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

Assistant Director, Early Childhood

Statement of the Job

Our organization prides itself on excellence, putting the education and development of our children first and foremost. When considering a career with the Commonpoint Queens, know that you will be joining a team that is passionate about giving young children the right start to a successful education.

The Assistant Director must demonstrate leadership abilities, be organized, detail oriented, multi-task and take initiative. The Assistant Director assists and reports to the Program Director in operating the center in accordance with NYC Department of Health, as well as NYC and NYS Department of Education policies and procedures to create an educational, nurturing and safe environment for children, staff and parents. The individual is responsible for all school operations and assumes all Director responsibilities and duties in the absence of the Director.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Site Director as needed and effectively carry out the day to day operations of the center by communicating with the Director to determine daily responsibilities and projects.
  • Perform all necessary daily clerical tasks that the Director requires (phone calls, email, purchasing, filing and fiscal responsibilities)
  • Maintaining staff files and records that pertain to registration, enrollment, health/safety and licensing.
  • Assist with participation recruitment and registration, including processing DOE UPK applications.

Curriculum Responsibilities

  • Supervise and review the implementation of DOE and thematic based curriculum via documented classroom observations.
  • Act as a liaison between the site’s appointed DOE Instructional Coordinator and the teaching staff ensuring that all goals are being met.
  • Assist teachers in the implementation of family communication and classroom assessment systems, such as Tadpoles and Teaching Strategies Gold.
  • Execute identified steps towards improvement on program performance on the ECHERTS scale.

Supervision Responsibilities

  • Measure progress of staff using the center’s performance evaluation to modify and remediate.
  • Receive and give instructions to staff through the use of mentoring and or role modeling.
  • Address issues with teachers, children and parents in a compassionate, concrete and timely manner.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assists in the hiring and scheduling of substitute teachers.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of marketing plans including but not limited to taking inquiry and follow up calls, conducting site tours and distributing registration and enrollment packets.
  • Assist in the development of a comprehensive professional development plan for management and classroom staff at all levels.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift approximately 40 pounds from floor to waist high.
  • Able to travel between sites within the agency

Qualifications

  • M.A. In Education or related field and a State Department of Education teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (B-2) or (N,K, Grades 1-6).
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an Early Childhood Program and three years of supervisory experience in an educational setting.
  • Complies with all Agency, State, City and Federal regulations for a person working in an Early Childhood setting.
  • Highly knowledgeable in working with Google Suite and NYC DOE computer systems

JOB DETAILS
Hours:
 Full Time
Location: Forest Hills
Expected Start Date: ASAP

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to Erica Cando, at [email protected].  Please indicate “Assistant Director Position” in subject of email.

Assistant Director, SAFE Program at John Bowne High School

The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Commonpoint Queens and 21st Century Learning Center (21st CCLC) programming at John Bowne High School in Queens, NY. The Assistant Director is on-site at the school 5 days a week, and is responsible for management, integration, and coordination of student and family support services at the school, as well as after school programming and partnerships.

