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Math Program - Academic Assistant

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A Place Called Home
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 14 days ago

A Place Called Home has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated Math Academic Assistant to come explore and implement creative ways to deliver programming that will shape the future of the youth participating in our programs.


ABOUT US

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Educational Services Assistant Manager - High School, the Math Academic Assistant will provide support and assistance to our Teen and Young Adults in Mathematics. The Academic Assistant will be at the front-line for member safety and well-being. The Academic Aide will translate mission, policy, and R.E.A.C.H practice into a direct application for members.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 introductory college-level mathematics in person and online (via Zoom), which includes but is not limited to Beginning Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra through Calculus, Statistics, or other areas of theoretical or applied mathematics 
  • Tutor members individually or in scheduled group study sessions to review principles, solve problems, and review for tests, while modeling effective learning techniques and academic persistence
  • Help obtain accurate report cards and transcripts records according to departmental or agency needs
  • Provide classroom management and as-needed homework assistance for Homework Drop -in and maintain accurate tutoring records according to departmental or agency needs
  • Assist members in identifying high school and APCH resources to ensure academic and personal success
  • Help to develop or maintain essential academic skill such as learning techniques, positive study habits, and study skills with individuals and in the classroom
  • Communicate with staff instructors and Education Services Assistant Manager for High School to identify and best meet the academic and/or learning needs of each member
  • Work in a team with Educational Services Assistant Manager and other academic assistants to create individual academic plans and schedule academic support 
  • Assist with the tracking of members' academic progress, ensuring that members are on track to graduate from high school and have the option of going to college
  • Regularly maintain their online presence via responding to emails, online tutoring requests, and utilizing/editing their schedule on our Virtual Programs Hub
  • During the summer, an academic assistant may engage members in a class 
  • Contribute to accomplish the Education Services department mission and goals 

Other Responsibilities

  • Address student behavior appropriately and following the approach adopted by the agency 
  • Complying with the agency’s legal mandate to report suspicions of abuse 
  • Assist with the supervision of members during program hours 
  • Attend all required program meetings and professional development
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for members
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


The Expectations

The ideal Math Academic Assistant will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards, is high energy by nature, and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes (This section can be edited according to role). To be successful in this role the candidate will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. As a Math Academic Assistant they will also be expected to excel in the five (Management, Facilities or Dev, Programs, Admin Group) competencies of: (List of competencies for group). The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. 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
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Flexibility
  • Mission-Driven
  • Dedicated to excellence
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Team Player
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred


Education/Training/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or currently in college working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field 
  • Experience working with teen and young adult population 


Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing required on a daily basis
  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information

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.


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A Place Called Home has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated Math Academic Assistant to come explore and implement creative ways to deliver programming that will shape the future of the youth participating in our programs…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required

Compensation

USD 35,360 - USD 39,520

Benefits

Our commitment to our staff wellness, development and experience:

A Place Called Home is committed to supporting our hard working staff by creating a work environment that builds relationships, careers and experiences through collaboration and transparent communication. We don’t just talk the talk but we walk the walk. Below are just some ways in which we support our staff:

Health and Wellness

  • HMO & PPO Medical and Dental Plans with APCH covering the majority of the group costs
  • 25K Basic & Accidental Life Insurance-no cost to the employee
  • FSA, DFSA and Supplemental Insurance to support your out of pocket costs
  • 401K Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Generous Time-off: Paid winter break, 2 wellness days, 13 holidays, 2 weeks+ vacation, 88 hours for sick days, Incentive time off opportunities
  • Assistance and funds for emergencies
  • Employee Assistance program to support your work life balance

Professional Development

  • Gallup's Strengths Assessment for all employees
  • Quarterly Employee Training
  • Professional development support and financial assistance
  • CPR & First Aid Training certification

Collaboration 

  • Employee Engagement Committees: employee recognition, new hire experience, supporting community organizations, creating fun staff events, justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and wellness.
  • Monthly Employee Acknowledgment by Colleagues and Supervisors
  • Employee Portal - Staff Communication & Resources available at any time
  • TouchPoint-Monthly all staff meetings

Our commitment to our staff wellness, development and experience:

A Place Called Home is committed to supporting our hard working staff by creating a work environment that builds…

Location

On-site
2830 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011, United States

How to Apply

We are thrilled you would like to join our wonderful team! Please click on the link provided to submit your application!

We are thrilled you would like to join our wonderful team! Please click on the link provided to submit your application!

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