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Children's Activity Leader (Part-time)
July 11, 2014
The Second Step (TSS) seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence, one family at a time, by providing services to women and their children that enable them to remain free from abusive relationships.  Our two transitional residences and Community Program provide and connect families with a broad range of services and referrals including transitional housing, on-site therapeutic Afterschool program, job training and placement, legal services, parenting support, medical/dental care and psychological counseling. 

The Children’s Activity Leader is a position with a high degree of direct interaction with children and an emphasis on providing opportunities for positive, pro-social development.  Seated in the transitional housing residences, this position assists in the on-site therapeutic Afterschool program.  In conjunction with the Afterschool Coordinator, the Children’s Activity Leader supervises free and structured play that provides children with a variety of new experiences, including creative self exploration and opportunities to learn and practice problem solving skills. 

Hours: 25 Hours a week.  Typically 12-5:30 or 2-6:30pm, depending on the day, Monday –Friday. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
1.    Assist with on-site therapeutic Afterschool program
·    Assist with homework and other educational and therapeutic activities alongside the Afterschool Coordinator and Afterschool Teacher
·    Help implement tailored Afterschool curriculum
·    Assist in implementing therapeutic strategies for individual children in the Afterschool
·    Participate in clinical supervision with Afterschool team
·    Create and maintain a safe and nurturing environment for children in the Afterschool
·    Demonstrate pro-social conflict resolution strategies
·    Communicate with parents, children and colleagues in a positive and professional manner

2.    Provide child care when needed

3.    Attend to other Second Step priorities as needed or assigned.

Qualifications:
·    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion
·    Flexibility, ability to work well under pressure and leadership experience
·    Two-three years of professional work experience
·    Bachelor’s degree preferred
·    Demonstrated experience working with school-aged children
·    Experience working with survivors of domestic violence helpful

Benefits: This is a part-time position (25 hours a week).  Compensation is $15/hour.

Minorities and bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
The Second Step is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to: Remy Springer, Therapeutic Afterschool Program Coordinator- rspringer@thesecondstep.org or send by mail: P.O. Box 600223, Newtonville, MA 02460

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