Sault Tribe
  • - Education
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • 18.02
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

The Student Services Assistant, under the supervision of the Youth Services Coordinator, is responsible for assisting the Youth Services Coordinator with the coordination and implementation of direct services for Native American youth, preschool through 12th grade, aimed at academic improvement, career choices, cultural growth, recreational, drug/suicide/bullying prevention and socialization that are consistent with goals of the Youth Education and Activities Program. Works with individual students and/or small groups to reinforce learning of material or skills previously introduced by classroom teachers, academic as well as gross and fine motor skills.  The position assists students with completing assigned homework and providing additional skill-building activities. The position cooperatively works with students, parents, and classroom teachers to improve and promote learning.                                                                                                                                    

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Assists with developing program activities, recognition events, and recruiting program participants.
  • Participates in all Youth Education and Activities (YEA) Program activities and assists with the supervision of the group.
  • Assists with the monitoring of participants.
  • Assists in enforcing program policies and procedures.
  • Assists in teaching rules, techniques, and skills of all educational, cultural, and recreational activities.
  • Assists in establishing and completing goals consistent with the Youth Education and Activities Program goals. 
  • Assists with recruitment and organization of the Tribal Youth Council.                                    
  • Organizes supplies and resources and ensures the facility is consistent with established policy.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records regarding students' participation, subjects studied, communication/correspondence with parents and/or teachers, and progress throughout the program.
  • Provides practice tools/activities and guidance to reinforce material or skills previously introduced by the classroom teacher or parent.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following) 

  • Assists with keeping the program van clean and alerts the Youth Services Coordinator of vehicle maintenance needs.  
  • Transports program participants in company vehicles. 
  • Assist the Youth Service Coordinator in providing incentive and recognition activities for students.
  • All other job-related duties as assigned.



 Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, executives, Board of Directors, customers, outside vendors/service providers, and school staff.



 Position light with lifting 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, and field of vision; frequent standing, walking, and sitting; use of depth perception, color vision, and driving; and occasional carrying/lifting/pushing/pulling up to 25 pounds, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, manual handling, typing, and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, and noise. Potential hazards include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, and noise. Potential hazards include constant client contact, frequent computer use, occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, and infectious exposure.




Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate's Degree, Trade, or Technical Certified in Education preferred. 

Experience: Minimum of 1-year experience working with youth required.


Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain an excellent moral character standing. Must obtain Chauffeur's License certification within 60 days of hire.  Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet software. Math, English, and reading skills are required. Must be self-motivated. Time management skills preferred. Conflict resolution, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are preferred.  Organizational skills preferred. Knowledge of Native American History & Tradition is preferred. Must have excellent verbal skills, exhibit a friendly and positive attitude, and establish and maintain effective public relations with co-workers, supervisors, and guests.  Must have excellent communication skills and communicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email. Knowledge of CPR and First Aid is required. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must have physical and emotional endurance to work with youth for long periods while maintaining control and a pleasant atmosphere. Must be available to work evenings and weekends. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

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