Work at Commonpoint Queens

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

After School Program Site Director

  • 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, 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 upholds the policies set forth by Commonpoint Queens, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD, if applicable).
  • Conduct ongoing (at least monthly) professional staff development, scheduling site-based trainings as well as staff meetings, with agendas and attendance sheets.
  • 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.
  • Develop innovative program in alignment to support 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.
  • Coordinate evening and weekend parent engagement programs as needed, as well as outreach to community partners.  Plan and implement community events.
  • Establish community service opportunities for youth to enhance community awareness.
  • Provide students and their families with feedback regarding their development in the program and help them to receive appropriate academic, emotional and social resources.
  • Complete and track required training hours for self and staff as outlined under DOH guidelines.
  • Attend agency “Youth Staff” meetings, and other agency meetings, including but not limited to Program Director’s meetings, safety meetings, CPR/First Aid trainings, Dignity of Children trainings etc…
  • Attend and participate in the planning of at least 2 agency community events (example: Youth showcase, Fall festival, Winter festival and Spring Festival)
  • Monitor expenditures (personnel, supplies, OTPS, petty cash) to stay within budget set forth by the Senior Directors, AVP, Contracts Manager and Chief Program Officer.  Obtain Supervisory approval before making program purchases.
  • Process monthly tuition payments, maintain accurate records and develop statistical data as required.
  • Working with the education coordinator, perform long range strategic planning to develop new and innovative programs to maintain flexibility with changing funding streams and guidelines.
  • Form connections with other Youth 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.
  • Report directly to the Senior Directors of Youth Education Services.
  • Take on other assignments as per the changing needs of Commonpoint Queens.

Qualifications:  Applicant must possess a relevant Bachelor’s Degree and have at least three years of successful supervisory experience providing services to elementary and/or middle school students

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Stacey Levine at [email protected] with “After School Program Site Director” in the subject line.

Assistant Coordinator, Extended Day Services, High School and College Success

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual hired as Assistant Coordinator, Extended Day Services in the High School and College Success division and will report directly to the Senior Director of High School and College Success. Office will be based in the Queens High School of Teaching, Bellerose, Queens.

Education & Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in Education, Counseling or Social Work preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience within the framework of Youth Development and providing services to at risk youth.

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement innovative programming with high quality goals and outcomes including enrichment components, vocational opportunities, recreation and experiences.
  • Balancing programming provided at multiple locations, including after school, evenings and weekends.
  • Assist with programs and services within the High School portfolio, as needed.
  • Ensure that all contractual obligations are met, including attendance requirements of 90 hours per student, per program year.
  • Hire, screen, train and supervise volunteers, teachers and activity specialists within the programs.
  • Attend all mandatory professional development training, as requested.
  • Coordinate and attend all site visits from regulatory agencies, funders, evaluators and agency personnel.
  • Observe and communicate with staff to provide consistent, ongoing supervision and guidance to ensure that staff upholds the policies set forth by the Samuel Field Y (SFY), and the New York State Education Department (NYSED), along with School Age Child Care (SACC) and Department of Health (DOH).
  • Maintenance and follow up to ensure all files for staff and participants are current, including fingerprints, medicals, state clearance forms, credentials and licenses and submitted to Human Resources in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that all participant files are accurate and kept current with documents, case notes, interventions and success planning, along with attendance requirements.
  • Complete and maintain program data in tools provided by the funder (mid/end year reports) and the agency (weekly dashboard).
  • Recruit program participants and complete the enrollment process in a timely fashion. Conduct individual and group counseling with students identified by the school and through the program.
  • Conduct and participate in ongoing (monthly) professional case conferences, schedule site-based training as well as staff meetings, with agendas and attendance sheets.
  • Arrange twice annual program evaluations with the firm selected by the organization.
  • Monitor expenditures (personnel, stipends, incentives, supplies, OTPS, petty cash) to stay within the budget set forth by the Senior Director of High School & College Success.
  • Ability to develop partnerships to increase services, collaborate and work in teams.
  • Takes initiative and has ability to solve problems.
  • Energized by the idea and process of creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and trustworthy.
  • Computer skills required, including experience with all Microsoft Office software packages; Google Drive (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, etc.); local area networks; and efficient use of the Internet.

General Tasks of All Commonpoint Queens Staff 

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

Schedule 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Thursdays – 12:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Weekends and Overnight Trips, as needed. Schedule will adjust to accommodate.

