STAR Tutor & ACE Worker

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is under the direct supervision of the Director of CORE while working in S.T.A.R. and under the direct supervision of a ACE Coordinator during the summer months. This position is responsible for the supervision and day to day instruction/tutoring of youth in the Programs.

 The S.T.A.R./ACE Program Worker will work approximately nine months a year with the S.T.A.R. Program and approximately three months a year with the ACE Program.  Both Programs are primary dependent and delinquency prevention program for at-risk youth.

 Duties are conducted in accordance with all existing policies, procedures and regulations and in accord with the Mission and Values of the Company.

Essential Functions:

·       Provide direct and safe supervision of youth attending the ACE Program during the summer months.

·       Provides tutoring and coordination of contracted and volunteer tutors during the school year.

·       Conduct interviews with families and youth that have been referred to the Programs.

·       Monitor contracts between the youth and parents by phone weekly.

·       Maintain accurate records and contact participants’ families at least twice a week.

·       Monitor the behavioral modification program regarding point cards and the point system.

·       Plan and implement activities throughout the program which includes riding minibikes, minibikes maintenance, camping, camping, hiking, ropes course, golf, golf course maintenance, recreational sports, therapeutic activities and community services.

·       Activities include:  self-care skills training, activities of daily living training, athletic games, exercises, drug and alcohol programming, nutritional programming, and socialization activities.

·       Complete required trainings. 

·       Provide feedback to the Supervisor/Director of the Program.

·       Provide transportation for youth to the Program and other locations as necessary.

·       Contact school personnel to request beginning and ending statistics on students for the S.T.A.R. Program. Once this information is received make copies and distributed to the Instructors.

·       For S.T.A.R. maintain a documented log of grades. This is completed through eSchool Books when available in the school district. If this service is not available, Weekly Progress Reports are sent with students. Sometimes this will involve confirming with teachers through email or phone calls.

·       Maintain open line of communication with teachers concerning academic issues with students and on occasion attend meetings with the Instructors addressing the concerns

Minimum Requirements (education, experience, etc.)

·       A high school diploma and 12 semester credit hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other social science and two years’ direct care experience in public or private human services.

·       A high school diploma and five years of direct care experience in public or private human services.

·       Demonstrated computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheet.

·       Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with customers, state, county and other elected officials, providers, judges, courts, advocates, staff, consultants and consumers and their families. 

Required Licenses, Certificates or Knowledge:

·       Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record check

·       Knowledge of most current computer technology

·       Medical screening clearance

·       Automobile

·       Act 33 and Act 34 clearances

·       FBI Fingerprint clearance

·       Social Security Card

·       Immigration and naturalization (I-9) clearance

Working Conditions:

  • 85% Outdoors in varied climates and terrains
  • Great deal of physical activity – ability to ride a minibike, participate in high and low ropes course activities, lift 50 pounds.
  • Provide transportation to Program Youth on a regular basis
  • Occasional travel throughout Tioga County to providers and other human service agencies as well as occasional travel to statewide meetings. 

Safety Hazards of the Job:

This position will be riding minibikes, instructing others how to ride minibikes, work on a high and low ropes course, swing a golf club, canoe, back pack, etc.

SAM, Inc. Tioga County is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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