Youth Facilitator, Cure Violence – Youth Enrichment Services (YES)

Part Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients a immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

The Youth Enrichment Services Program is a supporting a set of interrelate services to reduce gun violence in over 88 schools across 40 target neighborhoods. The school-based services component is designed to provide culturally competent programming to at-risk youth to reduce the likelihood of their involvement in violence in their school or community with the goal of increasing their engagement at school as measured through attendance, academic progress, and other measures. The program can also include school-wide activities to assist in changing the culture around violence and to assist schools in their response to incidents that occur in the school or community. Participants should reside in or near the target Cure Violence (CV) catchment area, and be selected based on their risk for, and previously documented engagement in, violence or other infractions in the school or community in consultation with the principal or other school-based leaders plus the designated service provider.

Position: Youth Facilitator

Reports To: Assistant Program Manager   

Location: 1667 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11212

What The Youth Facilitator Does:

  • Engage/ maintain a caseload of at least 10 – 15 at risk/vulnerable students per school.
  • Support at-risk youth in their efforts to demonstrate an improvement in overall school attendance and academic achievement.
  • Engage with students involved in incidents of violence or other infractions in school or within the community.
  • Monitor daily attendance in the form of sign-in sheets, exported data logs from remote sessions and related reports.
  • Assess clients’ strengths in order to build upon them.
  • Prepare and distribute instructional materials for classroom use.
  • Provide individual and group instruction/facilitation on the subject(s) of the course.
  • Provide training in and/or utilizes techniques for resolving conflicts non-violently in group settings.
  • Manage classrooms and/or small groups effectively to maximize client learning.
  • Document client progress on daily/weekly/monthly/semester/academic year bases.
  • Participate in client progress meetings/conferences with parents and school personnel.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • May review all homework assignments as required by funder.
  • May coordinate client leadership activities.
  • May actively solicit and coordinate internship/job opportunities for clients.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Proven three years of professional experience/specialization.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of, and experience in, specialized area to be taught (e.g., creative/performing arts, martial arts, computers, etc.).
  • Must obtain and maintain of Education (DOE) fingerprint clearance
  • Subject to a criminal background check and random drug testing.
  • Must have understanding of, sensitivity and commitment to working with families of youth that have experienced gun related trauma.
  • Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in field trips, requiring dealing with outdoor weather conditions during working hours.

Compensation: $27.20 hourly
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: Part-time

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.