Group Leader - Ampark Neighborhood School
OUR MISSION: Our mission is to inspire and empower all young people to take control of their future.
OUR VISION: We envision a world where everyone has access to an equitable path to success.
PROGRAM DESIGN: RTS facilitates a variety of youth programs including after-school, summer camps, retreats, conferences, and summer employment opportunities reaching thousands of young people throughout NYC each year. RTS emphasizes the youth development practice of the Circle of Courage in all our programs; creating an environment of Belonging, where young people can build their Independence, find, and develop their Mastery skill, and practice Generosity in their communities. At the core of our programs are staff training strategies that enable our young professionals to develop extraordinarily meaningful relationships with the young people in their care who we call Our Future Leaders because that is what they all are.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: A Group Leader works with participants to develop a positive community culture and ensure our goals are being acknowledged in our programs. Group Leaders are expected to cultivate meaningful relationships and be positive role models for our future leaders.
- Supervisor: Program Director
- Max Hours: 25 per week
- Days: 5 per week, Monday – Friday
- Compensation: $17 – $18 per hour
- Supervise all scheduled activities and enforce the Zero Impact policy. (Supervising program participants always during program operation, in all locations where the program operates, including off-site trips)
Facilitation of Activities
- Assisting teachers and activity specialists in the facilitation of lessons/activities by actively participating and encouraging participant involvement;
- Creating and maintaining a supportive and safe environment by making sure activity spaces are clean and organized;
- Planning and implementing engaging academic enrichment and recreation activities that incorporate elements of literacy, STEM, the creative arts, youth development, and team Building.
- Utilizing principles of positive youth development through use of behavior management and discipline techniques that foster social, emotional, and cognitive growth, and build self-esteem and responsibility in all participants;
- Building positive relationships with and among participants, and acting as a role model
- Participating in meetings and workshops that enhance professional skills, as assigned by Program Director, Senior Program Director, or agency, including a minimum of 15 hours of training per year;
- Working with program director, staff developers, and (as applicable) educational specialists to develop professional skills;
- Applying skills and knowledge acquired in those trainings to improve program quality.
Program Procedures and Safety
- Adhering to site-specific memoranda and program staff manual which includes staff and program specific requirements as prescribed by the NYS Child School Aged Child Care (SACC) Programs regulation in a proactive manner, making the provision of quality services and the safety and care of all children the primary focus;
- Notifying supervisors of all behaviors that impede the provision of quality services and the safety of participants and staff. This includes the proactive reporting of incidents involving physical injury or emotional/social harm doing.
- High School Diploma required
- 1 year experience working with youth in school or camp setting
- Ability to lead and participate in group sports and recreation
- Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all community members, including modeling and facilitating positive conflict resolution
- Ability to be a mentor and be a resource to students, staff, families and embrace/foster cultural inclusiveness
- Available to work part-time hours on School Days and full-time hours on Non-School Days (School Holidays & Summer)