Work at Commonpoint Queens (Internal Applicants Only)

Commonpoint Queens’ mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, 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.

Full-Time Jobs

Coordinator of Outreach and Assessment, Adult Workforce

Department Overview: Commonpoint Queens Adult Workforce Department is comprised of a number of different employment and support  programs serving individuals predominantly adults 18 and over and Out of School Youth ages 16-24. Commonpoints Adult Workforce team provides access to occupational training, education, resources, and support programs for individuals who are motivated to enter the workforce. We have specialized workforce programming for youth who are disconnected from school and the world of work, and who come to us with very significant barriers to entering the workforce. This includes youth who have major unmet social service needs, are court-involved and/or involved in the child welfare system, and who lack positive adult role models and mentors in regards to education and employment.

Position Details: The Coordinator of Outreach and Assessment at the Commonpoint Queens, Central Queens Center will report to the Senior Director of Adult Employment. They will serve as the initial point of contact and will conduct outreach for individuals interested in enrolling into Commonpoint Queens Adult Employment and Out of School Youth Programs. The Coordinator will conduct thorough intake and assessment for participants in order to determine the appropriate path and services for each individual. They will be responsible for entering participants demographic information into data systems, maintaining data entry, and provide administrative support.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and recruitment strategy to increase Adult Workforce Services’ visibility within the community
  • Develop and implement strategies for the assessment of opportunity youth and adult workforce clients.
  • Determine eligibility, perform intake and assessment services, and provide appropriate Adult Workforce program referral for all inquiring individuals.
  • Work with each individual to create an individual service plan.
  • Conduct outreach and recruitment at community events, member networking events, and partner sites.
  • Coordinate on site recruitment events, including keeping track of all recruitment activities, progress, and meeting quarterly goals.
  • Develop and update all program materials used for participant recruitment, work-site recruitment and other program marketing activities.
  • Send program recruitment materials to local media, community partners, and jobseekers. Assist with the regular update of all Adult Workforce content on the agency website
  • Develop relationships and linkages with outside social services agencies, community based organizations, high schools, and youth support programs.
  • Be an effective and passionate advocate for youth and adults who are working to complete their education and enter the workforce.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director of Adult Workforce and Out of School Youth Director

SPECIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in related counseling field required. LMSW Preferred.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field of workforce development
  • Experience in working with at-risk inner-city youth
  • Culturally competent, self-motivated professional with a passion for working with diverse populations
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, interpersonal, and organizational skills

Hours: Full Time
Start Date: July 2019
To Apply: Email Cover letter and resume to [email protected] and [email protected]

Director of Purchasing

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB

  • Receive and review requisitions for goods and services from all departments
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier’s reputation and history.  Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price
  • Solicit bid proposals where appropriate and file appropriately
  • Produce all related purchase orders and file appropriately
  • Negotiate, or renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives
  • Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time, and in the event of problems trace shipments and follow up undelivered goods. Insure packing slips are collected and filed appropriately
  • Work with departments to resolve requisition, purchase order, delivery and invoice problems
  • Work with Accounts Payable to ensure accurate coding of expenses and timely payment of invoices, as well as ensuring compliance with internal audit requirements
  • Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action
  • Develop, maintain and review computerized records of items purchased, costs, delivery, product performance, and inventories, in accordance with audit and funder mandates when and where appropriate
  • Facilitate ongoing development of purchasing policies and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field preferred
  • Experience in Accounts Payable preferred
  • Experience developing vendor relationships and contracts preferred

JOB DETAILS
Job Posting: September 26, 2019
Salary: Commensurate to prior experience
Benefits: Health insurance
Schedule: Full-Time position with an expected schedule of Monday through Friday.
Location: Little Neck and Forest Hills
Expected Start Date: October 8, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please email your resume with the subject line “Purchasing Position” to [email protected]

Engagement Specialist, High School and College Success

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

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or related course of study required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience with attendance improvement and school engagement strategies for chronically absent youth.
  • At least three (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 three (3) years’ experience managing a caseload effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong rapport with an urban adolescent population and their families.
  • Comfort in conducting home visits as needed
  • Knowledge of community referrals and the ability to connect families with resources to help overcome barriers to success.
  • Familiarity with NYS high school graduation requirements and experience with the college application and financial aid application processes.

