SUPERVISOR: K-8 Extended Day & Intern Director
HOURS: A minimum of 30/week; exact hours to be determined by specific intern role and support needs
CONTACT: Please send resume and cover letter to Carmen Scott: email@example.com
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: The Berkeley School is an independent school serving 285 children in grades pre-K through 8th Grade on two campuses in the heart of Berkeley. The school was founded as Berkeley Montessori School in 1963 on the current Early Childhood campus on Francisco Street; the K-8 program operates on a second campus, located one mile away on University Avenue. The school’s mission statement -- to ignite curious minds, awaken generous hearts, and engage a changing world -- forms the foundation for a progressive curriculum and educational approach; low teacher-to-student ratios, strong relationships, and deep commitment to children, learning, and professional development characterize the school’s culture. For more information, please visit theberkeleyschool.org.
The Berkeley School strives to provide the best educational environment for each of our students. As we strive to recognize and affirm the cultural histories and identities of all our students, and to educate the whole child, we seek faculty and staff who are knowledgeable and experienced in helping each student grow in these ways. If you see this as critical to education, we urge you to join us.
OVERVIEW: The intern teacher is responsible for assisting the Spanish teacher in class during the school day. Collaboration and excellent communication skills are necessary to provide a safe and stimulating environment for all students. The intern teacher will learn pedagogy and have opportunities to engage in professional dialogue about children’s learning, patterns of behavior, classroom dynamics, and parent communication. The intern teacher will also take on scheduled lunch and recess duties. The Extended Day teacher is responsible for teaching a class each week that aligns with the school’s educational mission and vision and serves the developmental needs of K-8 students. As an Ex Day Team member the teacher will maintain a structured, safe, and organized extended day program, running from 3–6:00p, Monday through Thursday, and 2-6:00p on Friday.
This position is designed to offer those interested in teaching the opportunity to gain experience in a classroom setting. They’ll work as an assistant teacher in a core arts classroom under the mentorship of a core arts (specialist) teacher and as a lead teacher in an afterschool setting under the guidance of the Extended Day Director.
GENERAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Berkeley School is committed to hiring and retaining employees who are dedicated to the mission of the school and the professional expectations that stem from that mission: that commitment should be visible through all the employee’s interactions with children, colleagues, supervisors, families, and community members. TBS employees are expected to be knowledgeable, prepared, and responsive, to strive for high standards of professional integrity and proficiency, to maintain positive and respectful communications and interactions with all members of the TBS community, and to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of TBS students at all times. All TBS employees are expected to read and follow the policies and procedures as described in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
Key Functions and Areas of Oversight:
- Communicate proactively and regularly with other Extended Day staff and the director about issues that arise during the course of extended day hours. Communicate proactively with specialist mentor teacher about issues that arise during the course of the school day.
- Attend weekly staff meetings to review the program, solicit and give feedback, and discuss student concerns.
- Responsible for being on time and prepared for scheduled shifts. Teachers are responsible for giving 24-hour notice of unplanned absences and two-weeks notice for planned absences.
- Engage with students during extended day hours, be proactive in solving conflicts, and assist other staff members to ensure a smooth program. Provide a cohesive experience for students bridging from the school day to extended day.
- Plan and facilitate regular Extended Day class offerings appropriate for K-5 students each week and attend to children on the playground throughout the year.
- Participate in various special events throughout the year, including; professional development, opening week events, and back to school night.
- Facilitate programming for family/teacher conferences, holiday break camp and provide childcare for evening events
- Responsible for weekly rotating duties, including but not limited to: snack distribution, dish washing, light campus maintenance.