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

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 Work Supports Program, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens Adult Workforce Department is comprised of a number of different employment and support  programs serving individuals predominantly adults 18 and over. The Coordinator of Work Supports Programs at the Commonpoint Queens, Central Queens Center will coordinate and supervise assigned work support programs including Neighborhood Development-Healthy Families, entitlement screening and enrollment, emergency food support, ESOL, & Voluntary Income Tax Assistance. The Coordinator of Work Supports Programs will have responsibility for developing and maintaining relationships with the Human Resources Administration, DYCD, UJA, Food Bank of NY, IRS, Met Council, and other necessary organizations to ensure workforce clients receive the most appropriate services.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB

  • Develop partnerships and other infrastructure to conduct outreach and application assistance at community-based locations to provide greater access and minimize barriers for clients applying for work support programs and benefits.
  • Facilitate minimally bi-weekly staff supervision, team meetings, and case conferences around work supports.
  • Develop and maintain linkages with community service providers.
  • Assist clients with initial screening, intakes, enrollment, direct client support, and follow up services.
  • Maintain all contractual obligations of programs and ensure that targets are being met and complete internal dashboards weekly / monthly on program details and targets.
  • Monitor collection, tracking, and communication of all program data both internal and external to the agency.
  • Monitor all program files and ensure all work, written, online submissions and participant documents are maintained in a secure and organized fashion, in compliance with all contractual expectations.
  • Ensure the accurate completion of client documentation (from intake to post enrollment)  that is consistent with HRA, DYCD, Food Bank and Met Council requirements and guidelines;
  • Prepare and communicate information to clients and staff regarding work support programs, procedures, changes to benefits, and address (potential) interruptions in benefits with preemptive action.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Director in  identifying and providing staff training opportunities, opportunities to improve and strengthen the program.
  • Attend and participate in provider, funder, and community meetings. Attend conferences and workshops pertinent to the operation of the programs

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES  

  • Masters in Social Work or related field preferred
  • 2+ years experience with public benefit programs
  • Supervisory experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

JOB DETAILS
Schedule: Start Date- April 2018, Full Time, 40 hours a week, some weekend events required
Location: Central Queens Center

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

Counselor Advocate for Out of School Youth, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens  is looking for a well-qualified Social Work Counselor Advocate for the Out of School Youth (OSY) programs. The Social Work Counselor Advocate serves as the primary person in guiding at-risk participants ages 16-24 through the academic and social challenges that are involved in achieving a High School Equivalency Diploma and establishing realistic post-secondary and/or career plans.  The counselor advocate will be responsible for providing academic, work readiness, life skills, and career counseling to participants of OSY programs. They will perform individual and group counseling duties consistent with the needs of program participants and will assist with the delivery of educational services.

Commonpoint Queens operates under a framework of holistic (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) services, Human Development Model of a family-supported, strengths based interventions, and hope-engendering practice, an individual hired a Counselor Advocate for the Commonpoint Queens will report to the OSY  Program Director.

DUTIES & 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, 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
  • Maintain thorough casenotes documenting interactions
  • Work in a collaborative team, including participation in staff meetings, case conferences, contractor meetings, and staff development in order to support student progress
  • Monitor and document student progress in all service areas (guidance and counseling, academic support, life skills, occupational training, Pre-HSE and HSE classes, work readiness)
  • Conduct daily attendance outreach, including home visits if necessary
  • Implement bi-monthly social events to foster retention.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION:

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

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working with at-risk inner-city youth.
  • Knowledge of performance based contracting.
  • Workshop implementation experience preferred.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English preferred.

Hours: Full Time
Start Date: May 2019
To Apply: Email Cover letter and resume 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.

Program Director, Programs for Children with Developmental Disabilities

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB

  • Provide and develop after-school, recreation, respite, and summer camp services for individuals with disabilities, utilizing a philosophy that promotes person-centered planning, community inclusion, and fosters family involvement
  • Intervene therapeutically as needed in after-school, recreation,  respite, and summer camp services
  • Provide individual and family counseling on an as-needed basis, often focusing on the needs, challenges, and concerns of raising a child with special needs
  • Advocate on behalf of the child and family in collaboration with school and community resources.
  • Responsible for recruitment, hiring, and appropriate onboarding of program staff
  • Conduct staff trainings and professional development workshops for staff
  • Ensure appropriate administrative oversight of participant files, lessons plans, treatment plans, attendance records, and billing records
  • Focus on enriching programming opportunities and lesson plans, including social skills and daily living skills development
  • Facilitate social skills groups, jointly sponsored by The Samuel Field Y and The Seaver and New York Autism Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which includes a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) structure for teaching skills
  • Conduct intakes for all programs in order to assess the individualized needs of each child and family to determine the best programmatic fit
  • Ensure that all programs and activities conform to all funder and government guidelines
  • Continually assess areas for program growth and expansion

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (strongly preferred) or related field from an accredited college/university
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities, including programming in an after school environment
  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience supervising staff

JOB DETAILS

Salary: Commensurate to prior experience

Benefits: Health insurance, membership to summer pool club

Schedule: This is a Full-Time position with an expected schedule of Monday through Friday 10am-7pm, and may also include occasional weekend/evening hours.

