A Place Called Home,

Math Academic Assistant

1 month ago
Employment type
Part Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

About this job

Our commitment to our staff wellness, development and experience:

A Place Called Home is committed to supporting our hard working staff by creating a work environment that builds relationships, careers and experiences through collaboration and transparent communication. We don’t just talk the talk but we walk the walk. Below are just some ways in which we support our staff:

Health and Wellness

  • Targeted Wellness Initiatives to support APCH staff
  • HMO & PPO Medical and Dental Plans with APCH covering the majority of the group costs
  • 25K Basic & Accidental Life Insurance-no cost to the employee
  • FSA, DFSA and Supplemental Insurance to support your out of pocket costs
  • 401K Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Vacancy Coverage Leave
  • Paid Medical related leave
  • Generous Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Generous PTO: Paid winter break, Paid summer break, paid spring & fall wellness day, 15 paid holidays, 2 weeks+ vacation, 11 paid sick days, Incentive time off opportunities
  • Financial Assistance for emergencies
  • Employee Assistance program to support your work life balance
  • Hybrid work accommodations
  • Paid Jury Duty

Professional Development

  • Gallup's Strengths Assessment for all employees
  • Quarterly Employee Training
  • Specialized Monthly Manager Training
  • Leadership Training through our Leaders In Training Program (LIT)
  • Professional Development support and financial assistance
  • CPR & First Aid Training certification
  • Supervisor’s corner to support managers with resources to be the best coaches possible


Employee Engagement Committees: employees get to participate and develop different activities and or initiatives focusing on any of the following: employee recognition, onboarding new hires, supporting other community organizations, creating fun staff events, justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and wellness initiatives.

Monthly Employee Acknowledgment by Colleagues and Supervisors

Employee Portal - Staff Communication & Resources available at any time

TouchPoint-Monthly all staff meetings

Proactive Conversations to continue making APCH a workplace we can all build together: Stay, Insights & Critical Needs Conversations

Encouraged continuous employee feedback throughout the year via surveys


Under the direction of the Educational Services Sr. Program Lead, the Math Academic Assistant will provide support and assistance to our Teen and Young Adults in Mathematics. The Academic Aide will be at the front-line for member safety and well being. The Academic Assistant will translate mission, policy and REACH practice into direct application for members.

Roles & responsibilities


  • Prepare and implement engaging one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions for teen members and entry-level college students in areas of high school and introductory college-level mathematics, which includes but is not limited to Beginning Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra, through Calculus, Statistics, or other areas of theoretical or applied mathematics
  • Tutor members individually or in scheduled group study sessions to review principles, solve problems, and review for tests, while modeling effective learning techniques and academic persistence
  • Provide classroom management and maintain accurate tutoring records according to departmental or agency needs
  • Communicate with staff instructors and High School Performance Coordinator to identify and best meet the academic and/or learning needs of each member, assisting with the tracking of members’ academic process
  • Assist with the case management and tracking of members' academic progress, ensuring that members are on track to graduate from high school and have the option of going to college
  • Assist with the tracking of members' graduation, A-G, and other high school completion requirements as determined by state and local guidelines
  • Facilitate and/or assist with SAT/ACT Prep course
  • Assist with the Summer Intensive Program
  • 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, such as learning techniques, positive study habits and study skills
  • Other Responsibilities
  • 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 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 of employees 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. 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
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Flexibility
  • Mission-Driven
  • Dedicated to excellence
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred
  • Education/Training/Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Experience working with teen and young adult population
  • Physical and Mental Demands
  • Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing required on daily basis
  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information
  • Type 45WPM

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