We're seeking POSITIVE, ENERGETIC LEADERS to help implement programming at an innovative, school-based after-school academic and enrichment program for elementary students. The individual in this position will gain experience supporting children in their educational and personal pursuits, providing first-hand training for a career in teaching, youth development, social work, or other youth- or community-support fields.
Location: Mervin G. Morris Clubhouse, 1109 Hilton Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
Salary Range: $11-14 per hour, DOE
Job Classification: Part-time, 20-25 hours per week
Hours: Approximately 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday
BGCP’s mission is to guide and inspire the youth of our community to develop the attitudes and life skills they need to thrive. Every day after school and in the summer, children come to BGCP to gain a sense of belonging, have fun, and form positive relationships with caring mentors. In neighborhoods where more than half of youth drop out of high school, Club members learn the importance of education and become part of a community of learners, wanting and expecting to do well in school.
BGCP is the largest youth development organization in Silicon Valley, actively serving 1,400 youth in our clubhouses and school sites in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City.
The after-school academic assistant will lead enrichment classes and provide targeted academic support to our members. The person in this role should be prepared to work with different age groups on different days or weeks as needed and should come to work with a spirit of flexibility.
- Create lesson plans for engaging academic enrichment activities.
- Facilitate and manage group enrichment classes while maintaining a fun, yet productive environment. (15-20 members)
- Assist members with academic issues such as applications for private schools and helping to find or be an academic tutor
- Develop his/her own event or program if so desired and approved
- Conducting teambuilding activities.
- Communicating, as needed, with parents and the BGCP leadership about individual members.
- Tutoring 3-6 students simultaneously while controlling a studious environment
- Helping members ages 6-14 complete homework correctly
- Keep accurate records regarding participating members’ attendance
- Contact parents and/or teachers with concerns about individual members’ attendance and work habits, as well as academic abilities and needs.
The after-school academic assistant should also
- Create a positive work atmosphere and foster teamwork and constructive exchange of ideas with peers.
- Set high expectations for all members and demand compliance.
- Support BGCP and school-wide behavior standards and discipline policies with all students.
- Be flexible in programming to support the missions of BGCP and the school
- Participate in executing special events and fieldtrips as needed.
- Respect club property and always leave spaces as clean and organized as they were found.
Within your work area:
- Take pride and responsibility for the club’s facilities
- Support Academic Director in keeping the academic area neat and organized. Decorate area with members’ work and motivational pieces to create a space conducive to learning. Ensure that work area fosters physical and emotional safety.
- Rearrange chairs and tables as appropriate for activities
- Proactively monitor work area and equipment for potential maintenance needs. Communicate needs to Unit Director and/or IT.
- Help keep signs and bulletin boards neat and current
- Proactively communicate maintenance issues to Academic Director and /or Unit Director
- Support club-wide behavior standards and discipline policies
- Set high expectations for members and demand compliance
- Create positive atmosphere, foster teamwork and constructive exchange of ideas with peers. Be flexible in programming to support the overall mission of the club.
- Participate in executing club-wide events and fieldtrips as needed.
- Be respectful of other staff members’ time by being prompt to scheduled meetings.
- Be flexible with hours as needed for the club to best serve its members. Focus on results and impact over hours.
• At least one year’s experience working with children in an academic setting
• Current or graduated college student with at least 48 units or ability to pass equivalency test
• Cleared background check and history indicating fitness to work with children
• Negative TB Test results
• Current CPR/1st Aid certification (within 90 days of employment)
Other Qualifications :
• Maturity and strong communication skills
• Energy, leadership skills, strong initiative, ability to motivate through positive reinforcement
• Availability to work 15 to 20 hours each week during after-school hours
• Spanish language skills highly desirable
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula provides places where young people aged 6-18 are welcome and can belong after school and all day...