POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Family Support Program Full-Time Education Assistant will work with the youth program coordinator to implement and oversee the operations of the Bridges After School Program and Summer Camp. The Family Support Program Full-Time Education Assistant provides direct supervision of program youth, as well as work with the Youth Program Coordinator and part-time staff to provide tutoring to youth to ensure academic success, implements enrichment activities, prepares and administers snacks, supervise playground and computer labs, etc. The Family Support Program Full-Time Education Assistant works with the Youth Program Coordinator to create programming activities and curriculum for youth during the school year and Summer Camp and assist in creating a weekly nutritious snack menu for youth. The Family Support Program Full-Time Education Assistant performs administrative support, such as organizing tutoring supplies and library, cleaning program space, coordinating activities, ordering supplies, assisting with chart audits, planning for community events, and entering data into case notes.
Work with Youth Program Coordinator to implement the After School Program
Oversee tutoring program and supervision of children ages 5-18 years old; duties include but are not limited to tutoring youth during programming, preparing and administering snacks, supervising playground and computer labs, etc.
Perform administrative duties for After School Program, such organizing tutoring supplies, organizing library, cleaning program space, coordinating activities, ordering supplies, etc.
Model appropriate problem solving and communication skills
Ensure a safe environment for play and learning
Supervise, recruit and track volunteers
Meet weekly with Youth Program Coordinator to provide on-going reports of youth participation, concerns and requests
Assist with creating healthy weekly snack menu with the Youth Program Coordinator
Assist with planning programming activities in conjunction with the youth program coordinator
Assist with planning Spring Break and Summer Camp programming activities in conjunction with the Youth Program Coordinator
Assist Family Support Program Manager with general maintenance of program, such as assisting with chart audits, planning for community events, entering data into case notes, etc.
With youth program coordinator, plan family engagement events such as the multicultural night, family literacy night, back-to-school, end-of school events, etc.
Support youth in discovering and securing post-secondary school options, such as college, trade school, employment, etc.
Conduct audits of program files to ensure compliance
Perform other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or GED certification
Must have experience working with youth
Must have valid driver’s license, insurance and ability to drive 12 seat passenger van for field trips for the youth program
Must be CPR and First Aid Certificated or complete certification within 30 days of direct work with youth in Bridges Program
Demonstrates basic word processing skills
Demonstrates ability to work well with others and think clearly under pressure
Demonstrates ability to exercise good judgment in crisis situations
Demonstrates ability to mentor and model for youth and clients, through supportive and encouraging interactions
Demonstrates ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
Demonstrates professional behavior (being punctual, courteous, appropriately dressed, and uses professional communication etc.)
REPORTS TO: Youth Program Coordinator
WORK HOURS: 40 hours per week. Work hours may vary depending on program needs. School Year Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30am- 6:30pm; Summer Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm
Internal Number: FSPEA 031120
About Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Chicago House was founded in 1985 by a small group of community activists who saw that their friends and family members were losing their homes due to the financial, social and medical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.
To provide community-based housing and supportive services responsive to the changing needs of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination, and are explicitly designed to respect and preserve the dignity and independence of all clients.