Group Leader- Summer Only

Grand Street Settlement Inc. - Brooklyn, NY (30+ days ago)


DEPARTMENT:
Youth Services

LOCATION:
Brooklyn, NY (Various Locations)

REPORTS TO:
Program Director and Assistant Director

SALARY:
$13-$15 per hour

DATES:
July 2018–August 2018

SCHEDULE:
Will vary depending on location assigned

JOB SUMMARY:
As part of our Youth Services Department’s vision: all Youth Services Staff will assist promoting growth, leadership and

positive self-image in all young people at all of our Grand Street Settlement sites. Group Leaders during the summer will

promote and develop a safe and engaging learning environment for youth. Recreational activities, team building

activities/games, theme based lessons, and trips are integral parts of summer day camp activities.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:
High School diploma a must, college degree preferred
Youth development experience required
Must have experience teaching and designing curricula
Previous experience working with diverse young people
Three (3) or more years’ experience & expertise working with youth (volunteer experience is acceptable)
Three (3) or more years’ experience coaching, instructing, or facilitating curriculum-based lessons (to youth preferred)
Ideal candidate is personable, energetic, & enthusiastic
Candidate must successfully complete the following: NYSDOH Fingerprinting Screening; New York State Clearance Review Background Check; 3 Reference Checks; Physical w/ updated TB Test (Fees may apply)
If offered the position, must submit $25 fee for NY State Clearance Review
Valid CPR/AED Pro certification through recognized accrediting body preferred
Valid First Aid/RTE certification through recognized accrediting body preferred
Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with all students while remaining professional at all times and be able to motivate the students while setting an example in all areas, including responsibility, timeliness, organization, attendance and most importantly, professionalism

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Training

Must complete summer day camp trainings as per school- age child care requirements
Supervise Participants

Problem solve and intervene directly with youth in groups
Maintain adequate staff to camper supervision during all activities and trips
Facilitate Summer Camp Activities

Design and implement project-based summer curriculum
Must facilatate group management and activities based on the summer themes
Work collaboratively with co-workers
Know and follow daily in-house and trip schedules and procedures
Create a camp culture of positive group cohesiveness
Ensure Safety

Must be able to supervise a group of children and participate in activities and trips; provide and maintain a safe working environment.
Maintain adequate supplies in first aid and safety kits
Maintain medical and contact information for each camper
Responsible for maintaining daily log of all incidents/ injuries
Prepare attendance reports and other reports as required
Know and adhere to all regulations and procedures outlined in safety plan
Other

Communicate regularly and appropriately with parents
Complete all necessary paperwork that is required
Come to ready to work with a positive attitude
Supervise and evaluate youth staff
Other assignments as required