Responsibilities 

  • Provide individual and small group counseling to students on a weekly basis
  • Conduct daily student attendance outreach and prepare reports for the program staff.
  • Conduct home visits to disengaged students and those identified as chronically absent with the intention of increasing attendance and removing barriers to success.
  • Provide outreach to students and their families, including phone calls, written correspondence, and home visits.
  • Facilitates communication between students, families, and school staff.
  • Timely completion of required documentation for clinical, evaluation and funding purposes.
  • Provides crisis counseling, conflict mediation and social-emotional support.
  • Support and facilitate chronic absent student exposure to program and school opportunities (high school and college); build college and work readiness skills.
  • Participate in staff meetings, case conferences and staff development opportunities.
  • Organize and lead the program attendance team meetings, including meetings with school personnel to ensure a
  • cohesive service delivery and successful partnership.
  • Collaborate on interdisciplinary teams of Commonpoint Queens staff and school staff to create individual plans to support student progress around chronic absence.
  • Occasional weekend hours and evening required.

General Tasks of 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 the Commonpoint Queensstaff, 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/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 [email protected]. Please indicate “Engagement Specialist” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant serves as the assistant to the agency’s C-Suite and serves as the primary point of contact for  C-Suite members. As such, the ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. Sophisticated computer expertise is required, including the management of all critical agency documents and files electronically and numerous cloud-based databases related to the agency’s finances and operations. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.   The Executive Assistant will also serve as a critical point of contact for the agency’s Board of Directors.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Provide high- level support in a one-one working relationships with the CEO, COO and CPO, as well as project-focused work with other members of upper management.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the CEO
  • Manage the calendars of the executive team
  • Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors and senior management teams;
  • Oversee the packaging of foundation grants, as well as all City and State contracts, including the management of all required attachments.  Be the steward of all these materials in a shared environment.
  • Offer additional administrative support as needed on various projects
  • Manage the email of the Chief Executive Officer
  • Draft agency emails, Board correspondence and letters from the Executive staff
  • Maintain electronic files of all pertinent agency documents
  • Serve as the point of contact for the agency’s liability insurance company relative to all certificates of insurance and other related documents.
  • Manage all facets of Board meeting preparation and execution; liase with the Board president and chairs of board committees as needed
  • Manage all facets of agency events, such as staff luncheons, agency holiday party, etc.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
  • 5-10 years of administrative experience, preferably in a not for profit organization
  • 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
  • Must be able to drive and be willing to travel between multiple agency sites and within the NY Metro area.

The Executive Assistant  must be creative and enjoy working with others; have outstanding social skills, customer service skills, and emotional maturity; possess incredible attention to detail in order to receive and send out correspondence without having to edit or reissue; be committed to the mission and purpose of an extraordinary social service organization within the Jewish communal network; be comfortable working within a fast-paced, demanding work environment, be the face of the Executive team, and be capable and willing to travel between multiple agency sites. Occasional weekend and evening hours will be necessary.

Commonpoint Queens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to [email protected]. Please indicate “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Handyman

OBJECTIVE: Oversee and repair all maintenance and building issues at all of its facilities throughout the borough of Queens.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Repair of plumbing fixtures including but not limited to sinks, toilets, water fountains, and lines involving the installation of these items, and minor repairs and replacements to plumbing system.
  • Repair of minor electrical issues including outlets, motors, circuit breakers and lights.
  • Painting (interior and exterior) and plastering including replacing sheetrock where needed. Replacing ceiling tiles and grid.
  • Carpentry work involving semi-finished or finished cabinet work; the building of enclosures or office dividers. Sanding, May include minor repairs to furniture or construction of rough shelves or barriers, etc.
  • May perform required metal work involving assembling, shaping, and repair.
  • May perform handyman and light maintenance duties.
  • May be responsible for maintaining extensive gardens or lawns.
  • Manage logs and tickets in a timely manner.
  • Create daily, monthly, seasonal and annual checklist for service and repair
  • Ability to travel between each location of the agency
  • Work with Facility Managers to coordinate larger repairs and update progress/status
  • Ability to respond to emergencies 24/7
  • Other related duties as required by agency

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES    

  • Valid commercial driver’s license with Passenger and School Bus endorsements preferred
  • Experience in commercial maintenance
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft office and all G-Suite products.

