Educational Services Associate – Part-Time Opportunity|
Family Support Services
Educational Services Coordinator
Bachelor’s degree or completed college credits in one of the following areas: Education, Child Development, Social Science, Child Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Recreation, or related area.
TYPE OF POSITION
20 hours/week; Monday-Friday 4:00-8:15 p.m.; possible Saturdays
The Educational Services Associate will develop and facilitate programming for children grades 6-12. Program implementation includes educational and enrichment programming for children staying at People Serving People. We look for creative individuals who have a firm understanding of trauma informed principles and goals as it relates to education as well as a firm understanding of learning and developing a strong foundation in education and experience working with youth in the following areas: literacy, social-emotional development, sports and recreation, project-based learning, restorative justice, and relationship and community development.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Understands the social-emotional needs of youth in a shelter setting.
Understands the impact of toxic stress and trauma on youth in a shelter setting.
Understands and can implement and build on the trauma-informed framework of our programs.
Meets daily with the Educational Services Coordinator.
Attends weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) with Educational Services staff.
Develops structured educational lesson plans, incorporating engaging learning activities and/or project-based learning, for children attending Educational Support and Enrichment Programs.
Uses positive youth development and behavior management strategies.
Organizes and utilizes materials and classroom/facility in cooperation with other program staff.
Actively supervises children and volunteers during scheduled programs and field trips to ensure a safe, healthy, and positive environment for all involved.
Communicates daily program plan to volunteers and ensures volunteers’ comfort level in assisting with activity.
Sets up and provides educational programs to meet the needs of children.
Develops rapport with children and families and encourages participation in educational programs.
Encourages young people to take their ideas seriously as they become problem solvers, innovators, risk-takers, and creators while developing projects that are meaningful to them.
Assists Educational Services Coordinator to maintain attendance, program records, and statistics.
Evaluates regularly the variety, suitability, participation, and overall quality of programs.
Plans and facilitates large and small group educational and recreational activities during school holidays and summer sessions.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Educational Services Coordinator and/or Manager.
Child Guidance Skills – Awareness of and sensitivity to particular problems of disadvantaged children and the specific needs of families and children who are homeless and in crisis.
Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions, responds to management direction;
Communication – Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed. Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Shares expertise with others.
Adaptability – Is able to adapt to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Crisis Management – Demonstrates ability to assess a potentially dangerous situation, keeping in mind residents’ rights as well as larger agency goals for safety and humane treatment of all people involved, to gain residents’ confidence, and assist in defusing potentially threatening situations and to intervene in crisis situations.
Stress Management – Demonstrates capacity to maintain personal control and a balanced approach to stressful conditions.
Tolerance – Demonstrates ability to work with diverse cultural and socio-economic disadvantaged individuals and families.
Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft and Apple applications.
Experience working with a multi-cultural, socially diverse population.
Experience planning and implementing children’s programs.
A valid, Class D driver’s license preferred in case of field trip transportation needs.
First Aid and CPR certified or willing to be certified within the first 90 days of work.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must lift and/or move 70 lbs.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To serve homeless children and their families and provide new opportunities for healthy, stable family life.
People Serving People achieves its mission and goals by providing emergency housing and community services that assist families experiencing homelessness in becoming self-sufficient and reconnected with the community. In a safe, secure and sober environment, PSP provides services which cultivate independence and accountability.
What distinguishes PSP from other emergency shelters is the broad range of on-site programs and services designed to address common barriers that homeless families are faced with. To provide a new opportunity for families, it is necessary that we help them find ways to break through these barriers and stop patterns that lead to poverty and homelessness. Housing and employment issues are addressed, along with educational, emotional and life enrichment needs.
People Serving People, Inc. (PSP) was incorporated and received its 501(c)(3) status in 1982, as a temporary homeless shelter for men with chemical dependencies. The first location was the former Francis Drake Hotel.
Over the past twenty years homelessness changed from affecting mostly men with chemical and mental health problems, to affecting families with children.
PSP saw the need to adapt to the changing homeless population and became an emergency shelter for men and/or women with families and unaccompanied youth. Some nights the number of homeless children PSP sheltered soared to nearly 500. To accommodate families, PSP opened an additional building to provide safe and sober emergency housing. In 1987, Hennepin County began to refer families to PSP. These referrals, and the development of cooperative ventures with community agencies, prompted PSP to offer a holistic approach by providing on-site collaborative services, which we continue today.
Concentrating its services on homeless families in the late 1990s, PSP conducted focus groups and compiled a feasibility study relative to the type of facility and services that were needed to serve the seven county homeless population. It was determined that PSP should own a single, larger location near the city's core. In the fall of 1997, PSP embarked on a capital campaign and purchased a building at 614 S. 3rd Street, in downtown Minneapolis.
In 2002, People Serving People renovated and moved into its new location. The facility was crafted so that 21 other agencies could be housed on-site. Our current facility has 10 floors and a lower level full service dining hall; including seven floors for emergency housing, offering 99 hotel-size rooms and 10 two-bedroom apartments. There are four service floors containing a dining room, two libraries, several classrooms, collaborative agency offices, medical clinic, one infant and one preschool center, computer lab, and more.
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