After-School Program Staff

Department: Youth Services
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Part Time, Monday-Friday from 2:30-6 p.m.
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Organization Overview: Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 18 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support.

Program Overview: After-school programming offered through Henry Street’s Education Services Division serves participants in a network of Lower East Side schools (P.S. 134, P.S. 20, P.S. 110, United Neighborhood Middle School, Manhattan Charter School, and Manhattan Charter 2). It also serves participants at two community centers: a Cornerstone program located at 80 Avenue D, and Boys and Girls Republic, located at 888 East Sixth Street.

Each site has a full-time Coordinator and a staff of an Enrichment Specialist and Activity Specialist, including community members, parents, school aides and college students. Each site staff also includes one masters-level social work intern. Artists, specialists and volunteers present diverse offerings, including video production, theater, dance, leadership, math clubs, fashion design, rugby, soccer and basketball. All sites and programs are licensed by the NYC Department of Health.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in after-school or camp settings
  • Strong knowledge of education and social emotional development practices
  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate skill development strategies for students grades K-5 and 6-8.
  • Interest in providing quality hands-on, inquiry based projects, enrichment, and recreation experiences to youth in grades K—5 or 6-8.
  • Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work with students from a variety of academic backgrounds and skill levels
  • Strong organizational, multitask, and follow through skills
  • Self-motivated ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and positive team-oriented attitude
  • Bilingual preferred (Cantonese/English or Mandarin/English)
  • Must be able to be on site by 2:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Must be able to attend some daytime meetings and trainings
  • Must be able to work on select holidays

Responsibilities: 

  • On selected days, work with the Department of Education teacher(s) in the classroom using a co-teaching model and on the remaining days lead the class in enrichment, recreation, and Social Emotional Learning activities
  • Plan and execute appropriate hands-on inquiry based projects, enrichment, and recreation experiences
  • Provide group and individual instruction utilizing curriculum provided
  • Find/create opportunities for students to expand and build upon their interests
  • Distribute materials and information relevant to the activity
  • Maintain records of all participants and activities including attendance sheets and progress within the activity
  • Review and assess individual students via surveys, observation, double entry journals, etc.
  • Prepare students for sharing’s, culminating events, and exhibits
  • Attend mandatory trainings in compliance with NYC DOH regulations
  • Provide Henry Street Settlement with all of the required paperwork, certifications, and support documents in compliance with NYC DOH regulations
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

To Apply: E-mail resume to jobs@henrystreet.org. Please indicate “After-School Program Staff” in the subject line AND the website the position was found.

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

Henry Street Settlement is an equal opportunity employer/program.

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