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Program Assistant (Part-time Youth Care)

Company: Close Up Foundation
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview - Close Up's mission is to inform, inspire, and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. As a non-profit/non-partisan leader in civic education since 1971, we believe that a strong democracy requires active and informed participation by all citizens; therefore, we seek to reach participants of every race, creed, geographical community, socio-economic level, and academic standing.
Position Overview - The Program Assistant provides support to Close Up's curriculum and program staff in caring for the well-being of our middle and high school student participants. They are in the field working closely with Program Leaders to meet emergent needs of participants on our programs. The Program Assistant has direct contact with students who may not have received a COVID-19 vaccination; therefore, they wear masks and practice other COVID-19 safety precautions as required by company policy.

  • Manage healthcare concerns of students under the direction of Program Leaders and our medical care partners
  • Supervise, escort, and/or monitor students in need of medical care and deliver palliative care as directed
  • Assist students with dietary needs in finding proper meals
  • Record all instances of reported medical concerns and keep records updated
  • Support program via administrative tasks including counting/sorting of program materials
  • Assist program staff as needed with the smooth operation of program

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Willingness to travel overnight for work (less than 15%)
    • Authorization to work in U.S. for any employer
    • Willingness to submit to a criminal background screening and professional reference check
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination as required by company policy

      Other (Preferred) Qualifications

      • Experience caring for people with healthcare needs
      • Enjoy and are comfortable interacting with middle and high school students, their guardians and healthcare professionals
      • Exhibit patience, understanding, approachability, and flexibility while supporting students who are not feeling well and are away from home
      • Ability to communicate in a direct and sensitive fashion
      • Ability to remain calm under pressure, manage stress and balance others
      • Professional demeanor and strong work ethic
      • Capable of keeping up with the intensity of the program schedule, hopping on and off buses throughout the day, and coordinating the movement of students on all program activities in the Washington, D.C. area and other program locations
      • Familiarity with Washington, DC

        Scheduled Hours - We will have different needs each week. Program Assistants will work up to 28 hours per week from January through June 2022. Program Assistant shifts reflect the program schedules that we are running and needs of any given week. Typical shifts include Monday 8:30a-8:30p, Tuesday 8a-8p, Wednesday 10a-10p or 7a-10p, and Thursday 8a-8p or 9a-5p. There may be some instances where we would need coverage outside of those times including on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
        Compensation and Benefits - The hourly rate is $15.00. All meals are provided while working program, plus free hotel parking, 403b retirement savings plan, and a positive work environment.
        Work Conditions and Physical Demands - Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time; Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another; Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly; Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound; Visual acuity: Performing an activity such as preparing and analyzing data; viewing a computer terminal; reading; Environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside, potentially in extreme heat or cold, at times at a high noise level.
        No phone calls or recruiters, please.
        Close Up Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Keywords: Close Up Foundation, Alexandria , Program Assistant (Part-time Youth Care), Other , Alexandria, Virginia

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