SCAN-Harbor After-School Programs are built on a foundation of academic skills enrichment, positive youth development and the cultivation of informed and independent decision-making. The SCAN-Harbor After-School Programs provide enrichment activities within the areas of academics, artistic exploration, community service, recreation, and personal development in leadership.
The COMPASS After-School Program operates 3 hours immediately following school dismissal, Monday through Friday. The After-School Program will be open 8 am – 6 pm on some days when public schools will be closed. The Elementary After-School Program will also have a summer program.
Reports to: After-School Program Director
Hours: Activity Specialists will work varying schedules Monday through Friday between the hours of 2 pm to 6 pm with additional preparation and evaluation hours added, as needed. They will also be available for expanded scheduling during full-day programming as needed.
Activity Specialists are responsible for conducting classes in their area of expertise. Areas may include; cooking, creative writing, poetry, videography, photography, visual arts, arts and crafts, knitting, dance, Latin drumming, martial arts, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and a variety of other topics. Their responsibilities include:
- Develop weekly activity lesson plans in area(s) of specialty;
- Provide homework assistance;
- Supervise small groups of students based on age;
- Facilitate purposeful activities that foster the development of new skills in children, while reinforcing skills/information previously taught;
- Work with Group Leaders and Counselors, engaging them in the lesson plan development process and modeling activity facilitation to help Group Leaders develop professionally and eventually to become Activity Specialists;
- Provide strong classroom and behavioral management skills, ensuring that all participants follow agency and program rules;
- Complete all projects and tasks as requested, while ensuring the safety and security of all participants and the smooth operation of programming;
- Assist in all activities to ensure the orderly operation of the program, inclusive of: supervising children during snack/supper, facilitating dismissal and completing daily administrative paperwork (e.g. keeping attendance, time sheets, etc.);
- Prepare students for culminating events and special events/projects;
- Complete 15 hours of professional development each calendar year;
- Demonstrate key competencies including: initiative, teamwork, cooperation.
- Must have experience working in camp or school environment and enjoy working with children.
- HS diploma is required, some college preferred. Extensive professional experience may substitute for education.
- Must be punctual, dependable, enthusiastic, energetic, and have a sense of humor.
- Must have strong communication skills.
- Must be sensitive to the needs of students from different cultures and learning styles.
- Must be outgoing, able to accept directions and work both independently and as a part of a team.
- Bilingual Spanish/English and/or experience with special needs students are desirable.
- Must pass a federal Comprehensive Background Check by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.
- Must have a tb test and physical exam completed annually.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $20.00 – $22.50 per hour