The Assistant Director is responsible for arranging, coordinating, and implementing the initiative’s strategies, services, and resources in consultation with the Community School Director and school administration. The Assistant Director liaises with the school, other Community Based Organization (CBO) partners and vendors, and city agencies on behalf of the initiative at the school level; participates in the development and manages the implementation of 21st Century Learning Center Plans consistent with the requirements of the grant and with the expectations of the principal and Community School Director. The Assistant Director serves as the task manager of 21C staff and partners. The Assistant Director participates in weekly meetings with CSD, weekly-monthly attendance meetings, and meetings with stakeholders as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Co-Implementation of school-day and after-school programming in line with the 21st CCLC goals and objectives JBHS requirements
  • Work with students on individual and group level to mitigate barriers to attendance, involvement, and achievement in school setting
  • Ensure that counselors meet expectations of 1x month session with each student on caseload
  • Ensure that staff meet input schedule expectations and Youth Services entry in timely and organized manner
  • Ensure that program and client data is organized and stored properly
  • Ensure that participation goals are met (enrollment and hours)
  • Co-Facilitate/coordinate all data entry and evaluation measures with CSD
  • Ensures agreed on staff : student ratios
  • Co-Monitors the Health and Safety of students, families, partners
  • Reviews Content & Curriculum and evaluates appropriateness to participants with CSD
  • Co-Conduct weekly check in with staff and partners
  • Recruit, enroll and retain students to meet and exceed the required enrollment and rate of participation expectation of our funders
  • Ensure that program meets academic, social, emotional and recreational needs of students and/or refers them to additional resources where needed
  • Co-Coordination of partners and vendors
  • Secondary liaison for teachers working in after-school
  • Problem-solving at the student, staff, family and program level * Also use available data (including but not limited to: attendance, referral rates, follow-up rates, pre- and post-testing, and disciplinary referrals) to inform programming and interventions
  • Serve as task manager to staff and interns
  • Ensure all trip, event rosters, permission slips are compliant, organized, have appropriate logos, contact info, and medical info
  • Support with program evaluation/surveys and ensure outcomes drive direction of program
  • Keep track of SAFE leaders’ school progress and assign them tasks as needed at events, trips, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned as necessary for the success of the program

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

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

JOB DETAILS
Hours:
 Full Time
Location: John Bowne High School (Flushing, Queens)
Expected Start Date: August/September 2019

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to Alexandra Saba, at [email protected].  Please indicate “Assistant Director Position” in subject of email.

Bi-lingual Clinical Social Worker (LCSW or MSW) - Multiple Positions (Chinese an 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]

College Access Counselor, High School and College Success

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual hired as College Access Counselor in the High School and College Success division and will report directly to the Assistant Vice President of High School and College Success

Education & Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling or Social Work, Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience within the framework of College Access.
  • Bilingual is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Prior workshop/seminar development and implementation experience preferred; prior college counseling experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong ability to create engaging and relevant activities for students and their families connected to college.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites throughout Queens.
  • Must have excellent organizational, teamwork, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a commitment of work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
  • Foster and manage relationships with college personnel, including college administrators, professors, and staff who provide student support services.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of students and ability to support students and hold them accountable as appropriate.
  • Strong relationship-building and group facilitation capabilities, incorporating cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Deep understanding of positive youth development, education learning standards and issues facing immigrant and first generation youth in the U.S. College guidance experience and strong knowledge of the college application, financial aid and scholarship process.
  • Ability to research and develop opportunities for alumni.
  • Ability to develop partnerships, work with and 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 literate, including experience with all Microsoft Office software packages; Google Drive (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, etc.); local area networks; and efficient use of the Internet.

General Tasks of All Commonpoint Queens Staff 

  • Promote and implement the Core Values of the Jewish Community Center.
  • Participation in all staff meetings and staff training seminars.
  • Participation in agency-wide programs and program committees, as assigned.
  • Active involvement, as a supervisee, in the supervision process.
  • Support the mission of the Samuel Field Y.
  • Other tasks appropriate to the Samuel Field Y 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 “College Access Counselor” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

COMPASS After School Program 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).
  • 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.
  • 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

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to David Slotnick, Senior Director of Youth Education Services, at [email protected].  Please indicate “COMPASS Director” in subject of email.

Contracts Manager

The Contracts Manager is a key member of the Finance team and reports to the Director of Contracts. The primary responsibilities include all aspects of contract accounting, budget development, budget modifications, internal reporting (including monthly/quarterly variance reporting), monthly billing and reconciliations. The Contracts Manager ensures compliance with funding source guidelines, timely receipt of revenue, and accurate submission of financial reports.

She/he is expected to use and apply accounting skills at full proficiency level to analyze and resolve accounting transactions, and initiate appropriate corrections. The Contracts Manager interacts with programmatic staff to assist with contract budget management and resolve discrepancies and disputes. She/he serves as liaison with government Contracts.

