A Place Called Home is seeking a Math and Science Instructor

Reports to: Ed Services Manager

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Hours: Full-Time (33 hours/week)                 

Salary:  $13.50-$15.00 (DOE)           

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth center in South Central Los Angeles.  APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, and fitness opportunities.  As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them.  Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active citizens capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.  (www.apch.org)


Under the direction of the Educational Services Manager, the Math and Science Instructor holds the primary responsibility to develop, prepare and implement hands-on, skills based activities for members in 2nd-8th grades. These classes will provide the necessary skills for members to improve their school grades in the areas of Math and Language Arts. The Instructor will assist in the implementation of the M.A.P. (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment and will help develop an academic curriculum aligned with M.A.P./State Standards. The Instructor will provide homework assistance to elementary and middle school APCH members and will help facilitate the overall progress and success of our members in their academic and developmental process. This will involve collaborating with other department staff and as well as communicating with school teachers and parents as needed. This job is performed by completing the following duties and responsibilities:                                                                                                                                     


Under the direction of the Educational Services Manager, the Instructor will meet the following requirements and perform the following duties personally and through subordinates/interns/volunteers: 

  • Develop, prepare and implement engaging, hands-on academic activities and lesson plans for 2nd-8th grades
  • Develop, prepare and implement classes in a non-academic content area for members in 2nd-8th grades
  • Collaborate to develop an academic curriculum aligned with M.A.P./ State Standards
  • Monitor and report academic progress in class and through school report card grades
  • Assist with the implementation of M.A.P. (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment
  • Provide homework assistance
  • Track attendance using the KidTrax database
  • Prepare and submit reports
  • Attend all required program meetings and professional development
  • Address student behavior appropriately and follow the approach adopted by the agency
  • Communicate with parents and school teachers as partners in the education of our members
  • Complete administrative duties as assigned and execute in a timely manner
  • Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events and field trips
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for members
  • Other duties may be assigned


To perform this important job successfully, the Instructor must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic and self-motivation. Must be able to multi-task and possess excellent organizational, verbal and written skills. He/She must be committed to his/her ongoing personal and professional development. 


Technical and Performance Skills

Excellent Oral/Written Communication Skills                        Professionalism                                                         

Group and Individual Instruction                                 Organizational Skills                                      

Creative, Flexible and Collaborative                           Attention to Detail

Time Management                                                     Dedication to excellence                                           

Ability to Multi task                                                      Computer Skills (Intermediate level of Microsoft suite)

Ability to work independently applying critical thinking skills and problem solving to various situations                  

Bilingual – English and Spanish (Preferred)


Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Math, or Sciences – or equivalent experience (required)

Two years experience working in academic classroom setting

Two years working with at risk youth

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in dynamic, high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing, physical activity required on daily basis
  • Lift up to 25 pounds regularly
  • Speech and hearing within normal ranges; speech clarity sufficient for standard face to face and telephone communications

Additional Information

  • Must work well with diverse populations of employees and clients


Background screening required


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, to Human Resources at apchemployment@apch.org by 10/02/2015.

(E-mail submission only/No phone inquiries) 

Responses will be sent only individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.