Homework Helper


  • Carondelet Branch, 6800 Michigan Ave, 63111
  • Walnut Park, 5760 West Florissant, 63120

The Homework Helper is responsible for nurturing young minds (K-12) through homework assistance and other learning opportunities, as well as assisting with the supervision of children and teens in the library.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Helps children and teens master homework assignments.
  • Engages youth patrons through various activities including video games.
  • Assists in facilitation of regularly scheduled youth programming activities.
  • Reads books to youth patrons.
  • Ensures that all games, materials, and working areas are organized after use.
  • Refreshes bulletin board and book displays.
  • Provides reference assistance to patrons.
  • Provides technological assistance to patrons using computers.
  • Provides impromptu youth programs.
  • Enforces Library policies and procedures to youth patrons.
  • Maintains collection of coloring sheets, including printing and searching for seasonal themes.
  • Prepares supplies for craft programs.
  • Promotes youth programming to patrons.
  • Assists with collection management tasks, including pulling books for evaluation and boxing up discards for book sale.
  • Maintains homework help and activity data for monthly report.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Human Capital Management software, preferably DayForce.
  • Web browsers including Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
  • Familiarity with video game systems.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Experience interacting and working with children/teens.

15 hours per week, later afternoon and early evening hours Mon-Fri, Saturday availability required

$10.05 per hour

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