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YMCA of Greater Boston Group Educators (School Age) in East Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Position: Afterschool Assistant Group Leader/Teacher Substitute Reports to: Site Director Location: varying sites in East Boston (Samuel Adams, Donald McKay, James Otis, Hugh O'Donnell and 54 Ashley Street

Hours: 2:00-6:00 depending on site assigned for the day. on-call for coverage as needed M-F

Salary – Starting range: $12.00

General Responsibilities

The Assistant Group Leader is a part-time professional committed to represent the YMCA in a manner that aligns with the mission and goals of the YMCA of Greater Boston and partnering educational institutions. Under the direction of the program Site Director, the Group Leader plans and implements classroom curriculum, communicates information to families, and maintains a safe, healthy, warm, engaging, and attractive environment. Age-appropriate activities should provide for growth in academics and social emotional development.

Responsibilities

  • Keep safety of children as a first priority

  • Provide students with homework/academic support

  • Use positive methods of child guidance

  • Teach enrichment curriculum daily and lead active play

  • Supervise children to ensure safety and appropriate behavior and manage transitions smoothly

  • Work to meet daily duties/needs of the program, and to be responsible for making sure that materials are ready for use and put away at the end of the day

  • Develop and implement curriculum that reinforces lessons learned during the school day

  • Greet all parents and update them on children’s progress

  • As appropriate, participate in events based within the school and/or the YMCA

  • Attend all staff meetings, training sessions, and program special events as assigned

  • Participate in at least ten (20) hours of professional development per year

  • Abide by established EEC/YMCA school age policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines

  • Perform other duties as required by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age and meet the EEC requirements for Group Leader.

  • At least 16 year of age for an Assistant Group Leader.

  • Previous experience providing classes/programs/activities for youth

  • Knowledge of youth development principles

  • Effective leadership and group management skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Excitement and positive attitude toward working with children

  • Commitment to the philosophy and goals of the YMCA

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age and meet the EEC requirements for Group Leader.

  • At least 16 year of age for an Assistant Group Leader.

  • Previous experience providing classes/programs/activities for youth

  • Knowledge of youth development principles

  • Effective leadership and group management skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Excitement and positive attitude toward working with children

  • Commitment to the philosophy and goals of the YMCA

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