Location: Bay Terrace Center/Central Queens

Expected Start Date: ASAP

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please email your resume with the subject line “Program Director, BTC-CQ Programs for Children with Disabilities” to [email protected]

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.

Social Worker, Clearview Assistance Program NORC

Clearview Assistance Program (CAP) Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) is a program of Commonpoint Queens, a multipurpose social service agency. Our 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Functions as part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of social workers, nurses and administrative staff
  • Provides case management, case assistance and advocacy for older adults in the office, in their homes and via telephone
  • Assists seniors in identifying and applying for benefits and entitlements for which they may qualify
  • Documents all client contacts in the NYC Department for the Aging Peer Place application in a timely manner
  • Meets with potential new members to explain services available
  • Facilitates support groups, educational/recreational activities and intergenerational programming to meet contractual obligations and the needs of Clearview Gardens residents over the age of 60
  • Collaborates with program team to create new programming, special events, calendars, flyers, and program guide descriptions for activities
  • Interfaces with NORC Advisory Board members, Program Officers from DFTA and NYSOFA
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES    

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work. Experience working with older adults.
  • Valid Driver’s License and must have a car available to drive to home visits and other agency sites.

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 40 hours; special events may require evening or Sunday hours
  • Location: Whitestone, Queens

TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to Barbara Becker Bruno at [email protected], and Mila Streltsoff at [email protected] with “Clearview Assistance Program Social Worker” in the subject line.

Social Worker, Deepdale CARES NORC

Deepdale CARES Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) is a program of Commonpoint Queens, a multipurpose social service agency. Our 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Functions as part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of social workers, nurses and administrative staff
  • Provides case management, case assistance and advocacy for older adults in the office, in their homes and via telephone
  • Assists seniors in identifying and applying for benefits and entitlements for which they may qualify
  • Documents all client contacts in the NYC Department for the Aging Peer Place application in a timely manner
  • Meets with potential new members to explain services available
  • Facilitates support groups, educational/recreational activities and intergenerational programming to meet contractual obligations and the needs of Deepdale Gardens residents over the age of 60
  • Collaborates with program team to create new programming, special events, calendars, flyers, and program guide descriptions for activities
  • Interfaces with NORC Advisory Board members, Program Officers from DFTA and NYSOFA
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES    

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work. Experience working with older adults.
  • Valid Driver’s License and must have a car available to drive to home visits and other agency sites.

JOB DETAILS

  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 40 hours; special events may require evening or Sunday hours
  • Location: Little Neck, Queens

TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to Barbara Becker Bruno at [email protected], and Victoria Margolies at [email protected] with “Deepdale CARES NORC Social Worker” in the subject line.

Part-Time Jobs

Administrative Assistant, 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 John Bowne High School in Flushing.

The person hired as the Part-Time Administrative Assistant will be working in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) located at John Bowne High School in Flushing.  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 Administrative Assistant will report to the SYEP Program Operations Coordinator.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Part-Time Administrative Assistant will be required to perform the following duties:

  • Provide administrative support including organizing and maintaining documentation and digital files/records (including those of a confidential nature); preparing materials for conferences/meetings; drafting routine correspondence.
  • Provide general support to office staff and visitors.
  • Communicate with student applicants and participants by telephone and email.
  • Assist with data collection and tracking of program outcomes to support reporting.
  • Be organized and complete basic data entry and other clerical tasks as requested.
  • Manage workflow by ensuring deadlines are met and work completed correctly.
  • Generate memos, emails and reports when appropriate.
  • Assume responsibility for maintenance of office equipment, including computers, copiers, etc.
  • Respond to questions and requests for information.
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers.
  • Answer incoming calls and assume other receptionists duties when needed.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Detailed-oriented and comfortable multitasking in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Computer literate including experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and the internet.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work.
  • Preferably 1-2 years experience in office setting.
  • Vested interest in working with high school and college students.
  • Must have strong people skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Hours: Part-Time; 25 hours/week; 9am – 2pm, Monday – Friday
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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

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.

