carry out daily and special programs

Salary Range: 

Seasonal position – salary paid May-September 

$12,500 to $15,000 depending on experience and certifications

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Christina at cvelky@commonpointqueens.org

The Commonpoint Queens Youth Workforce Department is composed of several different programs serving individuals predominantly from 14-24 years old. The individual hired as the Part – Time Workshop Facilitator Position will be supporting the Youth Workforce department through direct work with SYEP younger youth ages 14-15.

Program Overview: SYEP provides New York City youth with summer employment and educational experiences that build on their individual strengths and incorporate youth development principles. These principles include engaging the talents and interests of youth, developing their skills and competencies, and providing positive adult role models. The Part-Time Facilitator will report to the SYEP/WLG Program Operations Coordinator.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • High School Diploma required; Current college enrollment or Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Experience with classroom management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a professional setting
  • Must be computer literate including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Prior knowledge of Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) strongly recommended
  • Experience developing youth development and work readiness curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience working with a youth development programs and facilitating educational workshops for young people
  • Unflappable customer service, organization and time management skills
  • Creative, professional and an excellent sense of humor
  • Passion for youth and community development

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and lead project-based learning curricula and activities for a six week program
  • Provide guidance and support to students throughout the coursework of their PBL
  • Establish a safe and engaging learning environment for all SYEP participants
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with SYEP participants
  • Conduct outreach to youth who are chronically absent
  • Track weekly activity of youth and submit by designated deadline.
  • Accompany participants on any off-site trips if necessary
  • Other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor


JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Seasonal, Part Time, 10-19 Hours Per Week; approximately 7 week duration
  • Salary: $25/hour
  • Expected Start Date: Late June/Early July 2024


To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Kara Siegel at ksiegel@commonpointqueens.org. Please indicate “SYEP PBL Facilitator” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Under the supervision of the Group Leader, the Youth Worker is responsible for the daily supervision and safety of the children. The Youth Worker will also assist the Group Leader in planning goals and activities for all of the children.


Summer Respite is an after-school structured program for individuals with developmental disabilities ages 5 to 21 during summer months.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Candidates should be at least 18 years of age, however if the candidate is 16 -17 years of age, they may be considered if they have experience working with children with special needs.
  • The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The candidate must have willingness to accept guidance and supervision, and a sense of patience for the children we serve.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under supervision of the Group Leader, the Youth Counselor is directly responsible for the children assigned to the group from the time they arrive to the end of the day.
  • Youth Counselors will implement activities that have been developed in accordance with the child’s specific needs.
  • Youth Counselors are expected to engage and interact with the children throughout the day and follow the group room schedule and individualized therapeutic interventions.
  • Youth Counselors should serve as good role models for the children which fosters the agency’s values and mission.
  • Youth Counselors are expected to arrive at work promptly to ensure proper staff coverage for the group room.
  • All staff are responsible to keep their group rooms organized and clean.


JOB DETAILS


To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter with the subject “Youth Counselor Position” to Marianna Albines at malbines@commonpointqueens.org.

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  • Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program.
  • Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
  • For further assistance contact TDD/ TTY at 1-800-662-1220.