Afterschool Program Instructor

This position ) is currently seeking candidates for After school Instructor positions to serve at our partner homeless housing agencies in the Greater Pittsburgh Area during the 2022-23 school year. Applicants with a teaching certification or certification in process are preferred. All applicants must possess current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances.

Job Description

The After school Instructor is responsible for coordinating on-site after-school activities for children residing in homeless housing programs. The After school Instructor works closely with housing agency staff to create a positive learning environment using resources available at the agency’s learning center.

Daily responsibilities include: developing individual tutoring plans, assisting children with homework assignments and literacy skills development, and planning one-on-one and small group activities, overseeing volunteers, and collecting and reporting data to monitor student growth and learning.

The After school Instructor also facilitates parent education workshops and communicates with parents about their children’s academic goals and progress. The After school Instructor actively participates in regular meetings with staff and fellow Afterschool team members to share best practices and information. The after school instructor participates in family engagement activities coordinated with the Family Engagement Coordinator.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience teaching/leading out-of-school time programming
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to relate positively and respectfully to children of all ages, parents, volunteers, and other professionals
  • Creativity and ability to foster a love of learning in children of all ages
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Understanding of the significance of out-of-school-time programming in the lives of underserved
  • children and proven ability to provide a safe, structured and enriching environment
  • Sensitivity regarding the psychological and behavioral impacts of trauma in children and parents
  • Previous experience working with students who’ve experienced trauma and/or homelessness strongly preferred
  • Values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Flexibility – must be willing to work with a transient population that may change throughout the school year

Candidates should understand that they will be considered independent contractors, not employees. All positions are part-time.



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