Program Assistant Position

Position Type/Job Category: Part-Time/Education

Pay: $15/hr

Hours: Monday and Wednesday 3:30 pm-6:30 pm 

Start Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (10/6/2021)


Girls First Afterschool Program is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, compassionate, and reliable individuals with a passion for working with youth! As a program assistant, you will have the opportunity to build positive relationships with young girls in grades 1st through 4th. As a program assistant, you will play a pivotal role in the fulfillment of the Girls First Mission which is “to build character, instill a positive sense of self, and provide tangible life skills through a creative curriculum of arts exploration, academic reinforcement, and emotional learning.”


 Responsibilities and Abilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Promoting a safe, fun, and engaging environment for all students

  • Commitment to maintaining the physical/mental/emotional safety, well-being, and attention of all students

  • Assisting with the implementation of developmentally appropriate lesson plans 

  • Providing support to students with homework tasks and program activities

  • Responding compassionately and effectively to varying student concerns and behavioral reactions

  • Assisting with program mealtime set up and clean up

  • Providing basic care and caregiving activities when necessary

  • Supervising students to ensure the safety, continuity, and quality of the program. 

  • Commitment to ensuring an inclusive environment where all members of the Girls First community are treated with dignity and respect


Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Minimum age Requirement 16 years old

  • Previous experience working or volunteering with youth 

  • Ability to travel to program site and perform required duties with consistency

  • Possess interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse groups of students, parents, and staff

  • Ability to practice patience & flexibility

  • Clear & prompt communication abilities

  • Understands the importance of being responsible, reliable, and punctual

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and/or group environment

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check Clearance (Act 34)

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)

For more information, please contact Raeanna Ellis, or 484-681-2875.

This position has been filled, but check back on occasion as new positions are announced.