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

Group Leader

Northeast OST, 7340 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19136

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.

Please see the job description below.


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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