Group Leader - Summer Youth Program

Job Type

Full Time Temporary




250 West 65th Street
New York
New York
United States


Intro/Program Description: Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center (LSNC), a community center located in the Amsterdam Houses and Amsterdam Addition on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, has been offering programs for children and their families for over 65 years. Currently, LSNC operates an After School Program and Summer Camp for children ages 5 through 12 offering academic support, cultural enrichment, and physical fitness programs.

Purpose of Position: Group Leaders are assigned to work with a group of children, broken down by age, on a number of tasks including Physical activities, STEM, literacy, Art and social-emotional competencies. Group Leaders report to the Summer Camp Program Director. Together, our staff works to provide a positive and creative learning environment for the social and intellectual development of all participants.

Start Date: Thursday, July 5th

End Date: Friday, August 17th

Mandatory Orientation and Prep Dates in June!

Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

Group Leader responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining sound supervision and ensuring the safety of program participants at all times (In and outside of the classroom, on trips, during breakfast/ lunch at MLK, etc.)
  • Establishing and cultivating positive relationships with youth and their families
  • Supervising, facilitating and supporting all activities
  • Maintaining positive relationships with partner programs
  • Reporting, in writing or verbally, all illnesses/injuries and behavioral incidents of participants
  • Attending and participating in special events and trainings as scheduled
  • Providing clear direction to work study students, classroom volunteers and other group leaders
  • Establishing and maintaining a nurturing learning environment with clear, age-appropriate expectations and rules

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Previous experience working with school aged children in urban school and/or community based settings
  • High School Diploma/GED; some college preferred
  • Must be able to pass the Sex Offender Registry and be physically able to work with children (via a doctor's signed consent)
  • Must be available to work between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM, Monday – Friday and for all trainings before the start of camp
  • Must have an ability to work collaboratively
  • Must have a sense of humor and a passion for youth development
  • CPR/ First Aid Certification a plus

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Create and implement lesson plans for group participation
  • Effectively supervise children

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have/be:

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Word & Excel
  • Access to an email address

Physical Requirements

  • Some bending, kneeling and lifting
  • Must provide doctor’s consent that you are physically able to work with children

Work Environment

  • Classroom and outdoors

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

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