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 [email protected]. Please indicate “Assistant Coordinator, Extended Day Services” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood Program

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education desired,  active plan to achieve Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • New York State Certified Teaching Assistant Credential recommended
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a classroom setting working with pre-school children (2-5 years of age)
  • 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

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

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education Preferred
  • 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

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Full time
  • Location: Commonpoint Queens’ Sam Field Center, Little Neck, NY 11362

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Tricia Campo at [email protected] with “Assistant Teacher” in the subject line.

Case Manager for Opportunity Youth, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Case Manager for Opportunity Youth. 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Case Manager will:

  • Manage a caseload of 25-30 participants for the Advance and Earn program
  • 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 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.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  •  Bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field  required. Masters prefered
  • 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.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Evelyn Herrera at [email protected] with “Case Manager for Opportunity Youth” in the subject line.

Clinical Social Worker, CAPE Mental Health Clinic (Full-time and Part-time)

CAPE is an article 31 Mental Health Clinic serving adults 50 years of age and older with a wide range of mental health needs. The clinical 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. The social worker will also be able to attend social work continuing education classes offered on site, free of charge. Full and part-time will be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB 

  • Provide mental health assessments and diagnoses
  • Clinical responsibilities: individual, group and family therapy
  • Develop and implement Jewish programming in synagogues, in conjunction with synagogue leadership, work towards inclusion at senior centers and synagogues, and facilitate current and implement new support groups in synagogues.
  • Work with Holocaust survivors and their families by providing supportive services and group support.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required
  • Interest and competence in working with the Jewish Community required
  • Bilingual (spoken) in Farsi a plus

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Debra Ilberman at [email protected] with “Clinical Social Worker” in the subject line.

Counselor Advocate for Opportunity Youth, Adult Workforce

 Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Counselor Advocate for Opportunity Youth. 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Counselor Advocate will:

  • Manage a caseload of 25-30 participants for the Advance and Earn program
  • 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 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.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  •  Bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field  required. Masters prefered
  • 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.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] with the subject line “Counselor Advocate.”

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. 

HSE Instructor, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire an HSE Instructor 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. Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the HSE Instructor will provide contextualized instruction in literacy and math to an opportunity youth population.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The HSE Instructor will:

  • Develop lesson plans and adjust instruction according to the various learning styles of program participants. Maintain a collaborative learning environment.
  • Facilitate instruction in all assigned subject areas of the TASC exam (Reading, Writing, and Social Studies, and Science).
  • Plan, prepare and instruct lessons in accordance with the curriculum and using a variety of methodologies with the purpose of TASC.
  • Attend instructional workshops that will discuss all subtests of the new TASC exam.
  • Create engaging lessons in HSE that develop student critical thinking and problem solving skills using a variety of methodologies.
  • Continually assess student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and staff well informed of student progress by collecting and tracking data, providing daily feedback and weekly assessments.
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all  students.
  • Attend instructional workshops and learning communities that will discuss all subtests and curriculum development for the TASC exam.
  • Administer and utilize standardized assessments to develop curricula targeting the educational challenges of the students.
  • Monitor students’ performance and attendance for required reporting systems.
  • Lead engagement and follow-up efforts to ensure participants progress towards positive outcomes.
  • Implement strategies to maximize student learning and retention.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education required. Master’s Degree in Education preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching young adult learners of varied ages, levels, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of ABE and HSE curriculum, testing procedures and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability in youth development.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Brynn McCormick at [email protected] with the subject “HSE Instructor.

Job Developer for Opportunity Youth, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Job Developer 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 Job Developer will:

  • Develop employer and community partnerships with local businesses that lead to employment opportunities, internship sites, and mentoring opportunities for participants.
  • Establish employer and internship partnerships, with a focus in the allied health and culinary field.
  • Be accountable for significant job development, employer relationship building, and participant recruitment targets.
  • Screen and place participants into quality employment that leads to career advancement; hit contractual goals for job and internship placement.
  • Collect data from employers related to job orders, including job requirements and skills; match job skills with applicant qualifications; refer qualified applicants to employers, and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions.
  • Monitor all internship work sites and responsible for collection, approval and data entry of all participant payroll time sheets.
  • Monitor employment progress of individuals placed in employment.
  • Assist with the expansion of current work readiness curriculum based on program’s goals and partners’ needs.
  • Attend workforce development network meetings in order to apply new labor market trends to program development.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • A minimum of three years of employment within workforce programs
  • Experience working with opportunity youth.
  • Outcome driven with ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with government contracts, preferably NYC DYCD contracts
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Job Developer for Opportunity Youth.”

