PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Group Leader works with staff and students to develop a positive community culture at RTS programs and ensure that RTS' goals for children are being realized. Group Leaders are expected to cultivate meaningful relationships with, and be positive role models for the children they supervise.
• Reports to: Site Director
• Supervises: Students (Grades K- 5)
• Min. Hours: School days, 3:00 – 6:00, Sept 9th- June 20th
• Salary: $9- $11 per hour based on educational level and experience
- Lead homework help time and provide homework assistance to students;
- Supervise transition times to maintain order and safety;
- Supervise snack time and keep snack area clean;
- Assist instructors in daily activities;
- Lead recreational group games and academic activities;
- Create and implement opening and closing group rituals;
- Assist in the planning and organizing of community service and student leadership opportunities;
- Assist in planning and organizing functions such as performances, competitions, field days, etc.;
- Perform other related duties as requested or assigned by the Site Director;
- Encourage a positive environment that fosters mutual support, community service, good humor and the desire to learn and grow;
- Attend all staff meetings and professional development training sessions.
- High School Diploma/ GED and some college credits;
- Must have at least one positive experience working in youth programs;
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and positive rapport with children are required;
- Enthusiasm and positive attitude toward students and peers alike;
- Strong verbal communication skills, and willingness to accept constructive guidance from supervisors;
- Must be willing to learn and implement new strategies in motivation, encouragement and positivity;
- The ability to work as part of a team, take initiative, follow through with minimal supervision, and work under pressure while adapting to changing priorities;
- Candidates seeking careers in youth development, education, or counseling are preferred;
- Must be able to provide all necessary employee paperwork (Background check, references and updated medical).
Your cover letter should address why you are interested in working in youth development, and what skills or qualities you will bring to the role in which you are applying. In addition, please include a relevant lesson plan that you created.