UA- Little Rock Children International is an extension of UALR’s commitment to service and community engagement. As Arkansas’ premier metropolitan university, UALR is committed to the needs of the community by creating active links between the campus and community. Children International works with parents, the Little Rock School District, and partners to offer educational, health, and family services for 2,900 children, kindergarten through high school.
The iFIT Program Assistant will help provide quality Health Education program activities for elementary and middle school students enrolled in UA Little Rock Children International. Health Education activities will be offered UALR Children International also provides Kids’ Club support to community programs for 10-14 year olds during after- schools hours. The Program Assistant will report to Program Coordinator (Health) and the position can serve as an internship or Work/Study position if the student is eligible for school year 2017/2018. Program Assistants will work at the main office and be assigned to the program sites located at Wakefield, Stephens Elementary and/or a middle school. Typical work-hours will be from 2-6 p.m., at least three 3 afternoons a week for about 12 hours/week.
There are 2 positions available for a Work Study or Intern (unpaid) student to work with Health Education.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Facilitate and assist with a variety of whole group and small group Health Education programs, such as Cooking Matters, Physical Education (PE) activities using designated curriculum for elementary and middle school students.
- Support development and delivery of Health Education Packets at school and community Health Fairs.
- Assist with program administrative duties such as attendance, registration, recordkeeping, and data encoding.
- Willing to be trained on nutrition and physical education activities, age-appropriate facilitation techniques, and health education messages.
- Demonstrate an active interest in working with elemental and middle school children.
- Adhere to the agency’s policies on Child Protection, Code of Conduct, and positive behavior management.
- Act as a role model and mentor to children.
- Supervise children in groups and individually.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Abilities, & Skills
- At least 18 years of age and able to provide own transportation to the program site
- Energetic and passionate about being a role model for all youth and children
- Ability to facilitate and supervise elementary and middle school students
- Available to attend necessary training
- Strong communication and teamwork skills
- Clean driving record and willingness to transport youth in vans
- Spanish helpful
- Must be available on most of the program days, Monday-Thursday from 2-6
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check
Education & Experience
Must have a high school diploma plus previous work or volunteer experience working with children or youth in a group setting.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to:
Senior Programs Manager
For more information, please call 501-663-5541