Germantown Friends School seeks an Early Childhood Afternoon Floater/Extended Day Teacher at its Center City Campus. This is a part-time position in the afternoon.
Duties and Responsibilities
Facilitates developmentally appropriate activities that intentionally stimulate language, promote social-emotional skills, encourage fine/gross motor development, and build community
Facilitates theme-based curriculum, which includes Art, Science, Yoga/Mindfulness, and Cooking
Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to varying needs, interests and abilities
Fosters exploratory learning through play as an extension of the learning throughout the day
Creates schedules and routines to ensure children experience stimulation, exploratory playtime, physical activity, and downtime
Brings Quaker values into all aspect of teaching, learning and connecting
Supports children during clubs, including getting children dressed appropriately
Meets and greets afternoon buses arriving from Main Campus and supports acclimation of children who arrive on the bus (both EC and Lower School)
Interactions with Students
Encourages students to be more independent by gently challenging their capabilities while nurturing their self-esteem
Gives extra support to children who might benefit from behavioral intervention and reminders
Creates a sense of community with all the children in the EC
Is flexible in meeting group and individual needs of the children in the EC
Interaction with Co-Workers
Effectively and positively communicates with co-workers
Participates in Professional Development to further enrich and challenge teaching methods
Promotes healthy working relationships within the classroom
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references.
About Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving students in grades EC-12. Located in an historic neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.