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
  • Responsibilities

    • 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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