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Employment Type: Part-Time
Reports To: Program Site Director
Salary: $20 an hour
The Youth Program Generalist will primarily provide subject tutoring (Math, Phonics, ESL, or Literacy background preferred), general support services, and youth supervision for our out-of-school time program, which has a focus on supporting middle school youth. Elementary or high school youth may also receive support during program hours.
Candidate will need to be available for a minimum of 10.5 hours per week (3 days) to up to 21.5 hours per week to meet shift needs for program hours. Program hours are Monday-Friday from 2:30-6pm as well as occasional Saturdays from 1-5pm. A weekly team meeting is also built into the schedule. The ideal candidate will have experience working with immigrant or low-income communities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Tutor elementary, middle and high school students in all academic subjects with a focus on English as a Second Language.
- Develop and facilitate daily structured lesson plans that are meaningful and relevant, keeps learning active, provides mastery of skills, and incorporates opportunities for youth to reflect.
- Lead activities that build and strengthen STEM through an environment that supports skill building such as questioning, imagining, testing, observing, measuring and explaining.
- Provide homework help and other designated academic enrichment activities aimed at supporting individual learning and academic goals. Academic/homework help is conducted in a manner that builds youth confidence, supports independent problem solving and decision-making abilities.
- Lead activities that afford youth the opportunity to take responsibility, lead, and develop leadership skills. For example, activities that develop student’s ability to articulate one’s personal values; awareness of how one’s personal actions impact the larger communities; ability to engage in the community in a positive manner; respect and caring for oneself and others; sense of responsibility of self and others; integrity; awareness of and appreciation of cultural differences among peers and within the larger community; high expectations for self and community; sense of purpose in goals and activities; and, ability to follow the lead of others when appropriate.
- Support and strengthen individual learning, academic goals, and critical thinking skills by monitoring small group work, and providing one-on-one assistance.
- Organize, collect, and showcase student work and maintain individual participant plans (as needed).
- Maintain classroom discipline.
- Develop relationships with students based on respect and trust.
- Be a positive role model; engage and inspire students.
- Assist with program setup and dismissal.
- Adhere to all youth program policies and procedures.
- Track youth participation and attendance using internal database.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Ambassador and Champion
- Every AAFSC team member serves as an ambassador of the organization and champion of AAFSC’s mission, vision and values. This includes the following:
- Cultivate relationships on behalf of and in support of the organization in partnership with Senior Leadership and the Development & Communications team. This includes being sensitive to and aware of others, providing every client, partner and participant with high-quality service, professional communication, and follow through, and always keeping Senior Leadership and the Development & Communications team aware of any opportunities, challenges, or updates.
- All team members are expected to support the Development and Communications team with any requests in a timely manner, including, but not limited to: grant applications, reports, attendance at meetings, hearings, or other events, and sharing of AAFSC social media, flyers, and other externally-facing communications.
- Always act with integrity, positivity, dedication, and professionalism within the office and externally. This includes, but is not limited to, email communication, verbal communication, communication with colleagues and peers, communication with clients, or communication with external partners or agencies.
Background and Position Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Education degrees strongly preferred
- Experience working with immigrant or low-income youth
- Familiarity with DYCD, SACC and DOHMH requirements preferred
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office suite and excellent writing skills are required
- Proficiency in Arabic strongly preferred but not required, bilingual abilities preferred
- Experience working with students in urban schools and/or community-based settings a plus
- Job contingent on pre-employment background check and fingerprint clearance
- Background in education or social work preferred
- Teachers welcome to apply
The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks through our doors, over nearly 25 years, we have developed expertise in serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and refugee communities.
AAFSC works across four priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
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