A Place Called Home

Math and Science Academic Aide

Employment type
Part Time
2 months ago
Los Angeles

A Place Called Home is seeking a devoted Math and Science Academic Aide Under the direction of the Program Director of Teen and Young Adult Services, the Academic Aide will provide support and assistance to our Teen and Young Adults in Math and Science. The Academic Aide will be at the front-line for member safety and well being. The Academic Aide will translate mission, policy and REACH practice into direct application for members.

Job Title: Math and Science Academic Aide
Department: Bridge to the Future (BTF)
Reports to: Associate Program Director of Teen and Young Adult Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours: 25 hours per week


  • Prepare and implement engaging one-on- one and small group tutoring sessions for teen members and entry-level college students
  • Communicate with staff instructors and High School Pathways Coordinator to identify and best meet the needs of each member, assisting with the tracking of members’ academic process
  • Under the direction of the College Pathways Coordinator, facilitate and/or assist with Summer Intensive
  • Facilitate and/or assist with SAT/ACT Prep course recruitment and planning
  • Assist students in identifying school resources to ensure academic and personal success
  • Assist students in developing individual academic plans and transition plans to college
  • Identify members’ academic needs and work closely with them to develop or maintain essential academic skills

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist BTF staff in planning and coordination of special events
  • Complete administrative duties, such as providing monthly and/or quarterly reports, in a timely manner
  • Address student behavior appropriately and following the approach adopted by the agency
  • Complying with agency’s legal mandate to report suspicions of abuse
  • Assist with the supervision of members during program hours
  • Attend all required program meetings and professional development
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for members
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

To perform this important job successfully, the Math and Science Academic Aide must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to his/her own ongoing personal and professional development. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Mission-Driven
  • Dedicated to excellence
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Resourceful
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Microsoft Office Skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math or Science Preferred
  • Experience working with teen and young adult population

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing, required on daily basis
  • Lift up to 20 pounds regularly
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information
  • Use of hands for clerical functions (data entry, phones, filing)
  • Additional Information
  • Must work well with diverse populations of employees and clients
  • Must be a solution-oriented team player who both promotes and practices a growth mindset
  • Must provide exemplary customer service and welcoming hospitality to members and families
To apply

Please send your resume and cover letter, to Human Resources at [email protected].
Let us know if you are an APCH ALUMNUS!

Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during initial screening
(E-mail submission only/No phone inquiries)
Responses will be sent only individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position