JOB DETAILS
Salary: $18.00 per hour as per union
Benefits: Health insurance, Membership to summer pool club
Schedule: TBD
Location: All Locations in Queens
Expected Start Date: Nov 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS
Qualified candidates should email Mark Jankowsky with a resume and subject line that read “Handyman” to [email protected]

ONLY HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Clinic

Founded in 1978, The Community Advisory Program for the Elderly, known as CAPE, is a New York State Outpatient Certified Mental Health Clinic of Commonpoint Queens located in Little Neck.

CAPE provides individual and family and group psycho-therapeutic and psychiatric mental health treatment to adults 50 years of age and older. We are looking for a full time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to provide individual, family and group psychotherapy to clinic based and
homebound older adults. The CAPE clinic is a very supportive work environment that highly values supervision and opportunities for continued professional development. 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 therapist will receive regular individual supervision and participate in weekly case conferences involving the entire treatment team. The therapist will also be able to attend social work continuing education classes offered on site, free of charge.

REQUIREMENTS: The candidate must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with at least 4 years of experience providing psychotherapy and competence in working with older adults. A driver’s license and the ability to travel within the communities of Northeast Queens are required.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Debra Ilberman, Director, CAPE Mental Health Clinic at [email protected] with the subject “LCSW.

Program Director of Advance and Earn, Adult Workforce

 Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Program Director for the Advance & Earn Program. The goal of the Advance & Earn Program 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 program supports 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Advance and Earn Program Director will:

  • Required to maintain all DYCD contractual obligations for all three components of the Advance and Earn program and ensure that targets are being met on a weekly and monthly basis, including enrollment, retention, and participant performance targets. Lead data-informed program development in order to insure optimal program participant success.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations, including hiring/supervising/evaluating staff; coordinating with training subcontractors, employers and outreach partners; overseeing the provision of services; scheduling professional development; attending all required agency and funder meetings; monitor data entry into both funder-mandated and agency client management systems; and working directly with youth.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to DYCD and assist the agency’s Fiance Department in the management of the budget, contracting, workscopes, and amendment processes.
  • Conduct weekly case conferences and team meetings with all staff.
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.  Prepare presentations for various internal and external audiences, as requested.
  • Serve as a member of the Commonpoint Queens, contributing to the continued growth and vitality of the organization, and collaborating with other team members on various projects as they arise.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Masters degree required; MSW preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in workforce programing with opportunity youth
  • 5+ years of program management
  • Demonstrated ability in youth development.
  • Outcome driven with ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Remain composed under stress, handle responses to criticism tactfully, and deliver on organizational commitments.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with government contracts, preferably NYC DYCD contracts
  • Experience conducting research, compiling information and organization for program development.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.
  • Superior interpersonal skills; ability to work well with diverse constituencies while maintaining a high level of professionalism, discretion, and integrity.
  • Strong project management skills, including managing competing priorities and meeting deadlines, as well as fiscal management, including the design and execution of program budgets.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Brynn McCormick at [email protected] with the subject “Program Director Advance and Earn.

Social Worker, CAPE Mental Health Clinic

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

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB

  • Need basic knowledge of case management including Medicaid and other entitlements; assist with applications and benefits.
  • Secure food pantry packages in collaboration with agency’s Digital Food Pantry Coordinator.
  • Liaison with community groups and organizations and grow the agency’s community stakeholder partnerships.
  • Complete a comprehensive assessment with each referred client and partner with other key staff around the updating of the agency’s resource directory.
  • Provide mental health assessment and refer appropriately.
  • Develop and implement Jewish programming in synagogues, in conjunction with synagogue leadership, work towards inclusion at senior centers and synagogues, and facilitate current and develop support groups in synagogues and community centers.
  • Participate in team meetings and identify obstacles impacting clients’ full participation in the community.
  • Work with Holocaust survivors and their families by providing supportive services and group support.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED

  • Master Level Social Worker (LMSW) required
  • Experience providing  case management and an interest and competence in working with the Jewish Community required
  • Bilingual (spoken and written) in Farsi preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to travel within the communities of Northeast Queens and Western Nassau required

To Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for follow-up.

