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Good Shepherd Services Summer Camp Staff - Brooklyn 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.

The Summer Camp Staff member will provide a supportive function for one of our Brooklyn summer camps in the role of either an

  • Assistant Group Leader

  • Group Leader or

  • Activity Instructor

Reports to: Vice President of Education & Vocation Programs (After Schools)

Location: One of our Various Brooklyn Sites

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Monday - Friday; Summer (July and August)

Major Duties:

1) Assistant Group Leader

  • Assist the Group Leader and Activity Instructors with activities, including sports, movement, and recreation, educational activities and arts and crafts.

2) Group Leader

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

  • Collaborate with and direct program aides.

  • Support Activity Instructors with lessons.

3) Activity Instructor (ie, Dance, Sports, Arts & Crafts, STEM, Cooking, Theatre, Music, etc.)

  • Provides recreational/educational workshops in a chosen area of expertise and activities as an avenue for self-development and expression thru enrichment/project-based curriculum.

  • Submit lesson/activity plans in advance.

  • Help plan and implement a culminating event or project.

  • Responsible for the setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.

4) All Staff

  • Complete required documentation.

  • Participate in training and staff development activities.

  • Demonstrate effective classroom management skills.

  • Ensure a safe and engaging group environment.


  • Minimum High School Diploma / GED. Two years of college or a BA strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with youth.

  • Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively

  • Activity Instructors must show experience and competency in the material they would like to instuct.

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

  • 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: 2022-5142

Base Salary: USD $15.00/Hr.

Max Salary: USD $25.00/Hr.