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Group Leader - Summer 2019 at EducationWorks ATS

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Organization Summary

EducationWorks (EW) is a nonprofit organization providing academic support, career readiness, and enrichment programming throughout Greater Philadelphia. By tackling core issues like literacy, graduation rates, safety and social awareness, we are equipping individuals with the tools needed to stay safe, finish school, make better choices, and become more productive members of their communities.

Recognizing that each child has unique needs, staff works directly with community and school leaders to identify challenges and create customized programs that will have the greatest impact. From in- school programs to after- school and summer programs, children from kindergarten to adulthood are positively impacted by EducationWorks programming through our educator's Relatability, Capability, and Passion. EducationWorks creates Opportunities for Learning and Skills for Life.

Position Summary

The Summer Program Group Leader will be responsible for providing direct education service to children in after-school programs, participate in planning summer programming activities, and assist with management of necessary  summer programming paperwork. The primary responsibilities of the Group Leader would include student safety, support in classrooms when needed, assisting with attendance, snack distribution, and site set up and break down.

Our OST programs are licensed through the Department of Human Services (DHS) and follow the staffing requirements set forth by DHS.

The Group Leader will work 40 hours per week for 7 weeks of summer programming (July - August): Monday through Friday.

The Group Leader reports to the Site Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with recruitment and enrollment of students into the program

  • Plan activities according to content area, with other summer programming staff

  • Take leadership in planning service activities with students

  • Implement summer programming activities according to schedules and lesson plans

  • Take attendance, assist with the sign in/sign out process, and manage required paperwork as directed

  • Assist with set- up and clean- up of summer programming activities as needed

  • Supervise and direct students according to school site and EW rules and guidance

  • Ensure that youth are safe at all times

  • Attend professional development and required trainings

  • Be familiar with and strive to be in compliance with the School Standards for Youth Programs

  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; college preferred

  • Experience working with school-aged youth

  • Able to be physically active with and engage youth

  • Experience with urban settings and diverse populations

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to physically perform the duties required and to work in the environmental conditions

  • Traveling to schools — valid driver’s license and/or access to transportation when necessary

  • Maneuvering in an office space — reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls

  • Standing, walking, running, or sitting for continuous periods of time

  • Speaking loudly and clearly; working in loud areas indoors or outdoors

  • Seeing and hearing things both near and far away

  • Stooping, kneeling, fine finger and hand manipulation in use of a computer, chalkboard, dry erase board, projector, or other equipment

  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.