Part-Time Jobs

Assistant, SONYC After School Program

Job Description:

The Program Assistant of our SONYC after-school program supports our Program Director in providing diverse high quality after school programming for middle school aged youth, from sixth 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.

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, 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 trainings.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and the ability to motivate and support members of a team.
  • Data input and knowledge of DYCD Connect systems preferred
  • Experience and Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or other relevant subject preferred
  • Experience working with youth in an educational setting.
  • Willingness to submit to and pass criminal, child protection, and sexual registry background check.

Start: March 2019
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 2 pm-6:30 pm. Hours and days may vary depending on school closings.
Location: Forest Hills, NY

To Apply:  Please email a cover letter and résumé to [email protected]. Please indicate “SONYC After-School Program  Assistant” in the subject line of the email. We will contact only those candidates who meet our criteria in order to arrange an interview.

Bi-lingual Clinical Social Worker (LCSW or MSW) - Multiple Positions (Chinese and Spanish speaking)

Founded in 1978, CAPE, is a New York State Outpatient Certified Mental Health Clinic of Commonpoint Queens located in Little Neck. CAPE provides individual and family and group psycho-therapeutic and psychiatric mental health treatment to adults 50 years of age and older.

We are looking for two full and/or part time Bi-lingual Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) or MSWs working towards their LCSW to provide individual, family and group psychotherapy. CAPE is a very supportive work environment that highly values supervision and opportunities for continued professional development. 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 therapist will receive regular individual supervision and participate in weekly case conferences.. The therapist will also be able to attend social work continuing education classes offered on site, free of charge. The therapist will work in a satellite program at the senior center at least two days per week running therapeutic and support groups, engaging seniors and providing therapy.

REQUIREMENTS:​ Due to recent expansion, we have multiple positions available.The candidate for our main clinic must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience providing psychotherapy. These positions require Chinese or Spanish fluency. Bi-lingual applicants who have an LMSW and are looking for supervision towards the LCSW are invited to apply.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Debra Ilberman, LCSW Director [email protected]

Career Services Assistant

Commonpoint Queens Central Queens in Forest Hills is looking for a Career Services Assistant. The candidate will provide career guidance to students at CUNY colleges, and assist with coordination and administrative support for career-related and scholarship programs that serve high school and college students. The selected candidate will work on-site within Hillel Clubs at CUNY colleges and at Commonpoint Queens Central Queens in Forest Hills. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist students 1:1 with resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, internship applications, etc
  • Assist with planning and coordinating career-related events   
  • Assist with event marketing and promoting career services and events through flyers and posting on social media websites
  • Coordinate and track scholarship processing including verbal and written communication with students and financial aid offices 
  • Assist with coordination of two technology training courses, including scheduling, tracking attendance, and assisting instructors
  • Communicate with professional mentors and students to track mentoring relationships 
  • Post career tips and professional opportunities to social media sites
  • Administrative duties including entering and updating student data and meeting information, collecting, tracking and organizing student information/documents; drafting routine correspondence

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree; current graduate student or recent graduate.
  • Experience providing individual and group career counseling services, specifically resume support
  • Experience working with college students
  • Excellent project management, strategic planning, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office software packages; Google Drive; and efficient use of the Internet. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adept with Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of financial aid process and guidelines preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Must be available to work Thursday evenings once a week from October – April and for occasional special events 

Hours:  Part-Time, hours flexible (15-19 hours per week). Must be available Mondays, Thursday evenings from Oct-April and for occasional evening events.

Start Date: September 2019 – June 2020

To Apply:  E-mail resume to [email protected]. Please indicate “Part-Time Career Services Assistant” in subject of email. 

