Program Assistant

To apply, please send your resume to Admin@UjimaaFoundation.org!

Purpose and Objectives

The designated After School Program Assistant will provide on-going leadership and facilitation of the on-site Academic Support, and ongoing exhibition of leadership for after-school staff.  The Program Assistant 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, technical and non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Must have working knowledge of Google Sheets, Slides, and Docs.
  • 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

Operations

  • Ensure that program routines and schedules are carried out promptly and consistently
  • 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.
  • Ensure the facilitation of Snack Sessions and upholding the Ujimaa culture

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 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.
  • Secure meeting minutes

 

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.
  • Treat each child with respect, dignity, and care. Be supportive of cultural differences and different family structures.