The Activity Specialist will be able to provide daily hands on activities in their specialty area. The Activity Specialist will teach a weekly class in a specific content area (ie. athletics, fitness, gaming, cooking) in our after school and/or evening program designed to improve youth development, leadership and civic engagement, social-emotional learning, sports-based youth development, and academics. This dynamic specialist will use activities as a vehicle to promote healthy social, physical, and emotional development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Please note that Phipps Houses and its related entities along with Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc. has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.
- Work individually with students, and collaborate with other tutors and staff to provide an enriching learning experience for all participants
- Create individualize learning plan for each participant or cohort based on academic strength/area of specialty.
- Establish a comfortable learning environment and implement clear, consistent age-appropriate expectations
- Document student progress
- Maintain accurate participant attendance, activity and sign-out records
- Maintain classroom cleanliness and organization
- Model appropriate child development practices
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director
- HS Diploma or HSE; 3-5 years proven experience in activity area
- Experience with the design and implementation of group activities
- The ability to work with young people at multiple grade levels and varying stages of development.
- Previous experience working in an urban environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer literacy
- Bilingual (Spanish speaking) preferred
- Enthusiasm, creativity and initiative
- A sense of humor and a sense of urgency
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to bend, stoop, and kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Bilingual (Spanish) Intermediate
Computer Literacy Intermediate
Verbal Communication Intermediate
Written Communication Intermediate
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
High School Diploma or better in General Studies.
3-5 years proven experience in activity area
Experience with the design and implementation of group activities
The ability to work with young people at multiple grade levels and varying stages of development
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)