Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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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.

Position:  Group Leader

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation is looking for part-time Group Leaders in the Youth and Family Services afterschool programs. This position is hourly for 17 hours per week Monday through Friday.


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;  be sure all are accounted for and put away at the end of each day; and provide Supervisors with a daily room check in log

Actively participate in all aspects of professional development, including scheduled supervision, weekly team meetings, pre-service training, and an additional 15 hours of training minimum 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.

Group Leader and Youth Worker (K-3):

Attends weekly Ready Readers lesson planning/preparation session with Literacy Coordinator

Leads interactive read alouds and extension activities during the literacy block

Consistently follows the structure, model and best practices of Ready Readers

Attends Ready Readers workshops and trainings, approximately two three-hour sessions per month Group Leader and Youth Worker (4-5):

Prepares Article-A-Day materials in advance, including articles and student notebooks

Adheres to Article-A-Day routine, including time for reflection/book of knowledge

Supports students’ comprehension of article and vocabulary


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

2 year experience working with children in a child care or education setting

Bilingual (Spanish/English, Bengali/English in particular) a plus.

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

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Salary Information

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

To Apply

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and three references to: *Please list Position Title in the Subject line*

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.

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