This position has the potential to grow to managing a team of grants accountants/bookkeepers for the right candidate.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares, verifies, and processes invoices for sales or services rendered
  • Responsible for federal, state and city contract management, including communication with funding sources and program staff
  • Monitors grant expenses to ensure they are within approved budgets, posted to appropriate accounts and incurred within regulatory guidelines
  • Prepares expense allocations and import into MIP accounting software
  • Prepares timely correcting entries as needed
  • Trains staff on proper coding of expenditures and ensure expenditures are coded consistently
  • Maintains and update monthly staff salary allocation Master Spreadsheet, including working with PR Manager to maintain payroll distribution codes within the payroll systems.
  • Prepares, reconciles and submits monthly/quarterly vouchers and drawdowns;  records receivable in MIP Accounting Software
  • Reviews and reconcile accounts receivables to ensure timely payments.
  • Performs monthly reconciliations of assigned contracts
  • Ensure compliance with contract requirements
  • Conducts monthly/quarterly review with sponsored program staff and document variances and corrective action plans
  • Maintains complete and accurate grant files
  • Prepares program budgets/modifications in a timely manner with program management
  • Preparations of materials for agency-wide and/or program audits
  • Systematically and timely updates and maintains the Master Grant file spreadsheet
  • Regularly communicates contract requirements and updates to program staff
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in contracts management in a non-profit environment
  • BSc degree in Accounting or Finance (required)
  • Must have experience managing federal, state and city Contracts; Medicare/Medicaid billing a plus
  • Intimate familiarity with DYCD contract management is a must
  • Ability to be flexible and to adjust work schedule to reflect varying accounting deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including the ability to operate computerized accounting and spreadsheet programs
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Superior spreadsheets skills and a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational, stress and time management skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Pro-active work ethic and ability to perform with minimal supervision

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to Sabina Klimentos, Director of Contract Management, at [email protected]  Please indicate “Contracts Manager” in subject of email.

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 Facilities

OBJECTIVE: Oversee all maintenance and housekeeping functions at all of its facilities throughout the borough of Queens.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervision of Maintenance, Housekeeping and Transportation departments at all locations
  • Supervise the Facility Managers at all locations
  • Oversee budget for all maintenance staff, supplies and capital growth as needed
  • Work with Facility Managers to create and maintain preventive maintenance program for all  HVAC and mechanical systems
  •  Coordinate and/or perform routine repairs as necessary
  • Assist in coordination Porter and Driver schedules
  • Work with Facility Managers to coordinate and monitor all work flow, routines and vendor deliveries
  • Organize and coordinate purchases
  • Ensure the cleanliness of all facilities.
  • Oversee a small team of handyman and coordinate schedules
  • Develop and maintain an elevation system of maintenance and handyman staff
  • Manage the transportation department fleet
  • Coordinate snow removal, pest control, gardening, etc.
  • Drive for Agency as needed
  • Supervise and coordinate safety and security procedures at all locations
  • Prepare and manage goals, budgets and records for department
  • Prepare RFP’s and manage larger capital projects as needed
  • Ability to travel between locations
  • Other related duties as required by agency

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES    

  • Valid commercial driver’s license with Passenger and School Bus endorsements required
  • Experience in commercial maintenance and housekeeping management
  • Good critical, creative thinking and decision making skills
  • Must demonstrate the aptitude  and willingness to be a visible and active team player in a social service environment
  • 4 years ++of experience managing multiple properties at the same time.
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft office and all G-Suite products.
  • Certified pool Operator
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • NYC Food Handlers
  • Boiler license and S95 Fire certificate, F-07 Fire certificate, C-42 Fire Certificate
  • Membership in International Facility Management Association or similar organization a plus.
  • Valid CPR/AED – First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to supervise staff and meet the public
  • Ability to plan, originate, organize and carry out daily and special programs

JOB DETAILS
Salary: 75,000
Benefits: Health insurance, Membership to summer pool club
Schedule: TBD
Location: All Locations in Queens
Expected Start Date: August 2019

To Apply: Qualified candidates should email Craig Lastres with a resume and subject line that reads “Director of Facilities” to [email protected]

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.

