Work at Commonpoint Queens (Internal Applicants Only)

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 strongly preferred: 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 strongly preferred: 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/Annual

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Alex at acaudill@commonpointqueens.org

Commonpoint Queens seeks a Housing Specialist to ensure that refugee and other humanitarian migrant clients are provided with safe, sanitary and affordable temporary and/or permanent housing. The Housing Specialist will lead Commonpoint Queens’ efforts to form and cultivate positive partnerships with local landlords to both identify market-rate housing units for Commonpoint Queens clients as well as ensure affordability for long-term self-sufficiency. While Commonpoint’s refugee and other humanitarian migrant clients will have access to rental assistance funds through our agency, they are not in receipt of public housing subsidies or vouchers. The Housing Specialist will report to the Program Manager, NYSESRP (New York State Enhanced Services for Refugees Program), and collaborate closely with Commonpoint Queens’ case management team members in order to understand current needs of newly arriving and recently arrived clients. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

● Leads efforts to ensure that safe, sanitary and affordable permanent housing is identified and secured for newly arriving and existing refugee and other humanitarian migrant clients. 

● Conducts frequent and regular outreach to develop and maintain positive relationships with landlord partners; educates landlords and management companies on refugee resettlement, including funding and employment services available to R&I clients pre- and post-arrival; creates outreach materials geared towards landlords and management companies. 

● Negotiates with landlord partners to enhance accessibility of affordable housing to refugees (i.e. minimize brokerage fees, credit check and cosigner/guarantor requirements, and/or security deposits). 

● Maintains an up-to-date database of landlord partners, including pertinent information regarding housing details and availability. 

● Conducts thorough assessments of clients’ housing needs and preferences to match them with suitable housing options; develops individualized housing service plans for each client. 

● Collaborates with case management staff, U.S. ties (clients’ family and friends) and community sponsorship volunteers as needed to understand and meet specific housing needs. 

● Provides support to and/or direct housing search services to clients, U.S. ties and community sponsorship volunteers in their searches for permanent housing. 

● Facilitates the rental application process for clients, including assisting with completing necessary paperwork and providing required documentation to landlords and management companies; facilitates and/or accompanies clients to property viewing appointments. 

● Conducts pre-arrival housing inspections (virtual or in-person) to ensure housing units, furniture and household goods meet safety and sanitation standards and are prepared for clients’ move-in; collaborates with clients, staff, volunteers and U.S. ties to coordinate apartment set-ups. 

● Acts as the main agency point of contact for landlord partners during the 90-day initial resettlement program period and beyond, as needed, in order to facilitate communication between landlords and clients to coordinate signing of lease, ensure timely rental payments and troubleshoot any issues that arise. 

● Provides ongoing support and assistance to clients in maintaining their housing as well as addressing any issues or concerns that may arise post-housing placement. 

● Supports case management staff and/or U.S. ties with airport pick-ups and initial home orientations, as needed.

● Maintains accurate up-to-date records of housing services and placements, lease agreements, and other housing documentation in applicable online case management systems and digital client case files. 

● Coordinates with case management staff to provide individual and group housing-related Cultural Orientation instruction to clients. 

● Trains and oversees a cohort of Housing Volunteers who conduct research and outreach to identify new housing units and landlord partners. 

● Performs other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: 

● Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, or similar field; or a combination of relevant experience and education required. 

● Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. 

● Demonstrated experience conducting outreach to community partners. 

● Familiarity with NYC rental and real estate market preferred. 

● Familiarity with U.S. Refugee Admission Program and refugee and/or immigrant social services preferred.
● Ability to work collaboratively and thrive as a member of a culturally diverse team. 

● Ability to prioritize and multi-task several urgent projects in a fast-paced environment. 

● Ability to supervise interns and volunteers as needed. 

● Fluency in one or more refugee languages (Dari, Pashto, Spanish, Arabic, Burmese, Haitian Creole, French, Kikongo, Lingala, Swahili, etc.) preferred. 

● Lived experience as an immigrant, refugee, asylee and/or asylum-seeker highly valued. 

