Part-time hourly (Range: $13-15/hour depending on experience)
Academic Year: average of 20-25 hours/week Summer: 40 hours/week.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Programs, the School-Age Teacher will oversee assigned classroom and age appropriate programs for children ages 5-14 years. School-age Worker will demonstrate the skill and competence necessary to contribute to each child’s development. The School-age Worker is responsible for implementing enrichment activities, leading homework time and assisting with homework, and for providing a nurturing environment for the children.
The School-age Worker will be asked to work on CPS holidays and seasonal breaks for full-day programming + full time in the Summer. (There are approximately 9 full-day programming dates in SY19).
Performance Dimensions and Tasks:
Lead or co-lead a class of up to 21 school age students during various activities, program transitions, and academic time.
Provide direct supervision of students enrolled in HPNC’s After School Program.
Assist students of varying ability with homework and projects.
Provide engaging instruction to groups of students with varying academic levels
Escort students to and from programs, following the established after-school schedule
Maintain behavioral expectations for students in keeping with established methods and procedures.
Use of positive discipline and guidance techniques.
Assist in the distribution of program information and publications used to promote the programs and various enrichment programs as offered.
Communicate information and provide support for parents.
Build relationships with students’ parents/guardians by checking in regularly as students are picked up.
Provide conflict resolution with children, parents, families, and staff.
Maintain a positive, safe, and productive work environment by ensuring that the classroom and any other spaces used are neat and organized as well as equipment used.
Monitor recess at local school and coordinate transitions to and from recess and lunch for grades K-8.
Assist students during recess with conflict resolution while engaging students in play
Contacting parents of elementary school children when a conflict occurred during recess
Other duties as assigned.
Reporting & Planning
Collaborate in the development of and facilitate After School Program as implemented by the Director of Programming, including curriculum development and lesson planning.
Participate in staff and parent meetings
Participant in program trainings and staff development
Track attendance and homework completion
Check for e-mails from program director and/or program staff daily. Respond within 24 hours of email
Dedication to enhancing each child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development
Cooperation with the purposes and services of the program
Physical and mental health that do not interfere with child care responsibilities
Creativity, flexibility, understanding and patience
Listening skills, availability and responsiveness to children
An understanding of school age children, including their developmental characteristics
Ability to provide a comfortable environment in which children feel comfortable, relaxed, safe, happy and involved in play, recreation and other activities.
Sensitivity to children’s socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and capabilities
Job Specifications & Mandatory Requirements
Minimum requirements for a Lead Teacher: 21 credits in Education, Child Development, Youth Development, Recreation or Early Childhood Education.
Minimum requirement for an Assistant Teacher: 6 credits in Education, Child Development, Youth Development, Recreation or Early Childhood Education.
At least 19 years of age.
Flexible availability (Academic Year: Part-time schedule with 9 full-days of programming + Summer: 40 hour work schedule).
Must submit to and successfully pass a background check, TB Test, and basic physical.
About Hyde Park Neigborhood Club
The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club was founded in 1909 in response to the needs of local youth. Recognizing the challenges and dangers children could face in an early-twentieth-century urban neighborhood, community leaders banded together to create a safe place for boys (and soon girls) to participate in productive and educational activities.
Today, in order to continue to meet young people’s changing needs, HPNC has grown and evolved. With a focus on inclusiveness and diversity, one of our major goals is to support working families at all income levels with high-quality childcare and enrichment programs. HPNC draws young people aged 0-18 from across the South Side. It offers them, their families and caretakers, a broad array of options that include early childhood classes, after-school program, full-day summer camp, teen mentoring, recreational classes (basketball, roller derby, tumbling) and theater.