The Salvation Army

Group Leader (GAINS)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job ID
Youth Work
Compensation Min
USD $11.50/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $13.00/Hr.
Regular Part-Time


  • Assist the Site Director with maintaining a structured, fun, and safe environment.
  • Assist with supervision on field trips and other outings.
  • Oversee a group of students assigned by Site Director.
  • Help students with homework.
  • Encourage independent study by students.
  • Make sure homework is checked.
  • Provide and project positive reinforcement to problem solving and encouragement during all program areas.
  • Set up displays of the student’s work to use in our reports for funders & parents to see what their child does while in our care.
  • Pick up students when necessary.
  • Do not leave class or group unattended AT ANY TIME.      
  • Must have knowledge of the whereabouts of ALL students assigned to you at all times.
  • Maintain a high moral standard at all times.
  • Attend staff & parent meetings.
  • Be punctual and notify Corps Officer and/or Site Director if going to be late or absent.
  • Follow all policies set forth by GAINS, DYCD, and DOH which includes the State of New York School Age Child Care Program.
  • Attend mandatory trainings and orientations.
  • Create Lesson Plans for students and their activities.
  • Be responsible for equipment/supplies used by and during programming.
  • Request supplies needed to help you meet the needs of your students and activities.
  • Make sure assigned classrooms and working areas are clean, neat, and organized at all times.
  • Attend weekly/bi-weekly, trainings and emergency staff meetings to discuss activities and Program.
  • Provide input in the program to make it successful.
  • Treat students with respect- do not scream, degrade, insult, tease or physically abuse children. ENCOURAGE mutual respect.
  • Take part in all recreational and educational activities with the students and help ensure a positive experience.
  • Report any incidents, illness, or injury to Site Director and/or Health Director
  • Consistently reports to work on time and is ready to begin work at the start of the shift
  • Always provides proper notification when late absent.
  • Demonstrates reliability when on-call.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of workflow.       Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of direct supervision.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of clients, shelter/program, agency, and/or The Salvation Army
  • Wears I.D. badge while on duty.
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with clients, visitors, contract staff, volunteers, and co-workers.
  • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the work place and towards job.
  • Projects a good image in dealing with the public and clients. Is willing to make an extra effort to help build a quality and caring shelter/program


  • Must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent or an Associates’ degree in child development or related field    
  • Knowledgeable about school age children and have experience and/or received training in child/youth development or related field.


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