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Senior Group Leader

Company: Good Shepherd Services
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year - and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits.Join our team and help make a difference!The Senior Group Leader provides program leadership by supporting the Director and Assistant Director and acting as a role model for all other staff. The Senior Group Leader is responsible for the overall supervision, development, management, and planning of his or her group. S/he is responsible for implementing a range of activities and transitions in manner that is safe and aligned with the afterschool model. Lastly, the Senior GL coaches less experienced GLs, and facilitates training.Reports to: Program DirectorLocation:2195 Andrews Ave, Bronx, NY 10453 Hours: Up to 18 hours/Weeks; Non-exempt; Mon-FriMajor Duties:Plan and facilitate activities that incorporate project-based, integrated and social-emotional learning, with developmentally appropriate components.Conduct regular group participant conversations utilizing social group work techniques. Collaborate with other staff assigned to your group, providing support to activity instructors and other group leaders.Role model appropriate behavior at all times, ensuring that your conduct aligns with the Good Shepherd, Mission, Vision and ValuesEngage in participant/family outreach activities to ensure attendance and participation.Utilize effective and appropriate behavior management techniques in program.Discuss behavior problems and situations with supervisor as they emerge.Resolve conflict within your group - utilizing group work techniques - while seeking assistance from other staff, supervisors and directors when necessary.Utilize a Youth and Family Development, and Trauma-informed. Create and implement activities that will lead participants to build a sense of belonging, and develop mastery, independence and generosity.Complete required documentation and maintain all necessary participant and staff records.Ensure timely administration of participant surveys in collaboration with PEP.Write and submit sequenced lesson plans within designated time frame.Utilize a sequenced curriculum - based on students’ interest - for all activitiesDemonstrate effective classroom management skills that ensure a safe and engaging classroom environment.Assist with planning, organizing and hosting parent engagement, community or program wide events.Ensure participants are prepared and able to illustrate what they learned in culminating events.Develop positive relationships with participants, parents, colleagues and school personnel.Inspect all facilities, equipment, and supplies and be sure all are locked away securely at the end of each dayParticipate in all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions.Maintain strict adherence to policies and procedures at all times.Participate in afterschool events and trips.Learn to use the model to program plan, supervise, and train others.Additionally, Senior GL may be asked to assist in any of the following tasks:DYCD data entry, Maintenance of participant files, Planning and leading program events and orientations.School Food and Nutrition Roster/ attendance. Collection and review of lesson plans.Facilitation of staff meetings/ trainings. Coaching staff. Conduct program observationsOnboard, select and coach new staff. Plan and conduct tripsPlanning workscopes - year’s programming,Be a support to the Assistant Program Director.Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications:Must be at least 18 years of age.High School Diploma or High School Equivalent Required.Must have worked as a GSS Group Leader for minimum of 2 years.Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

Keywords: Good Shepherd Services, New Rochelle , Senior Group Leader, Other , Bronx, New York

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