Mentor/ Classroom Assistant

Open Date 07/28/2015
Requisition Number PRN04724N  https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/43745
Job Title Classroom Assistant
Working Title Classroom Assistant/Mentor (Work-Study)
Job Grade A
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 15-20
Work Schedule Summary After school program 3-6 p.m.
Is this a work study job? Yes
Department 00167 – CSW Social Research Institute
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 7.25 to 12.93
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary Assists social work professionals in assigned life skills training classes ; Acts as a mentor and performs a variety of tasks designed to meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of teens Deliver direct mentoring services to student; Follows directions given by the social work staff and shares concerns regarding, students, or the program , with other program staff . . Familiarity with Latino culture and Spanish speaker preferred. 15-20 hours per week (non-University location); high school after-school program.
Responsibilities Helps the children experience success in physical, social and intellectual tasks. Reinforces and broadens concepts as presented by the teacher. Observes behavior, documents and may offer suggestions to the teacher. Does not directly communicate with parents concerning children’s problems. May assume full responsibility for the group for short periods of time when the teacher is involved in other activities. Assists teacher in activities and tasks which contributes to an orderly, clean environment for children. Meets with the teacher and staff to assist in planning. Plans a morning or afternoon small group activity with assistance of Head Teacher. Supervises playground unless specifically requested to be indoors.
Minimum Qualifications This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; willing to obtain a food handlers permit, TB test, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check, first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

This job posting is only available to University of Utah students who have been awarded a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year. Please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. If you have not received a Federal Work-Study Award, then do not complete and submit this application. Before hire, this employer will confirm that you have received a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year.

Preferences This is an entry-level position. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in learning about teen development and guidance; willingness to take direction from the assigned social work supervisor ; ability to pass Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required. Familiarity with Latino culture /Spanish speaker preferred. current food handler’s permit and first aid training may be required in some areas. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Essential Functions
1.Helps the teen experience success in physical, social and intellectual tasks by encouraging membership in extracurricular school activities and tutoring
2.Acts as a mentor by meeting with the youth weekly for 20 minutes individually
3.Plans small group activity with assistance of social work staff Reinforces and broadens concepts as presented by the social work staff regarding life skills. Observes and documents behavior, and may offer suggestions to the social workers. May communicate with parents concerning youth’s academic needs .
4.May assume full responsibility for the group for short periods of time when the lead social worker is involved in other activities.
5.Assists social workers in activities and tasks which contributes to an orderly, clean environment for youth.
6.Meets weekly with the staff to assist in planning and reviewing mentee needs.
7.May serve snacks to youth in the school;
Additional Information
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions Summary $8.50-$10 hour depending upon experience; 15-20 hours/week. Spanish-speaker preferred but not required; high school after-school program ; Work-Study Position.
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