A Place Called Home,

English Language Arts Academic Assistant for Teens

9 days ago
Employment type
Part Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

At A Place Called Home, our mission is to inspire, encourage, and support the young people in South Los Angeles to achieve social, emotional, and economic success.

About this job

Under the direction of the Educational Services Assistant Manager, the English Language Arts Academic Assistant will provide support and assistance to our teens and young adults in English Language Arts. The Academic Assistant will be at the front-line for member safety and well-being. The Academic Assistant will translate A.P.C.H.’s mission, policies and R.E.A.C.H. values into direct practice with our members.

Roles & responsibilities


Provide an inclusive classroom environment for members with learning differences

Within a classroom setting, work one-on-one and in small groups with members grades 9th through 12th to provide academic support and homework assistance in the English Language Arts; this may range from foundational English skills to advanced placement

Assist members with exam preparation and resources

Assist members with accessing academic tools and resources

Support members with essay writing including scholarship writing process and college applications

Identify members’ academic needs and work closely with them to develop or maintain essential academic skills

Communicate with Educational Services staff to identify and best meet the academic needs members

Assist with the tracking of members' academic progress, and other administrative support needed by the Educational Services Assistant Manager of Teens.

During the summer semester this position will become full-time, 40 hours per week, to support Summer Camp programming. The Academic Assistant will aid in the development and delivery of lessons.


To perform this important job successfully, the English Language Arts Academic Assistant 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 ofemployees and our constituents and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. To be successful in this role, the English Language Arts Academic Assistant will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. As an English Language Arts Academic Assistant, the candidate will also be expected to excel in the five program competencies of: internal & external collaboration, communication, prioritizing & planning, analytical thinking and work quality & innovation. 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.


BachelorDegree in related field

Experience working with teen and young adult population

Experience working with marginalized communities preferred

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