The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for an Art Instructor at the Hegeman. The Hegeman is a permanent supportive housing residence located in Brownsville, Brooklyn, for 160 low income tenants, many of whom have histories of mental illness, homelessness, and substance abuse. The building has a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Safety Design) silver rating and includes a 24/7 attended lobby, a community garden, a computer room, and a fitness room.
CUCS provides comprehensive on-site social services using a recovery orientation, which includes the implementation of evidence based practices such as Supported Employment, Motivational Interviewing, and Wellness Self Management.
This is a 3 days per week position responsible for the development and facilitation of weekly art classes based on a general arts and crafts curriculum at The Hegeman. Candidates must posses the ability to teach actively, pace instruction for varying skill levels, and create a pleasant atmosphere. The instructor must maintain documentation of client participation each week.
BA and 1 year of art instruction experience
Demonstrated ability to serve a special needs population such as the formerly homeless and/or mentally ill
Related experience and knowledge of designated therapeutic activity
Good verbal and written communication skills
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document. Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.
CUCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind