Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type: Part Time
Employment Type: Part Time, Hourly, Not benefits-eligible
Months Worked Per School Year: 10
Expected Work Days/Hours: M-F / 2:45-6 p.m.
Start Date: August 2023
The Aftercare Staff member in the Junior High will report each day, Monday through Friday, to the Coordinator of Aftercare Programs. Junior High students are expected to sign in and remain with the JH Aftercare staff member if on campus at any point after the school day ends. Students are provided with a healthy snack while in aftercare and have access to the campus green, commons and a quiet study area. The Junior High Aftercare staff member is responsible for creating a safe and calm environment for students until they are picked up from school.
Essential job duties and responsibilities are:
- Be at school at 2:45 p.m., prepared for students' arrival.
- Remain at school until 6:00 p.m. – ready to receive any studen/ts who are dropped off for an early practice or finish an afterschool program prior to the end of aftercare.
- Make sure all JH students who are not picked up at the end of carpool are signed into aftercare. Make sure students sign out.
- Provide a safe, inclusive and fun space for students to feel comfortable during their time in aftercare.
- Keep an eye on and engage with anyone who comes to the JH building and is not a parent, student or faculty. Report suspicious people, if necessary, to campus security.
- Provide healthy snack options daily at 4 p.m. School provides snacks for staff to distribute.
- Lock all main doors to the JH commons area before leaving at 6pm.
- Receive and respond to parents emailed questions or concerns about aftercare.
- Record all student attendance throughout the school year, based on sign-in records.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Our staff should have the ability to encourage social, physical, and intellectual growth of our students. Staff should be friendly and approachable and maintain positive and healthy interactions with junior high aged children. Staff must have excellent communication skills.
- A minimum of 2 years experience working as an after-school teacher, teaching assistant, social worker or a similar role.
- Ability to foster a fun and safe environment conducive to positive social and emotional learning.
- Ability to work with Junior High school aged children and remain friendly, calm, and patient at all times.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to set rules and guidelines for children to follow.
- Solid organizational skills and ability to maintain a tidy and neat aftercare space.
- Must be able to play sports and engage students in a variety of activities depending on their interests.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package is offered for benefits-eligible positions. The Paideia School is an equal opportunity employer.
As a condition of employment, all employees hired after August 19, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination.
Interested applicants should submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About The Paideia School
Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 999 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta; the elementary school enrolls 333 students. The elementary program includes twelve full-day, self-contained classrooms grades K-6. There are two teachers in each class of twenty-six to twenty-eight children. Teachers work together as lead teacher and assistant or as two co-lead teachers. Other than classes with specialists including art, music, physical education, and library, children remain with their own teachers throughout the day.
We believe the constellation of relative strengths and weaknesses among any group of students can differ widely; teachers decide when and how to offer extra help, when and where to augment a task to provide extra challenge, and when and why to take a step back to allow a child to process information. Social development is an integral part of a child’s maturation. Teachers help children learn how to work together cooperatively and effectively.