Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Job Title

GROUP LEADER

Job Description

With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing, and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.  

 

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has openings for part-time Group Leaders in the Youth and Family Services after school programs at PS 89, PS 65, PS 345, PS 677, IS 302 and IS 171. This position is hourly for 17.5 - 18 hours per week Monday through Friday.

 

Principal Duties:

  • Plan, implement and document successful educational, recreation, youth leadership, community service and arts activities with school-aged children.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures in a pro-active manner, making the safety and care of children your primary focus.
  • Build a positive relationship with each after-school participant in your care, and foster positive connections between participants.  Actively engage with children at all times with the goal of fostering the positive development of each child and the group.
  • Conduct yourself as a professional and representative of the agency with school staff, parents, children and anyone else with whom you come into contact in your role.
  • Effectively manage assigned group.  Maintain and enforce progressive discipline policy.
  • Create a cohesive and effective staff team.
  • Assist in enrollment, recording and submitting daily attendance records, and any other required documents to Director.
  • Inspect on a daily basis all facilities, equipment, and supplies and be sure all are accounted for and put away at the end of each day.
  • Inspect classroom at the beginning of each session and at the end of each session and provide Supervisors with a daily room check in log.
  • Actively participate in all aspects of staff or member development, including weekly supervision, weekly team meetings, pre-service training, and an additional at least 15 hours of training during the school year.
  • Demonstrates commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change.
  • Perform other duties as assigned as necessary for the success of the program.
  • Other assignments, as requested.

 

Position Requirements:

·        At least 1 year of College, preferably in Education, Social Work or related field.

·        1 year experience working with children in a child care or education setting.

·        Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.

·        Availability 2:30pm to 5:30pm OR 3:00 to 6:00pm (depends on site placement), Monday to Friday.  Occasional evenings and weekends.

 

Work Environment:
This position works in a school setting during the workday. This role routinely uses standard equipment such as computers, walkie-talkies, cellphones, photocopiers, and standard equipment such as safety scissors and tape dispensers.

 

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must be able to lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Travel: Upon request, occasional travel is expected for this position.

 

Additional Opportunity: Interested in making an even greater impact on your community?  Looking for a rewarding experience with like-minded, service-oriented people?  Ready to boost your own personal and educational development?  Inquire about AmeriCorps Service Opportunities in our Afterschool programs. 

Salary Information

Compensation:
$11.00 to $17.00 per hour based on educational level.
Professional development opportunities within and outside our agency.

To Apply

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references to: hiring@cypresshills.org. When applying, Please list Position Title in the Subject line. Three (3) typed, signed reference letters will be required if chosen for the position.

CYPRESS HILLS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND IS COMMITTED TO WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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