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Afterschool Program Worker

Youth Policy Institute Sun Valley, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Youth Policy Institute (YPI) is seeking a part-time Afterschool Youth Leader for its Expanded Learning department. This position will provide homework assistance and a variety of academic, enrichment and recreational activities for students. The Afterschool Youth Leader works under the supervision of the Site Coordinator. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:


  • Actively supervise a group of 20 students and facilitate safe, structured activities.
  • Provide students with homework support.
  • Develop activity plans around academic enrichment, recreation, and the arts.
  • Implement age appropriate classroom and behavior management techniques.
  • Demonstrate leadership and a commitment to educating, inspiring and empowering youth.
  • Represent the mission of YPI and uphold all policies and procedures.
  • Supervise all participants to ensure a safe learning environment.
  • Maintain accurate daily attendance records and ensure that students sign-in and sign-out each day.
  • Organize and plan special events to highlight student work and promote overall expanded learning program.
  • Connect with instructional day staff to increase student success and program alignment.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships, and communication with school personnel, YPI staff, students and families regarding all aspects of student involvement in the expanded learning program.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with students, parents, school personnel and staff at all times.
  • Adhere to workplace safety guidelines.
  • Attend all required staff meetings, trainings and events on and off-site.
  • Must wear YPI uniform while on duty.
  • Administer first-aid in case of minor injury.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required. Copy will be requested, if hired.
  • Paid or volunteer experience in tutoring/mentoring environment.
  • Must have effective communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to assist students with academic assignments.
  • Interest in any of the following: fine arts, technology, sciences, and/or athletics.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment, as needed.
  • Ability to use good judgment in challenging situations.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive to work site at scheduled time consistently. If applicable, will be required to provide proof of current California driver’s license, acceptable driving record (current DMV H6 printout), and current liability auto insurance.
  • Some evenings and/or weekends may be required.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) is a plus.
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment.
  • Must present proof of negative tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days.
  • Must complete CPR/First Aid certification within 60 calendar days of employment
  • Completion of other required trainings (i.e. training against harassment, etc.) when assigned.

Work Schedule:

  • Part-time position, partial year. Primarily afterschool schedule, some weekends and/or evenings may apply. Hours vary by school site and program need.

EEO: It is the policy of YPI to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, YPI will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Youth Policy Institute

Why Work Here?

YPI's mission is to create opportunities for low-income families and communities through technology, education and training services

The Youth Policy Institute transforms Los Angeles neighborhoods using a holistic approach to reduce poverty by ensuring families have access to high quality schools, wrap-around education and technology services, enabling a successful transition from cradle to college and career. Since the 1990’s, YPI has successfully blended multiple funding streams and partnerships to saturate Los Angeles communities with critically needed services. YPI currently operates a $41 million budget and places more than 1,200 staff at 125 service sites throughout Los Angeles. YPI provide programs and services to more than 100,000 clients each year.


Sun Valley, CA