MSW Case Manager / Jewish Programming Coordinator

Job Responsibilities:

  • Need basic knowledge of case management including Medicaid and other entitlements.
  • Assist with applications and benefits.
  • Organize and oversee food bank.
  • Arrange for alternative housing when necessary.
  • Liaison with community groups and organizations.
  • Assess concrete needs and refer when necessary.  Develop referral resources.
  • Provide mental health assessment and referral.
  • Develop and implement Jewish programming in synagogues.
  • 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 towards inclusion at senior centers and synagogues.
  • Meet with Synagogues’ clergy, board members and lay leadership to assist with mergers and programming.
  • Meet with synagogue leadership to develop and implement community programming between synagogues.
  • Work with Holocaust survivors and their families by providing supportive services and group support.

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.

REQUIREMENTS: The candidates must be a Master Level Social Worker (LMSW) with experience providing  case management and an interest and competence in working with the Jewish Community.  Ability to communicate in Farsi would be helpful. A driver’s license and the ability to travel within the communities of Northeast Queens and Western Nassau 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 “MSW Case Manager / Jewish Programming Coordinator.

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 an 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]

Camp Music Specialist

Summary of position: The Commonpoint Queens Day Camp located in Melville, Long Island, NY is looking for an experienced and creative music specialist for campers ages 5-11 years old. The right candidate will be engage the campers by leading and teaching fun camp songs, including Jewish thematic songs, an appreciation for music and develop musical focus into everyday camp.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to play guitar or portable accompanying instrument as a background for melodies and songs. In addition, must be able to lead Friday oneg which includes the entire camp of 200 children.
  • Ability to work independently as a team member.
  • Ability to walk around the camp grounds which has uneven and unpaved surfaces and up and down hills.

The camp season runs from June 27-August 16, 2019. The work hours will be Monday through Friday from 10:00-4:00 pm.

How to apply: Please send letter of experience or demos to Dale Stark, AVP of Camping Services, [email protected]. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Counselor, SAFE Program at John Bowne High School

The Part Time Counselor will work within the S.A.F.E. (Student and Family Engagement) Program at John Bowne High School, a 21st century Community Schools program which supports youth from a holistic approach through counseling, lunchtime engagement, and afterschool enrichment (dance, sports, cooking, art, acting, and more!). Our goal is for our students to feel competent, confident, and engaged in positive relationships and their school environment. The Part Time Counselor serves as the primary person in guiding participants in 9-12th grade through the academic and social challenges that are involved in achieving successes toward graduation.  Part Time Counselors will also support with attendance entry and data tracking of student participation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide individual outreach and monthly advisement to caseload of approximately 30 students.
  • Establish rapport with all young people in program and contribute to safe, supportive, structured setting that encourages self-expression, personal growth, and fun.
  • Facilitate classroom push ins in Social Emotional learning topics for freshman students
  • Assist students in identifying their educational and career goals; help them to formulate future plans.
  • Co-plan and co-facilitate monthly workshops on topics such as: healthy relationships, self esteem, life skills, financial responsibility, culture and identity, and more.
  • Support with planning, recruiting, outreach, marketing, retention, behavior management, and adult supervision for program activities and program trips/events. (Some evening availability required for events)
  • Track school attendance and achievement of students on caseload through outreach, collateral contact, and data keeping.
  • Monitor the social-emotional progress of participants on assigned caseload.
  • Provide necessary referrals to community resources.
  • Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings in order to support student progress and program goals/success.
  • Maintain consistent contact with families of students on caseload and support them as needed.
  • Co-plan and co-facilitate family engagement events and workshops.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Master’s Degree Required
  • LMSW Preferred; SIFI Certification is a plus
  • Background in Social Work, Community Organizing, Psychology, Youth Development, Afterschool Programming, School Counseling, Mentorship, Education, Mental Health Counseling (MHC), Social Justice preferred
  • At least 2-3 years experience working with adolescents and/or families
  • Experience working with students on achieving positive outcomes for success
  • Interested in facilitating social emotional and/or skill building groups
  • Experience with curriculum writing and group facilitation

JOB DETAILS

Salary: $21/hour
Hours: Part-Time, 19 hours per week (September 2019-June 2020)
Schedule: 3 days/week during school hours (some evenings for events as needed)
Location: John Bowne High School (Flushing, Queens)
Expected Start Date: September 2019

