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 We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Activity Instructor, Drama to teach and facilitate a youth centered Drama classes, including two yearly showcases. Reports to: Program Director CS300 Location: 2050 Prospect Avenue, Bronx New York 10457 Hours: Up To 12 Hours/ Week, Non-Exempt (Sept-June) MAJOR DUTIES: Recruit participants through Caf Jam Responsible to maintain a minimum of 10 students in drama activity/ day Facilitate two drama classes per week that follow a social group work model Pre-planning of activity; activities are to provide students with structure, purposeful use of activity and self, including beginning and ending rituals. Develop boxing curriculum based on students interest. Curriculum should promote creativity, self-expression, opportunity for mastery, and emotional and professional growth. Develop several performances for two culminating events, mid-year and end of the year, showcasing students work. Attend and participate in staff meetings. Facilitate purposeful activities in community hour and participate on other staff lead activities as part of the staff team Foster a youth development, strength s based environment, fostering a sense of belonging, safety, and community to participants. Engage and facilitate group conversations, tracking and supporting students academic success. Collaborate with the Good Shepherds Day Program. Document classes/ workshop planning as required. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED required. Some college and experience with adolescents preferred. Experience and/or training relevant to the position required. Piano accompaniment skills required Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 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. Associated topics: ballroom, child care, cooking, dancing, driver, evening, gardening, guitar, horse, muse
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