ACES PROGRAM LEADER (2021-22 School Year)
Plans and performs activities to support after school instructional programs with age-appropriate learning/recreational activities and subject matter. Implements activities to enhance the student learning experiences.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Organizes the assignments for students and provides assistance to support play-oriented learning and assure student safety.
- Plans and implements activities and learning opportunities. Sets up games, activities, and learning exercises to support curriculum.
- Meets with individual students to identify and set up goals, determine instructional assistance needs. May meet with students and teachers to assist with developing learning plans.
- Works with individual students on special subjects, exercises, and activities that support curriculum.
- Implements play and exploration activities that support curriculum. Observes and participates in games, play, and individualized activity to assure student safety.
- May accompany students on district-sponsored field trips.
- Applies age-grade appropriate instructional aids and exercises to support the curriculum being taught. Applies alternative lessons and learning strategies for maximizing learning experiences.
- May assist Extended Learning Mentors and teachers with preparation and presentation of subject matter in small group learning environments.
- Meets with ACES Program Site Manager to learn, understand and carry out educational goals and objectives. Assists with implementation of special activities.
- Observes, monitors, and manages behavior of students within approved procedures.
- Applies positive reinforcement with students. Uses appropriate discipline in accordance with grade level and scope of authority.
- Reports student academic and behavior progress and performance to ACES Program Site Manager.
- Maintains appropriate records, tracks students for program compliance.
- Attends meetings and trainings required by the district.
- Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
- Knowledge and Skills:
- The position requires working practices of reinforcing age appropriate child development and guidance applicable for an educational setting. Requires basic knowledge of positive reinforcement and discipline techniques. Requires basic knowledge of the subjects taught in the schools served by the district, including science, math, writing, grammar, spelling, language and reading, sufficiently to assist students with individual or group studies. Requires a basic knowledge of methods for effective tutoring and instruction assistance. Requires knowledge of basic clerical and student record keeping processes. Requires knowledge of and skill at using personal computers, audiovisual, and other equipment to support learning, record information, and send communications. Requires sufficient human relation skills to work productively and cooperatively with ACES Leaders, students, and parents in formal and informal settings, to exercise patience when conveying information to students having difficulty in learning and play environments. May require competency in a second language.
- Requires the ability to assist students with organization and support of a learning-oriented program that includes recreational activity. Requires the ability to oversee students, administer assignments and perform general clerical tasks. Requires the ability to facilitate problem solving processes with individuals and small groups of students, and assist with demonstrations of assigned subject matter. Requires the ability to relate positively to students in a teaching/learning environment in a way that builds confidence and works on learning.
Licenses and Certificates:
- Must possess 48 units college credit or pass equivalency exam (CODESP). May require a valid driver’s license. May require a valid first aid card.
Education and Experience:
- High School diploma or GED.
- AA/AS degree, or 48+ semester college units, or Paraprofessional Certification
- High School diploma or GED.
- AA/AS degree, or 48+ semester college units, or Paraprofessional Certification.
The district administers the Paraprofessional Test monthly. Please contact Human Resources at 661-831-8331 x 6100 to schedule your attendance if you require this certification.
Salary and Terms of Service:
Salary range (11) $14.00 - $16.76 per hour, eight (8) steps, 3.95 hours per day and five (5) days per week (M-F). Holidays, sick leave and vacation benefits.
Required Application Procedure:
Apply Online. An online application and all documents supporting the application requirements noted above must accompany your application by the closing date in order to receive consideration for this position. It shall be the applicant's responsibility to supply copies of all documentation, letters of recommendation etc. or other related materials.
A screening committee will evaluate each application, personal resume, and other letters of reference. Interviews will be scheduled for qualified applicants. If after interviews suitable applicants are not found, the search will continue. As required by California State Law, should you be employed by the District, your fingerprints will be taken and submitted to the Justice Department and the FBI for a background check. Processing fee will be at applicant’s expense.
This job/class description, describes the general nature of the work performed, representative duties as well as the typical qualifications needed for acceptable performance. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, work steps, and skills required of the job.