● Excellent computer skills, including experience with Google Suite applications (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, Sheets, etc.), Salesforce, and Microsoft Office. 

Salary: $55,000/Annual

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Alex at acaudill@commonpointqueens.org

Commonpoint Queens seeks a PC Case Manager, CHIS (Cuban/Haitian Initial Services) to provide resettlement, integration and other social inclusion services to Cuban and Haitian humanitarian parolee and entrant clients (CHHPs) through the Preferred Communities (PC) Refugee and Entrant Assistance (REA) and Matching Grant (MG) programs. While this position will have special language capacity to serve clients from Haiti, this position will provide services to any of Commonpoint Queens’ diverse pool of humanitarian migrant clients in compliance with the requirements of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This position will report to the Family Integration Program Manager. Haitian Creole language fluency is strongly preferred, and French language fluency is preferred. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Receives comprehensive training on the Preferred Communities program (especially the CHIS and GAP services components), Matching Grant (MG), and other programs for which CHHPs are eligible.
  • Conducts outreach to identify eligible CHHPs, including through outreach to sponsors, and local community-based organizations.
  • Performs initial screening to identify needs, assess whether CHHPs are in safe situations and prepare a family self-sufficiency plan.
  • Refers eligible individuals to internal and external resources, including employment services (MG or Refugee Social Services Program), intensive case management, mainstream public benefits, refugee health screenings, English as a New Language (ENL) providers and more.
  • Assists with applications for Social Security cards, Employment Authorization Documents, driver’s licenses, and school enrollment.
  • Conducts ongoing check-ins and follow-ups with eligible individuals for up to 90 days after initial intake and assessment.
  • Provides case management for CHHPs enrolled in MG for the duration of the 8-month program period.
  • Screens for direct client financial assistance eligibility in accordance with Commonpoint’s basic needs direct assistance rubric, facilitates disbursement, and conducts all necessary follow-up and associated financial reporting.
  • Conducts community outreach and coordination in order to connect newly arrived CHHPs in the New York City area to resources or organizations that can support their basic needs as possible.
  • Collaborates with Commonpoint Queens’ Volunteer Services team to support CHHPs in the NYC area through in-kind donations or volunteer career mentorship, ENL tutoring, or interpretation.
  • Completes case notes and required assessments in online database (Apricot) in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Maintains comprehensive case files for each enrolled client, ensuring client confidentiality and protection of personally identifiable information.
  • Provides GAP services to PC REA-eligible clients as needed.
  • Oversees volunteer interns as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Fluency in Haitian Creole strongly preferred; fluency in French preferred.
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in refugee resettlement, social services and/or immigration law strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with low-income, limited English, vulnerable immigrant populations preferred. 
  • Knowledge of NYC social service organizations and resources for basic needs of low-income New Yorkers desired; familiarity with NYC Haitian grassroots organizations helpful.
  • Ability to supervise interns and volunteers as needed.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task several urgent projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Salesforce, Microsoft Office and Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, Sheets, etc.).

Salary: $55,000/Annual

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Alex at acaudill@commonpointqueens.org

