After School Center Assistant

After School Center Assistant

After School Center Assistant

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Job Description

Education - Part-time

ABOUT NEW CITY KIDS 
New City Kids is a high energy, creative ministry for and with youth in Jersey City and Paterson, NJ and Grand Rapids and Detroit, MI. We are unique in trusting teens with leadership. It is a joyful place filled with laughter and hard work, and has an excellent staff of dedicated adults who love children. We employ local high school students as interns to lead an excellent and unique music- focused after school center and summer camp for children ages 6-13, which provides a platform for a whole host of development opportunities for children. As kids and teens engage New City Kids, we come alongside them and invite them to know the power of the gospel and to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
POSITION SUMMARY
The After School Center Assistant will work closely with the After School Center Director to assist in overseeing programming, ensuring ongoing support for students, parents, and overall high quality programming.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Reception/hospitality/front desk management – Assistant will help manage “the foyer,” focusing on reception of parents, monitoring child sign-in and parents’ sign-out sheets, answering telephones, handling minor discipline situations, etc.
  • The Walk & recreation supervision – Assistant will be responsible for picking up a group of students from school, walking their group of 8-10 elementary students from the school to New City Kids.  When the weather allows, students will play outside, supervised by adult staff.
  • Points systems & class parties – Working alongside after school center Director, assistant will track the points that are awarded to children’s teams, and plan monthly parties for the teams that reach the benchmark.
  • Safety protocols – Assistant will help stock 1st aid kits, manage fire drills, etc.
  • Special projects – Assistant will be asked to assist with a variety of projects throughout the year (e.g.: creating signs and flyers to give parents up to date information on closings and upcoming events; helping coordinate After School Center performances and open houses; etc.).
  • Tutoring floor – Assistant may be a part of tutoring the children, either tutoring at a particular table or helping oversee a section on the tutoring floor.
  • Tracking Incentives- Assistant will help oversee issuing local incentives to students (ie. city bucks, chippy things, etc.) and help monitor purchases at the center’s prize chest.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • A commitment and ability to communicate the goals and mission of New City Kids, including strong and active Christian faith and alignment with our Statement of Faith and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy
  • Administration – is organized, can manage multiple projects simultaneously, finishes assignments on time
  • Affinity for Children – enjoys children and is both loving and able to provide consistent discipline
  • Christian Commitment – is a mature person of faith who strives to make Christ Lord
  • Communication – able to interact with families & community members to gain trust, discern needs, and represent as an ambassador of New City Kids
  • Cross-Cultural Openness – is sensitive to cross-cultural issues & relates to people of various backgrounds
  • Diligence – has a proven track record of being able to finish assignments on time with a keen eye on details
  • Dedicated Team Member – shows flexibility & desire to serve as a positive team member
  • Driving Experience – driver’s license preferred
  • Teachability – can submit to leadership, learn from others, and embrace the vision of New City Kids
  • Teaching Ability – loves to teach children and is comfortable in front of both small and large groups

DETAILS

 

  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Compensation: $14.75 – $16.25 per hour
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