Group Leader

Harriman After School Programs


MS 183
2-45 Beach 79th Street
Queens, NY, 11693



Job Type:



Part Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum Hours/Week:

15 hours/week

Number of Available Positions:


Maximum Hours/Week:

16 hours/week

Public Transportation:

Bus, Train

Minimum Education:

High School diploma or equivalent

Area of Focus:


Job Description:

 Group Leaders are responsible for monitoring and managing children in and out of the classroom with the assistance of other staff. Keen observers of children and able to engage them in activities. Responsible for helping to execute in a quality manner a pre-designed curriculum and be excellent team players with Activity Specialist, who specialize in a variety of subjects geared toward enriching the lives of children in the program. They should have knowledge of after-school programs and the mandates of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH).

·         Ensure the safety and engagement of children in assigned activities
·         Assist in all activities to ensure the orderly operation of the program
·         Attend and supervise children during special projects and field trips, including those which occur outside of regular program hours
·         Complete 15 hours of professional development each calendar year
·         Demonstrate key competencies including: initiative, teamwork, cooperation, preparedness.
·         Professional and reliable
·         Adhere to all Harriman After School Programs policies, practices, and procedures
·         Manage large groups of children

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:


Required Skills/Experience:

·         Competency in youth development and child care
·         Highly motivated and organized
·         Exceptional group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
·         Strong verbal and written communications skills
·         Ability to work as a part of a team within a school community
·         Ability to communicate and work effectively and respectfully with a broad range of diverse people
·         Enjoy working with children, positive attitude, ability to motivate and guide children/youth

·         High School diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred
·         Minimum of two years’ experience working with elementary or middle school-aged children preferred