The Teacher's Assistant (ASP) assists teaching staff in carrying out Afterschool Program activities, helps to maintain a positive and supportive environment, and is responsible for supervising the children and youth in classrooms, halls, school yards, etc., and enforcing all FYCC policies and procedures. The Teacher's Assistant is responsible for complying with, and ensuring compliance with DCYF (Department of Children, Youth and Families), CA Community Care Licensing, Department of Social Services requirements. This person must be able to work a flexible schedule (some evenings); regular and predictable attendance is essential.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties can be assigned, and the duties and responsibilities of the job are subject to change without notice.
- Assist and/or lead indoor and outdoor activities and field trips;
- Assist in developing and carrying out lesson plans. Discuss assigned duties with Lead Teacher, teachers and other TAs to coordinate efforts. When a Lead Teacher is not available, take responsibility for directing any volunteers/interns;
- Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the daily delivered student meals; Dispose of any uneaten or unused meals properly (i.e composting, distributing at the end of the day).
- In a timely and accurate manner, perform administrative and logistical tasks, and generate reports and paperwork as required, i.e., Case Referral Forms, Incident Reports, etc;
- Instruct and monitor program participants in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage;
- Keep workstations, classrooms, and all spaces safe and clean;
- Perform Front Desk coverage duties such as answering phones, transferring calls, monitoring who comes in and out of the building, and performing building closure duties as trained;
- Model professional and ethical standards. Engage in productive and appropriate relationships with children and/or youth, parents/guardians and staff;
- Pick up children and/or youth from offsite locations and ensure safe return to FYCC;
- Translate for those with limited English/Spanish proficiency. Help parents/guardians and students communicate with staff, volunteers and interns. Convert materials into the desired language (if applicant has a second language skill)
- Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, attending and actively participating in staff and individual meetings.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Enjoys working with children and youth from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and is able to handle work-related situations with fairness and patience.
- Relates to and interacts with children and youth in age and culturally appropriate manner;
- Reasons appropriately when needed. Consistent, sound judgment is required;
- Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
- Is a Team Member. Is responsible for own involvement as a contributing member involving group decision making and the development of a positive, cooperative learning environment;
- Dependability. The job requires being reliable, responsible, and fulfilling obligations;
- Demonstrates initiative. Does not wait to be told or asked to take on a task/project or offer an idea/critique. Is willing to follow directions;
- Engages in professional growth activities through an ongoing program of job-related knowledge and skill development;
- Demonstrates Cultural Humility. Has the ability to work effectively across cultures. Demonstrates a commitment to learning, communicating and working respectfully with people different from themselves;
- Commitment to the mission, values and philosophy of GLIDE.
LICENSES, PROFESSIONAL DEGREES, CERTIFICATES
- High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
- A minimum of six (6) units in Child Development desired or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job;
- 1+ years' experience working with children and youth.
- Dept. of Justice Fingerprint clearance
- Must have/complete CPR and First Aid Training;
- Must pass tuberculosis screening;
- Must show proof of pertussis, influenza and measles immunizations;
- Fluency in a second language (Spanish, Cantonese, Arabic) desired, but not required;
- Excellent verbal communication skills. Has the ability to deal with a variety of individuals with consideration and respect, while acquiring the information needed to deal with requests/issues or to provide translation;
- Good written communication skills including grammar, spelling and composition, are required to assist with homework and learning.
- Basic mathematical skills including the ability to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and percentages, are required to assist with homework and to complete administrative tasks
- Basic computer skills, ability to use MS Office
The physical demands described here is representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Stamina. Working with children involves extensive physical activity, mental alertness, and enthusiasm. Good general health, physical stamina, and emotional stability are essential;
- Ability to see details of objects at close range;
- Ability to hear within normal range, and communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population;
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). For example, equipment/tools typically found in a childcare center;
- Activities that occur frequently are: periods of standing, walking, repetitive bending, lifting, carrying, and, crouching, kneeling, twisting, reaching straight, above, and below shoulder level with both shoulders individually/at same time. Activities that occur occasionally are: climbing staircases;
- Ability to move about the building and community as needed. Ability to move quickly to address emergency or potentially dangerous situations. Must possess the ability to safely interact with traffic as a pedestrian;
- Able to lift up to 30 pounds. Must be able to lift and carry a child in the event of an emergency;
- The TA is required to accompany program participants to off-site locations and to participate in indoor and outdoor activities and field trips.
The work environment described here is representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Fast paced, with frequent interruptions, crowded, childcare and youth center with large inside and outside play areas. Must be willing and able to work outdoors;
- Noise level is moderate to noisy, and lighting is conducive to completion of work;
- GLIDE's buildings are located in the Tenderloin. Due to our surroundings, it is important to always be aware of what's going on around you while walking around the neighborhood.
GLIDE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
At GLIDE, all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, differently-abled people and LGBT persons are strongly encouraged to apply.
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