Employment Opportunities

About Us: SHCC is a small-and-mighty, kid-centered nonprofit community center—now in its 81st year. Since 1937, SHCC has been providing support and programs for local families, especially immigrant and refugee families and low-income children and their families in the North End and surrounding areas of Burlington. We serve over 1,100 children annually. All of the Center’s programs are free or low-cost. In a climate of discrimination across the world, we stand firm in our commitment to expanding our space and our programs, thus expanding our welcome and making sure every child and adult served at SHCC is treated with respect and dignity.

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Position Title: After School Care Assistant
Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: After School Director

Overview of Position: Assist with planning and implementing a program of after school activities, indoor and outdoor, for elementary-age children.  Supervise and play with the children while helping to maintain a safe, fun program.

Worksite: at the Center, 66 North Avenue, and other community sites for field trips
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3:00pm – 5:45pm & Wednesday 2:00pm – 5:45pm; the program is open during February school vacation week from 8:00am – 5:30pm.
Duration: Burlington School Year Calendar (End of August to mid-June), with the option to stay on for our Summer Camp
Starting Pay: $12-$15 per hour, based on experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Program Director, staff, and volunteers to ensure program safety and a supportive environment
  • Plan and implement group activities—arts and crafts, group games and sports
  • Supervise by participating in activities with children
  • Model appropriate behavior physically and emotionally
  • Initiate conversation and play with groups of children and one-on-one
  • Take daily attendance
  • Create a welcoming environment by displaying games and projects daily
  • Set up, serve, and clean-up snack
  • Ensure that children are released only to authorized personnel
  • Accept the role and responsibilities of being a mandated reporter
  • Ensure a neat and tidy facility at the end of each day’s program

Qualifications
Education: a high school diploma or equivalent, fluency in more than one language is a huge plus, as we serve a large New American population

Skills & Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Commitment to social justice and openness to learn and grow in our practices with youth & families
  • Respect for children, and knowledge and experience of child development principles
  • Completion of 30 hours of training relevant to child development
  • Must consistently demonstrate a positive attitude with children, parents, and co-workers
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a team as well as act independently
  • Confidence to manage children’s behavior as well as handle conflicts between children
  • CPR/First Aid Certified, or willingness to become certified

TO APPLY: Email resume, cover letter and three references to Donna Diaz, Elementary After School Program Director: ddiaz@saraholbrookcc.org


Position Title: Teen Program Assistant : Middle School
Classification: Non-Exempt, part-time
Reports To: Teen Director

Overview of Position:  Supervise and participate in activities with the youth attendees while maintaining a safe, fun and positive environment for middle school youth. Assist with planning and implementing a program for teens during our middle school program hours.

Worksite: Sara Holbrook Teen Center within the Robert Miller Center, 130 Gosse Ct.
Hours: 15-18 hours per week; Weekdays, M, T, TH, F 2:30p-5:30p & Wed. 2:00p-5:30p
Duration: September-June; except when the program is closed for certain holidays, school vacation weeks and school cancellations. Option to work full-time during the summer months.
Starting Pay:  $12-$15 per hour, based on experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Teen Director in all aspects of the Teen Center program
  • Work with the Teen Director, program assistants, and volunteers to maintain a safe, fun, and supportive environment
  • Supervise (verbal/physical appropriateness) youth and uphold SHCC Teen Center Rules
  • Socialize with and actively engage youth in program activities
  • Always maintain appropriate boundaries within relationships with staff and youth
  • Act as a positive role model; promote healthy living choices
  • Accept the role and responsibilities of being a mandated reporter
  • Ensure a clean, neat, and tidy facility at the end of each day’s program
  • Attend trainings and participate in professional development opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Skills & Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Respect for children and desire to work with middle school-aged youth
  • Commitment to social justice and openness to learn and grow in our practices with youth & families
  • Capable of creating boundaries and enforcing the Center’s expectations of behavior
  • Must consistently demonstrate a positive attitude with youth, parents, and co-workers
  • Ability to relate to youth and their issues
  • Confidence to manage teens’ behavior as well as handle conflicts between youth
  • Knowledge of and ability to administer basic first aid, or willingness to become certified

TO APPLY: Email resume, cover letter and three references to Umesh Acharya, Teen Director: uacharya@saraholbrookcc.org