School Age Aide

For more than 100 years, the Christopher House mission has been to strengthen and empower economically disadvantaged children and their families by providing a continuum of educational and human services.  Our integrated web of support services helps build thriving families by equipping them with the tools they need to become self-sufficient and progress in their social, emotional, educational and economic development. 

We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.  Christopher House values high expectations and an educational program that leverages arts integration, project-based learning, parent involvement, celebration of diversity, and a commitment to measurable results.  These values are the framework of our learning community and extend to students, parents, teachers, and administrators.  These values have resulted in educational services that produce significant returns in student achievement and parental involvement.  Our dynamic and innovative programs lead the field in accountability and achievement by establishing and exceeding rigorous academic, social and emotional outcomes.

In the fall of 2013, Christopher House built on its portfolio of early learning centers and expand our transformative culture into a birth to eighth grade school composed of an Early Learning and an Elementary Learning House.  The Elementary Learning House is a K-8 charter school.  The school creates unprecedented collaboration between early childhood and elementary educators as well as family support programs.  In addition, it provides foundational exposure during the earliest years of life to our culture of high expectations and academic excellence. 

Christopher House is looking for dynamic, motivated, responsible, and caring aides for our School-Age program.

Position Objective: Contribute and participate in a comprehensive program of educational, social and recreational activities for school aged children in order to promote their social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth in a recreational group setting.

Responsibilities: Assist in the planning and implementation of transitions and specific group activities for children such as, but not limited to, art projects, athletic activities, field trips, academic activities, games, group discussions, cooking projects and supervised homework.  Participate in program offering Academic Enrichment, which provides more intensive homework help and tutoring.  Facilitate the formation of the group as a setting that is safe and supportive for children.  Respond to the emotional needs of the children both in the group and in individual situations, with appropriate challenge, encouragement and behavior management.  Provide classroom behavior management in a non-threatening manner.  Serve as a positive role model. Implement federal guidelines for nutrition. Plan for and conduct regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences.   Participates in staffing of children by preparing observations of the children and by implementing the educational portion of the treatment plan.  Consult with appropriate Agency staff to determine treatment and/or educational plans for individual children. Completes necessary reports and records in a timely and accurate manner.

During the school year, may walk to neighborhood elementary schools to pick up children after school and safely walk them back to Christopher House.

Qualifications:  A minimum of one year of experience working in a group work setting, dependent upon academic credentials.  Possession of or qualification for a First Aid certificate.

Education:  A High School diploma or G.E.D., with at least six hours of credit study at an accredited college in early childhood or child development and in pursuit of a degree in the same.

Please do not apply if you do not have credits in early childhood or child development as this is a requirement of our funders.  Fluency in a second language, particulary Spanish, is highly desired.

Respond with cover letter and resume to:

Email: lforster@christopherhouse.org

Christopher House is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Christopher House

2507 N Greenview Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 472-1083

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