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Assistant Group Leader @ the YMCA of the North Shore – Human Resources and Equal Opportunity

This is an off-campus work study position available at the YMCA of the North Shore. The location will depend on availability. Students must have a financial aid work study award to be selected.

Under the supervision of the Site Coordinator, the Assistant Group Leader is responsible for the nurturing and development of each child enrolled as well as the execution of a developmentally appropriately planned and safe program. The Assistant Group Leader actively participates in the day to day activities of the program and displays our four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, in the development and implementation of curriculum and in all actions in the program.

Essential Functions:

  • The assistant group leader works under the direct supervision of a Group Leader or Site Coordinator
  • Assist in maintaining an environment that supports & encourages the growth & development of children
  • Works with the group leader to plan and implement a curriculum which provides for the social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive development of children while utilizing methods and materials appropriate for each child's developmental level
  • Help to ensure the care, safety, and well-being of all children in the group
  • Under direction of the Site Coordinator/Group Leader, assist in maintaining attendance and sign out sheets
  • Assist in providing a program inclusive to all children and families regardless of life style and beliefs
  • Participate in staff meetings and on-going trainings including EEC required training hours
  • Take responsibility for the cleanliness of the program area and contents by cleaning up after projects and returning materials and equipment to their proper location
  • Monitor the facility or program areas for the maintenance of health and safety, reporting any deficiencies to the Site Coordinator
  • Support positive verbal communication with parents throughout the year
  • Report any suspicion of abuse or neglect to the Site Coordinator/School Age Director
  • Respect each family's right to confidentiality and require confidentiality from staff members in conveying information about families
  • Demonstrate, verbally and by role-modeling, appropriate behaviors for school age children and positive behavior management

Minimum Qualifications


  • A federal work study award from Salem State's financial aid office
  • Must meet Department of Early Education and Care Assistant Group Leader qualifications
  • Evidence of physical examination within one year prior to employment and every two years following employment
  • Evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella
  • A complete background record check including fingerprinting in accordance with the Department of Early Education and Care


  • Must maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of children's growth and development and be able to apply this understanding to appropriate activities
  • Must comply with the Department of Early Education and Care regulations regarding professional development and training
  • Must complete all training/certifications in accordance with the YMCA of the North Shore Training Plan

Environmental Factors:

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs
  • Physically and mentally acts appropriately and immediately to unexpected circumstances

To apply:

  • Email resume and letter of intent to Cyndi Marchand, Director of Education of the North Shore YMCA:
  • On campus contact is Joanna Nandi, Student Employment: or 978-542-6077




Joanna Nandi | 978.542.6077

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