BERKELEY SCHOOLS Berkeley, California, United States
Nov 08, 2023Part Time
Basic Function and Representative Duties NOTICE OF OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL, COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FROM WHICH SUBSTITUTE, LIMITED TERM, AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE. BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of a Principal or Vice Principal, and guidance of an Afterschool Program Specialist, lead activities of a group of 1 to 20 school-aged children in an assigned after-school program; assist in planning and implementing activities; monitor students in classroom and outdoor activities. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Provide a safe, caring, positive and interesting learning environment for students in an assigned extended day school program; prepare materials and supplies for daily activities; take attendance. • Provide tutoring and/or homework assistance to a group of 1 to 20 students in reading/language arts, mathematics, history and social studies or science; explain questions and enhance student understanding of homework as needed • Lead and supervise a group of 1 to 20 students in various classroom activities including games, crafts, projects and related activities; supervise students in outdoor activities • Serve as role model and develop positive social behaviors of children; discipline students according to established procedures; reinforce positive behaviors as appropriate • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and procedures; assist in maintaining a clean and orderly environment • Perform a variety of clerical duties including typing, duplicating, recording attendance and maintaining assigned records; prepare bulletin boards • Operate various office, audio-visual, playground and cooking equipment as assigned;; answer telephone calls and direct inquiries to the appropriate personnel • Communicate with parents regarding student behavior as necessary • Administer first aid and follow necessary emergency procedures; identify and report safety hazards to appropriate personnel • Escort students to and from classrooms as assigned • Assist in the preparation of snacks for children OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: Basic child development principles and practices Safe practices in classroom and outdoor activities Classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct Basic record-keeping techniques Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Oral and written communication skills Policies and procedures of assigned program and activities Operation of a computer and assigned software Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Health and safety regulations ABILITY TO: Assist in the overall activities of school-age students in an assigned after-school program Assist in planning and implementing activities Supervise students in classroom and outdoor activities Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately Maintain a safe, clean and orderly environment Understand and follow oral and written instructions Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Oversee and discipline students according to approved policies and procedures Operate a computer and assigned software Education, Experience and Other Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by college level course work in child development or related field and two years' experience working in a school or child extended day program or volunteer experience in a similar program LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid first aid and CPR certificates issued by authorized agency preferred Some incumbents in this classification may be required to speak, read and write in a designated second language. Working Conditions and Additional Information WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Classroom and playground environment Constant interruptions PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time Kneeling or bending at the waist to assist students Seeing to observe students Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50 pounds Hearing and speaking to exchange information Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate assigned equipment HAZARDS: Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals Potential physical hazards involved in intervening in fights and other anti-social, and violent behaviors EXAMINATION INFORMATION: This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days. Cutoff dates for this recruitment will take place yearly on: March 1, June 1, Sep 1, Dec 1 The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed. Applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date. The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof. All tests will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending of a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment. All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process. As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each those processes may be determined at any step in the processes. Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s). Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process. OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment. SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on the anniversary date. Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030: Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator 2020 Bonar Street, Room 116 Berkeley, CA 94702 Phone: 510-486-9338 Email: email@example.com SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown and increases are granted at intervals based on satisfactory service. BENEFITS (FOR PERMANENT EMPLOYEES): Health plans provide for full coverage for employees and family in the area of medical and dental insurance to a negotiated maximum. All employees who work an average regular assignment of less than 5-1/2 hours a day (.72 FTE or less) shall be entitled to health insurance coverage and dental insurance coverage on a pro-rated basis. This position is covered by Social Security and may be eligible for California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), with joint employee and employer paid contributions. Current members of CalPERS working in other California state, county, city, and school districts can transfer retirement service credit to the District. All employees are enrolled in an Employee Assistant Program (EAP). The District also offers various optional benefits including life insurance, short term disability, Vision Service Plan (VSP), and a medical and dependent care flexible spending option. VACATION: Regular, non-management, District employees shall accrue vacation as follows: 1-3 Years: Ten (10) working days per year until he/she has completed four (4) years of service. 4-9 Years: Fifteen (15) working days per year until he/she has completed ten (10) years of service. 10-14 Years: Twenty (20) working days per year until he/she has completed fifteen (15) years of service. 15+ Years: Twenty-five (25) working days per year. Regular twelve (12) month employees shall accrue two (2) additional days of vacation per year at each step indicated above. HOLIDAYS: Annual employees receive seventeen (17) paid holidays per year: Independence Day Labor Day Veterans' Day Thanksgiving Holiday (3 Days) Winter Board Holiday (3 Days) New Year's Holiday (2 Days) Martin Luther King's Birthday Lincoln's Birthday Washington's Birthday Spring Board Holiday Malcolm X's Birthday Memorial Day School Year employees may receive sixteen (16) paid holidays, including all of the above except Independence Day (4th of July). PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Classified employees may also participate in professional development activities to enhance their careers. HEALTH AND CHARACTER INVESTIGATIONS: Candidates selected for appointment may be required to pass a medical examination given by a Commission-designated physician to determine physical fitness for District employment. The Commission may disqualify any eligible candidates on the basis of the examining physician's report. The District also conducts a fingerprinting background check for all potential candidates for hire. All convictions must be declared and explained on the application; failure to do so will automatically disqualify the application. Tuberculosis tests must be completed and a negative result must be supplied prior to beginning work.