JOB OPENINGS
AFTERSCHOOL SITE DIRECTOR

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Immigrant Social Services, Inc. (ISS) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and reliable individual with a strong commitment to positive youth development for the position of Afterschool Site Director to oversee and manage ISS afterschool programs that operate at a public school site.

Designed to cultivate curiosity, creativity, and compassion within a framework responsive to the needs of our immigrant students and families, ISS afterschool programs are committed to delivering rigorous and varied content that integrates the areas of language arts & literacy, STEM, social studies, the arts, and health & fitness via a youth-centered, interest-driven, enriched learning environment that allow students to gain mastery by pursuing their interests while connecting out-of-school learning with in-school achievement. In addition to academic support, we also prioritize social-emotional well-being, character development, and life skills.

Our afterschool programs for Pre-K to 8th grade currently run Monday through Friday, 2:30pm-5:45pm at PS 2; PS 42; PS 126; PS 130 when NYC public schools are in session.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for successful daily operations and implementation of quality learning programs an experiences that align with ISS core values and meet the goals of ISS afterschool programs.
  • Ensure the execution of a cohesive afterschool programming curriculum and structure that align with school day learning and are sensitive to the needs of the enrolled students. Maintain accurate records, track progress and outcomes, and support formal and informal program evaluation.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and train all site-based staff, including assessing their needs for professional development and guidance.
  • Hold site-based staff accountable to their specific position’s expectations and work one-on-one with or arrange training for staff members who need additional professional support and guidance.
  • Develop a budget and resource plan and manage site expenses, ensuring quality program implementation within budgetary limits.
  • Develop and maintain a strong collaborative relationship with school leadership, administrators, staff, and parents/caregivers, and community partners/stakeholders to nurture and promote student learning and well-being.
  • Ensure compliance to rules and regulations and develop procedures and processes where necessary, including obtaining the necessary permits; revising safety plans, rules, and regulations on a yearly basis.
  • Determine ongoing needs/interests of students, parents/caregivers and school.
  • Actively participate as a member of the ISS youth services leadership team to ensure overall coordination and collaboration of educational, enrichment and special activities throughout the organization.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • B.A./B.S. Degree in education or related fields. Master’s Degree, a plus.
  • Minimum of two years of experience with education, out-of-school time programs, community-based programs, and/or informal learning environments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong team development, organizational, management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate direct service staff and provide appropriate support and guidance to ensure that program staff is accountable for delivering quality program.
  • Self-starter with the ability to think and act independently and problem solve, manage multiple priorities effectively, and adapt quickly.
  • Knowledge of NYS Common Core Learning Standards, child/youth development, and diverse learning styles.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues prevalent in underserved immigrant communities.
  • Ability to meet School Age Child Care requirements.
  • Bilingual English/Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujianese) preferred.

Part-time, up to 28 hrs/wk; Monday through Friday.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Beatrice Chen at bchen@issnyc.org. Please include in the subject line of your email “Afterschool Site Director”.

Founded in 1972, Immigrant Social Services, Inc (ISS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the conditions and promoting the welfare of immigrants and other persons seeking our services in Lower East Side/Chinatown in New York City. Immigrant Social Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


AFTERSCHOOL ASSISTANT SITE DIRECTOR

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Immigrant Social Services, Inc (ISS) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and reliable individual with a strong commitment to youth development for the position of Afterschool Assistant Site Director to assist the Afterschool Site Director to oversee operations and manage ISS afterschool programs that operate at a public school site

Designed to cultivate curiosity, creativity, and compassion within a framework responsive to the needs of our immigrant students and families, ISS afterschool programs are committed to delivering rigorous and varied content that integrates the areas of language arts & literacy, STEM, social studies, the arts, and health & fitness via a youth-centered, interest-driven, enriched learning environment that allow students to gain mastery by pursuing their interests while connecting out-of-school learning with in-school achievement. In addition to academic support, we also prioritize social-emotional well-being, character development, and life skills.

Our afterschool programs for Pre-K to 8th grade run Monday through Friday, 2:30pm-5:45pm at PS 2; PS 42; PS 126; PS 130 when NYC public schools are in session.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Site Director with the daily operations and implementation of quality learning programs and experiences that align with ISS core values and meet the goals of ISS afterschool programs.
  • Ensure the successful execution of the afterschool programming curriculum and structure, including staffing, supplies and materials, facilities, and adherence to policies, protocols, and procedures.
  • Help to create and ensure a physically and emotionally safe program environment for students and staff.
  • Facilitate open communication with school leadership, administrators, staff, and parents/caregivers, and community partners.
  • Assist with the observation and evaluation Group Leaders/Tutors to ensure that expectations are met and provide professional support and guidance when necessary. Steps in for Group Leaders/Tutors as needed.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • B.A./B.S. Degree or equivalent experience in education or related field.
  • Prior experience working with children/youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong team development and organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and provide appropriate support and guidance to ensure that program staff is accountable for delivering quality program.
  • Ability to think and act independently and problem solve, manage multiple priorities effectively, and adapt quickly.
  • Knowledge of NYS Common Core Learning Standards, child/youth development, and diverse learning styles.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues prevalent in underserved immigrant communities, a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujianese) preferred.

