(Immediate Start) After School Youth Worker - Early Childhood

DREAM Charter School - New York, New York - Full time

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.

To apply, visit https://jobs.lever.co/wearedream/f60f29fc-ab57-48ec-ae31-46f62d152e06?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=Indeed.

DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), an award winning sports-based youth development program, is seeking dynamic individuals to serve as as After School Youth Workers in our elementary (REAL Kids) program in East Harlem and the South Bronx.

The Youth Worker will lead a group of 18-20 elementary-aged students daily in activities including sports, social-emotional learning, enrichment, and academic support programming.

Youth Workers will have the opportunity to participate in professional development training, in addition to receiving regular feedback and support. This is an excellent opportunity to build your youth development skills while working with a passionate and supportive team.


  • Lead a group of up to 18-20 youth in daily after-school activities including sports, social-emotional learning, enrichment and academic support;
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate lessons to help youth build their social and emotional skills;
  • Collaborate with team to plan & facilitate various enrichment activities;
  • Support with homework completion and other academic enrichment;
  • Model and encourage positive participation in all daily activities, with a focus on team building;
  • Model professionalism through consistent attendance, timeliness and preparation;
  • Supervise and manage youth behavior at all times using positive youth development strategies;
  • Participate in weekly professional development and tactical training in addition to formal feedback and coaching;
  • Implement all health and safety protocols as required;
  • Using a restorative approach to manage student behaviors;
  • Youth workers placed at DREAM Highbridge only: Supervise and assist students' transition between school attire and swimwear;
  • Youth workers placed at DREAM Highbridge only: Assist New Settlement lifeguards and swim instructors with behavior/class management during aquatic activities, including entering the pool with youth;


  • 18 years of age or older by September 19, 2022;
  • High school diploma or equivalent required;
  • Experience working successfully with groups of school-age children in a classroom or other youth development setting, strongly preferred;
  • Eagerness to grow professionally, including openness to receiving and implementing feedback;
  • Belief in the mission and outcomes of DREAM, including the importance of social emotional competency and advocacy for self and others;
  • Experience with behavior management, including positive youth development, preferred;
  • Exhibits high energy, warmth, enthusiasm and patience in working with youth;
  • Ability to quickly problem-solve in the moment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team setting;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with families;
  • Comfort with technology and ability to use common platforms, including Zoom and Google Suite (Gmail and Gchat);
  • Flexibility: willing and able to shift tasks and priorities as needed;
  • Ability to work during the program hours;
  • Must be able to work in person at the program site;
  • Youth workers placed at DREAM Highbridge only: Must be able to swim and be willing to enter the pool with students during swim time.


  • At DREAM Charter School East Harlem, Mott Haven, and Highbridge:
  • September 19, 2022 - June 9, 2023
  • M-Th: 3-6pm F: 12-5:15pm
  • At PS 18:
  • September 19, 2022 - June 7, 2023
  • M-F, 1:30-5:45pm
  • Dates and hours are tentative and subject to change.


  • East Harlem sites:
  • DREAM Charter School (East Harlem) - 1991 Second Avenue
  • South Bronx sites:
  • PS 18 - 502 Morris Avenue
  • DREAM Charter School (Mott Haven) - 411 Wales Avenue
  • DREAM Charter School (Highbridge) - 1501 Jerome Avenue


  • DREAM offers competitive compensation commensurate with relevant experience with the potential for a seasonal increase. The hourly rate for this position for incoming staff is between $16 and $16.50, which is based on youth-facing experience.


DREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.


At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.

From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.

Come dream with us.


All Kids Can. This Kid Can.

DREAM is Family.

Fun is a Serious Value.

Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.

Fail. Persist. Exceed.


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DREAM Charter School

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs.
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