Position Description: The Afterschool Teacher is responsible for program implementation, classroom management, and communication with parents and teachers.
- Passion for youth development.
- Experience working directly with youth.
- Good organization and professional communication skills.
- Ability to work well both independently and in a team and meet deadlines consistently
- Patience and a good sense of humor.
- Adaptability & flexibility.
- Willingness to work outdoors with youth.
- Strong administrative skills and attention to detail.
19-21 hours per week, which includes:
- Program Operations times vary depending on site. However, programs occur during the afterschool hours (3pm-6pm, Monday-Friday) 15-16 hours per week
- Weekly Meeting at 12pm at the Program Office in Chinatown, 1-2 hours per week
- Admin work (Reports, newsletter, updating Google docs, parent meetings and calls, lesson planning), 4-5 hours per week to be done remotely
Program and Curriculum Implementation
- Arrives to scheduled site promptly in time to set up site
- Attends and is on time to weekly meetings
- Studies and implements existing curriculum during after school programs
- Helps prepare, adjust, and implement additional program curriculum and activities in accordance with DCPS and Kid Power standards
- Communicates effectively with senior staff regarding implementation issues
- Actively participates in all enrichment classes
- Practices, institutionalizes, and professionalizes the language of Advancing Youth Development.
- Provides for the safety and well-being of all youth participants
- Ensures that each student sets and tracks individual academic and behavioral goals
- Creates and implements classroom and individual incentive program and other behavioral management systems
- Reports all major behavioral issues to Cluster Coordinators and Assistant Program Director
- Adheres to Kid Power behavior management system and implements consequences accordingly
- Immediately reports any child abuse or neglect issues to the attention of the Assistant Program Director or the Program Director
- Tracks student attendance daily
- Completes and submits incident reports as needed
- Completes Site Reports and other tasks by deadline each week
- Ensures completion of all youth evaluations throughout the semester
- Attends and is on time to each weekly meeting
- Effectively communicates with supervisors about administrative duties
- Communicates daily with DCPS coordinator and teachers about student issues, homework, classroom cleanliness, meal provision, and attendance
- Maintains professional relationship with all program partners on site and communicates with Kid Power senior staff whenever any issues arise
- In coordination with the Program Director, explores and manages new program partnerships to improve program quality and efficiency
- Ensures phone and in-person communication with 100% of parents in program weekly
- Schedules and attends meetings with parents/guardians when needed regarding youth issues
Staff and Volunteer Management
- Manages Site Associates and volunteers on site (reports issues to Cluster Coordinator and Assistant Program Director when necessary)
- Communicates with all associates and volunteers regarding program tasks before and after program
- Tracks and inputs volunteer hours daily
Development and Special Events
- Attendance at occasional special events (vegetable sales, parent nights, fundraisers). These events will all be paid at the hourly rate.
- Occasional assistance on development tasks.
HOW TO APPLY
LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Spanish and/or French a plus