Harlem Children’s Zone

After-School Program Aide, Grades K - 5

3+ months agoNew York, NY

HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

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
  • 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.

Job ID: Harlem-AFTER01754

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Wellness Program
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • Pension
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development
    • Promote From Within