Commonpoint Queens seeks a Program Coordinator, NYSESRP to provide direct client services under the New York State Enhanced Services for Refugees Program (NYSESRP). This position will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate case management services to refugees; Special Immigrant Visa holders (SIVs); humanitarian parolees from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Haiti and Cuba; asylees; and other eligible humanitarian migrant clients. Fluency in one or more of the following languages is strongly preferred: Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Undergoes thorough training on NYSESRP program requirements, enrollment process, service delivery, documentation, intake, case noting and reporting procedures.
  • Develops and implements an outreach plan to educate eligible populations about NYSESRP services.
  • Recruits clients for the program, screens for NYSESRP eligibility, conducts intake interviews, completes required BRIA Information Network (BIN) application forms and uploads eligibility documentation.
  • Assists eligible clients with submitting new applications for public benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid, Cash Assistance, WIC, SSI and periodic benefit recertification.
  • Assists clients with locating and securing safe and affordable housing that accommodates their needs and is accessible by public transportation.
  • Assists clients in obtaining referrals to linguistically and culturally competent primary care providers and specialists; communicates by phone with medical providers on clients’ behalf and with their consent; helps clients with accessing medical interpretation.
  • Provides clients with referrals to free ESOL programs and online ESOL tutoring.
  • Helps clients to apply for state and local identification through filling application forms, collecting necessary back-up documentation and submitting the documents to local offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles and NYC municipal ID application centers.
  • Assists refugee clients in preparing Affidavits of Relationship (AORs) and Refugee Information Forms (RIFs) for overseas family members eligible to apply to the refugee program.
  • Provides extended cultural orientation on specific topics, such as navigating the healthcare system, U.S. laws, budgeting and finance, public transportation and housing.
  • Completes and submits all required case management forms in the BIN database; compiles required case file documentation, including detailed case notes.
  • Brings commitment and integrity to accomplishing Commonpoint Queens’ mission and goals in all assigned duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or a related field desired. 
  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages is strongly preferred: Spanish or Haitian Creole. Candidates with relevant experience who speak other refugee languages (Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Pashto, French, Ukrainian, Russian) may be considered.
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Previous case management or human service delivery work strongly preferred; familiarity with U.S. Refugee Admission Program and refugee and/or immigrant social services preferred. 
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of BRIA Information Network (BIN) database, or ability to learn new databases.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Salesforce, Microsoft Office and Google applications (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, Sheets, etc.).

Salary: $55,000/Annual

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Alex at acaudill@commonpointqueens.org

Commonpoint Queens seeks a Program Manager, Family Integration (PM) to oversee and provide resettlement, integration and other social inclusion services to refugee and other humanitarian migrant individuals through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)’s Preferred Communities (PC) program. The PM reports to and collaborates with Commonpoint Queens’ Assistant Director, Initial Resettlement & Social Integration (AD) to ensure that service provision is compliant with the underlying guidelines. The PM provides supervision and support to a team of four direct service providers: two PC Case Managers, CHIS (Cuban/Haitian Initial Services), Family Strengthening Program Coordinator, and Youth Program Coordinator. The PM will provide direct services as needed. Fluency in one or more refugee languages (see below) is strongly preferred.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Acquires comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of programmatic requirements for Commonpoint Queens’ resettlement programs, including PC Intensive Case Management (ICM), PC Afghan Supplemental, and PC Refugee & Entrant Assistance (REA) Supplemental.
  • Ensures compliance with all requirements stipulated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
  • Supervises and supports the PC Case Managers (CHIS), Family Strengthening Program Coordinator, and Youth Program Coordinator; ensures their ongoing training; provides programmatic guidance on PC services.
  • Coordinates with the AD to implement Quality Control and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) procedures.
  • PC Cuban/Haitian Initial Services (CHIS):
    • Oversees implementation of CHIS program to ensure Cuban and Haitian humanitarian parolees are provided with comprehensive initial core services during the 90-day service period.
    • Conducts community outreach and coordination in order to both identify eligible Cuban or Haitian humanitarian parolee clients as well as identify resources or organizations that can support various client needs.
    • Oversees creation of family self-sufficiency plans, and subsequent referrals, services and follow-up for CHIS clients for up to 90 days.
    • Oversees and ensures necessary internal referrals to PC ICM, Matching Grant (MG), Refugee Social Services (RSSP) and other programs for services concurrent with or following the initial resettlement period.
    • Performs direct case management services, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Family Strengthening Program:
    • Oversees development of the Family Strengthening Program, which aims to provide comprehensive integration services to promote healthy family dynamics and support newcomer Afghan families through the stress of resettlement.
    • Identifies major family stressors through various needs assessment mechanisms, including surveys as well as expert and client interviews. 
    • Guides development and implementation of culturally-sensitive educational group services, curriculum and resources for participants.
    • Oversees outreach efforts to eligible Afghans, as well as provision of “gap” services and referrals to individual participants as needed.
  • Youth Program:
    • Oversees development and implementation of group programming for eligible refugee youth clients from any nationality.
    • Identifies major youth needs and interests through various needs assessment mechanisms, including surveys as well as expert and client interviews. 
    • Establishes relationships with local schools and educational institutions to facilitate the enrollment and integration of refugee children.
    • Supports Case Managers in navigating the educational system, addressing language barriers, and advocating for necessary services.
    • POC for other Commonpoint youth programs– camp, childcare, opportunity youth, etc
  • Collaborates with Volunteer Services staff to ensure clients receive support through volunteer mentorship and in-kind donations, and qualified volunteers participate in group programming activities as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with Economic Inclusion staff to refer clients to employment services and ensure coordination in provision of employment and case management services.
  • Oversees disbursement of PC Afghan and PC REA direct financial assistance to clients, including maintaining comprehensive documentation (individual case file and program-level).
  • Conducts regular file review to ensure all required case file documentation is completed in a timely fashion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor in support of Commonpoint Queens’ organizational goals and needs.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree required; graduate degree preferred, particularly an MSW or advanced degree in psychology, international relations, etc.
  • Previous experience in refugee resettlement or social services required.
  • Supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages is strongly preferred: Dari, Pashto, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Burmese, Arabic, French and/or Haitian Creole.
  • Excellent writing skills; experience with grant proposal writing and reporting preferred.
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity and excellent cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task several urgent projects in a fast-paced environment.

