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Position Title: After Care Program Teacher
Reports To: Head of School
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:30- 6:00pm and Wednesday from 1:30 -6pm or as assigned.
Pay: $13.00 – $15.00/hour

Please submit a resume and introductory letter expressing your interest in teaching or working at The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences to careers@gardnerschool.org.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Gardner School is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and engaged After Care Program Teacher. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a variety of age ranges, from K to 8th grade in an afterschool care setting, planning and implementing games and activities and interacting with parents and other staff members. Duties could include supervising indoor and outdoor play, addressing the social and emotional needs of students, and developing engaging activities that are developmentally appropriate for students. A strong understanding of child development and an ability to use a variety of resources to create play options including physical play, creative or imaginative play, and more is needed for this role. In addition to the qualifications listed below, the ideal After Care Teacher candidate will have experience supervising students in play-based settings and managing a classroom space to ensure safe, responsible, and appropriate care.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Design and implement curriculum and instruction consistent with Gardner’s mission, values, and pedagogy.
● Establish effective communications and relationships with students and parents;
● Help to maintain school policies, regulations, and expectations.
● Develop and maintain professional, collaborative, and collegial relationships with faculty and staff, as well as with community partners.
● Support the work of the Head of School and administrative/leadership team.
● Provide effective supervision of students to promote a safe and healthy environment and school experience.
● Timely and professional completion of required reports and forms, including any incident reports.
● Provide minor first aid as needed.
● Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned respective to faculty member’s status as a Gardner community member.

QUALIFICATIONS:

● Earned high school diploma or higher degree, preferably in a field related to education or child development.
● Demonstrated the type of language that supports social and emotional development.
● Demonstrated success in creative and experiential curriculum development.
● Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and work with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students.
● Demonstrated ability to create an effective learning environment and interact effectively with people from different cultures and experiences.
● Excellent skills in preparedness, attendance and punctuality.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Faculty members are at all times responsible for the supervision of students in their care during classes and for students generally at all times when on campus or off campus during school activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

This is a 10-month position with hourly pay commensurate with experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires an ability to physically play and supervise children as well as an ability to walk or stand for long periods.

It is the policy of The Gardner School to maintain a working environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination. The Gardner School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, religion and national or ethnic origin, age, or disability in the administration of educational policies, employment practices or any other school-administered policies or practices.

 
 
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