Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) aims to promote the social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities. Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services agency and offers more than 50 programs at over 35 sites throughout New York City, including early childhood education, school-age care, youth services, workforce development, community services, and senior services. CPC strives to be the premier social service and leadership development organization. In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve leadership skills among staff and community members. In 2021, CPC served over 125,000 individuals and families from all 56 community districts of New York City by providing high-quality learning opportunities for all ages, offering personalized social resources, and developing their career paths. This summer, CPC was recognized as the number one Chinese American organization in New York City to recommend to a Chinese immigrant looking for in-language and culturally competent resources according to a recent survey. This accomplishment is a testament to the incredible work and dedication of our staff. (For more information, please visit: https://www.cpc-nyc.org)
CPC Education and Career Services Division (ECS) provides dynamic programs and activities that bridge youth and adults with their highest educational, economic and leadership potential. ECS believes it is never too early or too late to start learning, which is why we use an asset-based approach to maximize current strengths. Whether in our schools, community centers, or internship sites, ECS creates equitable learning environments that promote leadership development, self-advocacy, and community building. Our programs equip clients with essential skills and experiences today so that they are empowered to take the next step tomorrow.
ECS’s Community School After School Program at PS 94 is a new afterschool program located in an elementary school in Sunset Park in Brooklyn, New York. We have children in grades K-5 enrolled in our program and offer a mix of homework help, art, gym, teambuilding, and other activities for children. Our organization also works with the school to provide families with access to a food pantry, used clothing boutique, adult education classes, and other services to support whole families. Our primary goal in the afterschool program is to provide a safe and nurturing childcare environment where children can build their own positive sense of self while also learning about others and working to bridge cultural divides in our community.
CPC Education and Career Services is seeking an enthusiastic individual with experience in planning and conducting fitness/teambuilding or STEM/literacy activities in a group setting to join the Community School After School Program team at PS 94 as Activity Specialist.
The Activity Specialist plays an important role in supporting the learning, emotional and behavioral development of the children we served by planning and implementing exciting and value-based activities, and by fostering an inclusive and respectful environment that embraces diversity. The Activity Specialist will also support the administration end of the program by maintaining accurate program documentations for compliance and reporting purposes.
Under the supervision of the Program Director at PS 94, the Part-Time Activity Specialist will:
- Plan and implement meaningful fitness/teambuilding activities or STEM/literacy activities that are structured, age- appropriate, exciting, challenging, and values based.
- Ensure the health, safety and well-being of the children in the program, by providing close supervision of all activities.
- Supervise, participate in, and administer recreational and educational activities for participants in the program.
- Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants.
- Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.
- Maintain accurate program documentation (attendance, sign in / out forms, behavior / incident / accident reports, as appropriate).
- Understand and communicate the organization and the program’s core values and goals to staff, participants, and community members.
- Prepare the learning environment, lessons and necessary supplies for all activities.
- Adhere to all DOHMH, CPC, and funder standards, expectations and regulations.
- Serve as a positive role model for participants.
- Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events.
- Report to, and fulfill other related duties as outlined by the site Program Director.