Under the general, indirect supervision of the Save the Children Site Coordinator, and with technical assistance and direct supervision from the Save the Children Program Specialist, the Tutor will implement various aspects of the Save the Children program model, including supervision of children at all times, rotating groups of children from one activity to another and maintaining good general order and conduct among the children participating in the program.
The Tutor works directly with children and must maintain the highest degree of safety and protection for them. Incumbents of this position will work with Save the Children staff as well as with school staff to ensure good cooperation and collaboration. This position will be responsible for maintaining amiable relationships, assisting Site Coordinator’s in effectively implementing literacy, Healthy Choice and all other program components and providing children participating in our programs effective guidance, control and learning. The Tutor is a “representative” of Save the Children at all school sites of program implementation and therefore is expected to maintain high professional standards and excellent conduct of themselves and all programs and activities.
In addition, the Tutor will be assigned to a specific component(s) of the program for which they are responsible for implementing.
As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with children on a routine basis, you are expected to prevent child abuse in every situation by striving through mental awareness, good practice and training to minimize risk to children. You must take positive steps to protect children who may be a subject of concern and report and respond to any instance of child abuse and promote training and awareness around all child safeguarding obligations.
- On an approximate 1:20 ratio of staff to children, initiate and supervise activities of children participating in the afterschool program, ensuring compliance with Save the Children, School, and Grant guidelines and standards. Guide and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of the program. (70%)
- Assist the Save the Children Site Coordinator in maintaining children’s files and following up with various administrative needs of the afterschool literacy program. (10%)
- Attend training session(s) as directed by Program Specialist, Program Manager and Save the Children. (10%)
- Complete and submit weekly timesheets through the online timesheet system. (5%)
- Other duties as assigned by Program Specialist and/or Program Manager. (5%)
- Minimum 1-2 years' relevant work experience
- High School or Technical/Vocational Degree
- Learned knowledge and skills to support variety of routine tasks requiring some degree of difficulty
- Ability to pass the Instructional Assistant/Para-Educator exam
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated capacity to be a team player
- Basic comfort level with computers, the internet and software such as MS Word and Excel
- Ability to understand and follow the instructions of supervisors
- Ability to work amiably but firmly with children
- Ability to learn/practice problem solving techniques to deal with child conflicts
- Must possess effective written and oral communication skills
- Courses in education, psychology and child growth and development and previous experience working with and supervising kindergarten through 6th grade children preferred
- Previous experience supporting staff is desirable
- Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Vision Insurance
- Life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Commuter Benefit Program
- Vacation and Sick leave
- Paid holidays
What makes us special!
- Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
- Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
- Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
- Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
- Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
- Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
- Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
- Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
- Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
- Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
- Language learning opportunities
- Continuous Improvement skill development programs
- Brown Bag information sharing sessions
- Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service