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HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS, INC: Afterschool Specialist – Soundview Bronx


This is a Full-time position in The Bronx, NY posted August 26, 2021.

Afterschool Specialist Homes for the Homeless, Inc is seeking an exceptional, enthusiastic, and dedicated Afterschool Specialist for our K-12 programs.

Our program classrooms are part of a new facility that will house families and children experiencing homelessness.

The Education Specialist plays a significant role in supporting the quality of an afterschool program that promotes academic achievement while also providing a fun and safe space for New York City’s most vulnerable kids.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.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESCreate recreational and academic curriculum/lesson plans that supports NYC DOE school-day curriculumPromote positive impactful learning with program participants.Infuse STEM based learning in lesson plans and ensure all structured activities have clearly defined outcomes (measurable skill gains and/or learning goals for participants).Develop and maintain partnerships with parents, school administrators and personnel.Responsible for recruiting program participants within Family Residence and CommunityMonitor/track daily attendance and create attendance initiatives as neededLead activities with program participants virtually and in-person.Nurture a fun/ safe environment within classroom.Participate in staff meetings, conferences, and trainingsPerform other duties and tasks assigned by Recreation Director QUALIFICATIONSAssociate/Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related fieldExperience in lesson planning, curriculum development and implementation of structured programming.Has worked in an afterschool / recreational setting for at least two years.Kind, creative, flexible, and caring personality that works well with children and as part of the afterschool program staff team.Sensitivity and awareness while working youth experiencing temporary housing.Must be willing to undergo a multi-stage background investigation which includes employment history and criminal background check.Bilingual in English/Spanish, preferred COMPENSATION/EEO: 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.