New York Edge (NYE) is New York’s leading provider of after-school programs. Our mission is to help bridge the academic performance gap among under-achieving students and in low income neighborhoods through wholesome, skill-building activities designed to improve children’s academic performance, health and wellness, attitude towards school, self-confidence, character and values, and opportunity for lifelong employment. The “Excellence Project” expands on the mission of NYE by providing opportunity to all students to grow and meet their greatest expectations in an environment that challenges students at the highest level.
The work of the Student/Family Mentor requires a long-term commitment providing support to students in elementary and/or middle school. An effective mentor establishes and upholds a relationship with the child and family over a period of at least twelve months or longer if possible supporting their social-emotional development. Children generally live on uniformity and habit. The longer someone spends time with them, the higher the probability that the child will be successful. Children who have good relationships with their mentors have a greater chance of attaining academic success. The mentor will also support and inform families of their child’s progress and how they can help them throughout their experience in the Excellence Project. All applicants must be able to function as a part of a team inclusive of a Blended Learning Math Instructor, a Blended Learning ELA and Writing Instructor/Mentor and a Student/Family Mentor (licensed School Counselor).
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:
The Youth/Family Mentor must engage in a collaborative relationship with the Director, supervisors, and other key staff (ELA – Writing Instructor, Math Instructor). Ongoing contact with students, NYE/School, and parents via telephone, email, or face to face meetings.
· Bachelor’s Degree is required with a minimum of 3 to 5 years student support experience. Concentration in either Child Psychology or Social Work.
· Master’s Degree required, preferably in School Counseling.
· Experience working with a diverse student population is helpful.
· Bilingual Spanish is a plus.
Hours: 1pm - 6pm Monday through Friday
Location: PS 189X
At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.
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