Counselor Advocate, High School and College Success

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual hired as the Part Time Counselor Advocate will report directly to Program Coordinators.  This position will take place at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, NY.

Qualifications

  • At least 1 year’s experience working with high school youth in an urban setting.
  • Astute knowledge of performance-based contracting with clients.
  • Experience working with students on achieving positive outcomes for success.
  • Workshop implementation experience preferred.

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 to community resources.
  • 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).
  • Conduct daily attendance outreach, including home visits if necessary.

Job Details
Salary
: Commensurate to prior experience
Hours: Part-Time, up to 19 hours per week, School Year Term
Schedule: Schedules Vary
Location: Martin Van Buren High School, Queens Village NY
Expected Start Date: September/October 2019

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.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to [email protected]. Please indicate “Part Time Counselor Advocate – Martin Van Buren High School” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Dance Instructor

Dance 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 ballet skills and techniques. Dance Instructors should have experience teaching ballet and other forms of dance.

She/he is 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 3-12 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.

SKILLS AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Experience creating choreography
  • Professional Ballet background a plus
  • Previous experience teaching children ballet
  • 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

Potential Days and Times:

Sundays from 11:00-2:00 pm, Mondays from 3:00-5:00 pm, Tuesdays from 3:45-5:45 pm, Fridays from 4:00-5:00 pm

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to Mira Nitzberg, Activities Supervisor, Health & Wellness, at [email protected], please indicate “Dance Instructor” in subject of email.

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

Girls Who Code Club Leader

Commonpoint Queens Central Queens in Forest Hills is looking for a technology student or professional to teach coding in our Girls Who Code club.

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology. Clubs are FREE after-school programs to introduce girls to coding and help them use computer science to change the world. Help us change the face of tech!

Club facilitator will be compensated on an hourly basis for 3 hours per week. Club will meet once a week on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm, 11/14/19 – 4/2/20.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach High School students basic coding skills
  • Guide students during hands-on coding activities and projects.
  • Utilize/update Girls Who Code curriculum as needed

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Must pass a background check
  • Comfortable teaching/interacting with High School students
  • Passion to help and the ability to foster community within your Girls Who Code Club.

All materials from Girls Who Code are provided for FREE to the Club Facilitator, including:

  • 120+ hours of curriculum, tutorials of all skill levels, and an online learning management system
  • Program support, including a Clubs Success Specialist, Facilitator trainings and resources
  • Access to field trips and grant opportunities upon availability
  • Recruitment materials to help spread the news about your Club

To Apply: Email resume to [email protected] or for more information.

Nursery After School Activity Specialist

We are currently looking for activity specialists to staff our Nursery School Late Stay program. The Activity Specialist we are looking for should be experienced and knowledgeable in the following areas Visual Arts, Dance, Literacy, Music, Hebrew Instruction, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and Cooking. Activity Specialists must be committed to positive youth development, who have a passion for what they do, and who are able to create and implement curriculum in an early childhood setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB 

  • Model and uphold all Agency policies and procedures.
  • Creation of a fun, nurturing, and educational environment through hands on learning opportunities.
  • Creation and facilitation of age appropriate curriculum 
  • Responsible for maintaining classroom space in an organized and clean fashion. 
  • Quickly identify and seek to resolve conflicts and behavioral problems in consultation with the Site Director.
  • Plan, organize and oversee varied activities with the support of Site Director, youth workers, and volunteers.
  • Make periodic reports on program activities and evaluate participation, progress, and development of program participants.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A minimum of two years of academic preparation in art or recreation discipline, or other equivalent training.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak professionally to staff, participants, and parents.
  • Demonstrated skills and competency as an instructor and artist.
  • CPR/First Aid certification a plus
  • Positive classroom management skills are a must
  • Experience creating and facilitating relevant curriculum
  • Effective organizational, stress and time management skills

JOB DETAILS 

Salary: Commensurate to prior experience
Approximate Start Date: September 2019 (through June 2020)
Days: TBD
Hours: Part-Time, Afternoons

To Apply: Please email your résumé, as a PDF or Word Document only, to [email protected]. Please indicate “Nursery-School Specialist” in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent Nursery- School Activity Specialist 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 interviews are conducted in groups. 

