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Good Shepherd Services Activity Instructor (Art): COMPASS @ PS 32 in Brooklyn, New York

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

TITLE: ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR (ART) - COMPASS @ PS 32

REPORTS TO: PROGRAM DIRECTOR

LOCATION: 420 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

HOURS: 9-12 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt (After School)

SUMMARY: The Activity Instructor is to provide recreational/educational/arts workshops and activities for young people to learn new skills; as well as an avenue for self-development, exploration, and expression.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Design, plan and conduct activities and workshops in specified areas of education, specifically S.T.E.A.M., team-building activities, gym, arts & crafts and/or the performing arts.

  • Submit lesson/activity plans in-advance.

  • Conduct activities enriched with literacy and math skills whenever possible.

  • Plan and implement a culminating event or project.

  • Complete daily progress reports and attendance.

  • Manage setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.

  • Attend all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions, as specified.

  • Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Must have experience or skill in performing or visual arts, sports, recreation, crafts and/or physical education.

  • Must have the ability to work Saturdays and/or evenings.

  • Excellent group facilitation skills

  • Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively

  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.

General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2021-4016

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