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

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]

Counselor, SAFE Program at John Bowne High School

The Full Time Counselor is responsible for supporting 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 full-time counselor is on-site at the school 5 days a week, and is responsible for supervision, integration, and coordination of student and family support services at the school, as well as after school programming and partnerships. The Full time Counselor serves as the task manager of 21C staff and interns. The Full time Counselor participates in weekly meetings with supervisor, weekly-monthly attendance meetings, and meetings with stakeholders as needed. The full time counselor is responsible for supporting freshman push in initiatives for freshman, college/career readiness initiatives with upperclassmen, and counseling services in program. The Full time counselor supports with planning and implementation of program trips, events, and outreach efforts.

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
  • Meet expectations of 1x month session with each student on caseload
  • Facilitate two freshman push in classrooms/week of social emotional learning curriculum to support students transitioning to high school
  • Meet student contact 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 on trips and in after school
  • Co-Monitors the Health and Safety of students, families, partners
  • Reviews Content & Curriculum and evaluates appropriateness to participants with CSD
  • Support program efforts and ideas
  • 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
  • Support positive relationships and coordination with after school grant partners and freshman push in teachers, and other stakeholders as needed/assigned such as parents, guidance counselors, school administration
  • Crisis management and de-escalation as needed following school and agency protocol
  • 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.
  • Check ins with staff around freshman push ins and curriculum direction
  • Ensure social emotional learning and college/career readiness culture in program is strong
  • 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
  • 2 years’ experience collaborating effectively with public schools and community based organizations to improve the outcomes of at-risk students
  • 1-2 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, community schools, educational equity
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin a plus
  • Interest in Dance, Mindfulness, and/or Arts is a plus

JOB DETAILS
Hours:
 Full Time
Location: John Bowne High School (Flushing, Queens)
Expected Start Date: August/September 2019
Salary: $48,500

APPLICATION PROCESS

To Apply:  Please email a cover letter and résumé with “Full Time Social Worker” in the subject to Alexandra Saba at [email protected]

Engagement Specialist, High School and College Success

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

Qualifications 

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

Responsibilities 

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

General Tasks of Commonpoint Queens Staff 

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

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

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

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

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Clinic

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

CAPE provides individual and family and group psycho-therapeutic and psychiatric mental health treatment to adults 50 years of age and older. We are looking for a full time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to provide individual, family and group psychotherapy to clinic based and
homebound older adults. The CAPE clinic is a very supportive work environment that highly values supervision and opportunities for continued professional development. The therapist will work very closely with a larger treatment team consisting of a Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner,
Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Peer Advocates and a Registered Nurse.

The therapist will receive regular individual supervision and participate in weekly case conferences involving the entire treatment team. The therapist will also be able to attend social work continuing education classes offered on site, free of charge.

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

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

Program Coordinator, COMPASS After School Program at P.S. 55

The After-School Program Coordinator implements our youth program ranging from Kindergarten through 5th grade, including training, supporting, and overseeing the staff that cares for the children overseeing program design and implementation, and leading parent engagement activities. Reporting to the Director, the Coordinator will carry out the responsibilities of the position as defined below.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership around program development and implementation, program activities and scheduling
  • Provide daily supervision of, and coaching for, program staff
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with staff, youth, parents, and school (for school-based programs).
  • Perform and oversee participant training and supervision
  • Establish and maintain positive stakeholder relationships that advance and enrich the program
  • Complete evaluation reports on a timely basis and in a professional manner.
  • Maintain professional files on all staff for Department of Health review
  • Order, manage and keep track of all program supplies and food/snack deliveries
  • Keep organized computer records of all finances, registration, daily attendance and all other program-related information.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Two to Three years of post-college, full-time work experience in the nonprofit or private sector
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work or other relevant subject
  • Prior success managing and developing staff talent
  • Experience working with youth in an educational setting
  • Prior program and contract management experience
  • Superior leadership and management skills and the ability to motivate, train, and support members of a team
  • Good organizational and planning skills, high level of creativity, and the ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Willingness and ability to travel between agency and program site as needed
  • Willingness to submit to and pass criminal, child protection, and sexual registry background check
  • Other duties as assigned.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Diana Vigo, Senior Director, Youth Education Services at [email protected] with the subject “Program 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 and Spanish speaking)

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

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

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

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

Career Services Assistant

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Start Date: September 2019 – June 2020

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

Counselor, 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]

Counselor Advocate, High School and College Success

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

Qualifications

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

Responsibilities

  • Establish a rapport with all program participants. Assist them in identifying their educational and career goals; help them to formulate future plans.
  • Implement and conduct workshops on work readiness, career development, life skills, and student enrichment.
  • Recruit students; and conduct intake assessments and interviews.
  • Monitor the attendance, academic, and career progress of participants on assigned caseload.
  • Provide interpersonal group and individual counseling.
  • Provide necessary referrals to community resources.
  • Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings, contractor meetings, and staff development in order to support student progress.
  • Monitor and document student progress in various service areas (guidance and counseling, academic support, life skills, work readiness).
  • Conduct daily attendance outreach, including home visits if necessary.

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

General Tasks of All Commonpoint Queens Staff

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

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

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

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

Dance Instructor

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

She/he is expected to assess dancer’s skills and abilities to help create a fun and nurturing environment with hands-on-learning and lesson planning for children aged 3-12 years old.   Maintain supervision and care of each dancer of the dance program. Directly responsible for communicating to Senior Director any class concerns. Represent the Commonpoint Queens in a positive light at all times.

SKILLS AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

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

Potential Days and Times:

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

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

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

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.

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]

Personal Trainer, Children and Youth

Job Focus 

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

 

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


Responsibilities

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


Requirements

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

Available Hours

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

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

Recruitment Specialist, Youth Employment

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

Youth & Adolescent Community Based Program

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Recruitment Specialist will:

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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

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.