East Bay Agency for Children's (EBAC) mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities. EBAC strives to reduce barriers that contribute to disparities in wellness for socio-economically disadvantaged and racially marginalized families and to create communities where all children and families have support systems to reach their full potential.
EBAC was established in 1952 when a group of parents of children with autism wanted to give their children the same educational and recreational opportunities that contribute to the physical well-being and social growth of all children. From this was born the first day-treatment program west of the Mississippi and was the foundation of growth in meeting the needs of children and families living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and especially in Alameda County.
Today, EBAC's programs serve over 10,000 children, youth and families throughout Alameda County each year with the goal of giving each child and family the specific resources, skills, and support they need to help them reach their full potential. The organization has strategically grown its program offerings to include a wide variety of supports and services to the community. For more information about our organization, please visit the website at www.ebac.org.
Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Afterschool Instructor will work with students in grades K - 5, determined by position availability. The instructor will provide academic and/or enrichment programming in person or possibly virtually. The goal of the academic support component is to create an environment where students can see themselves as successful while having fun learning. The academic component also provides students with academic intervention and homework supervision. The goal of the enrichment component is to expose students to a variety of classes, opportunities and to support their individual interests and skills.
QUALIFICATIONS and COMPETENCY FACTORS
- Completion of 48 college semester units or successful completion of the Instructional Aid (IA) exam required.
- Clear TB test (within the last 4 years) and FBI/DOJ background check required.
- At least two years of teaching (gardening, art, recreation or other enrichment activities) or academic tutoring experience preferred - experience teaching virtually a plus.
- Experience in working with elementary age students, specifically those from diverse, multi-lingual populations.
- Strong classroom management and conflict resolution skills - restorative practices a plus.
- Excellent oral, computer & written communication skills
- Demonstrated capacity to work as a team player and colleague; excellent time management and interpersonal skills; flexible; ability to listen and respond effectively; and ability to work in a fast-paced school environment.
- Experience with distance learning methods and platforms (Zoom, Google Classrooms, video creation/editing etc.) preferred.
- Comfort with facilitating teaching via in person and virtually.
- Spanish speaking preferred but not required.
- Develop mini lessons aligned with the program and/or school-day goals utilizing research and resources provided. Lessons should be theme or project based taking student input into consideration.
- Complete and submit weekly lesson plans to Program Coordinator.
- Assess and communicate with parents about student academic and behavior progress, which includes virtual, in-person, telephone and/or written communication.
- Be prepared for class every day and use instructional time effectively.
- Participate in all program staff meetings and trainings which may include virtual meetings.
Direct Instruction (In person and virtually)
- Lead mini enrichment and/or academic lessons to a group of 17-20 students either in person or virtually.
- Engage students in fun and exciting projects.
- Provide homework assistance and individual tutoring.
- Maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for students to learn (including virtual safety).
- Demonstrate effective classroom management with an effective, articulated discipline and reward system that includes rules that are clear and posted.
- Use a variety of instructional strategies and resources in order to engage all students and their diverse needs (including age-appropriateness and purpose).
Daily Program Expectations
- Shared responsibility for program set up, which may include snack supervision,classroom clean up, taking attendance, general announcements and recess/bathroom supervision.
- Other duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS and JOB SETTING
- Work hours vary depending on position and program site.
- In person program hours are M, T, TH, F 2:45-6:00 p.m. and W 1:00-6:00 p.m.
- Virtual programming hours dependent on school site
- Afterschool Instructors are allotted 30 minutes of prep time per day
- Positions are from August through 2nd week in June.
- Work is mostly in a school setting.
- Periodic lifting up to 25 pounds is required.
EBAC offers a uniquely generous time off package and an outstanding benefits package that includes health; chiropractic; dental; voluntary life insurance (for yourself and your family), AD&D and SDT; accident and critical illness coverage (for yourself and family); flexible spending for medical, child care and commuter benefits; 403b retirement program; legal insurance; and, agency paid life insurance and long term disability coverage.
East Bay Agency for Children is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply. No phone calls plea
You will also be joining a well-managed and financially stable organization that is consistently highly-rated and respected by community mental health leaders and school administrators, principals, teachers, and students and their families.
East Bay Agency for Children's endeavor to create a positive work culture is acknowledged by our employees. Employee responses to the 2018 Bay Area News Group survey ranked EBAC among the top 100 Workplaces in the Bay Area! A career with East Bay Agency for Children will make you a part of a great agency, a great group of people, and a great mission.
We are committed to maintaining a truly supportive work environment that reflects our values and culture. Being an EBAC staff member offers a unique opportunity to achieve a healthy work/life balance through generous paid time off and excellent benefits.
East Bay Agency for Children