How to apply: Please email your resume with the subject line “Part Time Counselor Position” to Alexandra Saba at [email protected]

Counselor, After School Program

We are currently looking for after school counselors to staff our various after school programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB

  • Supervise participants from K–8th grade.
  • Engage with participants during program hours, ensuring student safety and the development of positive relationships. Chaperone youth to and from their activities.
  • Implementing daily activities and programming.
  • Administrative duties include completing and monitoring daily attendance sheets.
  • Responsible for maintaining classroom space in an organized and clean fashion.
  • Working collectively and communicating with all peer staff.
  • Attend counselor trainings and staff meetings (occasional weekend training)
  • Willingness to participate in agency wide events and professional development/training opportunities
  • Staff uniform (shirt) to be worn at site daily

QUALIFICATIONS

  • This is NOT a position for a therapist
  • Applicants should be high school or college age.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be friendly, engaging and patient with youth participants, school faculty and parents.
  • Experience working with children ranging  in grades K-8 preferred.
  • Attention to detail, problem solving skills and can exercise good judgment.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize daily workload.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.
  • Strong  verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to take initiative and lead groups of children in structured and unstructured after school activities.
  • Commitment to being available to work during summer (9-5pm) or  after school hours (2-6pm) daily Monday- Friday. The ideal candidate can work 5 days per week.

Please specify when applying which days you are available if less than 5. Please specify if applying for a summer or school year position.

Please email your resume with the subject line “Part Time After School Counselor ”to [email protected]

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.

Infant and Toddler Gym Teacher

Infant & Toddler Gym Teachers are key members of the Health & Wellness team and will report to the Senior Director of Health & Wellness Department.  The primary responsibilities include teaching age appropriate skills for Infants & Toddlers in a group setting. Teachers should have experience in a “gymboree” type of setting.

She/he is expected to create a fun, nurturing and educational environment with hands-on-learning and lesson planning for children aged 6 months-5 years old.   Maintain supervision and care of each participant in the 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 working with Infants & Toddlers
  • Experience as a lead teacher or instructor
  • CPR/First Aid certification a plus
  • Communicate effectively with administration, parents and children
  • Manage cleanliness of the gym space and the equipment
  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Positive classroom management skills are a must

Potential Days and Times:

Mondays from 9:00-12:30 pm, Wednesdays from 9:00-12:30 pm, Thursdays from 9:00-12:30 pm

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

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

Mandarin Speaking High School Program Counselor

The Part Time Counselor will work within the S.A.F.E. (Student and Family Engagement) Program at John Bowne High School, a 21st century Community Schools program which supports youth from a holistic approach through counseling, lunchtime engagement, and afterschool enrichment (dance, sports, cooking, art, acting, and more!). Our goal is for our students to feel competent, confident, and engaged in positive relationships and their school environment. The Part Time Counselor serves as the primary person in guiding participants in 9-12th grade through the academic and social challenges that are involved in achieving successes toward graduation.  Part Time Counselors will also support with attendance entry and data tracking of student participation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide individual outreach and monthly advisement to caseload of approximately 30 students.
  • Establish rapport with all young people in program and contribute to safe, supportive, structured setting that encourages self-expression, personal growth, and fun.
  • Facilitate classroom push ins in Social Emotional learning topics for freshman students
  • Assist students in identifying their educational and career goals; help them to formulate future plans.
  • Co-plan and co-facilitate monthly workshops on topics such as: healthy relationships, self esteem, life skills, financial responsibility, culture and identity, and more.
  • Support with planning, recruiting, outreach, marketing, retention, behavior management, and adult supervision for program activities and program trips/events. (Some evening availability required for events)
  • Track school attendance and achievement of students on caseload through outreach, collateral contact, and data keeping.
  • Monitor the social-emotional progress of participants on assigned caseload.
  • Provide necessary referrals to community resources.
  • Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings in order to support student progress and program goals/success.
  • Maintain consistent contact with families of students on caseload and support them as needed.
  • Co-plan and co-facilitate family engagement events and workshops.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Master’s Degree Required
  • LMSW Preferred; SIFI Certification is a plus
  • Background in Social Work, Community Organizing, Psychology, Youth Development, Afterschool Programming, School Counseling, Mentorship, Education, Mental Health Counseling (MHC), Social Justice preferred
  • At least 2-3 years experience working with adolescents and/or families
  • Experience working with students on achieving positive outcomes for success
  • Interested in facilitating social emotional and/or skill building groups
  • Experience with curriculum writing and group facilitation

