S.P.O.R.T. Academy After School Program Volunteer Asistant Grades 5-8

Summary of Opportunity: 

Volunteer assistants for the After School Program of S.P.O.R.T. Academy will assist in providing supervision to individual and/or groups of students enrolled in the Reading and Math Development Program while also monitoring and reporting student progress.

 
Volunteer Assistants will: 
 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct a progressive, challenging program for youth.

  • Work productively and consistently with After School Program Supervisor, Head Afterschool Program Teacher, parent, youth, and community.

  • Assist in the coordination and the distribution of afternoon snacks.

  • Maintain bulletin boards.

  • Assist in registration, preparation of calendar, attendance and student information record’s and evaluations.

  • Maintain order and procedures during all activities; e.g. classroom, gym, playground, etc.

  • Assist in ordering supplies and maintaining facility and equipment.

  • Attend designated orientations and in-services.

  • Transport students to and from activities and assist in preparation as required.

  • Monitor and report behavior of students according to approved procedures; report progress regarding student performance and behavior; check and assist students with homework.

  • Assist in overseeing students while involved in activities.

  • Assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, a friendly attitude and general guidance.

  • Perform routine clerical duties such as preparation of instructional and classroom materials; operate copy machines; maintain classroom records; maintain attendance records.

  • Provide support to the lead teacher by setting up activities, work areas, displays and exhibits, operating audio-visual equipment, operating educational training equipment and distributing and collecting paper and supplies.

  • Assist students in such physical tasks as putting on and taking off of outer wear, moving from room to room, using the lavatory and others; assist student in getting on and off the bus.

  • Confer, as needed, with lead teacher concerning programs and materials to meet student needs.

  • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and regulations.

  • Direct group activities of students as assigned; assist in monitoring playground activities as assigned; assist in emergency drills, assemblies, play periods and field trips.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Maintain regular attendance.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Basic subjects taught in the District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.

  • Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.

  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

  • Basic record-keeping techniques.

ABILITY TO:

  • Learn child guidance principles and practices.

  • Communicate and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff and the public including members of ethnic communities.

  • Perform routine clerical duties in support of classroom activities.

  • Print and write legibly.

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.

  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.

  • Learn procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Learn to apply and explain policies and procedures related to school and program activities.

  • Work cooperatively with others.

  • Monitor, observe and report student behavior according to approved policies and procedures.

  • Operate instructional and office equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.

  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.

  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.

  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 50 pounds

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate and one year experience in working with

children in an organized setting.

 
Open/Closed: 
Open
Open To: 
Undergraduates
Contact Name: 
Sean Reeves
Opportunity Type: 
Volunteer Opportunities