Personal Trainer, Children and Youth

Job Focus 

This position supports the work at Commonpoint Queens, in leading a non-profit organization committed to strengthening community through children and youth development and healthy living.  Under the direction of the Health & Wellness Director this position’s primary goal is to develop and implement individual and group fitness programming as part of our new Kids Fit center.

 

Qualified candidates should be certified personal trainers who have experience working with children and be willing to be part of the process in building a kids fit gym  program from the ground up. We seek candidates who can motivate children and youth to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Potential candidates should also be comfortable in relating to parents and guardians of the clients. while encouraging them to adapt a healthy well balanced lifestyle


Responsibilities

  • Design and implement developmentally appropriate small group and individual fitness classes and sessions.
  • Provide fitness education for safe and effective activity
  • Motivate and encourage individuals to begin and continue healthy behaviors
  • Achieve measurable results
  • Engaging in prospecting activities to build clientele
  • Hitting and exceeding sales and revenue goals
  • Lead individual and small group programs
  • Provide encouragement and expertise for the client support of their health and well being goals


Requirements

  • Experience in working with children/youth
  • NCCA-accredited and/or recognized Personal Training Certificate
  • CPR/AED and First Aid

Available Hours

  • Monday through Friday afterschool and evenings Sundays
  • Part-time up to 19 hours per week;  varied hours

Salary: Commensurate with experience
How to apply: email cover letter and resume as a PDF word document to Nancy Amalfitano, Director of Health & Wellness, [email protected]

Recruitment Specialist, Youth Employment

Commonpoint Queens Youth Workforce Department is comprised of a number of different programs serving individuals predominantly from 14-21 years old.  The individual hired as the Full-Time Recruitment Specialist will be working with the following program:  School Based Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) @Richmond Hill High School.

Youth & Adolescent Community Based Program

Commonpoint Queens is looking for a qualified Recruitment Specialist for the School Based Summer Youth Employment Program. The RS serves as the primary person in guiding program participants through the challenges that are involved in achieving SYEP enrollment.  The RS will be responsible for addressing the needs of participants, understanding barriers to ensure successful completion of the School Based SYEP through counseling, case management, referral services & workshops while producing relevant recruitment information for each participant.

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the RS will adhere to Commonpoint Queens’ framework of a holistic (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) Human Development Model of a family-supported, strength-focused, and hope-engendering practice. The Recruitment Specialist will report to School Based SYEP Program Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Recruitment Specialist will:

  • Work closely with the RHHS college and career staff to produce the best results in recruitment & support services
  • Enforce criteria for SYEP enrollment eligibility
  •  Maintain case files & reports to track student problems, progress and to recognize patterns in behavior.
  • Conduct assessments, providing counseling & supportive referrals to help youth successfully transition into SYEP
  • Conduct individual and group workshops in order to evaluate the needs and challenges of each potential enrollee in order to properly place them into a worksite
  • Interact with students (and teachers) to assess the areas in which they might need assistance.
  • Provide structure and engage youth in pro-social activities and behaviors
  • Provide info for outside support services/ agencies to help students w/ economic, emotional/physical challenges.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required (in related field preferred)
  • At least 1-year experience working with at-risk inner-city youth
  • At least 1-year experience supervising a team & working in a school setting
  • Astute knowledge of performance-based contracting.
  • Workshop implementation experience (preferred)
  • Adequate knowledge of youth workforce programming (SYEP, WLG, NDA, YAIP, for example)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Part Time position
  • $25/HR, 22 hours/week
  • Potential for Elevated Position
  • Looking to hire ASAP

If interested please email [email protected] with the subject line “SYEP- SB Recruitment Specialist” and please include your resume and cover letter.

