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Good Shepherd Services Group Leader : Summer at Truman in Bronx, New York

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!

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

Job Summary: The Group Leader is responsible for the overall development, management, organization and planning of his or her camp group. In addition, the Group Leader is responsible for the supervision of all staff assigned to the group.

Title: Group Leader, (Summer)

Reports To: Program Director at Truman

Location: Bronx, NY

Hours: Up to 35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt (July - August)

Major Duies:

  • Maintain 85% group attendance.

  • Attend all staff meetings and mandatory trainings.

  • Develop and maintain an atmosphere of consistency and fairness in which both children and staff cooperate.

  • Plan and implement activities including arts & crafts, swim, group games each day.

  • Supervise support staff assigned to your group.

  • Maintain strict adherence to policies and procedures at all times.

  • Ensure program room and spaces are kept neat and orderly.

  • Provide direction, supervision and guidance to campers at all times.

  • Maintain all required records for your group.

  • Engage in outreach activities to ensure attendance and participation.

  • Engage in interaction with parents and guardians in a professional, fair and gentle 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.

  • Inspect all facilities, equipment, and supplies and be sure all are locked away securely at the end of each day.

  • Participate in staff orientation as well as ongoing development activities.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • High School Graduate or GED and at least 2 years related experience in youth development programs preferred.

  • Able to lead and participate in group activities.

  • A commitment to working with youth from a variety of backgrounds, while providing high quality services.

  • A commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

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 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 our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2022-5002

Street: 750 Baychester ave

Base Salary: USD $17.00/Hr.

Max Salary: USD $18.00/Hr.