ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under the general supervision of the Special Projects Manager, is responsible for developing and implementing an enriching academic after-school and summer program for children.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:.
Maintain program policies and procedures consistent with the agency’s mission, and which meet the requirements of funding sources and DCFS licensing standards.
Implement the Creative Curriculum for School Age children.
Create and maintain a safe environment which promotes the safety, trust, respect and security for children, staff and parents.
Provides an overall classroom environment that is reflective of multi-ethnic populations, is conducive to enjoyment, relaxation and socialization and has well defined interest areas.
Promotes recognition, acceptance and positive interactions among children and among staff.
Prepare and implement lesson plans that encompass the intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of all children by utilizing external resources that are age appropriate in preparing weekly lesson plans
Utilize appropriate child development practices regarding guidance and discipline.
Demonstrate, instruct, and participate in activities and outputs that result in the achievement of program outcomes as outlined in the Program Outcome Plan.
Conduct two parent teacher conferences annually.
Encourage parents to sign children up to participate in tutoring programs.
Perform record keeping and other functions as assigned and report regularly to the Site Manager.
Maintain records of child observations, anecdotal notes and education files. Consult with Site Manager when needed.
Prepare children and transition plans for children transitioning to another classroom or out of the program.
Collaborate with Site Manager, other staff, volunteers, and/or neighborhood organizations with on-going program implementation and in developing special events.
Prepare purchase orders for classroom supplies and materials for the classroom.
Responsible for room arrangements and equipment. Share in responsibility for cleaning up after classroom activities.
During the school year, responsible for picking up program children from local public schools and escorting them to Onward Neighborhood House.
Responsible for scheduling and planning educational field trips.
Responsible for assisting in other classrooms or programs as required by the agency.
Establish effective working relationships with parents; maintain close, daily contact with parents of the children, and meet with them through parent/ teacher conferences and on an individual basis as needed.
Attend staff meeting, in-service training, parent meetings, and other meetings and trainings as necessary.
Conduct weekly team meetings.
Maintain knowledge current in field including attendance at seminars, workshops and in-service training programs.
Attend regular supervision sessions with supervisor.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
AA/AS degree with 6 semester hours in child development or elementary education; BA preferred.
A minimum of one year experience with school age children under qualified supervision required; two to three years preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Application details: Please send cover letter and resume to