Group Leader


Children’s Home Society of WV’s Parkersburg site is seeking candidates for a Group Leader position for an Afterschool Program at Jefferson Elementary Center. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED, valid Driver’s License, available and reliable transportation, automobile insurance, a demonstrated ability to work with children and their families, and possess good communication and leadership skills. The ideal candidate will have previous employment/experience in a licensed child care setting, ability to design and carry out activities for 4-5 year old preschool students, and elementary students. Primary job duties include supervision and mentoring of children, providing homework assistance and learning activities, leading and participating in recreation, craft and group activities. Other duties could include assisting in the agency’s Family Resource Center as needed. Must be available Monday – Friday between the hours of 1:00-6:00 p.m., for an average of 20-25 hours a week. Candidate must also pass CIB, FBI and abuse and neglect background checks. In order to assess communication skills, please submit a letter of interest as well as a resume. All candidates must be willing to abide by all mandates regarding COVID-19, including CDC guidelines, school board and CHS company policies.

Part Time

Requirements for all jobs with CHS:

Applicant must pass FBI/CIB background checks as well as CPS/APS background checks.

Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Join our CHS Family for a career where you can make a difference in the lives of West Virginia children and youth every single day.

Social Impact

Everything we do is driven by our mission to serve West Virginia children and families. No matter what form our work takes—emergency child shelters, youth mentorship, clothing and food pantries, adoption and foster care, providing resources to grandfamilies—we’re always striving to create better and brighter futures for kids.


We take pride in our culture of collaboration and comradery and believe strongly that only through teamwork is real change possible. Because of our dynamic team, we’re able to serve over 15,000 children, youth, and families annually.


Most positions with us are not behind a desk, but entail interacting directly with the children, youth, and families we serve. With locations all across the state, our programs and services are not only accessible to but also shaped by the communities of which they’re a part.


No two days are the exact same with us. We encourage creativity, thinking outside of the box, and approaching challenges in new ways.

Lifelong Learning

If we aren’t seeking to become the best version of ourselves, it’s very difficult to help others do so. This in mind, we prioritize providing our team members with opportunities for continued growth.