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Job Opening:

Youth Worker

Various Locations in Harlem and the Bronx

New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.

Position Summary

New York City Mission Society’s Power Academy is an after-school program dedicated to cultivating the personal growth and educational advancement of all of our elementary school aged participants. With a curriculum focused on academic enrichment, community service, cultural enrichment, the arts, recreation, and character education, Power Academy reinforces school-day learning in a safe and healthy environment. Programming is provided after school, on school holidays, and during the summer. 

Title: Youth Worker

Program: Power Academy

Location: Various locations in Harlem and the Bronx (please indicate preferred location, if any) 

Employment Status: Part-Time, 15-20 hours per week

Basic Function:  Facilitate implementation of program activities for a group of elementary school-aged after-school participants while creating a nurturing environment that fosters the creativity and educational advancement of the children.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a supportive and nurturing environment for students. 

  • Accountable for the safety and well-being of students at all times.

  • Supervise and monitor students during all program activities and transitions on-site and off-site.

  • Collaborate with Group Leaders to facilitate academic enrichment programming for their group.

  • Provide one-on-one homework help.

  • Provide age-appropriate activities according to the program activity schedule.

  • Collaborate with Group Leaders in preparing lesson plans, materials, and hand-outs for program activities.

  • Assist Group Leaders in keeping accurate records on attendance, sign-out, accidents, and incident reports.

  • Interact with and report to parents on a daily basis at dismissal.

  • Create and coordinate student performances.

  • Attend team and group supervision meetings.

  • Interact with teachers and school leadership team.

  • Attend professional development trainings as required by the agency and program contract.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, or substantial experience working with children (elementary or middle school aged).  If high school diploma or equivalent has been obtained, experience with children is still preferred though not required.

  • Associate’s Degree or college credits preferred. 

  • Must have strong interest in working with children.

  • Must have the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of program and school staff.

  • Must have excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills.

  • Experience overseeing a group of young people preferred.

  • Current NYCDOE Fingerprint Clearance Strongly Preferred 

General Requirements

Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly wage between $17.60 per hour, based on qualifications, experience, and fit.


Interested and qualified individuals should forward their resumes with cover letter to or fax to 212-979-5764.

Subject: Re: Youth Worker, Power Academy. 


Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Mission Society of New York City is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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