Group Leader

Job Code #8023
Youth Tutoring Youth | South Boston

Catholic Charities Youth Tutoring School Age Program office located in South Boston, seeks two part-time Group Leaders (20 hrs. per week) to join its team of dedicated professionals.

The Group Leader will work with the Site Coordinator and other staff to ensure the daily operations of the Youth Tutoring Youth School Age Program. The Youth Tutoring Youth Program is a year-round enrichment program serving youth ages 5-13 from the local community and beyond. Group Leaders will be responsible for the supervision and safety of the students in care. In addition, they will prepare and lead daily activities, serve snack and provide homework assistance. Group Leaders must be professional and committed to representing Catholic Charities in a manner that aligns with the mission and goals of the organization.

The Group Leader will plan and conduct daily enrichment activities for children, i.e. homework help, physical activities, arts & crafts projects, group work, and various other activities determined by staff.
Maintain a safe environment for children and staff. Report concerns to the Site Coordinator.
Assist the Site Coordinator in developing lesson plans.
Attend and chaperone field trips.
Monitor children's progress and needs as appropriate.
Develop and maintain a safe and supportive environment that responds to and supports the needs of each child.
Maintain positive communication with parents on daily basis.
Oversee and mentor Assistant Group Leaders.  Seek advice or report concerns to the Site Coordinator.
Follow through with all Agency directives, and assigned tasks and projects in a professional and positive manner.
Meet EEC requirements for professional development hours completed each year, and enter them in the PQ Registry under the appropriate Core Competency.
Comply with both agency and EEC policies and guidelines.
Have a plan for own professional development (IPDP), staying current in the field by attendance at workshops and conferences, reading relevant literature, and/or taking courses leading to a certificate or a degree.
Maintain a high standard of ethical conduct and professional responsibility, including compliance with all applicable safety standards as well as confidentiality and professional boundaries with children, families, colleagues, the Agency and the community.
Training requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention, First Aid, CPR and Medication Administration.
Lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 30 pounds in an emergency situation and as required.
Attend weekly staff meetings and required trainings; may include evening hours.
Other related responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications include a High School Diploma or Equivalent, or Associate Degree.
Experience with out-of-school-time programs, particularly with elementary youth.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Highly effective time management and organizational skills required.
Comfortable in a leadership role and with giving directives, honest feedback, and redirection when necessary.
Knowledge of Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Regulations, subsidy care, best practices and quality standards in OST preferred.
Experience working with diverse children/youth and families between the ages of 5-13 years of age.
Pass background record check (CORI/SORI/DCF), fingerprinting and three reference checks.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Flexibility to work program hours in alignment with the Boston Public School calendar as seasons and service needs change.
Valid Mass driver’s license preferred for periodic local travel.
Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 30 pounds.

We offer a congenial and team approach work environment with opportunity to learn and grow professionally

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Please send your resume and a cover letter to:
Please reference job # 8023
We are an equal opportunity employer

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:45pm