Position: Academic Reinforcement Specialist
Location: Santa Ana
Hours per week: 18.25-23 hours/week (*_MUST BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE AND PROVIDE AN OPEN/ CONSISTENT M-F SCHEDULE)*_
Daily Hours Include: 2:00PM - 6:30PM and WEDNESDAYS 1:00PM - 6:30PM
Compensation: $17.00 - $19.00/hour based on education and experience
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast is a dynamic, innovative, youth-serving organization that is committed to helping all children build positive, lifelong memories, achieve their greatest potential, and inspire future generations. The Academic Reinforcement Specialist’s primary responsibility is to ensure every child has a safe, positive academic experience at the Boys & Girls Club. This is done by acting as a positive, engaging adult role model, teacher and mentor. Academic Reinforcement Specialist’s must have a genuine interest in the academic and personal growth of the youth they serve. They must intentionally build a safe and nurturing environment for the students they teach in order to inspire, encourage, and influence. Academic Reinforcement Specialists work directly with an assigned group of approximately 20-25 students and in concert with the groups assigned Mentor to provide grade level, targeted instruction. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Commitment to Safety
- Contribute to environment of safety through the learning and implementation and monitoring of all safety-related best practices, policies, and procedures.
- Promote accountability to safety through consistent observation, adherence to all safety rules and practices and proactive communication among members, parents, peers, and leadership.
- Obtain and maintain Mandated Reporter training and complete annual Child Abuse Prevention training.
- Complete training and participate in all Emergency Preparedness protocols including drills and communication practices.
DISCLAIMER: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast requires a 4-point background check for all employees before hire and during employment that includes social security verification, local comprehensive criminal history search, national comprehensive criminal history search, and sex offender registry search. Per the organization’s Screening & Onboarding Policy, a person is ineligible to obtain employment with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast if such person has been convicted of any misdemeanor against children or any felony consisting of murder, child abuse, domestic violence, abduction or human trafficking, rape or sexual assault, arson, weapons, physical assault or battery, or drug possession (use or distribution) in the last five years.
- Support Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast’s mission, “To ensure every child has mentors and champions in life.”
- Work as an Academic tutor/mentor in an After-School Enrichment Program providing targeted reading & math reinforcement and homework assistance, as needed, using curriculum and materials provided by Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast.
- Serve as a positive adult role model for children in the program through reliability, punctuality, appropriate dress, speech, and attitude.
- Demonstrate program leadership skills through group expectations management and effective practices of the Club’s Guiding Principles: respect each other, respect the Club, try your best and have fun.
- Approach behavior as communication by practicing positive reinforcement and implementing strategies that help members identify and correct challenging behaviors.
- Plan, organize, and prioritize academic reinforcement deliverables including safety practices, curriculum, and individualized member engagement.
- Communicate effectively with supervisors and coworkers in a way that enhances safety, supports our “Blue Culture”, fosters, transparency, and invites opportunities for academic growth.
- Communicate effectively with parents, guardians, and community partners by utilizing objective language, engaging parents in formulating solutions, and activating appropriate communication channels.
- Develop program delivery skills in a way that fosters engagement and learning while building upon the mentor-mentee relationship.
- Participate in staff development and training activities when needed after hours or on weekends.
Job Skills & Requirements
- High School Diploma and a minimum of 24-48 college units (provide proof upon interview).
- Have a drive to work with a diverse group of students from different socio-economical backgrounds and levels of educational preparedness.
- Exhibit the characteristics of strong leadership, patience, effective communication, and a consistent desire to learn and execute new programs.
- Ability to teach Math and English skills (K–4th) or (6th – 8th) as well as intervention/prevention topics (Preferred, but not required).
- Time management, planning, and organization skills.
- Ability to speak and write Standard English appropriate in a public school setting.
- Must pass Live Scan Fingerprinting and CRA background check.
- CPR & Basic First Aid certified preferred (provide proof upon interview).
- Proof of negative TB Test valid within the past 3 years from hire date.
DISCLAIMER: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour
- Employee assistance program
- Referral program
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Santa Ana, CA 92703: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: In person