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Job Description

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a part-time English as a New Language Activity Specialist who will be responsible for to link up with the students from the various cultural background. In order to make the students capable to read and write the English language, ENL teachers have to plan and design lessons. This can also help to improve their English conversational skills. The ENL teacher has to teach participants whose first language is not English and also to those who are planning to settle in the US permanently.

This position is available at MS 118 - Bronx.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teaching middle school students basic as well as advanced skills of the English language.
  • Teach middle students individually as well as in groups by conducting activities which involve conversations in English
  • Planning, designing and delivering workshops and lessons for individuals as well as groups.
  • Design and develop new teaching material in a Project-based Learning with a focus on communicative practice.
  • Keep track of the student's progress.
  • Carry out an assessment of the student's requirement.
  • Prepare documentation of data for inspection visits and carry out other exercises that give quality assurance.
  • Conducting and attending team meetings and keep their records.
  • Attend and contribute to various training sessions.
  • Cooperating with other Activity Specialist.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the subject and class teacher.
  • Contributing to continuing professional development.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Proficient grasp and command on English language structure.
  • Ability to understand and accept cultural diversity.
  • Maintain patience while dealing with students of various cultures and abilities.
  • Manage classrooms effectively and create a positive learning environment;
  • Collaborate with Education Specialist to ensure that all lesson plans are developmentally-appropriate and engaging.
  • Identify innovative ways for students to engage in Art learning beyond the program, including supporting student innovation and pursuit of independent projects;
  • Assist in organizing program-wide events, including student presentations, competitions, and activities with technology and community partners;
  • Consistently document lesson plans and records of student performance, and effectively communicate these with Program Director;
  • Communicate with other staff about student needs across programming;
  • Attend staff meetings and professional training.
  • Model and uphold all Agency policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and oversee varied activities with the support of Center leadership staff, Group Leaders, volunteers, and other specialty staff.
  • At all times, ensure safety, structure, and learning.
  • Promote and stimulate interest and participation in all performing activities.
  • Provide ideas and suggestions to the Education Specialist and Center Director for improving programs as often as possible.
  • When presenting a problem or offering constructive criticism, also present an alternative solution.
  • Build positive relationships with youth and adults and serve as a role model with respect to demeanor, communication, and behavior.
  • Provide direction to staff in a manner that ensures that program areas are neat and clean and that equipment and supplies are managed appropriately.
  • Quickly identify and seek to resolve conflicts and behavioral problems in consultation with the program coordinator.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Plan and post-activity schedules and evidence of work in approved areas.
  • Make periodic reports/announcements on program activities and evaluate participation, progress, and development of program youth.
  • Responsible for the inventory, ordering, care, and maintenance of all related supplies and equipment.
  • File incident reports (accidents, injuries, altercations) no later than the day of the incident.
  • When directed, attend meetings with staff, parents, volunteers and community residents as needed to assist in program delivery and promotion of programs.
  • Interact with parents and keep open lines of communication to better understand and manage the children.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • A Bachelor's degree in Education or TESOL Prefered.
  • A minimum of one year of experience working with school-aged children.
  • Demonstrated skills and competency as an instructor.
  • Understanding of conflict resolution, mediation, and mentoring concepts.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak professionally to staff, members, parents, groups and community residents.
  • Familiarity with office protocols involving dress, demeanor, record keeping, confidentiality, staff meetings, visitors, and employee use of supplies and equipment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

No calls, please. External recruiters and agents, please don t contact this job poster.

Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.


Associated topics: administrative support, assist, associate, counsel, district school nurse, nurse, receptionist, school guidance counselor, school nurse, secretary

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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