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Educational Site Assistant

Department: Youth & Education
Location: Dearborn, MI

Job Title:        Educational Site Assistant

Employment Type:      Part-Time

Job Summary: Under limited supervision, and receiving general guidance and direction, uses intermediate skills obtained through experience and training to assist in the implementation and organization of a 21st Century Community Learning Centers program; provide instruction and educational activities to students; and perform a variety of non-routine tasks with limited decision making responsibility.  Some judgment is required to adapt procedures, processes and techniques to apply to more complex situations.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides day to day direction of program related activities and may assist in the creation and posting of schedules and lesson plans. Directs the day to day activities of tutors and volunteers in the absence of the Educational Site Leader.
  • Assists site leader in the design and delivery of 21st Century Community Learning Centers site’s daily operations.
  • Communicates program objectives and protocols to staff and students.
  • Manages standards of behavior for the purpose of ensuring the safety and well being of students.
  • May assist students individually or in groups with homework assignments.
  • May execute daily activities that balance structured with unstructured play.
  • Assist in maintaining program and student data.
  • Report observations and incidents (i.e., discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc…) to the appropriate personnel.
  • Plan, organize and participate in student and parent events that highlight the activities of the program including family night events.
  • Attend regular staff trainings, orientations, and professional development.
  • Follows all DHS and CACFP regulations, including student ratios and safety procedures.
  • In collaboration with the site leader, communicates with parents regarding performance.
  • May work directly with students to implement program curriculum.
  • Maintains classroom equipment, work area, student information, and attendance records.
  • Submit supplies request forms in a timely manner for all activities/projects.
  • Follows all required dismissal procedures.
  • Maintain currency in educational techniques pertaining to K-12 education.
  • Operates standard office equipment and uses required software applications.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Mastery of subject matter in Kindergarten through 10th grade math and reading.
  • Intermediate knowledge of organizational practices.

 

Skill in:

  • Organization and time management
  • Design and delivery of lessons targeted to young learners.
  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications, including Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, and Excel), and Google Docs.

 

Ability to:

  • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.
  • Incite enthusiasm and influence, motivate and persuade others to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Interpret and apply policies and identify and recommend changes as appropriate.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Handle stressful situations and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage a classroom of young students.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamically changing environment
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Speak and write in English. Ability to interpret, speak and write in Arabic a plus.

 

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Degree Required:
    • Associate’s Degree (at least 60 credit hours from an accredited university/college)
  • Required Disciplines:
    • Education or a relate field
  • GPA of at least 3.0 and a strong knowledge of specified academic subject or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.

~and~

  • At least 2 years of classroom teaching experience or equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.
  • Applicants who advance through the interview process will be required to complete a basic math and language arts assessment and score 70% or higher to be considered for employment.

 

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licenses/Certifications Required at Date of Hire:
    • None.
  • Training Required
    • 16 clock hours of training throughout the year
    • Blood borne Pathogens Training
    • CPR/First Aid

 

Working Conditions:

Hours:  

After school hours but may vary based on assigned school.  Some additional hours may be required.

 

Travel Required: local travel

 

Working Environment:    climate controlled office environment.

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