Elementary Program Aide, Promise Academy Afterschool

New York, NY, US
Nov 18, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type
After School
The Promise Academy Afterschool program operates as an extension of Promise Academy day school. The program provides 500+ students in grades K-12 a safe, nurturing, and educational environment that fosters self-confidence, personal and social development. Students are exposed to a variety of fun-filled project-based learning, developmental and high-caliber enrichment activities, which include arts enrichment (e.g., performing, culinary and visual arts), tutoring, homework help, and academic intervention support, as well as health/wellness and physical fitness education. Additionally, students are engaged in leadership development activities, including student government, character education and conflict resolution, and participate in a number of team sports and recreation activities, including basketball, volleyball, and soccer.

We are currently seeking part-time Program Aides to help support general program activities for our elementary students. The Program Aides will work directly with students in an after-school setting, leading small groups in the area of arts, sports, academics, and mentorship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work directly with elementary school students in all of their activities (i.e. homework, arts, sports, etc)
  • Assist the team with participants physical, emotional, social, moral and intellectual development
  • Create and implement activities, workshops and events for students based on their interests and with their involvement
  • Model positive behavior for the youth
  • Engage the youth in dialogue (one-to-one and group discussions) around topics of concern for their age group and developmental stage
  • Assist in the completion of homework, test, and Regents prep
  • Maintain the up keep of supplies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Some experience working with students and/or at-risk youth
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Familiar with issues prevalent in underserved communities
  • Must be able to engage and motivate students

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

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