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Job Description

The Children’s Program Assistant will assist the Assistant Children’s Program Coordinator with the daily operations of the After-School and Summer recreation Programs offered by Southern New Hampshire Services North Peterborough Family Program.

These duties will include but are not limited to; facilitating daily craft and recreation projects, assisting participants with daily school assignments, supervising and participating in outdoor activities, monitoring participants’ behavior to ensure a safe and enriching experience is maintained. Additional responsibilities include ensuring that all participants use appropriate, respectful, and compliant behavior, reporting suspected abuse or neglect of participants by guardians or others, assisting in the daily cleaning of program spaces, supervising the safe and constructive use of all program supplies, monitoring and reporting maintenance issues and supply needs at program sites. 

The Children’s program assistants will be expected to be work alone at any given site.  Every effort is made to have two staff members on site, however this may not be possible at all times.  Therefore the Children’s Program Assistant will be responsible for implementing all programming and maintaining appropriate participant behavior.

This position is 25 hr/wk.


Received:  Works under the direct supervision of the Western Hillsborough County Family Services Director and the Assistant Children’s Program Coordinator.

Exercised:  None.


  • Previous experience working with children is required. 
  • Experience in special education, recreation, or other related field preferred. Ability to participate in vigorous outdoor recreation activity year round is required (including but not limited to; swimming, hiking, field games, running, jumping, throwing and water play) .
  • Ability to assist with academic assignments preferred.
  • First Aid and CPR preferred.


  • As noted above
  • Present professional and positive image as a representative of SNHS.
  • Responsible for having adequate knowledge of all SNHS programs and will gather sufficient intake information to make referrals to other SNHS programs which are beneficial to the client and his/her family.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Illegal use of controlled substances or illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs will result in immediate dismissal.
  • Will maintain professional boundaries with all current, past, and prospective clients, and maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff, in accordance with SNHS policy and procedure.
  • Abide by all SNHS Safety policies and procedures.
  • Present professional and positive image as a representative of SNHS.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Southern New Hampshire Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Peterborough, NH
Community Services
Contract type
Part Time
Desired Experience
Education Requirement
High School | GED | HiSET
$ based on experience