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Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc. Group Leader - After School in Queens, New York

Organization Overview : Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Job Summary: Group Leaders are an integral part of the day to day management of the after school program, helping with homework, facilitating some activities, ensuring program safety and cleaning program areas.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement the After School curriculum, helping scholars to improve literacy competencies, values and physical fitness in an activity based after school environment. 

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of scholars in the program by providing close supervision of all activities

  • Maintain accurate program documentation (incident reports, accident report, behavior logs, attendance & sign-in/sign-out sheets) 

  • Assist scholars with homework

  • Plan and create innovative age appropriate activities and develop lesson plans to conduct them on a daily basis

  • Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events

  • Attend the minimum required 30 hours of staff training during the school year and Saturday trainings 

  • Provide support to any Activity Specialist in implementing activities 

  • Adhere to all DOH standards and SONYC/CPCMS Standards

  • Preparation of the learning environment and necessary materials/supplies

  • Distribute student meals

  • Clean program assigned areas (cafeteria, auditorium, classrooms, etc.)

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by direct supervisor

Pay: $17/hr


  • High School Diploma required

  • One year of after school work experience, one full summer camp work experience, or two years of related experience 

  • Interest and experience in youth development, academic enrichment and arts 

  • A genuine enthusiasm for developing professional skills through training opportunities, observation, coaching, and feedback

  • Availability between 2:00-6:00 p.m.; 15 hours per week Monday-Friday during the school year; or for Summer Program hours (varies) 

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a broad range of people including school staff and parents 

  • Ability to meet School Age Child Care (SACC) requirements including background check and medical clearance


    Pay Rate: $17/hr



    It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.


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