Educational Activities Assistant

Alameda, CA 94501
Part-time
Salary: $14.00 to $17.00 /hour


POSITION: Educational Activities Assistant

DIVISION: Children & Youth Services

REPORTS TO: Children & Youth Services Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt –Temporary Part Time 20-34 hrs. per week

SUPERVISES: N/A

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Under the direction of the Children and Youth Services Manager and Program Coordinator, the Educational Activities Assistant supports children and youth educational support activities at the Children’s Education Center and/or the Teen Center. The Educational Activities Assistant works in a school day support program.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to children / teens participating in online school and /or other structured educational activities.
  • Lead a group of 12 students and follow up on school attendance.
  • Help to create a safe, caring atmosphere for APC children & youth by providing and participating in activities for children individually and in mixed-age groups. These activities will primarily consist of:
  • School day support, enrichment classes, activity clubs, field trips, play groups, and prevention or recreation activities for children and/or youth
  • Supporting students to login to class, and coordinate tutoring as needed
  • Homework Help, tutoring, or other academic support
  • Support services and general assistance, such as helping with outreach, child care, family activities, publicity, program documentation, and APC community events
  • Assist with set-up, snack prep, activity facilitation, and cleaning.
  • Focus on the children’s needs during programs so that they feel welcomed, respected, and excited to participate.
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries at all times; comply with abuse reporting laws and APC staff conduct expectations.
  • Meet regularly with Children and Youth Services staff, including participating in relevant clinical meetings or training; remain responsive to feedback and skills improvement.
  • Lead additional programs on school holidays or regular groups in the event Program Specialists are unavailable
  • Follow cleaning and safety protocols including, but not limited to, wiping down surfaces between youth, ensuring supplies are sterilized, and ensuring that youth wear safety equipment in accordance with program regulations.
  • Log and/or notify the supervisor of any unusual child/youth issues (health concerns, behavior changes, injuries, etc.) and write incident reports as needed.
  • Other duties as determined by supervisor to meet the changing needs of a growing program.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Prior work or volunteer experience with children and/or youth in recreational, therapeutic, child care, or educational settings required; experience working with low-income or homeless families preferred.
  • Enthusiastic about community-based work with youth and children; strong interest in helping to implement and supervise creative activities.
  • Comfortable maintaining clear boundaries and setting age-appropriate limits with a variety of ages of children and youth in diverse activities.
  • Approachable with strong communication skills; ability to respectfully interact with staff and residents of diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
  • Reliable, responsible, open to feedback, and committed to improvement.
  • Experience with homeless or low-income children/youth and knowledge about the effects of domestic violence, disabilities, and/or substance abuse on families preferred.
  • Ability to pass a live scan background check.
  • Ability to pass DMV, vehicle insurance, and criminal background check required; capable of safely driving agency vehicles for field trips (12-passenger van) preferred.
  • Adult and Child CPR and First Aid training required during employment; training will be provided periodically to insure staff coverage and safety during programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & SKILLS

  • Ability to work as a member of a collaborative services team
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to adapt work schedule to meet program and resident needs
  • Ability to work effectively in high-stress situations
  • Ability to bend over, sit on floor, and engage in sports or other physical activities with children and youth
  • Ability to sit for periods of time
  • Ability to learn new tasks and/or systems
  • Ability to clearly speak and understand English
  • Reasoning and thinking skills and ability to problem solve

This job description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are always expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

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