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After-School Program Aide at The Academies CMO (Sycamore Valley Academy, Blue Oak Academy)

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About the Employer

TK-8 Public Charter Schools Our schools offer a site-based, academically accelerated instructional program with multi-age grouping, differentiation, project-based learning (“PBL”), gifted education for all students, development of scholarly habits of mind, enriched curriculum (including Spanish language, hands-on science, service-learning, and arts instruction), social and emotional learning (“SEL”), authentic assessment, mastery orientation, and collaboration in the whole school community. We support the individual needs of all students, including those who have the desire to work ahead or work deeper in their studies and those who need extra supports to succeed. Our constructivist educational philosophy and program for gifted learners make our schools unique in the area. The MISSION of The Academies is to provide a rich, meaningful education in a nurturing environment, where students are continually challenged and their natural curiosity, creativity, and talents can thrive. We are a collaborative community of educators and families working together to help our students grow into virtuous, courageous, and intelligent citizens, equipped with a love of learning and a love of life, and eager to contribute to a better world. Our VISION: The Academies’ charter schools model transformative change in education by elevating expectations of learning and growth. With grit, tenacity, and empathy, we improve the world around us by embracing challenges as problem-solvers. We create an inclusive community with access to rigorous and enriching educational experiences that challenge and support individuals to achieve their personal best and realize new opportunities.

Job Information

Date Posted: 6/18/2018 Application Deadline: 8/24/2018 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Part Time Length of Work Year: 190 days
Salary: up to 11 hrs./wk.- Hourly, range of $11.00-$14.71 depending on education and/or experience Number Openings: (At time of posting) 6
Contact: Claudia Van Groningen Email:
Phone: 5596223236
Location: Sycamore Valley Academy or Blue Oak Academy
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Job Title:  After-School Program Aide

Job Purpose:

The After-school Program Aide assists in maintaining and appropriate learning environment and providing age-appropriate activities, and contributes his/her talents to create an excellent program and positive experience in the after-school hours for the Charter School students. The After-School Program operates separately from the regular school day and educational program at The Academies CMO.  The Program serves only those Charter School students whose families opt to participate, and participation is not required or necessary in order for a student to be successful in The Academies CMO’s regular education program.

Team Relationship:

The After-School Program Aide is directly responsible to the Operations Director.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitors the safety and security of students.
  • Supervises students in classrooms, playgrounds, cafeteria, hallways, and study halls.
  • Communicates effectively with After-School Program Coordinator, Teacher(s) and/or the Principals regarding observed student behavior/progress/needs.
  • Keeps accurate records of student participation/attendance.
  • Assists students in completing homework in a manner consistent with the Charter School and educational philosophy of The Academies CMO.
  • Assists in preparing instructional materials for the after-school program.
  • Ensures materials are well-managed and school property is maintained in an orderly fashion.
  • Helps the Charter School staff maintain a respectful, safe, and nurturing learning environment.
  • Participates in professional development workshops and training as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:


  • High school graduate. (required)
  • 12 units or more of college level coursework completed. (desired)
  • Basic first aid certificate. (required before start date)
  • Spanish language fluency. (desired)


  • Two or more years experience working with children and adults in a school setting. (desired)
  • Past participation in school events. (desired)

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required

  • A love for students and learning.
  • A commitment to the mission of The Academies CMO.
  • Working knowledge of school operations and procedures.
  • Appropriate use of standard English language, in writing and in speech.
  • Ability to perform non-teaching classroom tasks.
  • A positive role model for students.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, teachers, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to word-process and use suitable computer software applications.
  • Ability to operate a copier, laminator, and similar school machines.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry-out verbal and/or written instructions from the Teachers and Administration.
  • An enthusiastic willingness to support the educational philosophy of The Academies CMO.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to be trained in instructional methodology and procedural compliance.
  • A proactive and effective approach to student discipline aligned with the school’s discipline policies.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Integrity in all his/her dealings with the school community; is respectful, thoughtful, honest, and fair.
  • Ability to follow established procedures in an emergency situation.


The Academies Charter Management Organization Board will consider candidates for the After-School Program Aide position based upon a combination of education/certifications, experience, skills, knowledge and/or abilities, and mission fit.


Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

cover letter resume 2 letters of recommendation (within the last 2 years)

      cover letter resume 2 letters of recommendation (within the last 2 years)


          Application Deadline

          8/24/2018 11:55 PM Pacific

          Date Posted



          Number of Openings



          up to 11 hrs./wk.- Hourly, range of $11.00-$14.71 depending on education and/or experience

          Length of Work Year

          190 days

          Employment Type

          Part Time


          Sycamore Valley Academy or Blue Oak Academy