Group Leader

Job details

Position Type: Part Time
Salary Range: $17.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Job Location: 1025 41ST AVE - LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, 11101
Job Shift: Day
Education Level: High School


Job Title: Group Leader
Department: Youth Services

Riis Settlement is seeking an experienced individual who will assist in the successful operation of the Riis Academy Afterschool program. Group Leaders are responsible for providing a safe and positive environment for school-age children where learning and interaction with staff and peers will enhance their academic and personal growth, as well as, provide overall leadership and supervision to the group. Seasonal position: continuation of position is contingent on funding availability and/or job performance. Benefits not included.

Upon hiring you will be placed at one of the following sites. Limited slots available:

  • P.S. 171 Peter G. Van Aflst
  • P.S. 76 William Hallett School
  • Ravenswood Cornerstone Community Center
  • C.S. 111 Jacob Blackwell School
  • P.S. 166 Henry Gradstein School
  • Information Technology High School
  • Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement


  • Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (incident/accident/behavior reports, attendance & sign-in/sign-out sheets).
  • Assist children with homework and guide students in their academic growth.
  • Participate with the children in all enrichment activities such as sports, art, dance, drama, etc.
  • Create and conduct innovative age-appropriate activities and develop lesson plans for activities that include STEM, Literacy, Healthy Living, Art, Global Studies, Prevention and Leadership.
  • Communicate with families, on a weekly basis, about their children’s strengths and areas needing attention.
  • Prepare the learning environment, by creating a welcoming space that exhibits student work.
  • Work as part of a collaborative team; provide support to other Specialists and Group Leaders in implementing activities.
  • Understand and communicate the Jacob Riis philosophy and the goals of the Riis Academy Afterschool program to the participants and parents.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health and New York State OCFS policies and standards.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, participants, supervisors, and school administration.
  • Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.


  • Current College student or Graduate with coursework in child development or a related field in which working with children is the focus.
  • Two years of experience working with youth and planning activities; two years of experience working with elementary school population.
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish & English)
  • All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Riis Settlement, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness to work within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Candidate must successfully complete the following: National Sex Offender Registry; NYSDOH Fingerprinting Screening; New York State Clearance Review Background Check; 3 Reference Checks; Physical with updated TB Test (Fees may apply)


  • 40 hours of sick leave
  • 21 hours of personal leave
  • Retirement plan with 50% employer match up to 12% of total salary
  • Student Loan Assistance and Education Assistance
  • EAP Services

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

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