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2021-2022 After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) Student Support Specialist

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Reports to: After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) Site Director

Classification: Part-Time Exempt

The ASALA Student Support Specialist Job Description:

The After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) Student Support Coordinator works side by side with ASALA Site Director to create and foster a positive, safe, and productive learning environment for all students and staff at the site. The Student Support Coordinator is a key member in developing the student support plan for the site, and will effectively oversee this plan throughout the program. The coordinator is required to facilitate one on one, and group conflict resolution sessions and provide in-classroom support when needed. The coordinator is also required to provide supervision to students while not in classroom settings (during meal times, recess, etc.)

About ASALA:

Baltimore City Schools’ After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA), operated by Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland (YA), offers students an opportunity to imagine, create, and express who they are through the arts. This is an action-packed, 4 day-a-week, three hour per day program that introduces students to a wide variety of art forms—from illustration and spoken word to percussion, drama, and dance—and gives students a chance to work alongside other students from across the city and be taught by professional artists. Daily literacy and math classes are co-planned by a teacher and professional teaching artist allowing students to experience reading, writing, and math like never before... through the arts! YA will host six Academy sites throughout the City. Each site will host 90 students, 3 classroom teachers, and 3 teaching artists. Teachers and artists will work with groups of up to 30 students.

Mission and Core Values:

The mission of Young Audiences After School Arts & Learning Academy is to provide students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time learning from the best teachers and teaching artists our state has to offer. Through a dynamic, creative, and supportive environment, students will explore math and literacy in a unique arts-integrated environment that allows them to develop socially and emotionally, expands their personal creative process, and introduces them to many different art forms taught by professional artists.

We...

● believe unwaveringly that ALL students can achieve high standards in and through the arts;

● provide opportunities for students to develop powerfully articulate voices through art forms and honor their creative processes along the way;

● create safe, brave learning environments for students to grow, make mistakes, and contribute to the community;

● collaborate and reflect by learning from and with each other at every step of the process, cultivating positive relationships between all ages;

● encourage the development of critical thinking, problem solving, inquiry, imagination, and creativity, and provide multiple ways for students to demonstrate knowledge and mastery;

● learn about, honor, and leverage the cultural knowledge, experiences, and frames of reference of our students and community to make learning more relevant and effective;

● ensure that our students are known, loved, supported, celebrated, and valued.

Ideal Student Support Specialists Have:

● An ability to support inclusive environments where all students’ unique gifts and talents are discovered and cultivated, and where students’ identities (racial, cultural, social, gender, etc.) are acknowledged, affirmed, and reflected around them.

● An ability to examine biases and an understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and its impact on policies and practices, especially related to the administration of public education.

● A passion for students: an ability to build meaningful relationships and a desire to “go above and beyond” to ensure each student’s success.

● A commitment to seeing families as partners in education and communicating with them regularly.

● A strong desire to fully integrate into a non-traditional learning environment where flexibility is strongly valued and where new and innovative ideas are not only cultivated but expected from all staff.

● Experience utilizing restorative practices when conflict arises.

● A willingness to use either the school office landline or their personal cell phone (number blocking is acceptable) to contact parents and guardians, as needed.

Required Dates, Times, and Working Hours:

Coordinators must be able to commit to attending all training and program days listed below.

The following dates and times are subject to change. YA requests you hold the following dates on your calendar:

Professional Development and Training Dates:

ASALA Student Support Coordinators will be responsible for attending up to 12 hours of Professional Development/Training prior to the start of the program. These hours will likely take place during program hours during the week of 11/1. In addition, all staff will be required to attend up to 4 hours of Race Equity training at to be determined dates and times during the program.


Program Dates and Details (subject to change based on site):

● The program will begin on November 8, 2021 and run through May 19, 2022

○ The program will run for 94 days. It is possible, due to inclement weather that the program could extend beyond May 19.

● The program will operate Monday-Thursday from 3:00-6:00 PM (program times could alter depending on site)

● Student Support hours are Monday-Thursday from 3:00-7:00 PM (times subject to change based on site but 4 hours per day is the requirement)

● One 30 minute planning meetings/staff meetings per week.

Compensation:

● The ASALA student support coordinator position is a part-time exempt position and is not eligible for health benefits or overtime.

● Coordinators will be compensated at $22.00 per hour for all training/PD dates and program hours.

Job Responsibilities:

● Develop, in collaboration with the ASALA Site Director, a comprehensive Student Support Plan for the Academy 

○ Determine the best ways to support and counsel children who struggle with behavior and/or academics.

○ Share best practices, strategies, and pedagogies that will help teachers and artists support students in times of crisis

● Implement the Student Support Plan

○ Connect with staff and parents/guardians as needed to ensure student support in the classroom.

○ Support classroom teachers and teaching artists in fostering an inclusive environment by adapting lesson plans / schedules as needed so that all students can participate.

○ Assist in training site staff around the student support plan.

○ Identify (in partnership with classroom teachers, teaching artists, and site directors), monitor, and provide services to students who are struggling to be successful in ASALA using all available resources.

● Assist site director with administrative tasks including but not limited to:

○ Tracking student attendance

○ Tracking staff attendance

○ Track student pre- and post-assessments

● Supervise students that arrive early or leave the site late.

● Act as a positive role model for students.

To apply:

For consideration, apply online at yamd.org/asalajobs

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to cultivating a diverse workforce and equitable workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, veteran status, and disability. All qualified applications will be given equal opportunity.

Reports to: After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) Site Director

Classification: Part-Time Exempt

The ASALA Student Support Specialist Job Description:

The After School Arts & Learning Academy (ASALA) Student Support…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 1, 2021

Salary

See below
Coordinators will be compensated at $22.00 per hour for all training/PD dates and program hours.

Benefits

The ASALA student support coordinator position is a part-time exempt position and is not eligible for health benefits or overtime.

The ASALA student support coordinator position is a part-time exempt position and is not eligible for health benefits or overtime.

Location

On-site
2600 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, United States
Suite 1300

How to Apply

For consideration, apply online at yamd.org/asalajobs

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to cultivating a diverse workforce and equitable workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, veteran status, and disability. All qualified applications will be given equal opportunity.

For consideration, apply online at yamd.org/asalajobs

Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to cultivating a diverse workforce…

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