Salary: $65,000/Annual

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Alex at acaudill@commonpointqueens.org

Full Time Jobs

Our team seeks a customer-focused individual with excellent interpersonal, customer service, and finance skills. The Bay Terrace Center (BTC) Administrative Manager is under the supervision of the Senior Director of the BTC of Commonpoint Queens. The administrative manager is responsible for the building’s programs: the Sports Complex and the Pool Club. The Sports Complex operates from October to May, while the Pool Club operates from May to September. This full year position, involves managing different aspects of operations based on the facility’s seasonal activities. 

Administrative Manager Job Responsibilities: 

● Responsible for updating dashboards and sheets related to the Sports Complex and Pool. 

● Staying up to date with CRM software knowledge 

● Develop and carry out a system for recruiting members and staff utilizing brochures, telephone calls, reunions, etc., which includes creating sheets/charts for new renters and members. 

● Reaching out to previous members and renters to renew memberships and rentals.

● Ensure the safety of all members, renters, 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 for the facility to be up to date on all permits as necessary. 

● Maintaining office services by organizing office operations and procedures, preparing payroll (summer months), designing filing systems, and reviewing and submitting POs and invoices to designated systems. 

● Prepare and conduct pre-pool, post-pool, and in-service staff training for office staff.

● Designs and implements office policies by establishing standards and procedures, measuring results against standards, and making necessary adjustments.

● Creating a weekly schedule for office staff. 

● Maintains office staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.

● Maintains office staff job results by coaching, counseling, disciplining employees, and planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. 

● Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports, summarizing information, and identifying trends. 

● Supports company operations by maintaining office systems and supervising staff.

● Works with the Senior Director to achieve financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

– Bachelor’s Degree 

– 3-5 years of prior Customer Service or hospitality experience preferred

– Current Certified Pool Operator Certification or willingness to get certified

– CPR & First Aid or willingness to get certified 

– DOH Food Permit or willingness to get certified 

– Ability to supervise staff members and guests 

– Ability to meet and interact with the public 

– Ability to plan, originate, organize, and carry out daily and special programs

– Ability to work a minimum of one weekend day per week (maybe change to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and nights) 

– Ability to work summer holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. – 

Specifics for Physical Requirements 
1) Supervision of facilities by walking consistently throughout the work day.
2) Carrying objects when necessary and ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
3) When needed, the ability to travel to other Commonpoint Queens sites. 

Salary Range: $55,000 to $60,000 depending on experience and certifications 

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter, with the subject line BTC Pool Club Manager, to Valentina Lorca at Vlorca@commonpointqueens.org.

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual hired as the Program Director in the Youth Education Services division will report directly to the Senior Director of Youth Education Services. 


JOB DESCRIPTION

● Overall supervision of DYCD Elementary and Middle school programs @ PS 169/Bell Academy. 

