Who We Are:
Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic achievement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in under-served communities throughout the District of Columbia. We use a holistic, whole-child approach to help DC youth transform their lives and their communities. We currently serve over 425 students at 6 different DCPS schools during the school year through our after-school programs (4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools).
The After School Instructor is responsible for program implementation, classroom management, adjusting lesson plans to fit the needs of students, and communication with parents and teachers during our After School Program for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Passion for youth development.
- Experience working directly with youth.
- Good organization and professional communication skills.
- Ability to work well both independently and in a team and meet deadlines consistently
- Patience and a good sense of humor.
- Adaptability & flexibility.
- Willingness to work outdoors with youth
- Strong administrative skills and attention to detail.
15 -18 hours per week, which includes:
- Program Operations times vary depending on site. However, programs occur during the after-school hours (3pm-6pm, Monday-Friday)
- Weekly Monday or Friday Meeting at 12:30 pm at our Program Office in Chinatown
- Admin work (Reports, newsletter, updating Google docs, parent meetings and calls, lesson planning), to be done remotely
- Programs start Monday, August 26, 2019. Mandatory Training Monday , August 19 - Wednesday , August 21, 2019.
Program and Curriculum Implementation
- Arrives to scheduled site promptly in time to set up site
- Attends and is on time to weekly meetings
- Reviews/adjusts curriculum prior to program and implements curriculum during after-school programs
- Helps prepare, adjust, and implement additional program curriculum and activities in accordance with DCPS and Kid Power standards
- Communicates effectively with senior staff regarding implementation issues
- Actively participates in and models positive behavior to students and staff during all enrichment classes
- Practices, institutionalizes, and professionalizes the language of Advancing Youth Development.
- Provides for the safety and well-being of all youth participants
- Ensures that each student sets and tracks individual academic and behavioral goals
- Creates and implements classroom and individual incentive program and other behavioral management systems
- Reports all major behavioral issues to supervisors
- Adheres to Kid Power behavior management system and implements consequences accordingly
- Immediately reports any child abuse or neglect issues to the attention of supervisors
- Tracks student attendance daily and uploads attendance weekly
- Completes and submits incident reports as needed
- Completes Site Reports and other tasks by deadline each week
- Ensures completion of all youth evaluations throughout the semester
- Attends and is on time to each weekly meeting and professional development opportunity
- Effectively communicates with supervisors about administrative duties
- Communicates daily with DCPS coordinator and teachers about student issues, homework, classroom cleanliness, meal provision, and attendance
- Maintains professional relationship with all program partners on site and communicates with Kid Power supervisors whenever any issues arise
- In coordination with the Program Director, explores and manages new program partnerships to improve program quality and efficiency
- Ensures phone and in-person communication with 100% of parents in program weekly
- Schedules and attends meetings with parents/guardians when needed regarding youth issues
Staff and Volunteer Management
- Manages Site Associates and volunteers on site
Development and Special Events
- Attendance at occasional special events (vegetable sales, parent nights, fundraisers). These events will all be paid at the hourly rate.
- Occasional assistance on development tasks.
Kid Power complies with all applicable state and federal rules and regulations which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.