Homes for the Homeless new facility opening in Soundview, Bronx offers a continuum of educational services for children on site, from infant development to adolescent dropout prevention. The core of our child-centered programs includes afterschool programs, accelerated afterschool education, and constructive recreational programming. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and creative Group Leader for our afterschool programs. This is an excellent position for a college student or professional interested in working with K-12 aged students outside of the traditional classroom setting.
ABOUT HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS, INC.
Homes for the Homeless, Inc. (HFH) is a non-profit social services organization operating family shelters throughout NYC that serve as a hub of opportunity for families both residing in shelter as well as those in the neighboring community. On-site programs range from childcare, early childhood education centers, afterschool clubs and programs, and youth recreation activities, such as sports teams, to housing assistance, case management, parenting workshops, career and job vocational training, support groups and substance abuse assistance, and family engagement and recreation events for the whole family.
• Develop lesson plans and assists students with homework and school projects.
• Lead activities with groups of students and assist program coordinator and head teacher in the planning of enrichment activities and trips.
• Work with program staff to update bulletin boards in the classroom and main hallway.
• Maintain flexibility and openness to classroom scheduling adjustments.
• Maintain a clean, bright and active classroom environment.
• Participate in staff meetings, conferences and trainings.
• Assist in book fairs, holiday parties and activities, plays, etc.
• Possess a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field and a NYS teaching certification; or a Health Department approved accredited study plan to qualify within 7 years
• At least two years of experience as a group teacher in a program for children under 6 years of age.
• Kind, creative, flexible and caring personality that works well with children and as part of the after-school program staff team.
• Must be able to pass a multi-stage background investigation which includes employment history and criminal background check.
• Sensitivity and awareness while working with homeless and vulnerable populations.
• Ability to lift 40 or more pounds.
• Ability to sit on the floor, bend down, and pick up children throughout the course of an eight-hour shift.
In order to attract and retain a high-performance workforce, Homes for the Homeless offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment, with a focus on ensuring an appropriate work-life balance. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide excellent benefits including comprehensive health insurance (including medical, dental, and vision), an employer-funded 403(b) retirement plan, commuter benefits, life insurance, Work/Life Assistance Program, 3 weeks paid vacation, and ample personal and sick leave.
Homes for the Homeless is committed to promoting an inclusive organizational environment of dignity and respect. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) committed to equal treatment, and prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment based on age, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, arrest or conviction, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law.