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The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area Group Leader II in Brooklyn, New York

Overview

The Group Leader II will serve in a support role under the direct supervision of the Program Directors. They will be intimately and integrally involved in the daily operations of the School-Age Child Care program and the carrying out of its mission.

The Group Leader II may have oversight responsibility for a designated group of childrenand/ora specialized activity, as assigned by the Program Directors. They may also be responsible to exercise a measure leadership over other employees assigned to them.

The Group Leader II will be required to provide support to the Program Directors, when necessary. There may be periods when the Group Leader II will be assigned to assist with a group or activity, under the leadership of another Group Leader. The Group Leader II should be prepared, experienced and qualified to assume greater leadership responsibility, if necessary. The ideal candidate will remain teachable and interested in their ongoing professional development.

Responsibilities

  • Involvement in the total program with willingness to help in all areas as needed, including dining room, outdoor/indoor activities, children with problems, daily assembly, etc.

  • Promote observance of the moral and ethical codes affecting participants and staff.

  • Attend and contribute to Program Leadership & General Staff Meetings.

  • Responsible for sharing with your immediate supervisor, all matters of mutual concern relating to the total welfare of the Program.

  • Responsible to complete Orientation Sessions and attend all parent meetings.

  • Responsible for the leadership and guidance of assigned campers and your assigned staff.

  • Assume responsibility for the health, cleanliness, good habits, welfare and happiness of all participants and staff, but especially those under your direct supervision.

  • Maintain a high level of interaction with participants and staff; also, be a constructive member of the Leadership contributing in every possible way to the health, harmony and happiness of the Brownsville Corps family.

  • Coordinate daily assembly as assigned

  • Communicate with the Program Director, as soon as possible (in private), for actions of staff members that put the health and safety of participants at risk. Report all incidents minor or major.

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups of various ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction to participants and/or staff.

  • Ability to identify and physically respond appropriately and quickly to emergency situations, as needed.

  • Responsible for the organization and administration of assigned activity for children ages 5 -13.

  • Assume responsibility for the all areas assigned, proper use of supplies, maintenance of inventory, requesting additional supplies as needed.

  • Coordinate program(s) with other program activities and plans. Offer any assistance and support as needed.

  • Submit to the program office, lesson plans for assigned classes.

  • Organize, direct and instruct assigned activity program geared to all ages, interest and abilities of the participants, both male and female. Display creativity and innovation in programming.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; Some College Preferred

  • 1.5 years’ Experience in Youth or Camp Programming and/or group work

  • Leadership experience with peersorexperience in leadership of organized/specialized programming

  • Current CPR & First Aid Certifications

  • Availability for the entire duration of program hours (2:15 – 6 PM during school year; 8 AM – 6 PM on school holidays and summer months)

Job ID2019-5796

CategoryChild Care

Compensation MinUSD $15.00/Hr.

Compensation MaxUSD $17.00/Hr.

TypeRegular Part-Time

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