Pre-HSE Instructor, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire an Pre-HSE Instructor 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. Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the Pre-HSE Instructor will provide contextualized instruction in literacy and math to an opportunity youth population.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Pre-HSE Instructor will:

  • Develop lesson plans and adjust instruction according to the various learning styles of program participants. Maintain a collaborative learning environment.
  • Develop college and career exploration curriculum.
  • Create engaging lessons in ABE and Pre-HSE that develop student critical thinking and problem solving skills using a variety of methodologies.
  • Facilitate basic skills instruction in literacy and mathematics.
  • Continually assess student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and staff well informed of student progress by collecting and tracking data, providing daily feedback and weekly assessments.
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all  students.
  • Attend instructional workshops and learning communities that will discuss all subtests and curriculum development for the TASC exam, ABE instruction, and college and career exploration..
  • Administer and utilize standardized assessments to develop curricula targeting the educational challenges of the students.
  • Monitor students’ performance and attendance for required reporting systems.
  • Lead engagement and follow-up efforts to ensure participants progress towards positive outcomes.
  • Implement strategies to maximize student learning and retention.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education required. Master’s Degree in Education preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching young adult learners of varied ages, levels, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of ABE, pre-HSE and/or HSE curriculum, testing procedures and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability in youth development.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Brynn McCormick at [email protected] with the subject “Pre-HSE Instructor.

Program Coordinator, School Based Summer Youth Employment Program

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 Program Coordinator will be working with the following program: School Based Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at Richmond Hill High School. 

Youth & Adolescent Community Based Program 

Commonpoint Queens is looking for a qualified Program Coordinator 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 the 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 Program Coordinator will report to School Based SYEP Program Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Program Coordinator 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 documentation completion & orientation attendance
  • Conduct individual and group workshops in order to enhance recruitment strategies
  • Interact with students to assess their needs regarding application, enrollment, orientation, worksite placement, scheduling, etc.
  • 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 supervising a team & working in a high school setting
  • Workshop implementation experience (preferred)
  • Adequate knowledge of youth workforce programming (SYEP, WLG, NDA, YAIP, for example)
  • At least 1-year experience working with at-risk inner-city youth
  • Astute knowledge of performance-based contracting.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

  • Part Time position
  • $25/HR, 25 hours per week
  • 40 hours per week during the Summer
  • Looking to hire ASAP

To Apply: Please email [email protected] with the subject line “Career Ready-SYEP Program Coordinator” and please include your resume and cover letter.

Social Worker, Tikvah Program

Commonpoint Queens is looking for a well-qualified Social Worker for our Tikvah program. The Social Worker serves as the primary person assessing and providing comprehensive case management services 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 for our .

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete phone assessments with all callers, make community referrals as appropriate, and invite in for face to face meetings those clients who need further assessment and attention.
  • Coordinate the delivery of 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, etc with clients, when appropriate.
  • Meet with Rabbis and other community leaders 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.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION:

  • LMSW required

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 2 years experience providing case management for adults and older adults
  • Experience with Long-Term Care planning for older adults, Social Security and Medicare
  • Experience with assessing for and providing emergency cash assistance preferred
  • Experience working with families struggling with changing and challenging economic conditions
  • Knowledge of public benefits for families, working poor, and older adults required
  • Experience providing crisis counseling preferred
  • Interest and competence in working with the Jewish community

Hours: Full Time
Start Date: February 2020
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Leslie Kraut at [email protected] with the subject “Social Worker

Social Worker for Opportunity Youth, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Social Worker for Opportunity Youth. 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Social Worker will:

  • 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
  • Supervise social work interns and case managers. 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  •  Masters Degree required. LCSW, LMSW, or LMHC
  • 3+ years of social work experience with opportunity youth
  • Demonstrated ability in youth development
  • SIFI certification preferred
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.
  • Prior supervisory experience

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Evelyn Herrera at [email protected] with the subject “Social Worker for Opportunity Youth

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.

Business Developer Assistant, Youth Workforce

Commonpoint Queens’s Youth Workforce Department is comprised of a number of different programs serving individuals predominantly from 14-21 years old. The individual hired as the Business Developer will be working with the Ladders for Leaders Program and reporting to the Program Director. 

Program Overview: Ladders for Leaders provides paid professional internships to NYC youth between the ages of 16 and 21. Applicants are evaluated based on academic performance, response to an essay question, and résumé quality. Selected applicants will undertake 20-30 hours of pre-employment training designed to teach essential workplace readiness skills and professional etiquette. Participants will then have the opportunity to interview for summer internships at a variety of companies. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Business Developer Assistant will: 

  • Support worksite development team with responsibility for prospect research, recruitment, cultivation, and retention of targeted priority corporations. 
  • Be accountable for job development and placement targets. 
  • Collect data from employers related to job orders, including job requirements and skills; match job skills with applicant qualifications; refer qualified applicants to employers, and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions. 
  • Ensure delivery of successful program execution, including planning and continuous performance feedback. 
  • Maintain contact with employers during participants’ employment and report results to appropriate staff; prepare forms and reports related to placement activities; track participant activity and progress through data and case notes; assist instructors in the collection of educational materials as requested. 
  • Build strong relationships and directly collaborate with program staff to leverage external affiliations and accomplish shared goals. 
  • Conduct site visits to enhance relationships with employers. 

SPECIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree plus a preferred 3-5 years of successful experience in fundraising, corporate engagement, business development and executive relationship expansion with distinguished partners, preferably with a multi-million dollar organization. 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Established ability to build and cultivate relationships, and influence strategies and techniques for high level corporate executives, community leaders and diverse constituents. 
  • Knowledge of product marketing/sales concepts. 
  • Strong interest in working with high-achieving high school and college students. 
  • Outcome driven with ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities. 
  • Ability to manage and motivate groups and individuals. 
  • Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the agency, including policies and procedures. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. 
  • Excellent project management, strategic planning, and organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from very diverse backgrounds. 
  • Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully, and delivers on organizational commitments. 
  • Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources. 
  • Proficient in computer-based information systems. 

Hours: Part – Time, 19 hours/week Start Date: ASAP Salary: Commensurate with Experience To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Albina Baazov at [email protected]. Please indicate “Business Developer” in the subject line of the email. 

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

Census Organizer, NYC Complete Count Fund, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the role of Census Organizer for the NYC Complete Count Fund — a partnership between CUNY, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council. The NYC Complete Count Fund is a first-of-its-kind Census-related community organizing program that will support and resource community-based organizations to help NYC reach a full and accurate count in the 2020 Census.

Census Organizers will: educate community members about the significance of the census and the importance of census self-response; identify and dismantle barriers to census participation; ask and encourage New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census; and connect them to the tools and resources they need to self-respond.

The Complete Count Fund was built with the understanding that local community-based organizations — which serve New Yorkers in the communities where they live and in the languages that they speak — are the most trusted messengers of important and sensitive information.

Commonpoint Queens is proud to join this coordinated citywide effort to build awareness about the census, convey its importance, fight the spread of mis- and disinformation, and help bridge the digital divide that might prevent many New Yorkers from participating in next year’s first online census.

Responsibilities:

Working under the leadership of Commonpoint Queens Census Captain and/or Census Manager, the Census Organizer will:

  • Build strong relationships with historically undercounted New Yorkers in order to encourage census self-response;
  • Engage New Yorkers about the census through a variety of activities, including canvassing, tabling, phone-banking, text-banking, town halls, teach-ins, and other types of events;
  • Track census engagement activities using both qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • Adhere to all data security and privacy protocols around census engagement;
  • Participate in trainings and professional development opportunities;
  • Support volunteer recruitment and training activities.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in community engagement, campaign work, or other forms of direct outreach;
  • Excellent communication, project management, and multi-tasking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills;
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with respect to the immigrant population;
  • Understanding of New York City’s diversity and experience working with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in use of technology such as laptop computers and tablets;
  • REQUIRED: Bilingual in Spanish, Madrian, or Cantonese.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

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]

Project-Based Facilitator, Summer Youth Employment Program

The purpose of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is to provide New York City youth with summer employment & educational experiences that build on their individual strengths & incorporate youth development principles.

The goals & objectives of SYEP are:

  • To provide a valuable work experience at job sites that are safe & well supervised
  • Assist youth in identifying career interests via exposure to different industries & educational pathways,
  • To enable youth to acquire positive work habits & develop employment‐related skills
  • To facilitate the long‐term employment & self‐sufficiency of youth
  • To enable youth to develop a greater understanding of higher education & available career options
  • Enable youth to develop financial literacy & other competencies that will prepare them for adulthood

Position Overview: The individual hired as the Project-Based Facilitator will be working with SYEP, located at one of the local Queens High Schools. Our program utilizes for orientation sessions & will be directly responsible for facilitating these sessions lasting between 4-8 hours. The PBL Facilitator will report to the SYEP Program Director.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required; Current college enrollment or Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Experience with classroom management
  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to work in a professional setting
  • Must be computer literate including experience with Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Excellent organizational & administrative skills
  • Prior knowledge of Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) strongly recommended
  • Experience developing curriculum for high school aged teens
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth & facilitating educational workshops for young people