● Supervise the programs assistant director and middle school director 
Develop innovative programming in alignment with each grade level’s school day learning, as well as provide enhancements and enrichment components to support all students as individuals. Program should include academic assistance and age-appropriate recreational and social activities. 
Hire, screen, train and supervise after school program staff, including but not limited to DOE personnel, college/high school students and volunteers. 

● Ensure that all Commonpoint Queens personnel files are current and meet DOH expectations, including but not limited to fingerprints, current medicals, state clearance forms and credentials or licenses. 

● Observe and communicate with staff to provide consistent, ongoing supervision and guidance to ensure that staff uphold the policies set forth by Commonpoint Queens, the Department of Health (DOH) and DYCD.

● Collaborate with school Principal and day school staff, including but not limited to teachers, members of the school-based support team, school nurse, custodial staff, kitchen staff, school leadership team and PTA. 

● Coordinate evening and weekend parent engagement programs as needed, as well as outreach to community partners. Plan and implement community events. 


Complete and track required training hours for self and staff as outlined under DOH guidelines. 

Provide students and their families with feedback regarding their development in the program and help them to receive appropriate academic, emotional and social resources. 

● Attend agency “Youth Staff” meetings, and other agency meetings, including but not limited to Program Director’s meetings, safety meetings, CPR/First Aid training, training opportunities, etc… 

● Attend and participate in the planning of at least 2 agency community events (example: Youth Showcase, Fall Festival, Winter Festival and Spring Festival) 

● Prepare and evaluate mid-year performance reviews of program staff work with program staff to improve job performance through ongoing mentoring and coaching, and monthly staff development 

● Monitor expenditures (personnel, supplies, OTPS, petty cash) to stay within the budget set forth by the Contracts Manager. Obtain immediate supervisory approval before making program purchases. 

● Create a budget plan that supports program needs and ensure timely spending 

● Perform long range strategic planning to develop new and innovative programs to maintain flexibility with changing funding streams and guidelines. 

● Supervise the completion, collection and submission of data and reports to DYCD (Department of Youth and Community Development) as required under contract agreement) 

● Compose and submit the after-school and summer program work-scopes to DYCD in a timely manner 

● Ensure that adequate supplies and equipment are kept safe and available for programmatic needs 

● Form connections with other Directors within the agency to gather support and information.
Coordinate Summer Camp component, including but not limited to staff hiring, orientation, program development, scheduling, parent contact, staff evaluation and maintaining DOH compliance. 

● Take on other assignments as per the changing needs of Commonpoint Queens.

Education & Qualifications 

● Bachelor’s Degree in, Education, or other equivalent field 

● At least three (3) years working with youth or adolescents in an urban environment providing services that reduce barriers, facilitate educational success and social emotional well-being. 

● Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal, public speaking, writing, organization, problem-solving, and management skills. Successful candidates will possess the ability to work collaboratively, demonstrate professional presence, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse staff and clientele. 

● Ability to effectively balance and manage multiple projects with competing priorities. 

● Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and G-Suite; use of internet required in on-line reporting systems for data entry. 

● Ability to travel to our multiple locations. 

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 Diana Vigo at Dvigo@commonpointqueens.org.. Please indicate “Dual Site Program Director” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Salary Range: $60,000 to $70,000 depending on experience and certifications

The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Community Schools Programming programming at John Bowne High School 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 initiatives at the school level; participates in the development and manages the implementation of Commonpoint 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 programming. The Assistant Director participates in weekly meetings with CSD, weekly-monthly attendance meetings, school leadership team meetings, and meetings with stakeholders as needed. 

Education & Qualifications 

● 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 occasional weekends/evenings for school leadership meetings, parent/teacher conferences, and school or agency events 

● Exhibit passion and interest in adolescent development, academic improvement, social-emotional learning, Family and/or community organizing, working with school communities, and 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 

Responsibilities 

● Co-implementation of school-day and extended learning/ afterschool Community School Programming

● Work with students on individual and group level to mitigate barriers to attendance, involvement, and achievement in a school setting 

● Plan curriculum and facilitate workshops with programs on work readiness, career development, life skills, advisory groups, and student enrichment. 

