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Group Leader

Grand St Settlement Inc.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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DEPARTMENT: Youth Services

LOCATION: Brooklyn Cornerstone

REPORTS TO: Program Director or Assistant Director

SALARY: $16.32 per hour
DATES: September 1, 2021 June 30, 2022 (School Year Only)

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, must be available between 1:30 pm-6 pm (Schedule may vary due to program needs). Some occasional special events (will require you to work late evenings and attend trips or games). This position is performance based and it is also contingent on funding availability.


As part of our Youth Services Departments vision: all Youth Services Staff will assist in promoting growth, leadership and positive self-image in all young people at all of Grand Street Settlement's sites. Group Leaders will promote and develop a safe and engaging learning environment for middle school aged youth. Homework help, recreational activities, literacy and math lessons are integral parts of this activity. In the end, students will be able to maintain an academic focus while engaging in hands on learning with classmates and fellow peers.


  • Must have a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma, College Degree preferred.
  • Youth development experience required.
  • Must have experience teaching and designing curricula.
  • Previous experience working with diverse young people ages 5-14 years old.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience and expertise working with youth (volunteer experience is acceptable).
  • Three (3) or more years of experience coaching, instructing, or facilitating curriculum-based lessons (to youth preferred).
  • The ideal candidate must be personable, energetic, and enthusiastic.
  • Candidate must successfully complete the following: NYSDOH Fingerprinting Screening; New York State Clearance Review Background Check; three (3) Reference Checks; Physical with updated TB Test (fees may apply).
  • If hired, Grand Street requires all potential employees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • 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.


Supervise Participants

  • Problem solve and intervene directly with youth in groups.
  • Maintain adequate staff to participant/camper supervision during all activities and trips.

Facilitate Summer Camp Activities

  • Design and implement project-based afterschool/summer curriculum.
  • Must facilitate group management and activities based on the afterschool/summer themes.
  • Work collaboratively with co-workers, leadership and community partners.
  • Know and follow daily in-house and trip schedules and procedures.
  • Create a culture of positive group cohesiveness.

Ensure Safety

  • Must be able to supervise a group of children and participates 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 participant/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.


  • Communicate regularly and appropriately with parents, coworkers, leadership and community partners.
  • 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 from time-to-time.



Please read the specialty opportunities listed below and submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills & experience meet the specific components of the position you are applying for. Also provide us with three professional references that we can contact (at least one should be from a former supervisor). Please click or use the link below in a search bar and apply online through our career center.


No phone calls, please.

Please be advised that job offers can only be made once your clearances come through!


Posted: 2021-09-28 Expires: 2021-10-30

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