Activity specialist

at The Cary Leeds Center

Job Detail




2-3 years minimum experience

Schedule Type

Part Time


Gravesend, Brooklyn, NY, USA




03/08/2019, 04:26 PM


Activity Specialists must have a strong interest in working with youth and have expertise in one or more disciplines or content-specific program activities or subjects such as dance, drama, sports or other activity or subject that enriches the experiences of children in the address program and helps them stay interested and do better in school. Activity Specialists must be able to develop lesson plans in their area(s) of expertise and reinforce learning with the aid of Group Leaders. They also must be skilled in engaging children. Activity Specialists should have knowledge of after-school programs and the mandates of the address Department of Youth and Community Development (address) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH). Responsibilities: • Supervise participants while; maintaining order, providing a conducive learning environment, ensuring their safety. • Develop weekly activity lesson plans in area(s) of specialty • Facilitate purposeful activities that foster the development of new skills in children, while reinforcing skills/information previously taught • Assist in all activities needed for the orderly operation of the program, inclusive of: supervising children during snack/supper, facilitating dismissal, conducting field trips, hosting special events, etc. • Work with Group Leaders, engaging them in the lesson plan development process and modeling activity facilitation to help Group Leaders develop professionally and eventually to become Activity Specialists. Requirements: • Must have an associate degree bachelor’s degree preferred or attending college with appropriate training or certification. • Two years’ experience working with elementary or middle school-aged children. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to create interactive academic and/or enrichment activities that are age-appropriate. • Genuine enthusiasm for developing professional skills through training opportunities and field practice. Position is Monday - Friday between 2 pm to 6 pm, 3 hours a day, 15 hours a week.