After School Group Leader - 19.5 hours per week

Neighborhood House Charter School

Seeking dynamic, caring, creative individual to be part of our after school program.

Job Title:  After School Group Leader
Department: After School
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Out of School Time Manager
Date: 12/27/2019

Applicants must be able to work from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm on Wednesdays. This position is school year only (end of August until mid-June) but has the potential to become a summer position.
Neighborhood House Charter School is a public charter school located in Dorchester serving 450 students in grades K-7. We have an after school program for about 120 NHCS students each day until 6 pm. NHCS is searching for After School Group Leaders to work as part of a team under the supervision of the Out of School Time (OST) Manager in designing and executing dynamic and safe activities for children in the after school program.
Each group leader is responsible for the safety and active engagement of a cohort of children ranging in age from 4 to 13. Responsibilities include creating and running quality programming while modeling positive behavior and leadership skills. Each group leader will also be responsible for cleanup at the end of the day and for establishing and maintaining good relations with parents of after
school program children. Many Wednesdays we will have field trips from 1:00 pm to approximately 5:00 pm.

Group Leader Role
  • Plan and implement educational and recreational activities including sports and games, arts and crafts, science and other projects;
  • Adhere to policies and procedures in a proactive 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;
  • Conduct yourself professionally, as each Group Leader represents our school to other school staff, parents, children and visitors to the school;
  • Effectively manage assigned group;
  • Create a cohesive and effective staff team;
  • Safely and effectively supervise students to and from field trip sites;
  • Put away all equipment and supplies at the end of each day;
  • Actively participate in all weekly meetings and staff development initiatives;
  • Maintain open, professional and constructive communication with parents and guardians; and
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
Required Hours/Skills Experience
  • At least one year’s experience working with children in a child care, educational or camp setting; CPR certified (or can be within 30 days of hire
  • Some college experience preferred
In addition, we require the following from all of our staff:
  • A passionate commitment  to urban education;
  • Belief that every child can be successful, no matter what their background;
  • Belief that education and hard work are the keys to life success;
  • Belief in two messages, simultaneously, in balance: “We love you” and “We have the highest expectations of you – and you can and will meet them”;
  • Belief that the best learning happens through experiences that are both rich and structured;
  • Belief that problems are hurdles, not roadblocks, and that there is a solution if a student is willing to work harder, smarter, and more creatively;
  • Belief that teachers must learn and influence social emotional strengths of all children in and out of the classroom;
  • Desire to continually reflect and grow as an educator through professional development, peer feedback, and observation;
  • Belief in a school community where students, families, teachers and school leaders demonstrate accountability, flexibility, humor, effort, responsibility, respect and hope.

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. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Stand and sit for sustained periods of time
  • See and read a computer screen and printed materials with our without vision aids
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. to the waist
  • Move about the school, including ascending and descending stairs, to bring students from one place to another
  • Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone
  • Focus on one source of sound and not another
  • Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classroom settings, outdoors and on the telephone
  • Frequent repetitive motion with hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; stoop; sit on floor; bend; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment and outdoors. Duties will also be regularly performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Neighborhood House Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.