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Job Descriptions

Academic Coach

Qualifications:
1. Baccalaureate degree or higher, State of Ohio Teacher Certification of Licensure (or substitute certificate), CDA
and or equivalent work experience.
2. Knowledge of applicable ODJFS and Step-up to Quality rules and regulations and licensing standards for
childcare centers.
3. Experience working with students of poverty, at-risk learners, challenged parents, and volunteers in the school
and community setting.
4. Ability to work with individuals and/or small groups of students to remediate and improve reading and
mathematics skills as assigned without direct supervision/management.
5. Ability to work a flexible schedule before or after the school day to meet the needs of students assigned to
caseload, develop plans and materials for instruction, and document services provided, and progress made.
6. Ability to operate a computer, Microsoft Office, and organize files, and speak and write effectively.
7. Knowledge of and experience with Ohio’s Academic Content Standards, state and national proficiency and
achievement tests, student diagnostic assessments in math and reading, and other benchmark tests.
8. Ability to demonstrate wide range of intervention strategies and an understanding of learning styles of targeted
students.
9. Training in group problem solving facilitation and conflict management.
10. Ability to separate any personal value system bias from those of clients.
11. Ability to provide support services to students in other academic areas such as art, music, drama, health and
nutrition, recreation, socialization, and other identified areas that will support students’ growth, academic
achievement, and classroom performance.


Reports to:

Site Director


Goals: To provide direct, one-on-one and/or group instruction in math and reading with targeted students and to
help plan, collaborate with, and participate in team activities and programs related to the After School Center’s Nita M.
Lowey 21 st Century Community Learning Center grant.


Responsibilities:
1. Active engagement and supervision of all children is mandatory during center hours.
2. Maintain Ohio Professional Registry account through OCCRRA in accordance with ODJFS and Step-up to Quality
rules and regulations.
3. Work with the targeted students in a before or after school setting, develop and arrange a day-to-day schedule of
services and management of students, and meet with targeted students in locations as assigned.
4. Employ a wide variety of instructional techniques and educational media that will help remediate students’ basic
skills.
5. Model appropriate behaviors such as oral and written communication skills and display a positive attitude.
6. Participate and develop program activities as appropriate or requested.
7. Be an ambassador and solicit support and services from within the community that improves the quality of life for
targeted families as well as others of the School Community.
8. Provide direction to program assistants and/or volunteers as assigned.
9. Develop, maintain, and provide timely reports and records to the Site Director as requested.
10. Attend 21 st Century provider group meetings and others related to the 21 st Century grant as requested.
11. Log in/out on time via Timestation App.
12. Create weekly Activity Plans for assigned group of students.
13. Maintains confidentiality of clients’ personal issues and activities and takes all necessary and reasonable
precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
14. Assume other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Executive Director.


Work Schedule: $18/Hr, M-F, August – June, approximately 200 days, scheduled after school in conjunction
with the after school tutoring program and other Nita M. Lowey 21 st Century Grant activities.

Childcare Program Administrator

Qualifications:

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in education, social work, children development, nutrition, recreation or related field or life/work experience that would equate Successful completion of all required background checks. Must have valid Ohio Drivers’ License. Excellent verbal and written skills, experience working with and supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff and students. Knowledge of applicable ODJFS and Ohio Approved rules and regulations and licensing standards for childcare. Ability to work well with school personnel, staff, parents, and community members. Ability to operate a computer, Microsoft Office & Excel, Internet, and other audio visual equipment. Ability to manage financial resources, quarterly reports, licensing and government requirements. Alternatives to the above qualifications as may be acceptable by licensing agencies and the APL Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

Reports to:

Executive Director (or designee), Afterschool Programs of Lancaster

Supervises:

Staff employed and students enrolled in the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster Before and After School (or Summer Full Day) Childcare Programs.

Goals:

To coordinate the day-to-day schedule and oversight of the childcare program and to serve as the on-site administrator in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Responsibilities:

Open and close, and maintain security of the center for the program and related activities. Interview, recommend hiring to the Executive Director and Board, and supervise staff for the childcare program sponsored by the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster. Complete background checks and maintain current files on all latchkey staff. Coordinate and arrange the day-to-day schedules of students and staff involved in the program/s. (Such as providing snacks, set-up and tear down, daily schedule and activities, preparation of materials, etc.) Manage process of parent interview and student enrollment lists using computer, prepare address books, mailings, and other clerical/office tasks as required. Assist with the preparation of individualized work folders and assignments for student participants in close collaboration with assigned school teachers and staff. Participate in the program activities as appropriate and assure compliance and high quality of daily programs. Monitor the cleaning and maintenance needs of the building. Provide training and direction for volunteers and other staff. Serve as the day-to-day operational authority for the Childcare Program and arrange for staff substitutions and schedules. Develop, maintain, and provide timely financial reports and records to the Executive Director (or designee) and Board of Directors as requested. Attend Board of Directors meetings as requested. Work in collaboration with APL staff, APL student-family coordinator, and representatives of community agencies for the betterment of the quality of life of clients and continuous improvement of programs of the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster. Work cooperatively and in collaboration with the Principal, staff, parents, and students of assigned elementary school. Be thoroughly familiar with the local, state, and federal requirements and regulations for operation of a 501 © 3 tax exempt agency.