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate an enriching & positive work experience for a group of SYEP participants not assigned to a traditional work experience.
  • Responsible for managing, supervising groups of SYEP participants between the ages of 14-15.
  • Plan & schedule community service projects for SYEP participants to engage in.
  • Develop & lead professional development workshops with youth (such as program orientation, work readiness, financial literacy, teamwork & conflict resolution, time management, education & career exploration)
  • Provide a safe & engaging learning environment for all SYEP participants
  • Develop & maintain positive relationships with SYEP participants
  • Collect, submit, & maintain all participant documents & data as necessary.
  • Additional duties/projects as assigned by supervisor

Hours: Part-time. 19-25 Hours/Week
Start Date: Late June 2020
Salary: $25/HR

To Apply: Email cover letter & resume to [email protected]. Please indicate “Project Based Facilitator” in subject line of email.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CAPE Mental Health Clinic

CAPE is an article 31 Mental Health Clinic serving adults 50 years of age and older with a wide range of mental health needs. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, will work very closely with a larger treatment team consisting of a Psychiatrist, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Peer Advocates and a Registered Nurse. The PNP will receive regular individual supervision and participate in case conferences involving the entire treatment team. We are looking for a PNP to work with our patients in our Senior Centers satellites.

We are looking for a part-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to work with patients in our Senior Centers and homebound.. Approximately 10 to 20 hours/week. Hours/time flexible. Possibility of salary or per diem.

REQUIREMENTS: A Nurse Practitioner degree with specialized training or experience in Psychiatry. A current license to practice as a nurse practitioner in the State of New York. Ability to travel around Queens.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Debra Ilberman at [email protected] with “Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner” in the subject line.

Senior Camp Counselor, Day Camp

Position Purpose:  

Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper.  The Senior Counselor is responsible for engaging, leading and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. 

  • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times and is in a 1:5 ratio.
  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.
  • Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities.
  • Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.
  • Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.
  • Assist in program areas such as waterfront/pool, trips, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed.
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
  • Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.
  • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by Unit Head.
  • Be alert to campers needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems, and discuss with unit head and/or camp director when appropriate.
  • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to the unit head and/or assistant camp director.
  • Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
  • Set a good example to campers and others about general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

Other Job Duties:

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.
  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
  • Identify other tasks or duties that this position may be expected to perform but are not necessarily the primary focus of this position.

Relationships:

Counselors generally have regular relationships with, program specialists, unit heads, assistant directors and aquatic staff.  It is helpful to identify the expectations of those relationships and communication between these groups of staff members.

Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)

  • Must be 18 years of age or high school graduate.
  • Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR.
  • Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work and complete hiring packet.
  • Must apply to SYEP if age appropriate. (16 – 21 years old)
  • Ability to interact with all age levels.
  • Available to attend trainings pre-camp and during camp trainings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Understand the development needs of youth.
  • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in program areas designated camp program areas.

Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

How to apply: email cover letter and resume as a PDF word document to [email protected] with the subject title “Senior Camp Counselor”

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.

Unit Head, Summer Day Camp

Position Purpose:  

The Unit Head handles a unit, which is a group of kids in the same grade level and the senior and junior counselors in that unit.  The Unit Heads is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities, guiding campers, and staff in their personal growth and daily living skills in a camp day.

  • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers and staff in their unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
  • Assure campers and staff are properly supervised at all times and is in a 1:5 ratio.
  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines with campers and staff.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers and staff within the mission and the culture of the camp.
  • Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities.
  • Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.
  • Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.
  • Assist in program areas such as waterfront/pool, trips, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed.
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
  • Generate and carry a binder with DOH required documents for each camper in your unit.
  • Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.
  • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by Division Head.
  • Be alert to campers needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems, and discuss with division head and/or camp director when appropriate.
  • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to the division head and/or assistant camp director.
  • Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
  • Set a good example to campers and staff about general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

Other Job Duties:

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.
  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
  • Identify other tasks or duties that this position may be expected to perform but are not necessarily the primary focus of this position.

Relationships:

Unit Heads generally have regular relationships with, program specialists, division heads, assistant directors, maintenance staff, aquatic staff and camp director.  It is helpful to identify the expectations of those relationships and communication between these groups of staff members.

Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)

  • Must be 21 years of age 
  • Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid /CPR.
  • Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work and complete hiring packet.
  • Ability to interact with all age levels.
  • Available to attend trainings pre-camp, during camp training and upper staff meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Understand the development needs of youth.
  • Able to lead and construct staff for a successful summer with campers.
  • Ability to relate and communicate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in program areas designated camp program areas.

Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques and communicate with parents.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers and staff in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

How to apply: email cover letter and resume as a PDF word document to [email protected] with the subject title “Day Camp Unit Head”

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.