JOB DETAILS

Salary: $21/hour
Hours: Part-Time, 19 hours per week (September 2019-June 2020)
Schedule: 3 days/week during school hours (some evenings for events as needed)
Location: John Bowne High School (Flushing, Queens)
Expected Start Date: September 2019

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to Alexandra Saba at [email protected], please indicate “Part Time Counselor (Mandarin Speaking) Position” in subject of email.                   

Program Director, SONYC After School Program

Responsibilities of the Job:

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to David Slotnick, at [email protected], please indicate “SONYC Program Site Director” in subject of email.                   

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

Project-Based Facilitator, Multiple Positions

Commonpoint Queens is comprised of a network of community centers throughout Queens. Our mission is to sustain & enhance the quality of family & 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 & inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs & builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, & recreational services that reach community members of all ages & backgrounds.

Program Overview: 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. These principles include engaging the talents & interests of youth, developing their skills & competencies, & providing positive adult role models.

The goals & objectives of SYEP are:

  • To provide a valuable work experience at job sites that are safe & well supervised
  • To assist youth in identifying their career interests through exposure to different industries, occupations, educational pathways, & the requirements for success in each of them
  • 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 & career options available to them
  • To enable youth to develop financial literacy & other competencies that will prepare them to succeed in their transition to adulthood

Position Overview: The individual hired as the Project-Based Facilitator Position 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 Part-Time Project Based Facilitator will report to the School Based 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 development programs & facilitating educational workshops for young people
  • Unflappable customer service, organization & time management skills
  • Creative, professional & an excellent sense of humor
  • Passion for youth & community development

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 educational advice to support the individual needs of the participants
  • 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.
  • Responsible for writing & entering reports weekly & as necessary.
  • Complete all program & contract required steps for reporting incidents to appropriate supervising staff members.
  • Additional duties/projects as assigned by supervisor

Hours: Seasonal (Summer), Part-time. 19-25 Hours/Week
Start Date: May 2019
Salary: Commensurate with experience
To Apply: Email cover letter & resume to [email protected] Please indicate “Project Based Facilitator” in subject line of email.

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

School-Based Worksite Monitor, Summer Youth Employment Program (Multiple Positions)

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 Part – Time Worksite Monitor will be working with the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) located at Richmond Hill High School and Pan American High School.

SYEP provides New York City youth with summer employment and educational experiences that build on their individual strengths and incorporate youth development principles.  These principles include engaging the talents and interests of youth, developing their skills and competencies, and providing positive adult role models. The Part-Time Worksite Monitor will report to the School Based SYEP Program Director.

The goals and objectives of Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) are:

  • To provide a valuable work experience at job sites that are safe and well supervised
  • To assist youth in identifying their career interests through exposure to different industries, occupations, educational pathways, and the requirements for success in each of them
  • To enable youth to acquire positive work habits and develop employment-related skills
  • To facilitate the long-term employment and self-sufficiency of youth
  • To enable youth to develop a greater understanding of higher education and career options available to them
  • To enable youth to develop financial literacy and other competencies that will prepare them to succeed in their transition to adulthood

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/ GED required; college degree or current college enrollment preferred
  • Experience working with Summer Youth Employment (SYEP) preferred
  • Ability to travel throughout NYC via public transportation or one’s own personal transportation (Ability to drive strongly preferred)
  • Possession of New York State Driver’s License if driving
  • Passion for youth and community development
  • Experience and comfort working with youth and workplace professionals
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Extreme attention to detail and strong multi-tasker
  • Ability to make deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities:

