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After School Program Instructor

Job Description

General Overview:

Under the direction of the Site Coordinator, the Program Leader will provide assistance and tutoring to students in the after school program, and will lead engaging academic, enrichment, and recreation activities with groups of up to 20 students. Program Leaders will provide opportunities for students to develop & strengthen academic, physical, and social skills. 


  • Must have an (a) Associate Degree or higher, or (b) 48 or more college units, or (c) pass Instructional Aide exam. The requirements must be completed prior to an offer of employment.¬†
  • Must pass criminal background check and TB (Tuberculosis) test clearance.
  • Must be punctual and reliable.
  • Must meet be able to work every day during after school hours and commit to a academic school year required for the position.
  • Must have experience working with youth.
  • Must have a general knowledge base of core elementary/middle school subjects.
  • Must possess strong classroom and behavioral management skills.
  • Must be able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Must be able to communicate openly in a professional manner with students, parents, community partners, and after school and school day staff.
  • Must maintain confidentiality and demonstrate a high degree of integrity.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Ability to perform basic administrative tasks
  • Ability to keep detailed records
  • Ability to be punctual and reliable
  • Ability to commit to 1 Academic school Year

Job Duties

  • Provide homework and academic support for program participants
  • Facilitate and plan academic skill-building activities based on students' skill level and state educational standards.
  • Give and clearly explain instructions for the assignments given.
  • Write lesson plans, use learning targets and instructional strategies
  • Create, plan, and facilitate engaging enrichment and physical activities for students
  • Support students in developing the skills they need to be successful in school and life
  • Promote a safe and positive classroom environment
  • Actively supervise and ensure student safety at all times
  • Model positive and proactive attitudes, behaviors, and language
  • Communicate regularly with the coordinator to ensure consistency
  • Ensure that all school space, equipment use is left clean and orderly
  • Speech, behavior and attire must be appropriate, professional and kid friendly
  • Maintain accurate attendance records and reporting procedures
  • Meet deadlines with consistency
  • Attendance and participation at trainings and staff meetings is a must.
  • Under supervision of the Site Coordinator and Lead Teacher develop daily lesson plans.
  • Lead organized learning activities for students to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social skills.
  • As needed, differentiate lessons and activities so they are appropriate to students with various abilities.
  • Review program work plans with Site Coordinator, Lead Teacher, or classroom teacher for effective program implementation.
  • Participate in and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events.
  • Instruct students on the safe and proper use of supplies and equipment.
  • Implement discipline techniques and classroom management.
  • Participate in cleaning and maintaining the facilities and equipment.
  • Inspect the school site and the equipment for potential safety hazards; taking corrective action to prevent injuries.
  • Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, teachers and school staff.
  • Participate in school site staff meetings and on-going training opportunities.
  • Comply with all school district¬†policies and procedures.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.