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Position Available: Youth Leader

Youth Leader 

Reports to: Site Coordinator 

Category: Part Time

Compensation: Based on experience

Primary Purpose 

Under general supervision, and according to established guidelines and lesson plans, the Youth Leader engages an assigned group of children in an enriching learning environment that extends and enhances their learning from the school day. The Youth Leader will prove academic assistance and alternative ways of approaching subjects, especially ELA, math, and STEM. The Youth Leader will help to provide the necessary physical and emotional care while carrying out developmental activities. The employee will help develop goals for the children and evaluate each child’s progress.  


Minimum Education/Certification 

  • Working towards a college degree in education 
  • High School Diploma or GED (at least 18 years of age)    

Special Knowledge/Skills 

  • Ability to nurture children, and plan and implement age-appropriate activities   
  • Ability to learn, follow and alter (if appropriate) recurrent work routines and schedules 
  • Ability to take initiative  
  • Ability to take direction and work cooperatively with others 
  • Ability to supervise a group of children while attending to the immediate needs of one child

Minimum Experience 

  • Experience working with children  

Major Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Assist and supervise children during all activities. 
  • Counsel children when social, academic or adjustment problems arise. 
  • Develop, plan, and prepare instructional aids and materials for activities. 
  • Ensure that site appearance, cleanliness and a safe environment are appropriately maintained. 
  • Assist children with meal/snack time and clean-up. 
  • Complete all site paperwork, such as daily notes, student accident reports, attendance records. 
  • Prepare and implement lesson plans/programs, organization, and schedule. 
  • Ensure that all indoor and outdoor equipment is in good working condition and is used/maintained properly. 
  • Physically arrange the site prior to start of program day. 
  • Clean up site when children depart. 
  • Communicate appropriate information to parents. 
  • Maintain documentation on all aspects of site and children. 
  • Assist with training new site personnel and substitute instructors. 
  • Assist with planning and implementing events. 
  • Develop and implement plans based on the adopted curriculum. 
  • Present written evidence of preparation including classroom lesson plans, program organization and schedules. 
  • Present a professional attitude including ethical and responsible behaviors. 
  • Maintain knowledge of children’s intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and character development and the importance of supporting their development. 
  • Convey a sense of integrity and warmth and a genuine caring for the development of each child. 
  • Maintain confidentiality for parents, children, staff, and management. 
  • Meet all state and district requirements for the position, including maintaining required training hours. 

Working Conditions (Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors) 

  • Physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of the position without hazard to themselves or others.  
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, perform grasping and handling motions and torso rotations on a continuous basis; lift and carry 20 pounds of materials; reach in all directions. 
  • Adequate sight or corrected vision for the purpose of reading directions and printed or written materials; hear and speak to communicate with co-workers, students, and the public; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate instructional equipment.  
  • Work in classroom and outdoor environment, sometimes in adverse weather conditions. 
  • Willingness to work on weekends when staff development or other activities such as field trips are scheduled. 

The above statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and may not include an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. 

To apply for the position, please send your resume and a letter of interest to Nicole Colon at