Bay Terrace Pool and Athletic Center Manager

May and June: Weekends Only

July and August: Full Time (5 days a week; Weekends included)

September: Weekends Only

Statement of the Job

The Bay Terrace Pool and Athletic Center Manager is a seasonal job from early May to mid-September. The summer pool manager entails supervising all staff along with ensuring the safety and customer satisfaction of all our members and program participants. Reporting to the Director, the pool manager will carry out the responsibilities of the position described below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide daily supervision of all summer staff including: lifeguards, office, gate, deck assistants and swim instructors.
  2. Ensure the safety of all members and guests.
  3. Develop and enhance programming to provide a quality experience for members and guests.
  4. Create schedules (both daily and weekly) for the staff.
  5. Communicate with members and guests to help provide evaluations for staff.
  6. Take inventory and order any supplies necessary to the success of the club.
  7. Communicate with staff to ensure that all human resources paperwork is on time and correct.
  8. Gather the necessary paperwork for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and help with SYEP payroll.
  9. Communicate with outside camps and camp rentals
  10. Ensure the facility is clean, safe, and up to all governing agency standards (DOH, FDNY, etc.)
  11. Attend meetings in the off-season and staff meetings during the summer season.
  12. Be able to work weekends in summer months.
  13. Manage conflict between members, guests, and staff.
  14. Develop a basic knowledge of the pool budget.
  15. Interview and hire all summer staff.
  16. Interface with social media for the pool club.

Qualifications

  1. B.A. or higher
  2. Past success in managing people and clients
  3. Good organization skills and planning
  4. CPR for the professional Rescuer/RTE First Aid.
  5. Lifeguarding and lifeguard management (preferred but not required)
  6. Certified Pool Operator (Preferred but not required)
  7. FDNY Certificate of Fitness (Preferred but not required)
  8. Proficient in word, excel and google drive

Please submit resume and cover letter, with the subject line Pool Club Manager to Craig Lastres 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.

Deck Assistant, Tanenbaum Family Pool

Job responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the cleanliness and proper presentation of men’s & women’s locker rooms for members and guests.
  • Excellent listening skills and an eagerness to provide excellent service
  • Arrive on-time
  • Removes trash from snack area, locker rooms and facility.
  • Mop floors and sweep around facility. Clean/sweep front entrances, as well as, pick up trash from surrounding areas.
  • Must treat all Members, Guests, and Staff Members with respect.
  • Make sure umbrellas are open on a daily basis.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Flexible availability including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Good communication is important, as is being able to follow directions efficiently and meeting the physical demands of the job.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate Member needs to other Staff Members.
  • A positive attitude while on the job is also essential.

If you are interested in this position, please email Dina at [email protected]

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.

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.

Summer Pool Club Swim Instructor

We’re currently hiring Swim Instructors at The Tanenbaum Family Pool  located at 58-25 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck. 
We are currently seeking certified Swim Instructors but are also running classes to certify in June.
Applicants must be passionate about providing a high level of service, possess a strong work ethic and have a positive attitude!
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  
  • Swimming instruction for all ages (from toddlers to adults)  and children/ adults with disabilities.
  •  Enforce all pool rules and regulations to insure a safe environment for all members and guests
  • Relate to members and guests in a proper, professional and fair manner
  • Advise manager on duty of maintenance problems, accidents, incidents, etc.

Required certifications:

  •   Water Safety Instruction
We have several shifts available including mornings, evenings and weekends. Full time and part time openings!


APPLICATION PROCESS
Please email your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format, with the subject line “Swim Instructor” to [email protected]

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.

Workshop Facilitator, Summer Youth Employment Program (Multiple Positions)

Commonpoint Queens’ (formerly known as Central Queens YM & YWHA and Samuel Field YM & YWHA) Youth Workforce Department is comprised of a number of different programs serving individuals predominantly from 14-24 years old.  The individual hired as the Part – Time Workshop Facilitator Position will be working with the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) located at one of the local Queens High Schools our program utilizes for orientation sessions and will be directly responsible for facilitating these sessions lasting  between 4 and 8 hours.

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 Program Assistant will report to the SYEP Program Director.

The goals and objectives of Summer Youth Employment (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.

Workshop Facilitator Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead professional development workshops with youth (such as program orientation, work readiness, financial literacy, teamwork and conflict resolution, time management, education and career exploration)
  • Provide educational advice to support the individual needs of the participants
  • Provide a safe and engaging learning environment for all SYEP participants
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with SYEP participants
  • Act as a professional role model
  • Administrative duties such as data entry, report generation, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required; Current college enrollment or Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Saturday availability is required
  • Experience with classroom management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a professional setting
  • Must be computer literate including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Prior knowledge of Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) strongly recommended
  • Experience developing youth development and work readiness curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience working with a youth development programs and facilitating educational workshops for young people
  • Unflappable customer service, organization and time management skills
  • Creative, professional and an excellent sense of humor
  • Passion for youth and community development

 

Hours:    Seasonal, Part-time
Start Date: ASAPSalary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to [email protected].  Please indicate “SYEP – Workshop Facilitator” in subject line of email.

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

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 John Bowne High School in Flushing.

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 SYEP/WLG Worksite   Operations Coordinator.

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 Adam Fier at [email protected] Please indicate “SYEP Worksite Monitor” in subject line of email.

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.