  • Visit each worksite in caseload once a week
  • Ensure SYEP participants are satisfied with worksite placements and are completing maximum hours; contact youth as necessary to follow up on missed hours
  • Ensure worksites are providing a safe and supportive environment to youth assigned to the site
  • Serve as a liaison between SYEP participants and the Central Queens YM & YWHA to communicate information at regular intervals
  • Distribute and collect participant timesheets, program evaluations and other program documents weekly
  • Monitor and report any issues or violations to proper personnel
  • Complete weekly monitoring assessments for each worksite assigned to caseload
  • Participate in SYEP and worksite supervisors’ orientations
  • Administrative duties as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director

Hours:   Seasonal, Part-time, 25-35 hours/week
Start Date:  Late Spring 2019
Salary: Commensurate with experience
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Andre Avalos at [email protected].

Please indicate “School Based SYEP Worksite Monitor” in subject line of email.

Spanish Speaking High School Program Counselor

The Part Time Counselor will work within the S.A.F.E. (Student and Family Engagement) Program at John Bowne High School, a 21st century Community Schools program which supports youth from a holistic approach through counseling, lunchtime engagement, and afterschool enrichment (dance, sports, cooking, art, acting, and more!). Our goal is for our students to feel competent, confident, and engaged in positive relationships and their school environment. The Part Time Counselor serves as the primary person in guiding participants in 9-12th grade through the academic and social challenges that are involved in achieving successes toward graduation.  Part Time Counselors will also support with attendance entry and data tracking of student participation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide individual outreach and monthly advisement to caseload of approximately 30 students.
  • Establish rapport with all young people in program and contribute to safe, supportive, structured setting that encourages self-expression, personal growth, and fun.
  • Facilitate classroom push ins in Social Emotional learning topics for freshman students
  • Assist students in identifying their educational and career goals; help them to formulate future plans.
  • Co-plan and co-facilitate monthly workshops on topics such as: healthy relationships, self esteem, life skills, financial responsibility, culture and identity, and more.
  • Support with planning, recruiting, outreach, marketing, retention, behavior management, and adult supervision for program activities and program trips/events. (Some evening availability required for events)
  • Track school attendance and achievement of students on caseload through outreach, collateral contact, and data keeping.
  • Monitor the social-emotional progress of participants on assigned caseload.
  • Provide necessary referrals to community resources.
  • Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings in order to support student progress and program goals/success.
  • Maintain consistent contact with families of students on caseload and support them as needed.
  • Co-plan and co-facilitate family engagement events and workshops.
  • Other Duties as Assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Master’s Degree Required
  • LMSW Preferred; SIFI Certification is a plus
  • Background in Social Work, Community Organizing, Psychology, Youth Development, Afterschool Programming, School Counseling, Mentorship, Education, Mental Health Counseling (MHC), Social Justice preferred
  • At least 2-3 years experience working with adolescents and/or families
  • Experience working with students on achieving positive outcomes for success
  • Interested in facilitating social emotional and/or skill building groups
  • Experience with curriculum writing and group facilitation

JOB DETAILS
Salary
: $21/hour
Hours: Part-Time, 19 hours per week (September 2019-June 2020)
Schedule: 3 days/week during school hours (some evenings for events as needed)
Location: John Bowne High School (Flushing

To Apply
: Email cover letter and resume to Alexandra Saba at [email protected]. Please indicate “Part Time Counselor (Spanish Speaking) Position” in subject line of email.

Swim Instructor, Commonpoint Queens' Central Queens

Swim instructors are key members of the Aquatics team and will report to the Director of Aquatics.  The primary responsibilities are to provide private or group lessons to children and adults of all levels and abilities based on American Red Cross (ARC) standards and program requirements.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Certifications Required:

  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.

Qualifications:  

  • Knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate skills in swim lessons instruction.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills as required for class content and use teaching aids such as kickboards.
  • Ability to work independently and possess energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to positively interact with the general public.

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to Lior Harpaz, Director of Aquatics, at [email protected], please indicate “Swim Instructor” in subject of email.                   

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

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.