Activity Specialist – Cornerstone

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Activity Specialist – Cornerstone

  • New York City, Brooklyn
  • Location:
  • Carey Gardens CornerStone 2315 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn Brooklyn, New York, 11224 Google Maps

  • Region : New York City Brooklyn
  • Job Type : Paid
  • Minimum age : 18
  • Status : Part Time
  • Length : Permanent
  • Anticipated Start/End Dates: 01/16/2024
  • Number of Available Positions: 2
  • Minimum Hours/Week: 25Hours/Week
  • Specific Days Needed: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  • Public Transportation: Bus Train
  • Minimum Education: High School, some college preferred
  • Area of Focus: Academic Support/Homework Help Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater) Community Service/Service Learning
  • Job Description:

    Hours:                    Part time position, currently scheduled for 25 hours per week, Weekday, weekend and evening hours are required. – All services and activities are In-Person and based at Site Location

    Salary Range:        $18/hr – $18/hr


    Program Summary:

    Founded in 1866, Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) empowers children and families to reach their full potential, strengthen families, and foster self-sufficiency in adults. With programs in 25 locations, BCS serves more than 20,000 individuals a year.

    Cornerstone Programs provide academic and recreational opportunities to children, teens and adults in NYCHA community centers. The Cornerstone program is offered every weekday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00pm, and extended hours during the summer and school holidays. BCS Cornerstone Programs are located in Brownsville, Fort Greene, and Coney Island. Position will work between our 2 Coney Island sites.


    Position Summary:

    As an activity specialist you will have the opportunity to interact with and impact the local Carey Gardens community, particularly through the After-School Program. Work collaboratively with Site Director and Assistant Director/On-site Supervisor to provide activities for children, youth, adults and seniors.



    • Assist with school learning and activities; help implement multi-sensory lessons and activities to children which are provided in the context of academically stimulating themes
    • Coordinate planning and preparation of activities and materials for daily schedule
    • Provide effective supervision to groups of children during classroom activities, snack time, recreation and field trips.
    • Provide effective supervision and activities to middle/high school participants during evening and weekend hours
    • Activity Specialist will potentially float to other sites depending on necessary demand
    • Responsible for taking daily attendance
    • Assist with developing and planning community events for children, parents and community
    • Oversee and monitor authorized parental/guardian drop off and pick up of children following all health and safety protocols
    • Outreach to parents and community to promote the program, activities and upcoming events
    • Attend and comply with training requirements, including all healthy and safety protocols
    • Other responsibilities as needed and requested by site director
  • Required Skills/Experience:


    High School Diploma required. Some college education preferred.

    Background in sports, music, drama, dance, photography, crafts, sewing, or the arts is a plus.

    Must enjoy working with children and

    Ability to pass a DOH background check.

    BCS and Turning Point require that all employees entering the workplace be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an exemption is granted as a medical or religious accommodation.


    BCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

  • How to Apply:

Apply via our website, complete application, provide up to date resume. A cover letter is preferred but not required. to the attention of New York Google Maps

  • To the Attention of : Hiring Manager
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