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Assistant Group Leader


Job posted by: Homes for the Homeless

Posted on: August 20, 2014

Job description

Homes for the Homeless, Inc. offers family shelter services and a continuum of educational services for children on site, from infant development to adolescent dropout prevention. The core of our child programming is made up of preschool programs, accelerated after school education, and constructive recreational programming.

The after school program at Saratoga Family Inn, located in Jamaica, Queens, provides a safe and friendly environment for resident and community children where they can be enriched in a variety of academic and extracurricular activities.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and creative part-time assistant group leader for our after school program. This is an excellent position for a college student or professional interested in working with K-12 aged students outside of the traditional classroom setting.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist students with homework and other school projects
  • Assist program coordinator and teacher in the planning of enrichment activities and trips
  • Work with program staff to update bulletin boards in the classroom and main hallway
  • Maintain a clean, bright and active classroom environment
  • Attend trips as needed
  • Assist in book fairs, holiday parties and activities, plays, etc.
  • Assist in other areas as needed


  • Some coursework toward a Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field
  • Preferably at least one year of experience working with children ages 5 to 18 in a school or after school setting
  • Must pass a background investigation which includes employment history and criminal background check
  • Kind, creative, flexible and caring personality that works well with children and as part of the after school program staff team

Work hours are 2:30pm – 6:30pm Monday - Friday during the school year and flexible during the summer. Must be available to work on some Saturdays.

How to apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to Shalina Akoko at Please include "Assistant Group Leader" in the subject line of email. No phone calls or email inquiries will be accepted.


Jamaica, NY, 11434, US


Education requirements
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
None specified
Salary details
$12.00 per hour
Job function
Owner's areas of focus