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After School Group Leader Job Description (PART TIME 2:30PM - 6:30PM)


Position Summary

The After School Group Leader works directly to support the school-age programs for children in Pre-K through Grade 6 by assisting with homework help, creating enrichment activities, and providing adequate supervision.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide homework help to children and make sure all children complete their homework daily 

  • Adequately supervise children to maintain the overall health, safety, and well-being of each child in care

  • Maintains a well-organized, clean, sanitary, safe, and attractive classroom environment conducive to the optimal development of children

  • Serve and feed children approved or provided approved meals and snacks

  • Assist children with going to the bathroom as needed

  • Maintain records of each child’s attendance, progress, and development

  • Participate in mandatory staff meetings, trainins, center activities, and staff development

  • Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and self-discipline

  • Establish a positive professional relationship and an open line of appropriate communication with each child’s family and share information about the child’s day at the center

  • Develop and Implement approved daily activities

  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and reinforce learning concepts

  • Enforce and abide by all company policies, regulations, administration instructions, and rules governing students

  • Organize and label materials as needed

  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs

  • Update each child’s daily report using the center’s daily reporting system or logs

  • Complete incident reports to notify children’s families of incidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur at the center

  • Undergo ongoing training as assigned or approved by administration and/or the center Director



  • High school diploma/GED or higher education preferred

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Minimum one year of child care experience preferred

  • Must demonstrate experience and interest in working with young children, parents, and with a team of educators

  • Must have effective, appropriate, and strong communication skills (orally and written)

  • Must be able to speak, read, and write fluently in English, bilingual is a plus

  • Must be able to lift up to 25-30 pound children and objects

  • Must be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with children to ensure children’s health and safety

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to speak and understand basic English. This position is very active and requires sitting, standing, walking, running, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. The employee must be able to see and hear children at all times for the safety of children and co-workers.

Pay rate: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour


Academic Explorers is committed to creating a diverse work environment and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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