Teen Travel Camp Director

The Teen Travel Camp is a camp for those campers in grades 7-9. The camp goes on trips every day including multiple late stays and 3-5 day overnights. The director is responsible for supervising these campers, plan trips, develop a schedule and facilitate each trip.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for following and enforcing all guidelines, set forth in the Commonpoint Manual.
  • Responsible for supervising and controlling campers and staff participating in Teen Travel.
  • Required to plan trips, meals, accommodations, attractions and travel for all late stay and overnight trips.
  • Required to take attendance each day, mandate parents sign in/out, and bring along camper forms and binder.
  • Responsible for payment, organization and group direction on each field trip.
  • Expected to turn in credit card, money and receipts daily.
  • Attend any training sessions required by the agency.
  • Expected to demonstrate effective communication skills while being able to problem solve and think quickly on his/her feet.
  • Maintain a safe environment for participants and staff.
  • Administer first aid when necessary during camp hours.
  • Develop and maintain good relationship with campers, parents, supervisors & staff.

Other Job Duties:

This job may include work in other areas of an organization, involvement in professional associations, or perhaps work related to the broader vision of camping.

Relationships:

This job description should list persons and departments within a larger organization if there is such.  It could list relationships with local, regional, and national professional or related organizations and businesses.

Equipment Used:

Most often day camp directors would be proficient in computer skills and related word processing, data management, and Internet computer software. In addition most are required to have knowledge of some maintenance, office and kitchen equipment as well as ability to drive different vehicles.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Previous experience working in day camp or travel camp with children between the ages of 11-17 and adults with developmental disabilities preferred. Previous experience with day camp and/travel camp pr
  • Current first aid and CPR
  • Training and experience in leading overnight trips.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of youth and youth development; skills needed in planning programs and setting schedule.  Knowledge of human resource management, staff supervision, maintenance, transportation issues, budget and finances, and program activities specific to the camp’s population would be desirable.

Physical Requirements:

This position would require the ability to listen to others, observe others actions, read text and information, comprehend instructions and manuals, physical ability to move about the camp property in various environmental conditions. Staff may be required to work long periods outside. The person will be required to be able to lift and turn and carry 25 pounds. May be required to work during various weather conditions, including hot temperatures and rain.

To Apply: Please email [email protected] with the subject line “Teen Travel Camp Director” and please include your resume and cover letter.

USA Swim Team Head Coach, Commonpoint Queens' Central Queens

Commonpoint Queens at Central Queens in Forest Hills is looking for a Head Coach for the Aquaflames Swim Team.  Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the swim team Head Coach will be responsible for running the daily operations of the USA sanctioned Swim Team.  They will need to manage the team in accordance with the rules set forth by both USA swimming and facility regulations. The Head Coach will provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation for swim team participants. The Aquaflames Head Coach must be a dynamic and passionate individual, devoted to the team.  This person must be able to grow the athlete’s self confidence and foster leadership abilities while pushing the team to reach their goals. The Head Coach is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe environment for all participants. The Head Coach must attend all swim meets and team functions throughout the year.  The Head Coach position is a full year part time position running 16-18 hours per week plus occasional Sunday Swim Meets.

SKILLS AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • ASCA Level 2 certification or above strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years competitive coaching experience as a Head Coach.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills.
  • Must have the ability to work responsibly with minimal supervision
  • Must have flexibility to travel, work weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Create a season outline containing practice schedules, meet schedules, workout goals, and important events to present to the Aquatics Director
  • Provide constant feedback to participants to facilitate improvement.
  • Initiate, develop and maintain positive relationships with participants and parents.
  • Record and maintain attendance records.
  • Set up the facility and equipment, and store the equipment upon completion.
  • Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and act in a professional manner when interacting with patrons, program participants, and other staff at all times.
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities.
  • Plan and organize annual swim calendar including targeted swim meets swimmer bonding and development activities as well as family engagement opportunities.

Potential Days and Times:

  • Monday 4:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 4:00-7:00pm
  • Wednesday 4:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday  4:00-7:00pm
  • Sunday  7:00-9:00pm
  • Some Sundays 12:30-2:00pm and Swim Meets

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to Mira Nitzberg, Activities Supervisor, Health & Wellness, at [email protected] , please indicate “Head Coach” in the subject of the email.                   

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

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 1800-662-1220.