- Responsible for the supervision, safety and grouping of children at all times, including arrival and departure procedures and taking attendance.
- Keep a consistent headcount of all children present and immediately communicate any changes with all other staff.
- Utilize basic classroom management skills.
- Develop and initiate instruction of creative activities and games.
- Communicate positively and effectively with children, parents, staff, and supervisors.
- Help prepare for and clean up after activities.
- Inspect and maintain facilities and equipment for safety purposes prior to each activity.
- Demonstrate consistent positive interaction with all children, treating them with dignity and respect.
- Articulate clear expectations and hold children accountable for abiding by them.
- Help children develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
- Model and utilize teachable moments to reinforce appropriate social skills.
- Report to Site Coordinator.
- Assist, support, and contribute to student learning and advancement by working with students to help them understand key concepts learned in the classroom, assisting with homework, projects, test.
- Tutors can support in varying core content areas that align with their specific area of expertise (Reading, Math, Literacy)
- This role will require working one-on-one or in a small group with students under direct supervision of designated program personnel.
- Represent our team by valuing diversity, creativity and innovation.
- Tutors evaluate progress to provide insights on how students are doing
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to working with young people, especially those in diverse communities and neighborhoods across the DFW area.
- Act as a role model for youth by following all rules, regulations, and policies.
- Be responsible and reliable; follow attendance policies as defined by leadership.
- Demonstrate professionalism by complying with applicable uniform and/or dress code.
- Be flexible to work a varying or assigned schedule.
- Adapt as needed and requested to meet program and situational needs.
- High school diploma required.
- College coursework in recreation, child development, or a related field is preferred.
- Ability to safely and successfully manage elementary, middle school, or high school age students depending on program assignment.
- Ability to build positive rapport with co-workers and work in a team/collaborative setting
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
- Ability to read/respond to e-mails and text messages in a timely manner.
- Consent to a background check via fingerprinting and FC Background, which is required based on school district policy. Clearances are conducted and renewed annually.
- Ability to provide three personal or professional references.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Big Thought equips youth in marginalized communities to imagine and create their best lives and world. The secret sauce that makes our work uniquely effective is the powerful combination of our social and emotional focus, experiential learning, community-centered partnerships, equity lens and future focus.
Throughout our 30+ year history of innovation, Big Thought has become a national model in arts education, out of school time systems, summer learning and juvenile justice intervention. Now we’re one of six community partnerships in the U.S. helping scale national best practices in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
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