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After School Mentor

companyWINGS for Kids
locationColumbia, SC, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Join our team.

Wherever and however Wings for Kids fits into your career path, we believe: don't just work somewhere, work somewhere you love.

Working at Wings for Kids is different from any other job. You are creating moments of connection with co-workers and kids every day. You will have fun, learn a lot, and make friendships -- all in a positive, people-focused culture.

Why work at WINGS?

  • WINGS isn't just fun for kids, its fun for employees - and we make FUN a priority
  • Weekends free: you'll have mornings, evenings, and weekends free, along with holidays and school-scheduled breaks
  • Starting pay $16/hour
  • College credit for internships/externships or work-based learning courses
  • We help make a difference in your community

A little about WINGS

Wings for Kids (WINGS) believes in a world where there is equity in academics, opportunity, and emotional well-being for all children, regardless of socioeconomic status. For more than 25 years, WINGS has been equipping kids with the life skills to succeed in school, stay in school, and thrive in life through high-quality, top-notch afterschool programming. We're one-of-a-kind and those who work well at WINGS are one-of-a-kind, too.

A lot about your new job

  • Elementary school students need a place to just be kids, reconnect with their peers, and better understand themselves and their emotions. You and your team will create an environment that's welcoming, safe, supportive, and engaging.
  • Kids really look up to their mentors. Your commitment to show up every day matters - and the kids you work with will be bonded to you and your co-workers.
  • Kids deserve the opportunity to explore, grow, and believe in themselves - especially after the last two years. You'll have the chance to grow your emotional intelligence (we will help) so you can show kids how to explore, get curious, grow, and believe in themselves - like you do!
  • Just by being yourself, you'll be teaching an intentional social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum during activities, discussions, games, and homework help

Logisitics you need to know for your new job

  • WINGS operates afterschool programs in Title 1 elementary schools across GA, and SC
  • Hours are part-time, Monday - Friday, approximately 1:30pm to 6:30pm (throughout the entire academic school year)
  • Each program serves 30-100 students with a staff to student ratio of 1:10; no more than 1:15
  • All programs have a dedicated full-time Program Coordinator and Coach who oversees each team of WINGS Leaders and kids

How you can stand out among applicants

  • You are a high school graduate
  • You have experience with elementary education/youth development/SEL (preferred)
  • You are patient, work well under pressure, and can easily adapt to new circumstances
  • You have a strong motivation to improve the lives of kids attending under-resourced schools
  • You like to have fun and you can communicate calmly and confidently with kids

You've applied. Now what?

  • Stage 1 (May 2023 - July 2023): Application and Online Interview process
  • Stage 2 (June 2023 - August 2023): Applicant Offers and On-boarding process
  • Stage 3 (August 2023): Newly hired staff begin with a mandatory 1 week training
  • Stage 4 (August 2023 - May 2024): Applicants start employment at assigned program
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