Group Leader for Out of School Time - $500 Sign-on Bonus

Boston, MA

The mission of United South End Settlements (USES) is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families. USES believes families have the best chance of reaching their potential when they have long-term, holistic support. Our goal is to empower families in the South End and the surrounding areas to stabilize, achieve economic mobility, and become more resilient through access to resources and connections to a diverse social network. We have integrated our programs and implemented new initiatives to support the whole family, providing children and youth with early childhood education, club48 after-school programs, and Camp Hale, a summer camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We also support parents and caregivers to identify and pursue goals important to their family through one-on-one coaching and provide job training, placement, and career development. We value diversity in every setting and are committed to building diverse social networks of individuals with various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives who share our vision for disrupting the cycle of poverty. To learn more, please visit our website at

USES Core Values 

  • Community: We believe in engaging the entire community as a catalyst in our model of service that helps children and their families build strong, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships.

  • Diversity: We believe that we achieve the greatest positive impact on children and their families when we include people from various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives in disrupting the cycle of poverty.

  • Opportunity: We believe that all people have potential and deserve access to top quality educational and economic opportunities.

USES Organizational Norms and Behaviors

  • Collaboration: Finding ways to Work Together with each other and across our departments and positions 

  • Positivity: Having a “Can Do” Attitude even when things are tough or stressful

  • Transparency: Having Open Communication by sharing successes, challenges and ideas with each other

  • Excellence: Doing the Best We Can all the time with everything we do  

What you will do:

  • Design and lead small group thematic activities to meet the social, educational, and recreational interests and needs of school-age children

  • Provide a consistent, structured daily program, and homework assistance during a daily homework period, for a group of children

  • Comply with the program's positive discipline policy

  • Observe, record, and report significant individual and group behaviors

  • Maintain a safe, welcoming and clean group room environment

  • Attend staff meetings, group supervision sessions, monthly program family meetings

  • Participate in trainings as recommended by the Site Coordinator

  • Maintain open communication with families of the children assigned to his/her group

  • Complete other duties as assigned

  • Must be able to climb, reach, stand, walk, finger, talk, hear, and be capable of repetitive motion

  • Work requires close visual acuity

  • Position requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly

What we are looking for:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and meet one of the following sets of requirements: 

    • Have a Bachelor's Degree or an Associate's Degree, and have 3 months of experience working with school-age children

    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have 6 months experience working with school-age children

  • Have a demonstrated interest and commitment to working with children and families is necessary  

  • Experience in designing and leading activities for children is strongly preferred

 What you will love:

  • Developing your skills alongside an experienced ECE Director who supports teachers and staff while being surrounded by leadership team and an administrative team to help with anything you need

  • An opportunity to draw on your own experiences, as well as learn and teach new skills, that will enhance your professional development

  • Executing a variety of tasks during the day to keep you engaged and motivated

  • Autonomy to implement new strategies and ideas in collaboration with the ECE Director and cross functional team members

  • A positive organizational culture with focus on collaboration, transparency ,excellence and growth

  • Competitive salary and benefit offerings

United South End Settlements has Competitively Generous Benefits:

  • Salary range- $15.00-$18.00 per hour, depending on credentials

  • Now offering a $500 sign-on bonus, paid out across the first 3 months of your employment
  • Generous paid time off benefits including 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays, 5 personal days and accrued sick time

  • 4 Professional Development Days 

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Plan 

  • Flexible Spending Accounts 

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan 

  • Group Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment/Short Term Disability - 100% Employer Paid 

  • Employee Assistance Program

    The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.