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Good Shepherd Services Group Leader - COMPASS @ PS 32 in Brooklyn, 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 leadership, planning and implementation of an after-school group for K-12 youth, including integrated educational projects, recreation, arts, crafts and group building activities.


Reports To: Program Director, COMPASS @ P.S. 32

Location: 317 Hoyt Street Brooklyn, New York 11231

Hours: Non-Exempt; School Year - Up to 18 Hours per Week; Summer - 35 Hours per Week

Major Duties:

  • Plan and facilitate integrated learning, recreational, arts and developmentally appropriate activities for youth.

  • Collaborate with and direct program aides.

  • Complete required documentation.

  • Participate in training and staff development activities.

  • Write and submit sequenced lesson plans in advance.

  • Demonstrate effective classroom management skills.

  • Ensure a safe and engaging classroom environment.

  • Support Activity Instructors with lessons.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum High School Diploma / GED. Two years of college and prior experience working with youth strongly preferred.

  • Ability to lead and participate in group sports and recreation.

  • Experience in developing group lesson plans or integrated learning packages.

  • Must have 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: 2022-5345

Base Salary: USD $17.00/Hr.

Max Salary: USD $18.00/Hr.