Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Part Time

Group Leader

Holy Innocents OST, 4251 L Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124

This position is for a Part-Time After School Program Group leader (20 hours per week).

Competitive Pay/Benefits/PTO

Candidates must have at least 3 years of experience working with children and must be able to obtain a new PA Criminal background check, PA Child Abuse and FBI fingerprint clearances, as well as a health assessment with TB test.

Interested candidates should submit a resume outlining their experience working with children. Any candidate that does not outline their experience will be rejected.


Group Leader will lead daily OST program activities in the after-school and summer programs for assigned age group. This includes supervising, mentoring and engaging school age youth in all programmatic activities. Also responsible for the preparation and distribution of snacks/meals to students and facilitating clean-up duties. Responsible for planning, developing and implementing creative recreational, social, educational, and cultural group activities and is also responsible for implementing specific Project Based Learning (PBL) activities daily.


  • Leads and engages ALL assigned youth in daily recreational, social and educational activities.
  • Ensures that the assigned group meets ratio requirements.
  • Assists children with the daily sign in / sign out procedure.
  • Prepares and distributes snacks/meals to students daily.
  • Assists with Homework Help
  • Responsible for working with the OST Group Supervisor / Assistant Director and OST Director to create and implement Project Based Learning (PBL) activities that include STEM and Literacy.
  • Works with the OST Group Supervisor / Assistant Director and OST Director to generate program schedules and activities.
  • Works with the OST Group Supervisor / Assistant Director and OST Director to ensure the program has proper materials and resources to conduct daily programming.
  • Arrives to work on time, motivated and enthusiastic to work with assigned children.
  • Accompanies and supervises children/youth on field trips.
  • Agreement to participate and be made available for 15-20 hours of professional development every year during employment.
  • Develop positive relationships with children, parents, colleagues, supervisors, administrators and when applicable the school day teachers of students in assigned group.
  • Participate in staff meetings as established by OST Director or Group Supervisor / Assistant Director.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by the OST Group Supervisor / Assistant Director or OST Director.


  • Knowledge of and orientation to agency mission and philosophy.
  • Requires a minimum H.S. Diploma or GED.
  • At least 3 years experience working with children.
  • MUST be able to obtain an FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background Check
  • Must be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment; and be willing to continually increase knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Ability to relate well to children, OST staff, teachers and parents.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a positive role model
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about working with children.
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