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Activity Specialist, After School

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Department: After School

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Student (High School)

Sheltering Arms New York is proud to announce the opening of our brand new After School Program at MS 898 in Brooklyn! 

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

About the Program: Sheltering Arms Afterschool programs unlock student potential by providing a safe environment for them to develop away from the negative influences on their streets. Our unique combination of project-based learning, character development, and eye-opening opportunities puts at-risk children on the track to success. Learning comes to life with our hands on projects that enhance academic achievement. From book publishing to stock trading, students are putting their skills to work. Pre and Post exams ensure academic rigor in tutoring sessions and all Afterschool curricula. Our events and workshops provide gateways for parent involvement in children’s schooling, and a chance to bond with neighbors, teachers, and staff. Programming provides a safe space for children, as well as peace of mind to parents who work late to support their families. Our Afterschool clubs and trips also prepare youth to meet the future. A special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs ensures students gain the technical skills and insights they need to lead as future urban planners, computer programmers, doctors, and more!

Sheltering Arms is currently seeking Activity Specialists for our new Fall 2018-19 After School Program in Brooklyn, NY . The Activity Specialists will supervise elementary or middle school aged youth, facilitating hands-on and age appropriate activities and trips that support and promote the healthy development of youth within a safe and wholesome learning environment.These are Part Time Seasonal Positions for the Fall 2018-19 School Year. Program operates throughout the school year up to June 28, 2019, Monday-Friday from approx 2-6pm. 

Activity Specialist- $15.00 per hour

Responsibilities Include:

Facilitating core components specific group activities; preparing students for assigned shows/events; writing and submitting lesson plans and reports; developing and implementing project-based lesson plans and activities in areas of expertise that enrich academic learning; assisting in all activities such as snack time, field trips, special events and dismissal, etc.; maintaining accurate participant attendance, activity and sign-out records.

Activity Specialists will be skill in any one or more of the following areas:

  • Yoga
  • Track and Field
  • Dance/Step/Hip Hop
  • Poetry/Art
  • Drama/Film
  • Sports/Gym
  • Music (instrumental)
  • Poetry and Art
  • Creative Writing
  • Chess
  • Stem & Robotics
  • Video Game Coding
  • Cook Shop

*We also welcome other skills that can be contributed to the program!

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms.

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.


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