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.
NEW FC EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE FOR $300 SIGN ON BONUS
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
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
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)
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.
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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