CLASSIFICATION: Direct Services – Community School
JOB TITLE: Community Schools Instructor
CENTER: Lawndale – Dvorak & Penn Schools
REPORTS TO: Community Schools Resource Coordinator
OVERVIEW: Family Focus’ mission is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families as individual units and within their communities. We are committed to ensuring our centers provide exemplary services with innovative programs and that family support principles are integrated into every aspect of the work.
POSITION SUMMARY: This part-time position supports and enhances the quality of the 21stCCLC after school program through planning and implementation of student centered program activities. Under the direction of the 21st CCLC Resource Coordinator, the program promotes academic achievement and the social/emotional development of participants. The Instructor will prepare and present materials for academic and enrichment instruction according to the curriculum alignment plan that has been established by the Resource Coordinator.
Manage the day-to-day operation of program activities that expose youth to the connections between Common Core Learning Standards, deeper learning principles and innovative best practices.
Maintain accurate attendance records and intake information on each participant, including pre & post assessments, weekly instructor reflections, one-on-one conference notes, etc.
Facilitate youth-centered group activities during after school and/or on designated Saturdays.
Activities must be interactive, creative, and combine different learning approaches to accommodate various learning abilities.
Activities will integrate Common Core Learning Standards, teambuilding, cooperative learning, social emotional development, youth and leadership development.
Work with the Resource Coordinator and school day teachers to develop age-appropriate program activities, organize and coordinate family learning experiences, implement short and long term youth projects, S.M.A.R.T. goal setting and other enrichment activities.
Work with program staff and program partners to develop and accomplish program goals.
Attend/support Family Focus Community Schools’ events, professional developments and functions.
Supervise and ensure the safety of program participants at all times.
Motivate students to increase their performance, attendance, and program retention.
Maintain confidentiality and ethical standards of practice with families and coworkers.
Degree completed or in process in one of the related fields: education, youth development, and/or experience in core content areas
Minimum 3 years of experience working with urban youth in an educational setting
Training in effective classroom management strategies and techniques
Ability to work in a team to develop an integrated program with a positive can do attitude
Ability to take feedback in the interest of quality program content
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to relate well to diverse youth
Proficient competency with Microsoft Office
Ability to monitor program outcomes and goals
Passion to support children’s success in school through a strength-based approach.
Applicants will preferably be a minimum of 21 years of age
Submit to and clear a background check
Qualified applicants should submit cover letter and resume. Please visit http://www.family-focus.org/about-us/employment-opportunities for additional information.
Family Focus values a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on agency needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. Qualified applicants will be considered in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.