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Horizons Instructional Assistant - Part Time/Temporary - EDU

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Child Care and Youth Programs

Job ID: 268799

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? 

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

The Instructional Assistant will assist the Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher with daily responsibilities including classroom management, leading small group activities within Math and Reading labs etc. The Instructional Assistant should be comfortable interacting with children and adults, cooperative with teachers and staff, and be professional when interacting with other interns. The primary goal of Horizons is to reverse the trend of summer learning loss that adversely impacts the long-term success of underserved students


1. Facilitates daily camp activities including but not limited to sports specific games, yard games, special event activities, crafts, and small group instruction
2. Assist with drop-off and pick-up 
3. Manages behavior of campers, including but not limited to preventing and addressing actions of bullying, supporting principles of good sportsmanship, providing positive reinforcement and affirming positive social interactions and friendship building
4. May provides instructional assistance to Lead and Assistant Teacher as needed
5. Be present and show good judgement
6. Maintain positive attitude and work effectively with children and staff
7. Assist classroom staff during academics and insist on safe behavior from students

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
Must complete all required Kennesaw State Minors on Campus Training and camp specific training during scheduled training times
Current, valid and unrestricted driver's license

Required Experience
Must be 18 years of age or older

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
Previous work experience in Education, Early Childhood, Early Child Care Elementary/Middle Grades or Physical Education Experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, or related field
Experience in sport activity
Experience working with small and large groups of children from Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to manage stressful situations and make sound disciplinary and corrective actions decisions with children
Able to work within a team, and be self-motivated in task completion
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
Ability to assist with the implementation of daily curriculum and instructional tasks as needed.
Ability to swim

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

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