Employment

After-School Educator

Purpose and Objectives:
The designated After School Educator will provide on-going leadership and facilitation of the on-site Academic Support. The Educator will facilitate academic activities and provide a safe environment while collaboratively interacting with the site, community, parents and students.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
• SKILLS – are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
• KNOWLEDGE – is required to perform basic math; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: operating standard office equipment using pertinent software applications; maintaining program services; documenting required information
• ABILITY – is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; utilize specific, job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communication skills; working as part of a team; assisting students; and maintaining confidentiality.

Working Environment:
• The usual customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and light exercising along with students.

Physical Requirements:
• The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and light exercising with the kids. Generally the job requires 15% sitting, 20% walking, 65% standing.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Academic Support:
• Have all materials ready before support sessions begin
• Use pre-program time to plan both long and short range activities in accordance with lesson plans, making sure to support developmentally appropriate practice as well as program goals.
• Ensure that program routines and schedules are carried out promptly and consistently.
• Provide instruction for homework assignments as needed
• Assure that students are completing homework assignments to their best ability
• Assist students with homework assignments and make-up work, etc. for the purpose of ensuring each student’s conceptual understanding while supporting teachers in the instructional process. .
• Assist students individually, in pairs, and in groups, with lesson assignments for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learned concepts and appropriate grade level common core standards.
• Facilitate Skill-Building and Test Preparation exercises as scheduled
• Plan and carry out daily curriculum.
• Use innovative programming to engage all participants
• Participate in regular cleaning of materials and classroom spaces.
• Maintain classroom organization and rotate materials on a regular basis.
• Create a culturally inclusive classroom with activities that support different cultures and backgrounds.

Enrichment:
• Have all materials ready before enrichment begins.
• Facilitate the creation of a dance sequence by class ability level.
• Teach students about the technical aspects of dance and music.
• Encourage students to learn and appreciate dance of all kinds.
• Instruct students about tempo, rhythm, and to some extent even the history of the art of dance.
• Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques to lead up to group performances.
• Provide a minimum of one literacy assignment per week.
• Use innovative programming to engage all participants.
• Align activities with 3 or more grade appropriate CA standards.
• Prepare for end-of-cycle showcases (6-8 weeks).
• Ensure that program routines and schedules are carried out promptly and consistently.
• Remain organized, punctual, and reliable.
• Respect the confidentiality of all Ujimaa families and staff.
• Maintain professional, respectful, and cooperative relationships with all co-workers.
• Communicate child concerns and family needs to after school team.
• Report observations and incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel.

Parents:
• Maintain daily, open communication with parents.
• Keep track of children assigned to your group and communicate regularly to parents how their child is progressing.
• Complete appropriate paperwork to assist with increased communication and participate in parent conferences and/or orientations.
• Respect the confidentiality of all Ujimaa families and staff.

Administrative:
• Attend all meetings concerning After-School Program.
• Meet once a week with classroom teacher to review plans for the following week.
• Communicate with classroom teacher and school day staff to make sure the program is meeting the academic needs of children assigned to your group.
• Meet once a week with the Site Coordinator to review and log lesson plans also making sure all materials needed for the following week are accounted for.
• Attend and participate in professional development trainings and weekly staff meetings.
• Plan short and long range goals with other staff.
• Employ feedback techniques in order to foster a feeling of cooperation and support among staff.
• Maintain professional, respectful, and cooperative relationships with all co-workers.
• Communicate child concerns and family needs to after school team.
• Maintain portfolios on your assigned group of children throughout the school year making sure to include teacher communication, anecdotal notes, work samples, pictures, etc.
• Maintain classroom equipment, work area, students’ files/records, and attendance records.
• Prepare documentation in standardized formats for the purpose of providing written documentation and/or conveying information.
• Report observations and incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel.
• Work with the administration team to implement new programming in response to changes in the needs in the school community we work with.
• Assists with program components for the purpose of delivering services that conform to established guidelines.

Electives:
• Facilitate elective under all guidelines agreed upon

Safety/Environment:
• Keep Walkie-Talkie at all times.
• Assign Hallway passes as needed.
• Maintain the room in an attractive, positive and safe manner, to insure a conducive learning environment.
• Administer standards of behavior and discipline for the purpose of ensuring the safety and well-being of students
• Communicate school policies and enforcement procedures to students for the purpose of ensuring their understanding and the potential consequences of a violation.
• Provide consistent and positive limits and expectations, and use positive child guidance techniques.
• Effectively use 9 Codes of Conduct as behavior guidance techniques to help children develop the ability to become self-disciplined.

If you are interested in working with us, please email a completed job application to mail@ujimaafoundation.org.

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