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Group Leader – New Settlement After School Program at Mount Eden Children’s Academy (MECA)/PS 555

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: New Settlement’s After School Program at the Mount Eden Children’s Academy (MECA)/PS 555

Monday-Friday, from 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Grades 1st – 5th grades.

POSITION DESCRIPTION & DUTIES: Each Group Leader will supervise an Assistant Group Leader and one group of 20 children organized by grade levels 1-5. The Group Leader will directly teach, nurture and encourage the children to perform at a high standard by setting a positive, engaging and fun tone. Responsibilities include: planning and leading quality activities and trips; ensuring the safety of students at all times; anticipating and resolving conflict; reporting all incidents accurately and on time; supervising snack and homework time; maintaining the overall condition of the classroom; collaborating with after-school staff and teachers; interacting with parents at dismissal and participating in staff meetings and workshops. This position reports to the Program Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Hold a Bachelor’s, Associate’s Degree and/or college students majoring in education or social work, and have at least two years experience working with school age children, or have a high school diploma or GED and equivalent 5 years supervised experience working with a school age child care program/center. Applicants must have experience leading elementary school level activities for children, preferably in an educational environment (school, after-school program, camp or day care center); be sensitive to diverse cultures; have experience with and knowledge of youth development practices and group work, ensuring safety of program participants; have knowledge of a specific content area; have strong planning and organizational skills; have the ability to supervise an Assistant Group Leader and to work in a team setting. All Group Leaders will need to hold current first aid/CPR certification or be willing to acquire certification within the first 3 months of employment. English and Spanish bilingual a plus.


COMPENSATION AND HOURS: $16 per hour. Must work 17.5 hours per week during the academic school year, including specific days during school holidays and must commit to the program for a full academic year (Sept-June); must participate in trainings, workshops, professional development and staff meetings for approximately 30 hours throughout the program year.


TO APPLY:  Email cover letter, résumé and contact information for three professional references to or send to New Settlement Apartments, Re: After School Program at MECA, 1512 Townsend Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452. EEO/AA


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