NDA members support after school programs, receive educational training, support teachers in the classroom, assist in support and development of students, and facilitate school operations directly serving students. Each Service Site varies in its service description.
Program Coordinator at Out-of-School-Time Programs (OST)--
Our “Out of School Time” programs serve over 2,000 children in 12 locations throughout the Philadelphia area. We offer a safe, enriching environment for elementary, middle and high school students in the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. In addition to afterschool programs, our youth programs include tutoring and enrichment experiences, summer camps and safe havens for at-risk youth.
-Lead and engage ALL assigned youth in daily recreational, social and educational activities.
-Assist with the recruitment and registration process of children and youth.
-Ensure that the assigned group meets ration standards
-Assist children with the daily sign in/sign out procedure
-Prepare and distribute snacks/meals to students daily
-Provide individualized attention and study groups during the “Help with Homework” portion of after-school program
-Responsible for working with OST staff to create and implement Project Based Learning and 21st Common Core Standards.
-Work with the OST Assistant Director/FT Group Supervisor and OST Director to generate program schedules and activities
-Work with the OST AD/FT Group Supervisor and OST Director to ensure the program has proper materials and resources to conduct daily programming
-Provide curriculum support (through research and outreach) on after-school activities that will be beneficial to program participants
-Assist in the scheduling and arranging of trips, accompany and supervise field trips
-Assist in the monthly data input of children in the data systems
-Assist with the monthly , quarterly, and annual reporting for program
-Arrive to work on time, motivated and enthusiastic to work with assigned children
-Develop positive relationships with children, parents, colleagues, supervisors, and administrators, and when applicable, the school day teachers of students in the assigned group.
-Participate in staff meetings as established by OST Director or AD
-Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the OST Director or AD
Preschool Instructional Assistant at Casa del Carmen, Philadelphia--
The Preschool Instructional Assistant is responsible for participating with the cohesive teaching team and helping to manage the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. The Preschool Instructional Assistant must be a team player who understands children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed, while helping to maintain a positive environment that fosters life-long learning traits in children. The Preschool Instructional Assistant must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the program.
-Assist teaching teams with transitions from activate mornings to quiet time
-Assist the teachers to ensure that planned activities, hygiene and safety standards have been followed
-Supervision of children during quiet time
-Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching
-Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met
-Ensure a healthy classroom environment - including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children
-Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement
-Participate in monthly staff meetings, weekly supervision, and CSS trainings/meetings and meetings/trainings required by funders.
-Other tasks and duties as assigned
Adult Education & Community Engagement Coordinator at St. Joan of Arc, Philadelphia--
The AmeriCorps member is responsible for assisting in planning, developing and implementing Adult Educational, recreational, social, and cultural group activities. AmeriCorps members will help coordinate and lead all daily community activities. This includes community needs assessments/surveys, meetings with parish/community and nearby partners, providing administrative and data entry support from the ESL and after school students.
-Work closely with the Program Director to expand the current services and outreach to parish/community:
-Develop curricula, organize and teach adult education classes, i.e. ESL, computer literacy, financial literacy
-Recruit volunteers to help support adult education and after school programming
-Assist in the after school program
-Organize and maintain the on-site food pantry
-Assist with community engagement projects, i.e. beautification projects, community cleanups, community garden
-Assist the Director to engage the parish/community members and support the needs of the community
Developmental Programs Direct Support Professional at St. Edmond’s Home--
The principal function and activities of CSS Developmental Programs Division is to support and serve developmentally delayed youth and adults to improve their capacity to successfully navigate mental, psychological, and physical challenges amidst both on and off campus activities and interactions.
-Assist in development, planning, and implementation of educational, vocational or recreational activities for adults, youth, or children residing at one or more of the program facilities.
-Train/mentor residents participating in educational, vocational or recreational activities.
-Assist with the daily living tasks (bathing, grooming, and dressing) to promote good self-care.
-Converse with residents to reinforce positive behaviors and promote social interaction.
-Assist residents in preparing and/or serving meals and eat with residents to act as role model.
-Accompany residents on shopping trips to guide them in purchasing personal items.
-Aid staff in conducting physical exercise, occupational arts and crafts, and recreational games.
-Coordinate and attend community outings with residents to ensure their safety and return.
-Provide crisis intervention for residents to prevent injury to themselves and/or others.
-Observe and document residents' behavior to facilitate assessment of treatment goals.
-Attend to routine health care needs of residents under supervision of medical personnel.
-Develop strategies to ensure quality of service in a safe and stimulating environment.
-Expand outreach to engage families of residents as participants in family fun events.
-Assist in implementation of nutritional curriculum and monitor dietary restrictions.
-Design strategies to engage residents in learning common gestures of courtesy and basic communication skills to interact effectively with other residents during meals or activities.
Youth Support at St. Francis/St. Joseph Home (St. Katharine Drexel School)--
This position is in the on-grounds educational program, St. Katharine Drexel School. The school is a support program to the residential services provided to adolescent males at St. Francis-St. Joseph Home.
The school is for 70 students with a staff of 24 teachers, teacher’s aides, and behavior management and supervisory staff. The school program works closely with the residential, social service, and clinical departments at the agency.
The AmeriCorps position is in the school. It is a position with a variety of duties that involve direct contact with students, planning, research, and community outreach.
-Tutor students individually or in small groups as determined by educational staff
-Work closely with teachers for in class academic support
-Work with supervisory staff to develop evidenced based group curriculum component for the school program
-Conduct social skills groups on topics assigned or developed
-Develop with supervisory staff a system for documenting student progress as indicated on the daily point sheets for each student; implement this data system
-Participate in Community Meetings, staff meetings, assemblies, school trips and other meetings as assigned
-Attend residential team meetings or recertification meetings, as assigned
-Provide direct supervision in classrooms for coverage, as needed
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance
Regular training, team support, bi-weekly team meetings
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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