Edison Elementary Program Instructor | Youth Guidance

After School Program Instructor- Albany Park

Edison Regional Gifted Center

Youth Guidance - Chicago, IL


At Youth Guidance, we believe that no matter what challenges a young person faces, they are more likely to succeed when they have caring adults in their lives. Our highly-trained staff guides kids to overcome the life and academic challenges facing Chicago’s youth. We meet kids where they are — physically and emotionally — to help them focus on their education, make positive choices, and remain on the right path toward life success.

Founded in 1924 today Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs serving more than 8,500 youth while touching the lives of more than 14,000 youth, parents, teachers, and community members.

Position Summary

To instruct, supervise, engage and ensure the safety of after school students as well as assisting the Community Resource Coordinator in promoting programs and performing responsibilities as assigned at Edison Elementary School in Albany Park. 

Youth Guidance at Edison Regional Gift Center is a dynamic team of skilled instructors passionate about engaging students and creating a fun and supportive after school environment. We are seeking enthusiastic and responsible candidates that enjoy working with groups of students and are flexible team-players.

Skills & Qualifications: 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Supervise,instruct, plan lessons, and lead activities for students enrolled in the after school programs and promote the values of Youth Guidance and your assigned school
  • Write and implement 2-3 lessons per week in subjects of our choosing, where you can share your skills and talents with students
  • Maintain behavioral expectations for students in keeping with established methods and procedures
  • Assist students of varying ability with homework and other projects
  • Escort students to and from programs, following the established after school schedule
  • Assist in the distribution of publications and additional information used to promote the programs and various enrichment programs as offered
  • Provide support to the regular school day administration and staff
  • Provide conflict resolution with students
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications


  • Must have minimum of High school Diploma or GED. Bachelor's degree or student working towards a degree preferred
  • Experience working with school age children strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a school setting OR working with groups of 15-25 people preferred


  • Ability to understand the policies, procedures, and general organizational structure of the Chicago Public Schools
  • Ability to be proactive with projects and follow through in a timely manner with an end result that adheres to the Resource Coordinators' vision
  • Ability to be flexible with program assignments and make changes to projects and proposals on the fly
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in conflict resolution
To Apply: 

Please submit a resume and your current hourly and daily availability to kanderson@youth-guidance.org

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Karlee Anderson
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