After School Preschool Teacher (Part-Time, 2020-2021)

After School Preschool Teacher (Part-Time, 2020-2021)

ABOUT US The Primary School is expanding the boundaries of traditional education. Our holistic model weaves together education, health, and family support services to ensure underserved children have the system of care they need to lead meaningful and emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy lives. The Primary School was founded in 2015, and we  received seed funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.Our approach has three defining characteristics:
  • We start early. We start working with parents and enroll children into our program as early as birth to reach them at their most critical stage in development.
  • We work with - not around - families. We know that parents and caregivers are the most important people in a child’s life. We partner with them to enhance the education and health of their children.
  • We integrate multiple systems to serve the whole child. Our unique model unites health care and education, building a multi-disciplinary team and holistic system of care around a child’s full needs.
In 2016, we opened our flagship school in East Palo Alto, California, with our first class of four-year-olds. We have grown to serve over 300  children and their families via a 0-3 parent/child program, a preschool and elementary school, and a parent wellness program.Our ultimate goal is to create a game-changing system of care for children that can be replicated across the country. To that end, we are building a model that can be effectively implemented in diverse communities and sustained on public funding. In 2020 we will expand our student and family population in East Palo Alto and open our next site in Hayward, California.  It’s an exciting time to join the team!ABOUT THE ROLE The After School Preschool Teacher will report to the School Program Manager and is responsible for supporting a group of preschool students during after-school programming hours (3:30-5:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday’s). The After School Preschool teacher will engage in meaningful and creative activities during after school hours to create a safe and enriching environment for all students who participate. After School Teachers receive coaching and feedback from the classroom teachers, teaching teams and school leaders.Responsibilities
  • Build relationships and actively engage with preschool students. Assist in creating a developmentally appropriate curriculum connected to the needs and interests of the children.
  • Create exciting and enriched environments connected to curriculum and quality learning experiences.
  • Keep children safe and healthy through proper supervision, authentic interaction and practicing good health habits.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff by practicing workplace values, flexibility, and being a team player.
  • Collaboration with Classroom Teams to practice skills and jointly problem solve.
  • Regular communication with and outreach to families.
  • The critical features of this role are described above but are not all encompassing; as our school grows and evolves your responsibilities may shift accordingly.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • You are available to work between: 3:30 – 5:30pm, Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and  Friday’s during the school year (August 19, 2020 - June 10, 2021)
  • You love spending time with kids and kids love spending time with you
  • You have an California issued associate or teacher level child development permit
  • You have a minimum of 6 ECE units
  • You have experience working with students in a school or similarly structured environment - after-school program, summer camp, child care program or tutoring session, preferably serving East Palo Alto or a community similar to East Palo Alto
  • You know that a great environment for children doesn’t just “happen” - it’s built with great care, preparation, practice and love. With or without “teacher” in your job title, you have always been the “teacher” - at home, at your job, with your family, in your community - and caring for and engaging children has been a consistent theme and/or area of interest in your life
  • You get that starting a new school and organization is no easy task and are not scared - in fact, you’re energized - by the idea of putting in the hours and deep commitment needed to bring The Primary School to life
  • You have a parent- and family-centered mindset
  • You recognize the multidimensional needs of children and families, because you’ve seen the intersection of education, health, and family support services in your own life
  • You learn new systems quickly and feel comfortable with technology
  • You are unafraid of diversity and engage confidently across difference
  • You are kind, humble, and collaborative
A Plus If
  • You have an understanding of early childhood education and child development
  • You speak fluent Spanish
  • You are from or have ties to the East Palo Alto community
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.COMPENSATION Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.HOW TO APPLYPlease apply through our website here: https://www.theprimaryschool.org/current-opportunities/