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Summer Teen Supervisor

Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a part-time Summer Teen Supervisor who will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of all services within the PAL Center. Under the direction of the Center Director plan, organize, and manage services, staff, and volunteers. Perform administrative duties that support and facilitate all the day-to-day summer programs functions.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Open and close the site daily, on time; dress in PAL-provided and approved attire (Appropriate pants/sweats and athletic footwear).
  • Welcome and register youth to the site; supervise the work of Activity Specialists and Front Desk clerk who facilitate and share activities with youth.
  • Keep order on site, monitor and recognize daily attendance trends.
  • Submit Accident/Incident reports to Center Director on the day of the occurrences.
  • Coordinate and assist in teaching youngsters PAL approved rules and regulations for tournament gameplay; counsel youth in the areas of life skills, drug prevention, conflict resolution as needed and reinforce the importance of good sportsmanship.
  • Act as a mandated child abuse reporter, recognizing the signs of physical, emotional and sexual abuse; report incidents/suspicions to the Center Director.
  • Engage and develop working relationships with the school administration, parents and community stakeholders, representing the program and PAL in a professional manner.
  • Inform youth and parents of site policies and procedures and share the sites daily and special event schedules.
  • Maintain all paperwork: registration materials, attendance logs, activity attendance forms, and payroll timesheets for submission to Center Director.
  • Encourage staff and teens to actively participate in all program activities; ensure that they receive respect and recognition. Support teenagers with advice that guidance is available from staff concerning problems, onsite or offsite.
  • In conjunction with the Center Director, develop daily action plans and program schedules to ensure objectives are met at the site.
  • In conjunction with the Center Director, Activity Specialist, and Front Desk Clerk, plan and coordinate various citywide programs, activities, and special events as indicated in PAL’s summer program calendar.
  • Ensure site’s programs and activities are delivered in a manner that is consistent with PAL’s mission and philosophical approach towards programming.
  • Ensure all sites are clean and safe from any potential hazards and that the program space is conducive to youth development.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain a program bulletin board announcing hours of operation, staff on site, emergency phone numbers, current and upcoming events, workshops and activities, and clearly and properly display all PAL banners and signage.
  • Ensure to submit all paperwork as per the payday schedule to the Center Director for review and signature.
  • Engage and interact with parents. Encourage open lines of communication to enable better youth behavior management.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • A minimum of sixty credits towards a degree from an accredited college or university in recreation, psychology, sociology, education, counseling, or related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in a non-profit youth or social service agency is required.
  • Demonstrated skills and competency in youth service and recreation.
  • Understanding of conflict resolution, mediation, and mentoring concepts.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak professionally to staff members, parents, school administrators and community stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with administrative protocols involving dress, demeanor, record keeping, reporting, confidentiality, visitors, use of supplies and equipment and cell phone. 

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Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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