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Play Captain Summer Group Leader

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Fab Youth Philly
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 23 days ago

PLAY CAPTAIN GROUP LEADER

Every summer, in Philadelphia, there are over 500 streets designated as Playstreets that are run by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR).  Playstreets are closed to traffic and open to neighborhood children where they can play together and receive a meal.  Fab Youth Philly (FYP) partners with PPR to provide children a more engaging and fun environment on Playstreets though our Play Captain Initiative (PCI).

This summer we are hiring a number of Play Captain Group Leaders who will be responsible for leading a team of up to six (6) teenage individuals (Play Captains). 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a part-time, temporary, seasonal, hourly position with a maximum of 30 hours

per week. Interviews will take place virtually; training and employment will be in-person following Covid-19 safety protocols. Candidates must be available to work in a variety of outdoor conditions on a daily basis.  This position requires availability from June 14 through August 17, 2021 with a

typical work schedule of Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Fridays from 9:30 pm to 1:00 pm.

Salary will be $15/hour.

Applications are due by May 7, 2021.


FYP will provide paid training that will include important COVID-19 safety protocols such as wearing a mask/face covering at all times both indoors and outdoors.

Responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:


Leadership & Support (70%)

·       Lead up to six teens (Play Captains)

·       Responsible for the safety and well-being of the Play Captains

·       Coach Play Captains to facilitate and lead games, problem solve and identify effective

solutions

·       Plan daily activities with Play Captains to facilitate on the Play Streets

·       Complete performance appraisals for Play Captains at the end of the summer


Co-Facilitation (15%)

·       Support Captain Supervisors and/or Trainers as co-facilitators during Play Captain training and

weekly professional development activities


Administrative & Organizational (15%)

·       Review and submit bi-weekly timesheets

·       Review schedules and other necessary documents

·       Uphold COVID-19 safety protocol, including cleaning the office and equipment


Knowledge-Skills-Abilities:

·       Knowledge of Positive Youth Development Principles

·       Knowledge of adolescent development

·       Experience supporting and supervising small groups of teens in the workplace

·       Experience developing and facilitating age-appropriate activities

·       Knowledge of early childhood songs and/or camp songs

·       Ability to work independently and be a team player

·       Ability to serve as a positive role model

·       Reliable and trustworthy with a strong work ethic

·       Previous experience as a camper or camp counselor a plus

Requirements:

·       Minimum of 2-years’ experience supporting and providing supervision to teenagers

· Willing and able to work outdoors in all kinds of summer weather (hot, rainy, humid, limited shade)

·       Willing and eager to learn about a new/unfamiliar neighborhood

·       Willing to be trained in, and use ‘real-time coaching’ and positive youth development strategies

·       Able to remain calm and patient to navigate conflict and bring forth resolutions

·       Able to lift up to 65lbs on a daily basis

·       Able to bend, squat, run, twist as part of playing or co-facilitating various games

·       Access to reliable phone/internet service to respond to emails within 24 hours and to send/receive text messages

·       Willing and able to get around Philadelphia independently; has reliable mode of transportation

·       Associates degree (or equivalent) in liberal arts, early childhood education, leadership, or related field is preferred but not required


How to apply:

1.     Review www.fabyouthphilly.com AND www.playcaptains.com websites to fully learn and understand Fab Youth Philly (FYP)

2.    Email resume and a cover letter, explaining why you are qualified for and interested in this position to: Info@playcaptains.com

3.     Please confirm in your cover letter that you understand this opportunity is part-time, temporary, and seasonal and that you are available to work from June 14 through August 17, 2021.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to review applications that do not follow the above steps.


All employees of FYP must complete the following background checks:  Criminal, Child Abuse, and Fingerprints.


Fab Youth Philly is an organization that is working to apply a trauma informed lens to all of the work we do and working to dismantle and avoid perpetrating white-supremacist culture. We are welcoming to people who are formerly incarcerated.

Fab Youth Philly provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Fab Youth Philly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Fab Youth

Philly expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability Fab Youth Philly’s employees to perform

their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

PLAY CAPTAIN GROUP LEADER

Every summer, in Philadelphia, there are over 500 streets designated as Playstreets that are run by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR).  Playstreets are closed to traffic and open to neighborhood children…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 14, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 3, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$15 - $15

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

Location

On-site
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

How to apply:

1.     Review www.fabyouthphilly.com AND www.playcaptains.com websites to fully learn and understand Fab Youth Philly (FYP)

2.     Email resume and a cover letter, explaining why you are qualified for and interested in this position to: Info@playcaptains.com

3.    Please confirm in your cover letter that you understand this opportunity is part-time, temporary, and seasonal and that you are available to work from June 14 through August 17, 2021.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to review applications that do not follow the above steps.

All employees of FYP must complete the following background checks:  Criminal, Child Abuse, and Fingerprints.







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