● Ensure that counselors meet expectations of contract requirements with each student on caseload

● Ensure that staff meet input schedule expectations and database entry in a 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-ins with staff and partners 

● Recruit, enroll, and retain students to meet and exceed the required enrollment and rate of participation expectations of our funders 

● Develop new partnerships with organizations and programs to work with the school for programming/ resources. ● Ensure that the program meets the 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 facilitators during after-school programming 

● Problem-solving and advocating 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 manager to Community schools staff and task manager to other staff and interns ● Ensure all trip, event rosters, and permission slips are compliant, organized, and have appropriate logos, contact info, and medical info 

● Monitor agency and funder mandated outcomes 

● Support with program evaluation/surveys and ensure outcomes drive the direction of the program ● Lead community service and schoolwide initiatives for school programming 

● Participate in weekly meetings with CSD, weekly-monthly attendance meetings, school leadership team meetings (SLT), and meetings with stakeholders as needed 

● Maintain monthly compliance with the Department of Mental Health (DOMH) with Multi-tiered systems of support data. 

● Serve as an active member of the school wellness team to meet OCS mandate and enhance wellness awareness and activity within the community 

● *SIFI INTERN SUPERVISION: 

Responsible for providing the clinical supervision of Social Work interns at John Bowne High School which includes: 

– Conduct a welcome orientation for all interns 

– Meeting weekly for individual clinical supervision 

– Completion of mid year and end of year reports 

– Providing monthly professional development training opportunities 

– Liaise with task supervisors on site at John Bowne HS to discuss progress and address any presenting performance issues 

– Communicate with social work school Educational Coordinators to provide performance updates and support with site visits 

General Tasks of All Commonpoint Staff 

● Promote and implement the Core Values of the agency. 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. 

● Other tasks appropriate to Commonpoint staff, as assigned. 

Commonpoint reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. Commonpoint 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 nfrancis@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. Salary: $60-65,000 annually

The Assistant Facilities Manager, under the supervision of the Director of Facilities, is responsible for supervising and managing the Maintenance and Housekeeping (Porter) functions of Commonpoint Queens Sites and related facilities and ensuring that the buildings & grounds are maintained to the highest standard.  The specific responsibilities of this full-time exempt position include:

Maintenance

  • Assist in the supervision of all maintenance staff and/or Handymen at the Commonpoint Queens Central Queens Site. 
  •  Help Create daily, weekly, schedules and checklist for service and repair
  • Assist in creating and implementing a preventive maintenance plan for entire facility 
  • Work in a hands-on capacity to repair and maintain the facility and grounds
  • Maintain the outside facilities and grounds 
  • Help Maintain Alarm, HVAC and all mechanical systems with outside vendors 
  • Supervise and help coordinate all room/program set-ups
  • Inventory and order all supplies necessary for appropriate maintenance of the facility
  • Assist in supervision of work performed by all outside contractors 

Housekeeping/Porter Services

  • Assist in supervision housekeeping/Porter staff
  • Create daily, weekly, monthly, checklists for cleaning of facilities
  • Inventory and order all supplies necessary for appropriate cleaning of the facilities

Administration

  • Assist in setting goals, preparing and monitoring budgets for Maintenance and Housekeeping for Central Queens. 
  • Maintain records
  • Purchase supplies, equipment, etc.
  • Overall responsibility for Center coverage when assigned
  • Assist in the preparation of annual performance evaluations for all Maintenance and Porter staff 
  • Assist in maintaining a dashboard and ticketing system

Agency Responsibilities

  • Participation in staff meetings and staff training sessions
  • Regular supervisory conferences with Director of Facilities
  • Annual job performance evaluation by Director of Facilities
  • Perform any other tasks that are required as determined by the Director of Facilities

