PowerMyLearning
  • 12-Jul-2021 to 15-Dec-2021 (EST)
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 15.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Position: Student Zone Helper

Job Type: Seasonal Part-time (August-June)

Location: Los Angeles


ABOUT PowerMyLearning

At PowerMyLearning, we believe that students are most successful when supported by a triangle of strong learning relationships between students, teachers, and families. We partner with schools and districts nationwide to transform teaching and family engagement through innovative coaching and workshops, and through our award-winning digital platform, PowerMyLearning Connect. As a non-profit, PowerMyLearning is especially committed to students from low-income communities, students with learning differences, and English Language Learners. Learn more by visiting powermylearning.org.


POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Student Zone Helper assists students in-person in completing their own school assignments by utilizing a variety of resources in the Los Angeles Public Library's Student Zones, including digital resources. The Student Zone Helper will be assigned to a Los Angeles Public Library branch (one of the ones listed below) for a schedule that is Monday - Thursday, for a 3 hour shift anywhere from 2:30 7:00pm, not to exceed 12 hours a week. Specific weekly schedule is based on library branch needs. Current Branches with openings are:

  • El Sereno- 5226 Huntington Dr S, Los Angeles
  • RL Stevenson - 803 Spence St, Los Angeles
  • Harbor - 24000 S. Western, Harbor City
  • Mark Twain - 9621 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
  • Panorama - 14345 Roscoe Boulevard, Panorama City
  • Angeles Mesa - 2700 W 52nd St, Los Angeles
  • Ascot - 120 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles
  • Alma Reaves Woods – Watts - 10205 Compton Ave, Los Angeles
  • Washington Irving - 4117 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles
  • Mar Vista - 12006 CA-187, Los Angeles
  • Palms Rancho Park - Palms Park, 2920 Overland Ave, Los Angeles
  • Baldwin Hills - 2906 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles
  • San Pedro - 931 S Gaffey St, San Pedro

RESPONSIBILITIES

Student Zone Helper is responsible for:

  • General operation of the Student Zone during after school homework hours.
  • Setting up the Student Zone so that it will be ready during the branch's Student Zone hours.
  • Following all emergency procedures/protocols, as well as maintaining sanitary conditions in response to COVID-19, as directed by LAPL.
  • Encouraging and assisting students in completing their homework
  • Register students who participate in the Student Zone, both for LAPL resources and on PowerMyLearning.
  • Setting up Student Zone materials and supplies (including electronic equipment and stationery supplies).
  • Answering simple questions and refer more complex reference questions to librarians.
  • Assisting students in using electronic equipment.
  • Ensuring that students adhere to the library rules of behavior and rules of conduct.
  • Assisting library staff in maintaining records of participants, preparing reports of the Student Zone, and collecting data such as evaluations and attendance sheets.
  • Assisting librarians in determining what apps and computer programs will best suit the needs of the users of the Student Zones.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Passion for PowerMyLearning's mission.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Clear background check
  • Good computer skills with knowledge of Google platforms (i.e. Google Docs, Drive, Sheets, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to create a positive learning atmosphere
  • Able to maintain a regular schedule
  • Strong problem-solving and customer service skills
  • Teamplayer who is also capable of working independently or with minimal oversight

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift a minimum of 30lbs
  • Able to stand for long periods
  • Able to bend over and/or crouch low to the ground throughout the work day
  • Able to work in crowded, close-quartered environment

Preferred (if applicable):

  • Bilingual Spanish/English or other language
  • Experience working with children and families

COMPENSATION

$15.00/hour


TO APPLY

Qualified candidates will need to submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter (outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position). To get started, fill out our quick application on the right.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


PowerMyLearning is committed to building a diverse team of staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color.

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