Activity Assistant - CORAL (2019-116)

Company: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Location: San Jose, CA
Status: Per diem (up to 24 hours / week)

Overview of Program History:

The CORAL after school program has achieved a decade of success with increased literacy rates and a reduction in the achievement gap for tens of thousands of at-risk students in San Jose’s highest poverty and lowest performing schools. CORAL utilizes a research-based, education pathway strategy that is holistic, targeted and consistent—charting progress from pre-K through middle school—and making a difference in 2,000 young lives each day.

 Position Summary

Activity Assistant (as needed basis) is a CASI in training. This staff member will work side by side with CASI’s (CORAL After School Instructors) and Site Manager and other staff to provide enrichment and engagement with youth, from TK – 8th grade. This Position is on call, temporary, and includes non-traditional hours. 

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Provide recreational, care and quality learning experiences for school age children from TK – 8th grade.

  • Support in the implementation and development of appropriate learning environments to all children and inclusive of children with special needs

  • Attend professional trainings offered through Catholic Charities

  • In collaboration with the Site Manager, develop a flexible, non-traditional work schedule

  • Learn and implement adaptive methods and strategies for working with all children

  • Work in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner with families from diverse backgrounds

  • Plan and prepare materials/curriculum to ensure quality early learning experiences

  • Be able non-traditional hours

  • Provide input for program planning and development

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

  • Complete all other duties as assigned.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age,

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident,

  • Clearance of fingerprint background check,

  • Must have valid TB (Tuberculosis) screening, and

  • Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule (i.e. after school hours) with support of the Site Manager.

 Physical, Emotional and Intellectual Demands:

  •  Fast paced, diverse and dynamic environment,

  • The work is sometimes physical, requiring setting up for events which may require transporting or lifting cumbersome materials (i.e., easels, flip charts, refreshments, brochures, chairs, tables),

  • Must be able to report to service site on a regular and reliable basis,

  • Able to deal with stressful situations, uncertainties, change with a positive lense and

  • Able to travel between sites and to offsite events throughout the county, as appropriate

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

  • Works inside & outside including motor vehicle travel between sites.

To Apply: Please submit resume to or via fax to 408-944-0276 attn: HR

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency’s operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.

Catholic Charities is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons seeking employment are entitled to freedom from harassment and retaliation and reasonable accommodation for qualified disabilities.