The assistant works closely with the program director on daily organizational tasks, plans and supervises student activities, interfaces with parents, and maintains the program web page. Hours are M, T, Th, F from 1:00-6:00 pm and W from 12:00-6:00 pm.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare for the daily arrival of 50+ students for afterschool classes (snack, check-in/out, escort to busses)
Monitor two daily Homework Clubs for students in Grades 3-9, helping them organize and to develop good study habits; this may include answering basic questions and directions
Provide care and supervision for students in grades Pre-K through four after school, on conference days, and when the School offers supplemental care
Develop and oversee activities that are developmentally and seasonally appropriate and that align with the School's mission and culture; these may include but are not limited to arts and crafts, cooking, board games, outside play, cooperative games
Build productive partnerships with parents so that they feel confident in the care of their children
Assist with maintaining the Afterschool Community Page with photos, videos, announcements, and calendar updates
Maintain attendance and dismissal records
Ensure student safety by complying with all school policies and procedures
Minimum of two years college education
Experience working with students as a tutor, teacher, and/or counselor
Demonstrated experience working with parents, teachers, and students
Knowledge of and ability to use Responsive Classroom training to resolve conflicts
Experience with emergency/crisis management and conflict resolution
Interest in educational work
Must have patience, tact, friendly disposition, good judgment, enthusiasm, flexibility and developed communication skills. The candidate should have excellent follow-through with teachers, volunteers, families and students.
Valid First Aid and CPR certificate
Basic understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Instagram
About New Canaan Country School
New Canaan Country School is a private, independent day school serving children from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9. Located just west of the village of New Canaan, NCCS serves families from many surrounding towns. Founded in 1916, the school has combined a deep belief in tradition and the educational value of fundamental skills with an ongoing commitment to creative teaching and continuous self-evaluation. The result is a dynamic school environment in which elementary and middle school children from all over Fairfield and Westchester counties thrive. Throughout its history, NCCS has emphasized the value of childhood and the role of hands-on experience in learning. Teachers blend an outstanding academic program with an appreciation for patience, simplicity, and the power of imagination. The long-standing tradition of parent support and involvement continues to be a vital element of the School. The character and accomplishments of alumni provide powerful testimony to the success of the school’s approach. Country School is fully enrolled and fosters the socioeconomic diversity of its student body through a generous financial aid program. It has a well-earned reputation as an outst...anding day school, sending its graduates to many of the most selective secondary schools in the nation.
The mission of New Canaan Country School is to guide students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential. We value the imagination and curiosity of children and respect childhood as an integral part of life. Our teachers set high academic standards and challenge students to question, to think, to collaborate, and to act with integrity. The school works in partnership with families to teach personal, social, and environmental responsibility and to create a community that honors diversity and our common humanity. New Canaan Country School inspires students to be lifelong learners with the courage and confidence to make a positive contribution to the world.