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Goddard Riverside Group Leader in New York, New York

Group Leader

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Job Location

Lincoln Square - New York, NY

Salary Range

$15.00 - $15.00 Hourly


Organization Overview: The Goddard Riverside Community Center (Goddard Riverside) and the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) are well-established Manhattan community-based agencies that support services to approximately 30,000 New Yorkers. We are two of New York City’s leading human services organizations meeting the needs of children, youth and families, homeless individuals, and older adults through-out Manhattan and New York City. We work every day for a fair and just society where all people have the opportunity to make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families.

Program Description:Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center (LSNC), a community center located in the Amsterdam Houses and Amsterdam Addition on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, has been offering programs for children and their families for over 65 years. Currently, LSNC operates an After School Program and Summer Camp for children ages 5 through 12 offering academic support, cultural enrichment, and physical fitness programs.

Purpose of Position:Group Leaders are assigned to work with a group of children, broken down by age, on a number of various tasks including homework help, STEM, literacy, Art and social-emotional competencies. Group Leaders report to the After School Program Director. Together, our staff works to provide a positive and creative learning environment for the social and intellectual development of all participants.

Position Start Date: September 1st, 2023 Position End Date: June 21st, 2024

Potential to be hired for Summer Camp 2024, pending interest & performance evaluation.

Schedule:Monday through Friday 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (on Meeting Day, TBD). Some Full Days & Half Days

Hourly Rate:$15.00

Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

Group Leader responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining sound supervision and ensuring the safety of program participants at all times, including school pick-up.

  • Establishing and cultivating positive relationships with youth and their families.

  • Supervising and supporting homework help for all children.

  • Maintaining positive relationships with partner programs.

  • Reporting, in writing and verbally, all illnesses/injuries and behavioral incidents of participants.

  • Attending and participating in weekly staff meetings, special events, and trainings as scheduled.

  • Providing clear direction to work study students, interns, classroom volunteers and other group leaders.

  • Establishing and maintaining a nurturing learning environment with clear, age-appropriate expectations and rules.

    Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Previous experience working with school aged children in urban school and/or community- based settings.

  • High School Diploma/GED; some college preferred

  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check (Fingerprinting), a Child Abuse and Maltreatment Check (SCR), a Staff Exclusion List Check (SEL), and be physically able to work with children (via a doctor's signed consent).

  • Must be available to work from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM Monday – Friday; 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Meeting Days (TBD Based on Staff Availability).

  • Must have an ability to work collaboratively.

  • Must have a sense of humor and a passion for youth development.

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Creating and implementing lesson plans for group participation.

    Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have:

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Word & Excel

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook (Email)

  • Basic Internet Skills

    Physical Requirements

  • Some bending, kneeling and lifting

  • Must provide doctor’s consent that you are physically able to work with children

    Work Environment

  • Classroom

  • Some Outdoor (For Pick-Ups and Trips)

    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related task other than those specifically presented in this description. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.