Fields: immigrants, refugees, youth, education, soclal work
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
About the Organization: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization created in 1994 to provide multi-generational social services to marginalized and underserved immigrants and refugees in New York City. AAFSC is dedicated to serving all people who seek our services, and over our almost 25 years of service we have developed expertise in providing culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed services to the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant communities of New York City. The youth and families we serve are predominately low-income, have limited proficiency in English, and are recently arrived. Our holistic programming responds to the direct needs of our clients as they adjust to life in the United States. AAFSC’s mission is to empower new immigrants with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities.
About the Position: The Youth Program Generalist will primarily provide subject tutoring (STEM or ESL or Literacy preferred), general support services, and youth supervision for our out-of-school time program.
Candidate will need to be available for a minimum of 16 hours to up to 20 hours per week to meet shift needs for program hours. Program hours are Monday-Friday from 3-6pm as well as Saturdays from 1-5pm. A weekly team meeting is also built into the schedule.
- Tutor elementary, middle and high school students in all academic subjects with a focus on English as a Second Language, STEM, or Literacy
- Facilitate weekly structured conversation and writing sessions that strengthen language skills
- Support with enrichment programming
- Maintain classroom discipline with students
- Develop relationships with students based on respect and trust
- Be a positive role model; engage and inspire students
- Bachelor’s Degree or working towards Bachelor’s Degree required; Education degrees strongly preferred
- Experience working with immigrant or low-income youth
- Familiarity with DYCD, SACC and DOHMH requirements preferred
- Computer skills and excellent writing skills are required
- Fluency in Arabic strongly preferred but not required, bilingual abilities preferred
- Experience working with students in urban schools and/or community-based settings a plus
- Background in education or social work preferred
- Teachers welcome to apply
- Job contingent on pre-employment background check and fingerprint clearance
Arab-American Family Support Center