Job Opening: Youth Program Assistant (Arlington, TX)

Foundation Communities
Arlington, TX
Posted on
November 9, 2023

Position Description: The Youth Program Assistant will lead daily activities and engage youth in education-centered after school and summer youth programs, including but not limited to, homework/academic assistance, fitness, reading and enrichment. Responsibilities will be carried out in a predominantly in-person setting with virtual programming if necessary.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (2:00 PM-6:15 PM) on a continual basis and may be reviewed if schedule changes during the Afterschool program taking place during the school year. Summer Program hours (10 AM-3 PM), Monday through Friday with some variations. 




Primary Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Prepare the learning environment, lessons and necessary supplies for program activities in an in-person and virtual setting

  • Plan and lead meaningful activities that include; but are not limited to, arts and crafts, STEM/STEAM, reading, character development, physical fitness, and/or nutrition in a physical and online setting for students at the intended work site and other sites as needed

  • Assist children with homework and academic enrichment activities

  • Ensure safety and supervision of students

  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants

  • Maintain accurate program documentation

  • Maintain a clean and organized classroom as well as common areas

  • Maintain a safe working environment for students


    Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to pass a criminal background check with Fingerprint check

  • Proficiency in basic computer skills such as navigating websites, use of email suites (Gmail, Outlook, etc.) and search engines

  • Prior use of, or willingness to learn, online educational tools such as Google Classrooms, Zoom, ClassDojo, amongst others

  • Flexibility to meet the changing work needs and demands

  • Ability to lead various fitness activities as well supervise/participate in sports

  • Ability to organize activities and make sound judgements

  • Ability to interact with a range of age groups


    Preferred Requirements

  • Six months experience working with children; preferably providing educational and/or support to economically disadvantaged families

  • Course work in Education, Child Development and/or other related field

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish, Arabic or other)


    Working Conditions

    Ability to work in all types of climate atmospheres (hot and cold temperatures) and wet environments, both inside and outside. An occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials can be expected. May be asked to clean up bodily fluids with appropriate training and personal protective equipment provided.


    Physical Requirements

    Prolonged periods of standing and frequent bending. Must be willing and able to lift small children, sit/stand or play for 2 hours at a time.






    This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.        


    Foundation Communities provides an excellent benefits package including employer paid health benefits, 401(k) investment opportunity, Employee Assistance Program, paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.


    Foundation Communities is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation & gender identity.

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