Part-time (up to 25 hrs/wk); Monday through Friday.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Beatrice Chen at bchen@issnyc.org. Please include in the subject line of your email “Afterschool Assistant Site Director”.


COUNSELOR

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Immigrant Social Services, Inc (ISS) is seeking a Counselor to strengthen our preventive services program with grant support from NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). ISS is committed to working with low income residents of the Chinatown/Lower East Side neighborhood and  has worked extensively with immigrant children in the community’s elementary and middle schools and their parents, many of whom are limited English proficient and/or from mono-lingual Chinese speaking households.

Our preventive services work with our afterschool programs students in pro-social behaviors and skills in addressing conflict and violence; infuse critical thinking and autonomous decision-making processes to resist negative peer pressure and risky behavior experimentation; nurture social competency and problem solving skills to create and navigate positive goal setting.  Additionally, work with community partners to enable a multi-tier engagement process with parents in a variety of methods to reinforce positive interactions within the family environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments, provide individual and group counseling sessions, write and update individual client-based, goal-oriented service plans and maintain detailed case records following OASAS guidelines, maintain a caseload of approximately 10-15 participants of our counseling program;
  • Lead, collaborate with, and provide support to staff members to successfully implement and evaluate evidence-based practices/programs in our afterschool programs, including life skills training, violence prevention, and character education;
  • Ensure that all evidence-based practices/programs are completed and maintained in accordance with OASAS standards and guidelines with a focus on fidelity, sustainability, and positive outcomes;
  • Maintain prevention services, strategies, and activities, and provide program performance standards in the areas of service delivery, recordkeeping, and data reporting in WITNYS system in a timely manner;
  • Organize and provide presentations to community agencies, schools, and other stakeholders on prevention and health issues.
  • Participate in training opportunities to work towards being a Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) when opportunity arises;
  • Provide linkages to outside agencies for additional services;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • MSW recommended. BA/BS required. At least one year of experience working with children/adolescents;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Self-motivated, able to organize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Bilingual English/Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese, Fujianese) preferred.

All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, finger printing, and State Central Registry clearance.

Full-time (35hrs/wk), Monday through Friday with occasional evening/weekend hours. Fringe benefits and competitive salaries. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Beatrice Chen at bchen@issnyc.org

Immigrant Social Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


AFTERSCHOOL GROUP LEADERS 2018-19; 2019-2020

**Openings for this position is season, usually in August/September, but applications are accepted year-round and kept on file to be reviewed when openings occur.**

Immigrant Social Services, Inc (ISS) seeks motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and reliable individuals with a strong commitment to youth development for the position of Afterschool Group Leader to tutor, mentor, and provide an engaging learning experience for our afterschool program participants, ranging from Pre-K through 8th grade. Our afterschool programs include homework help and enrichment activities that are designed to reinforce students’ understanding and application of literacy, arts, social studies, and STEM, as well as sports and wellness that prioritize character development and physical well-being.

ISS is dedicated to improving the conditions and promoting the welfare of immigrants and other persons seeking our services living in the Greater Chinatown community of New York City. Founded in 1972, ISS works extensively with immigrant children in the community’s elementary and middle schools and their parents/caregivers, many of whom are limited English proficient and/or from mono-lingual Chinese speaking households.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day guidance, supervision, care, support, and safety of youth participants.
  • Deliver a high quality program for youth participants by guiding students through their daily homework assignments and implementing purposeful age-appropriate enrichment activities. These will include existing ISS-developed curricula as well as educator/tutor-developed lesson plans and activities.
  • Ensure the orderly operation of the program, including, accompanying students to classroom during school dismissal and facilitating after-school dismissal.
  • Engage with youth and use developmentally appropriate strategies to encourage a positive environment and demonstrate effective program and classroom management.
  • Serve as a positive role model for youth participants.
  • Meet/communicate regularly with supervisors about any issues, including but not limited to behavioral challenges, scheduling, curricula.
  • Attendance at professional development and training and designated meetings.

Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. or Associate Degree or current college students with appropriate training, certification, experience or strong academic record in their area of specialty.
  • Prior experience working with youth (PreK-8th grade).
  • Interest in working with immigrant youth and sensitivity to their needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Customer service orientation and ability to build rapport with youth participants and parents/caregivers.
  • Dedication and commitment to the mission and values of Immigrant Social Services, Inc.
  • Experience or specialization in the fields of English Language Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), social studies, and/or the arts, a plus.
  • Proficiency in Chinese or Spanish, a plus.

Hours and Commitment: Afterschool hours, Monday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Flexible days, but five days a week is preferred.

Location:Our afterschool programs operate at four public school sites in the Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Beatrice Chen at bchen@issnyc.org

Immigrant Social Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.