108-25 62nd Drive
Borough of Queens
STATUS: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
SALARY: $13.00-15.00 P/Hour; commensurate with experience
SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 2:30pm to 5:45pm with additional prep, meeting and training time
Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse population of Queens through a broad network of programs and services for Children and Youth, Adults and Families, and Older Adults. We are a modern interpretation of the traditional settlement house, bringing to our work current best practices, cost-effective management, innovative leadership, and a passion for social and economic justice. Our mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities. We welcome amazing individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change lives.
We are seeking a qualified Group Leader with a strong commitment to youth development to work in our comprehensive year-round “The Future Leaders After-School Program @ Queens Collegiate”. The Group Leader will serve as a role-model for middle school youth by providing/facilitating fun and engaging activities with a focus on: Academic Support, Leadership Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Literacy, Healthy Living, and Physical Recreation. S/he will also serve as an advocate for The Future Leaders After-School Program @ Queens Collegiate and our participants.
- Understand, adhere, and enforce after-school/summer camp program expectations, policies, and protocols as laid out by Program Director.
- Plan, create, and facilitate lesson plans with a focus in: Academic Support, Leadership Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Literacy, Healthy Living, and Physical Recreation.
- Create and submit lesson plans to Educational Specialist in a timely manner.
- Assist participants with their homework in various subjects.
- Plan and execute an “end of cycle” culminating event in which participants, parents, staff, and other key stakeholders will be invited.
- Maintain records of all participants which include: attendance sheets, behavioral logs, medical history/allergies, incidents reports, and activity schedules.
- Conduct daily safe passage of participants.
- Prepare and distribute materials necessary for leading activities.
- Assist with the distribution of snacks during “snack time”.
- Maintain QCH supply room, classrooms, lunchrooms, and main office in a clean and orderly fashion.
- Call parents and keep them informed of any behavioral issues or concerns you may have.
- Recruit participants during: school lunch times, class presentations, and PTA meetings.
- Create a fun, safe, and engaging environment which is inclusive to all participants, parents, staff, and key stakeholders.
- Communicate with Program Director, Assistant Program Director, or Educational Specialist if any special materials are necessary for facilitating a class (with at least 3 weeks’ notice).
- Provide QCH with all required paperwork, certifications, and support documents in compliance with NYC DOH & DOE regulations.
- Communicate with Program Director or Assistant Program Director any schedule modifications or behavioral or environmental issues.
- Other duties or special projects as assigned by Program Director or Assistant Program Director.
- Minimum of High School Diploma or GED.
- Enrollment in college in a related field (Education, Psychology, Social Work, etc.) preferred.
- Minimum of (2) years’ experience working in an after-school/summer camp setting.
- Strong lesson planning and facilitation skills preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, time management and communication skills required.
- Experience working with middle school youth and youth of diverse backgrounds preferred.
- Knowledge of youth development principles such as: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) a plus.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to motivate participants to participate in activities which focus on: Academic Support, Leadership Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Literacy, Healthy Living, and Physical Recreation.
- Must be able to attend occasional morning, evening, or weekend meetings and/or trainings.
- Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
- Must be able to work holidays.
- Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.
- Must be cleared and maintain clearance throughout duration of employment by NYS DOH and DOE fingerprinting screening, NYS Central Registrar Background Check, 3 Reference checks, Staff Exclusion List (SEL), and must provide a physical examination with updated TB test.
This position will be available immediately. Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package varies by position and may include medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such Staff can earn annual leave days, sick days and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities, including trainings and learning bits.
We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that looks to continually enrich the lives of our diverse member community. If you would like to join our team, please forward your cover letter and resume, with subject line “Group Leader” to Orlando Santos, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
“The Future Leaders After-School Program @ Queens Collegiate”- Queens Community House
Attention: Orlando Santos, Jr.
167-01 Gothic Drive
Jamaica, New York 11432
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