PT After School Site Assistant
DescriptionGrandma’s Kids’ is an after-school program that targets children in kinship care, single parent homes, low-income, and at-risk students. The program provides academic and socio-emotional services to K-5th graders in two elementary schools within the School District of Philadelphia, specifically in the North Philadelphia section of the City. The goal of Grandma’s Kids program is to promote student growth via homework and academic support and provide a positive social-emotional learning environment for students to increase academic success, provide a safe and nurturing environment, and promote prosocial behavior. The program operates following the School District of Philadelphia calendar. The position is 5 days a week for 17.5 hours, from 2:00 PM-5:30 PM, Monday-Friday (barring any early dismissals, school closing, holidays, etc). The Part-Time After School Site Assistant will work on a team with other site assistants to supervise the daily programming at their site. The After School Site Assistant will work to maintain a safe and educational learning environment by coordinating snack time, homework tutoring, daily curriculum in the areas of STEM, literacy, and health/wellness, and indoor play. The Site Assistant is responsible for developing and coordinating daily activities, organizing materials, compiling attendance and other reports, and responding to student behaviors and concerns. The Site Assistant will report directly to the Program Coordinator.
Other important aspects of the program include caregiver engagement and respite trips. Site Assistants are expected to engage family members and caregivers in a respectful, appropriate, and warm manner. Site Assistant will develop rapport with caregivers and will be expected to communicate with them regularly through in person, text, and phone call communication. Respite trips to different educational and recreational sites around the city are taken quarterly. Site Assistants will attend and chaperone all respite trips and events. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:Must have at least a high school diploma or GED and 6 months of OST/after school programming experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Some college, or a college degree as well as experience in education, social services, and/or working with inner city youth preferred. Required Skills & Abilities:* Ability to create a safe and engaging environment for all students.* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with diverse group of students, parents and staff.* Commitment to and belief in all students’ ability to succeed and thrive. Commitment to social justice through educational equity.* Ability to respond effectively to varying student concerns and behavioral reactions.* Strong communication and listening skills and ability to maintain a positive attitude and approach to work.* Ability to work cooperatively with peers, supervisor and all other stakeholders.* Ability to travel to school sites and perform required duties.* Ability to check Temple emails daily and respond in a timely manner.* Must be dependable and consistently display professional behavior and a positive attitude.* Must be proficient in Microsoft office applications.* Ability to work well independently as well as on a team.* Ability to secure required clearances- FBI fingerprinting, PA Criminal Background check and Child abuse.* Ability to work 5 days a week from 2:00 PM-5:30 PM during school year and be present at program site prior to scheduled program start time. This is a grant funded position.This position requires a background check
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Hall
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular