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.
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
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
Physical and Mental Demands
Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during initial screening
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