After School - Part Time Group Leader/Site Mentor - LEAP for Education LEAP for Education

After School – Part Time Group Leader/Site Mentor

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At LEAP, you will make a big impact on the lives of children and enjoy working in a collaborative and supportive team environment.

Program Description

21 st Century Community Learning Centers are federally-funded after-school and summer programs that provide both academic support and enrichment programs to students in grades K-12. The Salem 21CCLC, called Expanding Horizons at the Collins Middle School provides an after-school and summer program for Salem’s middle school students in grades 6 – 8. Programs are project based, with subject areas in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts and fitness with career exposure and exploration infused throughout. The Expanding Horizons program promotes positive youth development, social emotional support and student advocacy.

Programming is available to middle school students, Monday – Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Collins Middle School. Group leader hours will be Monday through Thursday, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. (or when the last child leaves). Group leaders may be asked to come earlier or stay later for team meetings or professional development. All meeting and training time will be paid.

Job Description

Group Leaders are essential in assisting the Assistant Site Supervisor and the Director of Middle School programs in the day to day operations of the program and assisting specific programs with the implementation of curricula. Group leaders are essential in ensuring that students are safe and engaged, while also building strong positive youth-adult relationships.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in the Positive Behavior Intervention Strategy training in the fall of 2019.
  • Participate in a staff orientation and curriculum training – TBA in fall of 2019.
  • Participate in a monthly staff meeting – 3 rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
  • Lead a cohort of 12 -15 middle school students in project-based learning with support from STEM Advisor and
    Site Supervisor.
  • Aid students in transition from school to after school time and from after school to home.
  • Provide one-on-one support to students.
  • Chaperone field trips.
  • Assure all students are learning, have a voice in decisions, and are having fun.
  • Prepare for each instructional session; gather and prepare materials; clean up classrooms at the end of the day.
  • Greet students and initiate instruction to personally engage each student.
  • Communicate specific student needs to Site Supervisor.

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, some college preferred.
  • Experience working with middle school youth from diverse backgrounds, preferred, not required.
  • Previous experience working with youth in an after school and/or summer program.
  • Proven ability to engage, motivate, and inspire students to learn.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy after school setting.
  • Flexible and adaptive work ethic.
  • Passionate about positive youth development and social emotional learning.
  • Proficiency in Spanish useful but not required.

Compensation: Ranges from $14.00/hour to $16.00/hour depending on experience.

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS are required for consideration. A cover letter gives you preference in hiring. The cover letter is an opportunity to show us your personality and explain why you want to work at LEAP and what special skills you will bring to the job.


Kayla Dorst, Director of Strategy and Innovation
(978) 740-6667 ext. 114 |

LEAP for Education
35 Congress Street, Suite 102
Salem MA, 01970

In the provision of our services, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or gender identity, age, religion, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, ancestry, public assistance, veteran history/military status, genetic information or disability. LEAP’s programs are funded in part with funds from the City of Salem Department of Planning and Community Development, City of Peabody Department of Planning and Community Development, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.