LA2050
A Place Called Home

Learning Resource Aid

Employment type
Part Time
Posted
about 1 month ago
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Description

A Place Called Home is seeking a Learning Resource Aid
Department: Educational Services
Reports to: Educational Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt up to 30 hours per week
Hourly Rate: $13.00-$14.00/hour

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Educational Services Manager, the Learning Resource Aide will coordinate interns and volunteers to assist members enrolled in all Homework Groups. The LRA will provide access to educational resources (computers, library, supplies) required by members for the timely completion of their school assignments. In collaboration with other department staff, the LRA will assist with the identification of members’ academic needs and will help make recommendations for member enrollment in or removal from Ed Services classes. The Learning Resource Aide will track the academic progress and attendance of members in the Homework Groups utilizing the Kidtrax Database and will also support the implementation of the academic computer-based assessment. The LRA will work closely with department staff to support the APCH Center Bucks/Store and the Library.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate interns and volunteers to provide assistance within Homework Groups
  • Train interns/volunteers on homework/special projects procedures and provide guidance regarding engagement with members
  • Collaborate with department staff to track and identify academic needs of members enrolled in Homework Groups and make recommendations for class changes as needed
  • Communicate with parents and /or teachers of members as needed regarding academic progress and/or need for further support
  • Substitute for instructors as needed
  • Provide assistance to APCH members (grades 2nd – 8 th ) with homework, special school projects, computer–based homework and long-term research and arts based projects either directly or via volunteers or interns
  • Develop and manage project schedules for members
  • Assist with the organization, maintenance and daily use of the APCH Library
  • Assist with implementation of computer-based M.A.P. assessment
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the department’s strategic plan
  • Supervise groups of students as assigned
  • Attend all required professional development
  • Provide support for the APCH Center Bucks/Store incentive program
  • Assist in maintaining a visually exciting, fun, clean, and orderly environment that is conducive to learning
  • Mentor through actions and behavior in observing dress code, language, and team support.
  • Participate in all agency events and perform other tasks as assigned
     

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this important job successfully, the Learning Resource Aide must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to his/her own ongoing personal and professional development. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills

  • Classroom Instruction and Management
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Organizational & Time Management Skills
  • Collaborative (ability to work with all personnel: staff, volunteers, interns, etc.)
  • Professional, Flexible, Creative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) Preferred
     

Education/Training/Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Education or Humanities preferred or equivalent experience
  • 2 years minimum in academic classroom setting
  • Minimum of 2 years working with at-risk youth
     

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing, required on daily basis
  • Lift up to 20 pounds regularly
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information
  • Use of hands for clerical functions (data entry, phones, filing)
     

EEO

Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during initial screening

To apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, to Human Resources at [email protected].

(E-mail submission only/No phone inquiries)

Responses will be sent only individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position