Part-Time Learning Support Specialist (School-Age/Teenage Academies) Opening with Knowledge Quest


To apply, please mail a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and three professional references to Knowledge Quest, P.OBox 2119, Memphis,TN 38101-2119.  All correspondence sent via the US Postal Service must be postmarked by Sunday, February 26, 2012.


Knowledge Quest’s Job Description

Mission: To Vigorously Equip Youth to Maximize Their Potential through Intellectual and Character Development

Job Title – Learning Support Specialist (School-Age/Teenage Academies)

Location:  Knowledge Quest Administrative Office , located at590 Jennette Place

Status:  Part-Time, Exempt Position

Reports to:  Program Coordinator

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   Grant contingent.

TYPICAL WEEK: 2 – 6 pm Monday – Friday; some Saturdays will be required; time spent planning, coordinating activities; and providing direct service to youth.

JOB SUMMARY: The primary focus of the specialists is to collaborate with Learning Facilitators to ensure opportunities for differentiated intellectual and character development activities and to provide individualized learning support for students when necessary. The student/facilitator ratio is 1 to 18 and is distributed by grade levels; there is a Learning Support Specialist assisting facilitators for grades Pre-K through 12 that provide support youth development, educational enrichment and recreational activities. Supervision is not a responsibility of this class. Does related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Co-facilitating in classrooms in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and  implement and coordinate the intellectual and character development activities and support programs ofKnowledgeQuestSchool-AgeAcademy
  • Assist with student support through individualized work as part of mainstream activities and pull-out services based on students’ needs
  • Support maintenance of  records related to program activities
  • Attends meetings, workshops and trainings as required
  • Support the monitoring and supervision of program participants by maintaining order and ensuring safety
  • Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school and experience (five years) in at-risk youth population/youth affairs are required.   Current college enrollment as a junior/senior is with a major in social work, psychology, education, or a related field is acceptable with professional and/or life experience (two years) of at-risk youth population/youth affairs activities.  Usage of Microsoft Office is required.


  • Experience(professional, volunteer and/or life) in working with elementary-aged children
  • Experience(professional, volunteer and/or life in collaborating constructively on a team
  • Knowledge of community resources available for youth.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Willingness to work daily within classrooms, observing students, assessing and developing individual plans
  • Flexibility to adapt support according to an assessment of need
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

Knowledge Quest’s policies, programs, practices and procedures for hiring and employment adhere to all Local, State and Federal laws.

PAMP Teen Summit Presents: The Bullying Discussion — February 4, 2012

Project Aware Mentoring Program (a program of Families of Incarcerated Individuals) – host the first ever Bullying Discussion. Hosted by the teens of ourPAMP Ambassador Board the event will include guidance counselors, administrators, youth, law enforcement and adults from the community who will come share their experience, expertise, and advise as we try to work together to help stop bullying in Memphis.



The PAMP Teen Ambassador Board Presents:

PAMP Teen Summit:

The Bullying Discussion

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012

Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: 258 North Merton (The Commons Building) Memphis, TN 38112

Join us as we discuss the types of bullying, consequences, and reasons of bullying. Our guest panelists will share great insight on what to do when you are being bullied, and we will also hear REAL teens share REAL stories of their experience with bullying. From cyber, to school or at home bullying is a serious issue that MUST be stopped.

Also this is an open floor discussion, so we encourage our youth to come with questions, and a willingness to engage!

Special Guest Panelist include: Phyllis Kyles, Assistant Principal, Kingsbury Career & Technology Center, Janice Williams, Guidance Counselor, and Alfred Garrett, Literacy Mid-South (PAMP Mentor)

**Afterwards enjoy food, fun & music**

PLEASE RSVP by January 31st 2012

By calling 901-726-6191 or email –