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Educational Alliance, Inc. Afterschool Support Supervisor in New York, New York

Title: AfterSchool Support Supervisor

Division - Department: 14th Street Y – Youth Programs

Job Classification: Non-Union – PT

Date: January 2022


Educational Alliance, a 132-year-old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization serving New Yorkers from all walks of life. We serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they come from, or their socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation.


Reporting to the Associate Director of Youth Programs and partnering with the AfterSchool Supervisor, the AfterSchool Support Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and supervising our disability-inclusive model that provides extra support to children with disabilities and atypical support needs. In addition to ensuring the success of the Support Program and the enrolled children, the AfterSchool Support Supervisor also partners with the AfterSchool Manager to ensure the success and support of all members of the community, staff and children. Additionally, the AfterSchool Support Supervisor is also responsible for directly supervising support staff, including any interns.


  • Direct client group: Children who require additional support & their families (K-5th Grade)

  • Directly supervises: 3 – 6 Support Specialists + additional interns, when applicable

  • Will act as a task manager for group leaders when necessary

  • Will collaborate closely with Division Supervisors and Teachers


Child Care

  • Conduct intakes with new AfterSchool families and their children

  • Work directly with families and Youth Programs leadership to create individualized plans for campers who require additional support (Individualized Student Plans)

  • Update ISPs (Individualized Student Plans) for student caseload

  • Observe and check-in with individual students as needed throughout the afterschool day

  • Be available for crisis management for all students throughout the week

  • Utilizing Inclusion as a lens for all aspects of student experience (e.g., assessing activities and providing necessary support to ensure a student’s success)

Logistics and Communications

  • Attend meetings with families and/or staff as needed

  • Communicate with parents as needed through the Afterschool season

  • Communicate and effectively partner as needed with Program Manager, Group Leaders, Teachers, and Youth Programs Team regarding participant needs and concerns

Leadership and Supervision

  • Be present and partner with AfterSchool Program Manager and Youth Programs Team to lead and facilitate staff meetings during the year

  • Proactively problem solve and motivate colleagues as difficult moments present themselves throughout the day; encourage flexibility and understanding as means to achieve common goals

  • Learns and implements Afterschool’s restorative approach to supervision and behavior management, including regular check-ins and evaluations for supervisees

  • Partner respectfully with the AfterSchool Program Manager on crisis management using a Restorative Approach, working to provide the proper supports for program participants


Required Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, liberal arts or equivalent professional experience required (Master’s Degree in Social Work, or another relevant field, strongly preferred)

  • 3+ years of experience working with elementary school-age children

  • Experience as a leader in an inclusive, educational setting, or similar experience

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred

  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills

  • Can attend all days of Staff Orientation and Afterschool starting September 27th through June 17th

  • Ability to interact with families, children, and colleagues of diverse cultural and social backgrounds

  • Fast learner with ability to work independently and collaboratively

Role Key Competencies

  • Inclusivity

  • Leadership

  • Delegation

  • Communication

  • Diligence

EEO Info

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.