Make a Rewarding Career Move

The Coalition for the Homeless offers rewarding career opportunities for counselors, teachers, social workers, case managers and organizers. Coalition programs offer a variety of entry-level and professional positions for those who wish to join our dedicated and talented corps of human services workers and advocates.

Positions Available:




Group Leader, Bound for Success/Youth Services

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Group Leader of Bound for Success is responsible for the daily implementation of the after school/summer curriculum consistent with the policies of Coalition for the Homeless. He/She helps to plan and carry out lessons incorporating homework assistance, tutoring, educational building activities, as well as creative and recreational activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A minimum of two years of college plus prior experience in working with school age children in educational and recreational settings. Must be a team player, flexible, outgoing, focused and enjoy working with children. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidate is a plus.

*This is a regular part-time job with regular work hours 3:00 – 6:00 PM Mon-Fri. May be required to work additional hours on days with scheduled field trips, requires some flexibility with start and end times. Part-time hours increase during summer months for 7 weeks in July and August. Must be able to travel to work location in Canarsie, Brooklyn (11236 zip code)

SCHEDULE: 15 – 17 hours per week

REPORTS TO: Director of Bound for Success, Youth Services

SALARY: $15.00 per hour 

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.  Include the job title in subject line of E-mail
No telephone inquiries please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-Time MS Office Suite 2010 Computer Instructor (22.5 hrs/week), First Step Program

POSITION SUMMARY: The Part-Time Computer Instructor designs and conducts software training on Windows 7 and Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, among other applications, for clients of the First Step Program. The Part-Time Computer Instructor performs all job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and the terms of any agreements with the agency’s funding sources.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in a relevant discipline, or equivalent post-secondary education combined with relevant experience strongly preferred.  Requirements include comprehensive knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher; formal presentation skills and the ability to present ideas effectively, including the use of nonverbal communication and visual aids which are tailored to the characteristics and needs of the audience; ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences; a basic understanding of computer network operating systems; and strong time management skills and an ability to multi-task effectively in a fast paced setting.  Desired skills and qualifications include prior experience teaching software modules in a formal classroom setting, as well as an understanding of adult learning methodologies and the ability to incorporate them into an effective presentation.  Prior experience serving homeless and low-income women with history of domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse and/or past criminal issues preferred.  *Preferred schedule: ability to work Part-Time Schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

REPORTS TO:  Program Director, First Step Program. 

SALARY:  Hourly pay commensurate with experience & education

TO APPLY: Include the job title in subject line of E-mail
cover letter and current resume with salary requirements:
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Summer Camp Positions, Camp Homeward Bound

Coalition for the Homeless seeks seasonal counselors and supervisors for its Camp Homeward Bound program located in Harriman State Park. Started in 1984, the Homeward Bound program was the first camp in the nation created specifically to serve homeless children. Camp Homeward Bound provides a safe, predictable, and highly structured environment for homeless youngsters (ages seven to fifteen). We foster the development of positive social and learning skills and is scheduled for three sessions each summer.

At Camp Homeward Bound camp staff receive pre-camp training, ongoing support, and mentoring throughout the summer. Counselors and supervisors develop problem solving and leadership skills that future employers may find valuable. Camp staff aim to positively influence a group of young people in need of strong positive role models. They look forward to meeting new people around the world, forming lasting friendships, and working with a team of dedicated individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives of young people.

For more information about Camp Homeward Bound, click here.

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