Summer Employment

The B-SAFE Program (The Bishop's Summer Academic & Enrichment Program) is a six-week, full-day academic and enrichment program serving young people from first grade through high school. This summer we will be running eleven programs in six Boston-area neighborhoods. Each site will include academic programs in Humanities, STEM, Creative Arts, and Health & Wellness along with many field trips. A healthy breakfast and lunch will be served each day, along with snack. While based in Episcopal churches and schools, the B-SAFE Program has no required religious component for staff or youth. For middle school youth, we run a Youth Leadership Corps that includes all of the above activities, along with leadership training, community service opportunities, and meeting with local political officials. For high school youth, we run a CIT (Counselor-in-Training) program that is a paid summer job.

Key Dates:
Staff training: July 2 - July 6 (not on July 4)
Dates for the program in the city: July 9 - August 9
Overnight camp (for middle school sites): August 5 - August 9
Final evaluation day: Friday August 10

Open Positions:
These 6-week positions are for adults 21+: Site Manager, Teen Staff Manager, Lead Counselor, and Teaching Specialist. We are also seeking adults age 18-21 years old for the positions of: Site Assistant, Junior Lead Counselor, and Junior Specialist.

Apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in. Of note: You will need a Google account to sign into the form. If you don't have one, you can set one up here for free. After applying, someone will contact you for an interview, or to let you know if it's not a good match. Should you have any questions, please contact us by filling out the online form. 

B-SAFE Site Manager (age 21+) Positions Filled
Site Managers implement the overall programming, safety, schedule, and staff supervision at each site. The Site Manager is the face of the program, serving as the key contact with families, staff, volunteers, and the host site. View full job description.

Teen Staff Manager (age 21+) Positions Filled 
Teen Staff Managers recruit, mentor and supervise 25 to 35 teens.  They are involved in the selection and training of teen staff during the spring.  Responsibilities include supervision, coaching, and mentoring of teen staff; planning and facilitating leadership training; scheduling additional enrichment programming for teens; and maintaining a positive relationship with Department of Youth Engagement and Employment--including submitting accurate and timely payroll.  

Lead Couselors (age 21+)
Lead Counselors work with groups of approximately 15 elementary school or middle school students in order to build a sense of community and keep the students safe.  They supervise, and sometimes lead, activities.  They assist kids with their academic work, art and technical projects and participate in enrichment activities such as singing, recreational games, cooking classes, yoga, and field trips.

Teaching Specialist (age 21+)
Academic Teaching Specialists support B-SAFE in the areas of Humanities, STEM, and Art for groups of 15 students at a time. Health and Wellness Specialists support B-SAFE in the area of fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness. Teaching Specialists  are responsible for adapting and adding to the curriculum for their area and implementing it for multiple ages and abilities.

Site Assistants (age 18-21)
Site Assistant is the key support person for the Site Manager, assisting in all phases of program administration related to registration, scheduling, attendance, volunteer coordination, etc.  The Site Assistant works with the Site Manager to ensure that all aspects of the program are functioning smoothly. This  includes administrative work related to managing data in CitySpan, supporting the preparation of breakfast, chaperoning on field trips, working with young people who may have difficulty participating with their group, welcoming partner volunteers, doing the physical work of keeping the building clean and safe, and other duties as assigned.

Junior Lead Counselors (age 18-21)
Junior Lead Counselors work with groups of approximately 15 elementary school or middle school students in order to build a sense of community and keep the students safe.  With support from Site Manager and other staff, they supervise and sometimes lead activities.  They assist kids with their academic work, art and technical projects and participate in enrichment activities such as singing, recreational games, cooking classes, yoga, and field trips.

Junior Teaching Specialists (age 18-21)
Junior Teaching Specialists support B-SAFE in the areas of Humanities, STEM, and Art and/or Health and Wellness with groups of 15 students at a time. With support from Site Manager and Teaching Specialists  are responsible for adapting and adding to the curriculum for their area and implementing it for multiple ages and abilities.

