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WHO WE ARE:
Kids in the Game sport and enrichment-based programs can be found in schools and communities across New York City, serving thousands of children every year. Our goal is to provide positive experiences and opportunities through sports and creative play. We inspire kids to embrace new experiences, adopt a healthy lifestyle, and build integrity. Our work is focused on achieving four ultimate impacts:
Kids in the Game is a Certified B Corporation and we’re committed to doing business for good. We are striving every day to have a positive impact in the lives of our youth, and we believe that it all starts with being the best part of their day. To learn more about our programs and our team, visit www.kidsinthegame.com.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Kids in the Game Our team serves 800+ children ages 4-13 from diverse schools and neighborhoods as part of our year-round after school programs. We offer programming for schools looking to incorporate creative play and engaging sports and fitness classes into the traditional after school time frame. Our team serves 800+ children ages 4-13 from diverse schools and neighborhoods as part of our year-round after school programs. We’re looking for a part time Behavioral Intervention Specialist who possesses the empathy, flexibility, and compassion to provide social-emotional and behavioral support for the students at our programs. The ideal candidate has an understanding of diverse youth development programs (after school programs, summer camps, sports teams), prior experience providing behavioral / mental health services in an educational or recreation-based setting, and a passion for our mission and values.
The Behavioral Intervention Specialist provides on-site behavioral support and conflict resolution strategies for our after-school teams. The Intervention Specialist will offer daily support to after school sites located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx through a combination of site visits and student observations, 1-on-1 sessions with after school staff and students, as well as ongoing communication via calls, emails, and internal messages. They must have a strong background in youth development, social work, and counseling.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
During daily after school visits, the Behavioral Intervention Specialist will be devoted to providing individual and group-based support to address behavioral issues, help students build coping strategies, and understand their developmental needs. You will work alongside the Site Coordinators and Program Management team to help them identify the appropriate ways to address behavioral or mental health concerns that may arise among their students.
You should have advanced knowledge of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), effective communication, and conflict resolution. You will be tasked to provide services to assist in growing students socially, emotionally and intellectually. You will be observing and interacting with students throughout the week during after school hours to make sure their needs are being met and they feel comfortable challenging themselves. We are looking for someone who can think outside the box, helping to create strategies and new ideas to make sure our after school teams are equipped for the school year to help grow and support children’s behavioral and developmental needs.
Provide scenario-based training to teams to strengthen staff knowledge of positive behavior interventions & supports, mental health practices, and stress management strategies
Design and implement behavior support tools for students; model and share with after school teams
Provide support to Site Coordinators by answering their questions or concerns regarding childrens’ behavioral needs or incidents
Provide on-site direct support for behavioral issues, including 1:1 student meetings and group observations
Work on an individual basis as needed to reinforce appropriate choices regarding student behavior, and create behavioral plans
Assist Site Coordinators in preparing parent communications and leading meetings regarding their students behavioral / social emotional needs
Be a key resource for leadership teams in problem solving student issues and parental concerns
Maintain/file all documentation and incident reports regarding behavioral concerns and plans for students
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OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
At Kids in the Game, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding dynamic personalities to our team.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all of our interns and employees. We recruit candidates from across the city, state, and country, from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We have developed partnerships with organizations that allow us to target our hiring practices to include chronically discriminated against or low-income groups, and improve their access to high-quality employment opportunities.