Childcare Program Assistant

Qualifications:

Baccalaureate Degree or life/work experience that would equate. Knowledge of and/or experience with at-risk student learning needs, curriculum, and instruction. Experience working with people, especially volunteers. Ability to complete tasks of educational assistance as directed by Site Director. Ability to complete tasks of program support as defined and directed by the Executive Director or designee. Ability to provide instruction to an at-risk child/ren at the direction of the Site Director. Ability to manage and complete reports as needed. Must complete background check, medical, and complete training in child abuse prevention, CPR and First Aid, communicable diseases, and other requirements of ODJFS. Alternatives to the above qualifications as the Executive Director or Site Director may find appropriate and acceptable.

Reports to:

Site Director

Goals:

To perform duties of assistance in support of the Community Learning Center Site Director and as assigned by the Executive Director or designee.

Responsibilities:

Open and close, and maintain security of the center or delegate responsibilities as requested by the Site Director or the Executive Director. Assist with the solicitation of volunteers for the programs sponsored by the Learning Center or the After School Center. Assist with the preparation of curricular materials and program activities as directed. Support the daily cleaning needs of the building. Adhere to all policies as approved by the Board of Directors and Lancaster City Schools. Maintain confidentiality of information pertaining to individual students and families of the childcare programs. Attend service provider/staff meetings, develop, maintain, and provide timely reports and records to the Site Director or Board of Directors as directed by the Executive Director. Work in collaboration with community agencies for the betterment of the programs of the After School Center and other after school programs with Lancaster City Schools. Work cooperatively and in collaboration with the principal, staff, volunteers, parents, and students of the assigned Elementary School. Assume other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Site Director, the Executive Director and/or the Board of Directors.

Work Schedule: 

hourly contract scheduled before and after school in conjunction with the before and after school program and other activities. Fiscal year July 1-June

Program Assistant

Qualifications:

Baccalaureate Degree or life/work experience that would equate. Knowledge of and/or experience with at-risk student learning needs, curriculum, and instruction. Experience working with people, especially volunteers. Ability to complete tasks of educational assistance as directed by an academic coach and/or Site Director. Ability to complete tasks of program support as defined and directed by the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster (APL) Executive Director or designee. Ability to provide instruction to an at-risk child/ren at the direction of an academic coach. Ability to manage and complete reports as needed.

Reports to:

Site Director

Goals:

To perform duties of assistance in support of the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center as assigned by the Executive Director or designee.

Responsibilities:

Assist with the preparation of curricular materials and program activities as directed. Support the daily cleaning needs. Adhere to all policies as approved by the Afterschool Programs Board of Directors. Maintain confidentiality of information pertaining to individual students and families of the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century programs. Attend service provider/staff meetings, develop, maintain, and provide timely reports and records. Director. Work cooperatively and in collaboration with the Site Director, staff, volunteers, parents, and students of APL. Assume other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Site Director.

Work Schedule:

hourly contract scheduled before and after school in conjunction with the after school tutoring program and other Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Grant activities.

Student Family Coordinator

Qualifications:
1. Associate degree or higher or equivalent work experience and experience working with at-risk families.
2. Experience working with people, especially volunteers, and in a school and/or non-profit community
center.
3. Ability to work independently and establish an ambitious work schedule, identify clients, manage active
caseload of students and families, document services provided, and demonstrate accountability and
progress with caseload.
4. Must successfully complete background check, physical examination, and complete training in Child
Abuse prevention, CPR, First Aid, Communicable Diseases, ODJFS Child Care Orientation and
problem solving facilitation and conflict management and other requirements of ODJFS.
5. Experience and competence in a variety of support-group settings such as individual student and/or
adult, and small groups. Proficient management and presentation skills with small and large groups.
6. Ability to separate personal value system bias from those of clients.
7. Ability to facilitate adult/child individual and/or group problem solving and conflict management training.

Reports: Executive Director (or Site Administrator) and Board of Directors of the Afterschool

Programs of Lancaster.

Goals:

To coordinate and implement day-to-day parent connections, assist with recruitment and
registration for programs, make contacts and links to support services, solve conflicts, identify
needs, improve relationships and cooperation with assigned school and develop parent services
programming for the After School Programs Nita M. Lowey 21 st Century Community Learning
Centers.


Responsibilities: 
1. Open and close and maintain security of the center if assigned.
2. Maintain Ohio Professional Registry account through OCCRRA in accordance with ODJFS and Step-up to
Quality rules and regulations.
3. Assist with the solicitation of volunteers for the programs sponsored by the Afterschool Programs of
Lancaster (APL).
4. Schedule and assist with required staff trainings and the completion background checks as assigned.
5. Develop, arrange, and document a day-to-day schedule of parent support services for the Center/School.
6. Identify student/family needs through referrals, observations, and interagency collaborations and
networking.
7. Increase parental involvement in school activities and assume responsibility for parent activities at the APL
by establishing a positive rapport through small group activities, Family Night, etc.
8. Provide and document positive intervention in cases of persistent student/family truancy and behavior
problems.
9. Develop, implement, participate, and assume responsibility for the APL program activities as appropriate.
10. Solicit support and work collaboratively with social service agencies from within the community that
improve the quality of life for targeted families as well as others of the assigned school community.
11. Provide direction to other social service providers and/or volunteers as assigned.
12. Report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect to the proper agency.
13. Develop, maintain, and provide timely reports and records to the Executive Director of the APL and 21 st
Century Program Administrators as requested. Complete monthly and annual year-end reports of services
provided.
14. Work cooperatively and in collaboration with the principal, staff, parents, and students of assigned school to
enlighten them of parent support services and encourage them to make use of services as directed by the
APL Executive Director.
15. Be thoroughly familiar with the local, state, and federal requirements and regulations for parent support
work.
16. Assume other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Executive Director.

Work Schedule:

Approx. 200 days within a fiscal year (July 1-June 30) or equivalent. This
is a .5 FTE position.