Red Oak is a licensed school-age childcare program that provides care for around 70 children in Chinatown and neighboring communities. Red Oak provides afterschool learning opportunities, including homework help, arts, literacy, and recreation. Red Oak is open after school and full days during school vacations, summer, and Boston Public School professional days.
The Group Leader will be responsible for supervising children during academic and recreational activities including homework periods, snack/lunch, literacy, and field trips. The Group Leader creates and implements developmentally appropriate activities and tracks behavioral and academic concerns, supervises assistants, maintains relationships with parents and teachers, and manages data. In addition to complying with all Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations. The Group Leader will have regular meetings and are expected to consistently advance their professional and personal growth through professional development, observations, and coaching. The Group Leader will perform other duties as assigned.
The Group Leader will work part-time hours during the school year and full-time hours in the summer. The Group Leader will report directly to the Director of Red Oak Afterschool and Summer Program.
Literacy and Academic Support: Implement lesson plans and actively supervise children during academic and recreational activities. Support with homework. Appropriately manage children’s behavior. Monitor individual/group dynamics and track academic and behavioral issues. Participate in meetings with parents and teachers, as necessary.
Curriculum Development: Develop, plan, and implementation of weekly enrichment activities for children. Gain comprehension of current teaching methodologies by attending staff training and professional development opportunities.
Family Engagement: Communicate with parents as needed and complete a yearly progress report for children. Supports organizational or program activities, such as parent events and displays.
Training Requirements: There are 5 days in the year that staff is to attend training for an entire workday, which will be communicated at a minimum of two weeks in advance.
What We Look For
- Interest and or experience supporting children’s development in literacy and/or the arts.
- Experience working with school-age children.
- Positive attitude and professional demeanor.
- Ability to collaborate with staff and partners.
- BA/BS degree or current enrollment in college (preferred).
- Experience or degree in education or the childcare field (preferred).
- Bilingual speaking proficiency in English and Chinese dialect (Mandarin or Cantonese preferred).
- Must be available to work a flexible schedule including may require to travel local during the workday.
- Work is performed primarily in a standard work environment, including the operation of computer equipment, and physical demands associated with a traditional work setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions, as necessary.
What We Offer
· Competitive Benefits Package
· 403B Retirement Plan
· Paid Time Off
· Paid Holidays
· Professional Development
· Work-Life Balance
How to Apply
BCNC requires all employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as determined unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. The face mask is required all the time, except for eating and drinking. You must be authorized to work in the United States. BCNC does not provide sponsorship for an employment work visa.
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