Student Zone Helper (Los Angeles area)

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: $13.25/hour

Published

07/23/2018

Address

Los Angeles
CA
United States

Description


The Student Zone Helper assists students in completing their own homework assignments by utilizing a variety of resources in the Student Zone, including digital resources. The Student Zone Helper will be assigned to a Los Angeles Public Library branch (one of the ones listed below) for a schedule that is Monday – Thursday, from 2:30-5:30pm. Current Branches with openings are: 

Memorial (4625 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019)

Sun Valley (7935 Vineland Ave, Sun Valley, CA 91352)

Arroyo Seco (6145 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042)

Palisades (861 Alma Real Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272)


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES


Student Zone Helper is responsible for


  • General operation of the Student Zone during after school homework hours.
  • Setting up the Student Zone so that it will be ready during the branch’s Student Zone hours.


Significant Duties:


  • Encourage and assist students in completing their homework
  • Register students who participate in the Student Zone, both for LAPL resources and on PowerMyLearning®.
  • Set up Student Zone materials and supplies (including electronic equipment and stationery supplies).
  • Answer simple questions and refer more complex reference questions to librarians.
  • Assist students in using electronic equipment.
  • Assist students in adhering to the library rules of behavior and rules of conduct.
  • Assist librarians in maintaining records of participants, collect evaluations, sign-up sheets, and assist librarians in preparing report of the Student Zone, etc.
  • Assist librarians to determine what apps/computer programs will best suit the needs of the users of the Student Zones.


CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS


Required:


  • High school diploma
  • Passion for helping students succeed academically
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent people skills
  • Able to create a positive learning atmosphere
  • Able to maintain a regular schedule
  • Familiar with LAPL databases and resources
  • Ability to work well with teens and children
  • Ability to work well with existing branch staff
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Enjoys working with families and students
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Team‐player who is also capable of working independently or with minimal oversight


Physical Requirements:


  • Able to lift a minimum of 30lbs
  • Able to stand for long periods
  • Able to bend over and/or crouch low to the ground throughout the work day
  • Able to work in crowded, close-quartered environment


Preferred (if applicable):


  • Bilingual Spanish/English or other language
  • Experience working with children and families


HOW TO APPLY


Please submit a resume and 2 references to lapl@powermylearning.org . Please be sure to add the name of the branch you are interested in the subject line.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

lapl@powermylearning.org

Please submit a resume and 2 references to Cynthia Gomez-Ramirez at lapl@powermylearning.org


IMPORTANT Email instructions:

Include the name of the branch(es) you are interested in working at on the subject of your email (ex. Student Zone Helper Resume- Sylmar) and on the resume (next to your name).


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