Summer Teen Employment

B-SAFE Teen Staff
Working for St. Stephen's Youth Programs gives you access all of the programming we have to offer. This position is for teens between the ages of 15 and 18 years old in Boston and Chelsea. Teen staff receive ongoing job training, professional development, and supervision. CITs work as tutors, mentors and role models for younger students. Community Organizers work on campaigns that address the underlying structural causes of oppression and inequality and create material change in their neighborhoods. Both positions work 25 hours per week. 

JCIT (Junior Counselor in Training)
The B-SAFE JCIT Program provides a safe, fun, and academically enriching environment for thirty, 14 year old students each year. Activities include leadership training, work experience, and cultural and enrichment field trips throughout the Boston area. Breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided for all youth participating in our programs. The B-SAFE JCIT Program dates are July 5th-August 9th. The hours are  8:30-4 at both sites. We expect all students to participate EVERY DAY FOR ALL FIVE WEEKS (if your family is going on vacation during program dates, this may not be the right program for you). The final week of the B-SAFE JCIT Program, Sunday, August 5th-Thursday August 9th, we take all participants to overnight camp at the Barbara C. Harris Camp in New Hampshire. Participation in this overnight camp is required. There is no cost for the JCIT program. If a JCIT completes the full summer program, they will receive a $300 stipend in recognition of their learning and effort. Apply here.

B-SAFE Teen Volunteer
If you are 15-18 years old and like working with children, join the VOLS Team for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 week opportunities. It is a great way to add service and fun to your summer. You will work with a Lead Counselor, other teens, and a group of 15 young people.  Responsibilities will include: building relationships with young people, B-SAFE staff, and other volunteers; encouraging participation in reading, math, technology, art, recreation, and more: and chaperoning elementary or middle school students on field trips.  

School-Year Employment

Open Positions:
Youth Programs Social Worker - Director of Social and Emotional Support
The Director of Social and Emotional Support is a member of the year-round Senior Program Team and will work approximately 20 hours a week between the hours of 10:00- 7:00pm Monday-Friday with a flexible schedule. The Director of Social and Emotional Support will provide individual check-ins, therapeutic support, and group work to students in the program (1st-12th grade), as well as maintain appropriate documentation. This position coordinates and refers students needing more intensive therapeutic supports to community-based services; collaborates with school counselors, teachers, and administrators as needed; manages crises and intervention including safety assessments, safety planning, and 51-As. This is a supervisory role which includes oversight of graduate level interns (social work, mental health counseling, art therapy); manages all internship partnerships and relevant documentation; and supports staff and interns working with teen programs to develop social-emotional programming and training. Starting Date: Immediately with August 27, 2018 being the latest possible starting date. Compensation: $28,000-$30,000

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MSW, LICSW required
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish Preferred
  • Experience and/or ability to supervise Masters level interns
  • Experience working with youth in a school-based setting or other community-based mental health setting
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume with “Social Worker/Director of Social and Emotional Support” in the subject line to jobs@ssypboston.org

Education Organizer (EO)
The Education Organizer will lead the Teen Organizing Programs, which over recent years has focused on both education and community safety issues. The EO will expand SSYP’s School Partnerships with the Hurley K-8 School and the Josiah Quincy Upper School. This will involve recruiting, training, and mobilizing leaders to be involved in these schools AND intentionally training middle and high school students who attend these schools in the skills of community organizing. The purpose of organizing these teens would be to strengthen the leadership of public school students so that they can more effectively advocate for themselves and take action to improve public education in Boston. The EO will build up their organizing skills and SSYP’s partnerships by conducting ten 1:1 relational meetings a week, with at least half of them being external to SSYP.  This is a full time position.

For more information or to apply, please contact Liz Steinhauser at liz@ststephensbos.org

Internships and Fellowships

Thanks to the following partnerships, St. Stephen's Youth Programs is able to host one-year opportunities for young adults to serve as a paid Fellow or Intern. Please check with the individual programs listed below for details on how to apply.

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

JCIT Program Coordinator (9th Grade Leadership Program)

YLC Academic Coordinator (Middle School Program)

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

JOIN for Justice: Jewish Organizing Institute and Network

Ambassador of Mentoring

Life Together