• 08-Aug-2019 (CST)
  • Outreach
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • Part Time

FamilyCore understands that strong families, equipped with the tools and ties to succeed, are at the heart of any vibrant, tight-knit community. We are looking for compassionate, committed and conscientious individuals who will actively seek to mobilize its mission statement, which is "instilling hope by creating the right balance of resources and care to foster and equip healthy productive children & families."  FamilyCore is a private, non-profit, nationally accredited social service agency that has served the Tri-County area since 1900.  We are committed to helping individuals and families strengthen their lives through a variety of counseling, child welfare, family preservation and preventative education services.  We offer the best in quality, confidentiality, and expertise.

FamilyCore employs over 80 individuals in a tight-knit work community that work with schools, the court system and other social service agencies to connect counseling, intervention, preventative education and other support services with those who have a need. FamilyCore takes a holistic approach in its continuum of care, often providing boosts of support to multiple generations. The end goal is to maintain the integrity of family, however it may be defined.

The After School Specialist is responsible for providing a supportive, structured relationship to FamilyCore clients while focusing on specific tasks. The  After School Specialist was established for the purposes of helping students develop and strengthen academic, physical and social skills by providing supervision, assistance and tutoring in the after school and summer programs. They will be responsible for providing academic tutoring and enrichment programming for designated groups and organizing and providing recreational activities.  The expectation is to work full time when school is not in session.


  • Provide close supervision of students.
  • Assist in homework assignments, resolving conflict in a respectful manner, problem solving, encourage
  • and mentor students. Tutor students as necessary.
  • Teach developmental, age appropriate social skill lessons.
  • Plan and facilitate program activities.
  • Maintain program equipment and work area.
  • Ability to organize and maintain date and confidential information.
  • Document attendance of students, and track required data.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with all internal and external clients.
  • Working knowledge of de-escalation techniques and methods.
  • Adhere to standards adopted through Council on Accreditation.
  • Identify, locate and refer students and parents to appropriate community resources to meet identified needs.
  • Obtain parental permissions and develop effective working relationships with them.
  • Safe transportation of youth and parents.
  • Track mileage and gas level of transportation vehicle.
  • Collaborate with School Administration and Staff, FamilyCore Staff, and parents.
  • Purchase program supplies as necessary utilizing FamilyCore credit.
  • Ensure safety protocols and policies are practiced at all times.
  • Assume responsibility for professional development and cultural competency.


*Perform other duties as assigned.




Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1-3 years' experience required.



  • Basic proficiency in MS Word and Excel required. PowerPoint is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Basic academic skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a client focus.
  • Must possess valid Illinois Driver's License in good standing, and proof of valid vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to operate 7 and 15 passenger vans.
  • Must pass required background check.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Must complete child passenger safety training.
  • Safe, reliable personal vehicle, to be used for FamilyCore business, including transporting clients.
  • Ability to be sensitive and understanding of cultural and lifestyle differences of all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age, or background.

 Successfully complete FamilyCore training as required.

  • Utilize time tracking software and all other software required to fulfill duties.
  • Ability to organize and maintain data and confidential information.



  • Frequent sitting, walking, standing, grasping, fingering, and lifting, pulling and pushing up to 10 lbs.
  • Regular reaching, occasional stooping, reaching overhead, and other physical activities related to an
  • Office environment.
  • Operate general office equipment, including multi-line phone, fax machine, printer, copier, and personal computer, with or without dual screens.

Work Environment:


  • Work occurs in and out of an office environment. Frequently exposed to loud noise and outdoor
  • weather conditions.
  • May be subject to distraction and interruptions. May be subject to difficult client interactions that involve behavioral and/or emotional challenges.


FamilyCore is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

*Clarification for 'Other duties as assigned': This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  


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