Reports To: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, IS292
Location: 301 Vermont Street, Brooklyn NY 11207
Hours: Up to 18 hours/Weeks; Non-exempt; Mon-Fri
JOB SUMMARY: The Group Leader is responsible for the overall development, management, and organization and planning of his or her group. Including integrated educational projects, recreation, arts and crafts and group building activities.
Engage participants in after school activities and role model appropriate behavior.
Engage in outreach activities to ensure attendance and participation.
Provide support to activity instructors and other group leaders.
Develop and/or follow a sequenced Curriculum based on students' interest. Curriculum should promote creativity, self-expression, opportunity for mastery, and emotional and professional growth.
Integrate lessons enriched with literacy, history and other related academic subjects when applicable
Develop positive relationships with participants, colleagues and school personnel.
Attends all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions, as specified.
Plan and prepare culminating events for participants to showcase their activities.
Ensure participants are prepared and able to illustrate what they learned in culminating events.
Assist with organizing parent engagement events.
Engage with parents and guardians as necessary in a professional manner.
Discuss behavior problems and situations with supervisor as they emerge. Resolve conflict within your group while seeking assistance from other staff, supervisors and directors when necessary.
Foster a youth development, strength's based environment, fostering a sense of belonging, safety, and community to participants.
Supervise support staff assigned to your group.
Engage and facilitate group conversations, tracking and supporting students' academic success.
Demonstrate effective classroom management skills.
Inspect all facilities, equipment, and supplies and be sure all are locked away securely at the end of each day
Maintain all required records for your group.
Maintain strict adherence to policies and procedures at all times.
Participate in afterschool events and Trips.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Associates Degree in a child welfare or related field OR High School/ GED Diploma and 2 years related experience in youth development programs required.
Able to lead and participate in group activities.
A commitment to working with youth from a variety of backgrounds, while providing high quality services.
Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective.
Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year - and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain's New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference.
All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.