Adolescent Literacy Instructor (Seasonal) 

Reporting directly to the Program Director and Assistant Director, the Adolescent Literacy Instructor is primarily responsible for assisting in the implementation of academic lessons, tracking progress, and tailoring curriculum for different participant academic levels. This position will be a part of our Youth and Family Services offered at Sunnyside Community Services, which includes a pre-kindergarten program, after-school programs for elementary and middle school students, high school job readiness, career readiness, enrichment programming, and Adult and Immigrant Services 


  • Plan and facilitate purposeful and engaging lesson plans to meet the academic concerns of students alongside DOE teacher. 
  • Tailor the curriculum for each level of instruction to match student needs.  
  • Supervise a group of participants along with the group leader and DOE teacher to provide for the safety and well-being of participants. 
  • Meet regularly with teachers and staff to share progress, challenges, and best practices.  
  • Meet regularly with participants to discuss goals, progress, challenges, and action plans. 
  • Input monthly progress reports detailing participant goals and progress into DYCD Connect. 
  • Provide timely submission of relevant program reports (attendance, student evaluation feedback, etc.).  
  • Lead small group instruction for participants with similar goals and challenges.  
  • Serve as a positive role model and uphold professional behavior.   
  • Prepare materials and examples in advance for student understanding during activities. 
  • Maintain the sanitization of program space and ensure program supplies are well organized, cleaned, and in good condition. 
  • Ensure health and safety protocols/ policies are maintained. 
  • Assist in the training and professional development of group leaders and youth workers. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 


  • Must be 18 years old or older. 
  • Bilingual English/ Spanish required.  
  • Must be available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during program hours (2:30 –5:30 pm). 
  • High school diploma required; some college of relevant degree preferred. 
  • Teaching/tutoring experience with a minimum of two years of experience in an after-school environment. 
  • Excellent professionalism and rapport working with youth participants.  
  • Ability to work as an active and contributing team member, as well as the ability to take initiative and work independently.  
  • This position begins after clearances and required online trainings are complete. After-school staff are expected to be committed to the position until the end of the school year in June. 

Compensation:  $18.00 – $20.00 per hour 

Hours:  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; 2:30 – 5:30 pm  

Location:  Sunnyside Campus at I.S. 5  in Elmhurst, NY 11373 

How to Apply  
Email a cover letter and resume to Denise Aragon, Campus Director at Please indicate “Adolescent Literacy Instructor” in the email subject line. 

All positions at Sunnyside Community Services 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.  

Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer