In addition to supporting all programmatic offerings and completing any tasks deemed necessary by the Program Director, essential duties and responsibilities include:

Participants Supervision

  • Supervising program participants at all times during program operation, in all locations where the program operates, including off-site trips;
  • Assisting in the safe and proper pick-up and delivery of participants from community schools, as assigned by the program director, and as applicable to specific programs.

Homework Assistance

  • Providing active homework assistance to participants to ensure that all participants are engaged and supported through during homework time.

Facilitation of Activities

  • Planning and implementing engaging academic enrichment and recreation activities that incorporate elements of literacy, STEM, the creative arts, youth development, and community service;
  • Preparing daily lesson plans and unit outlines, and using curricular material provided to facilitate activities;
  • Initiation guidance and support sessions with appropriate staff if materials are not clear;
  • Gathering all supplies, and preparing the activity space;
  • Assisting teachers and activity specialists in the facilitation of lessons/activities by actively participating and encouraging participant involvement;
  • Creating and maintaining a supportive and safe environment by making sure activity spaces are clean and organized;
  • Following the program schedule and ensuring that all participants follow their schedules, unless told otherwise by program supervisor.

Youth Development

  • Utilizing principles of positive youth development through use of behavior management and discipline techniques that foster social, emotional, and cognitive growth, and build self-esteem and responsibility in all participants;
  • Building positive relationships with and among participants, and acting as a role model.

Professional Development:

  • Participating in meetings and workshops that enhance professional skills, as assigned by program director, including a minimum of 15 hours of training per year;
  • Working with program director, staff developers, and (as applicable) educational specialists to develop professional skills;
  • Applying skills and knowledge acquired in those trainings to improve program quality.

Program Procedures and Safety

  • Adhering to site-specific memoranda and program staff manual which includes staff and program specific requirements as prescribed by the NYS Child School Aged Child Care (SACC) Programs regulation in a proactive manner, making the provision of quality services and the safety and care of all children the primary focus;
  • Notifying supervisors of any and all behaviors that impede the provision of quality services and the safety of participants and staff. This includes the proactive reporting of incidents involving physical injury or emotional/social harm-doing.


  • Two years’ experience working with youth;
  • Must have a genuine love for working with children, and must want to serve as a mentor.


  • High school/HSE diploma;
  • Preference given to those working toward a college degree.

EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

It is the policy of RiseBoro to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, political or union affiliation, marital or partnership status, sex, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity, familial status, genetic information or predisposition or characteristic, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military and related obligations, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, job placement, compensation, benefits, training and apprenticeship, employee development, promotion, demotion, discipline, transfer, lay-off and recall, and termination. RiseBoro makes reasonable accommodations based on religion and/or disability as required by law, and requests for accommodation are to be directed to the Human Resources Department.