The Assistant Facilities Manager is required to be organized, hardworking, conscientious and personable and must always be a positive representative of the Agency to the community. It should be recognized that the Assistant Facilities Manager will be required to work at night or on occasion on the weekends.  It should also be recognized that this job description may change, based on the needs of the agency.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • High school Diploma Required; Associates degree preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience preferably in a not for profit organization
  • Possess outstanding social skills and emotional maturity.
  • Possess incredible attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat and Social Media web platforms and the G-suite including Gmail, Google Calendar and the Google Drive including the ability to live-edit documents
  • Demonstrate professionalism at all times and remain positive/upbeat when interacting with /responding to staff and constituents.
  • Must be comfortable making repairs, speaking to staff, dealing with vendors and contractors.  
  • Must be detail oriented and well organized with the ability to follow up on all facility related issues. 
  • Must be flexible and able to handle multiple projects at the same time.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Comfortable working within a fast-paced, demanding work environment
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
  • Must be able to drive and be willing to travel between multiple agency sites and within the NY Metro area. Occasional weekend and evening hours will be necessary.

Salary: $55000

Please send your resume to dslotnick@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

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

The Facility Manager of the Jack and Shirley Silver Hub under the supervision of the AVP of Facilities, is responsible for leading the Maintenance and Housekeeping (Porter) functions of the site and related facilities and ensuring that the buildings & grounds are maintained to the highest standard.  The specific responsibilities of this full-time exempt position include:

I.   Maintenance

  • Supervise all maintenance staff on site
  • Create daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual schedules and checklist for service and repair
  • Assist in creating and implementing a preventive maintenance plan for entire facility 
  • Work in a hands-on capacity to repair and maintain the facility and grounds
  • Work closely with all program staff to ensure their department’s maintenance needs are being met
  • Maintain all Jack and Shirley Silver Hub and related sites facilities and grounds
  • Maintain Alarm, HVAC and all mechanical systems
  • Assist in ensuring that all safety & security procedures and measures are followed 
  • Supervise and coordinate all room/program set-ups
  • Inventory and order all supplies necessary for appropriate maintenance of the facility
  • Assist in supervision of work performed by all outside contractors 
  • Maintain fire certificates associated with building code
  • Maintain a food handlers license within first 6 months of employment
  • Receive any training necessary to the operation of the building.

II.   Administration

  • Process payment vouchers, purchase orders, payroll, etc. 
  • Maintain records
  • Purchase supplies, equipment, etc.
  • Overall responsibility for center coverage when assigned
  • Maintain a facilities dashboard and have knowledge of use of a ticketing system

III.  Agency Responsibilities

  • Participation in staff meetings and staff training sessions
  • Regular supervisory conferences with AVP of Facilities
  • Annual job performance evaluation by AVP of Facilities
  • Attend leadership/management training sessions
  • Perform any other tasks that are required as determined by the AVP of Facilities

Building services are required to be organized, hard working, conscientious and personable and must always be a positive representative of the Agency to the community. It should be recognized that on occasion it may be required to work at night or on weekends.  It should also be recognized that this job description may change, based on the needs of the agency.

Key Talents Required:

1. The person should be professional at all times and be positive and upbeat when dealing with staff and constituents.  The person should be comfortable, working with staff, dealing with daily programs and cleaning.The person must be able to respond in a professional manner to all inquiries.

2. The person must be detail oriented and well organized with the ability to follow up on all facility related issues. The person must be flexible and able to handle multiple projects at the same time.

Customer Service Statement

1. The person shares in the agency’s commitment to providing excellent service. Some ways to implement this are to be patient, understanding and professional in his/her relationships with staff and customers; to look at people and be attentive; to use names as often as possible; to be friendly, to be visible and accommodating.

JOB DETAILS

Salary Range: $57,000 –  $65,000

Benefits: Health insurance, Membership to summer pool club

Schedule: TBD

Location: Jack and Shirley Silver Hub in Elmhurst 

Expected Start Date: May 1, 2024

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified candidates should email David Slotnick with a resume and subject line that read “Facility Manager T Building” to DSlotnick@commonpointqueens.org

ONLY HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

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 Debra Ilberman at dilberman@commonpointqueens.org with “Hybrid Clinical Social Worker” in the subject line.

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: dilberman@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 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

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.

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 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.