English & Language Arts Academic Aide

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $14,500
Maximum: $16,600
Details: DOE




2830 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles
United States


A PLACE CALLED HOME (APCH) Job Ad                                                                  


Job Title: English & Language Arts Academic Aide

Department: Education Services                             

Reports to: Education Services Program Lead       

FLSA Status: Part-Time 20 hours per week


Founded in 1993, A Place Called Home (APCH) is a dynamic, nonprofit youth and community center providing a safe, nurturing environment with programs in arts, education and wellness for young people to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives. 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.

APCH has an exciting opportunity for an individual with high energy and a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people in Los Angeles.


Under the direction of the Program Lead, the English & Language Arts Academic Aide will provide support and assistance to our Teen and Young Adults in English and Language Arts. The Academic Aide will be at the front-line for member safety and well being. The Academic Aide will translate mission, policy and REACH practice into direct application for members.


  • Prepare and implement engaging one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions for teen members and entry-level college students in areas of high school and college-level English composition (expository, argumentation, persuasion, technical, research, and business), literary analysis, or other humanities-related disciplines as needed
  • Tutor members individually or in scheduled group study sessions to review principles of English grammar, rhetoric, syntax, comprehension, literary criticism and analysis, as needed
  • Provide timely written feedback to members, maintaining a high level of subject competency in presenting ideas and concepts in writing and/or online
  • Provide classroom management and maintain accurate tutoring records according to departmental or agency needs
  • Communicate with staff instructors and High School Performance Coordinator to identify and best meet the academic and/or learning needs of each member, assisting with the tracking of members’ academic process
  • Assist with the case management and tracking of members' academic progress, ensuring that members are on track to graduate from high school and have the option of going to college
  • Assist with the tracking of members' graduation, A-G, and other high school completion requirements as determined by state and local guidelines
  • Assist with Summer Intensive
  • Support the APCH Shaheen Scholarship application process, particularly the essay and interview process
  • Facilitate and/or assist with SAT/ACT Prep course recruitment and planning
  • Assist students in identifying school resources to ensure academic and personal success
  • Identify members’ academic needs and work closely with them to develop or maintain essential academic skills
  • Assist students in developing individual academic plans and transition plans to college


To perform this important job successfully, the Academic 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. A Place Called Home is a learning organization and there is an expectation of continual growth and learning as a community. 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

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills    
  • Professionalism
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Time Management
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred
  • Flexibility
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Dedicated to excellence
  • Mission Driven
  • Strong Organizational Skills


Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Experience working with teen and young adult population

Additional Information

Must work well with diverse populations of colleagues and clients

Please let us know if you are an APCH Alumnus

A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Background screening required.


Generous benefits package

  • Health, Dental and Vision with APCH covering 70% of the costs for most plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • AD&D and Life insurance of $25,000
  • 401K plan with up to a 4% Employer match after one year of service
  • 10+ days of Vacation, 11 Sick Days, 13 paid Holidays, and paid Winter Break
  • Tickets to Events: NBA/WNBA basketball, MLB baseball, NHL hockey, and NFL football games, concerts, plays, snowboarding, bowling, fund raisers, and etc.
  • Job Exchange Program
  • Professional development training and financial assistance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program eligibility
  • Fun community events
  • Free staff lunch most work days
  • Free CPR/First Aid certification

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


All applicants must apply by submitting a pdf cover letter and resume to apchemployment@apch.org and use “English Academic Aide” in the subject line. E-mail submissions only/No phone inquiries. Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.