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After-School Program Assistant

Under the direction of the Youth Coordinator, the After-School Program Assistant is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, organize, and prepare activities and materials for daily schedule and lead children in activities
  • Work with Site Director and team members to implement a program based on the growth of each child
  • Ensure safety of groups of children during activities, and address emergency situations
  • Promote and model Sid Jacobson JCC’s core values and behaviors for staff and students
  • Actively update Site Director regarding progress and challenges
  • Participate in JCC staff meetings, development sessions, and comply with training requirements
  • Assist students in completion of homework assignments
  • Assist with keeping track of students’ attendance and behavior in the after-school program
  • Oversee or lead extra-curricular activities
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Experience with children in camp, after-school, or school setting is preferred
  • Ability to build and maintain positive and respectful relationships with families, students, and coworkers of diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Proactive problem-solver, able to anticipate issues and thoughtfully handle unanticipated events
  • Willingness to hear feedback, self-reflect, learn, and work to improve performance and outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to articulate ideas, and knowledge clearly
  • Perceptive when working with students; capable of understanding individual student needs

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