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OUR MISSION: Roads to Success aims to promote the academic, social, emotional, and professional development of youth by delivering enriching academic and recreational programming, as well as a college access and career development curriculum. We engage young minds from Kindergarten through young adulthood to foster self-confidence, maturity, responsibility, and positive self-expression to encourage students to build pathways to the fulfillment of their goals.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: RTS After School programs provide young people with creative learning opportunities, recreational activities, homework assistance, and snack. RTS emphasizes a safe and engaging environment, creative programming, and a staff training strategy that enables our young professionals to develop meaningful relationships with the students in their care.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: CKCC stands for Competent Kids Caring Communities, and it is a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and toolkit which we will be rolling out to elementary school programs this upcoming school year. CKCC will fulfil the Leadership component in all of our Elementary programs. The CKCC Instructor works with staff and students to develop a positive community culture at RTS programs and ensure that RTS' goals for children are being realized. Instructors are expected to cultivate meaningful relationships with, and be positive role models for the children they teach. The emphasis of the Instructor's role is on classroom and group management, as well as the development of a creative program culture through the use of the CKCC curriculum.

ORGANIZATIONAL ROLE:

  • Reports to: Education Specialist
  • Peer relationships: Instructors, Group Leaders
  • Supervises: Elementary School Students (Grades k-5)
  • Min. Hours: Monday-Friday; 2:30PM-5:30PM
  • Salary: $18- $23 per hour based on educational level and experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead approximately 50 minute activity sessions using the CKCC curriculum;
  • Plan activities at least two weeks in advance and submit for approval;
  • Participate in CKCC Summer training August 31 – September 1;
  • Participate in monthly CKCC meetings;
  • Attend all other mandatory staff development and training sessions;
  • Provide new experiences for program participants in the classroom;
  • Exercise effective time management and an organized classroom;
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to maintain classroom order and participation in activities;
  • Assist in planning and organizing functions and community events such as family night, performances, showcases, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as requested or assigned by Site Director;
  • Encourage a positive environment that fosters mutual support, community service, good humor and the desire to learn and grow;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates must have a high school diploma. Must be enrolled in or have completed some college credits. Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Must have experience working in elementary school youth programs;
  • Experience facilitating activities and planning events;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and positive rapport with children are required;
  • Must show enthusiasm and positive attitude toward students and peers alike;
  • Strong verbal communication skills, and willingness to accept constructive guidance from supervisors;
  • Must be willing to learn and implement new strategies in motivation, encouragement and positivity;
  • The ability to work as part of a team, take initiative, and follow through with minimal supervision
  • Candidates seeking careers in youth development and education are preferred;
  • Must be able to provide all necessary employee paperwork (Background check, references and updated medical).

 

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