Summary: Extended Day assistants are expected to create a safe and loving environment for children both before and after the school day. EDP assistants must be able to supervise play and engage children from one year old through sixth grade in age appropriate activities.
A teaching certificate and/or experience is preferred. High school diploma is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Engage with children and redirect them if necessary
Assist children during lunch: help children unpack and open lunch and clean up after the meal.
Help prepare daily activities: crafts, games, manipulatives.
Greet parents, as they pick up their child, in a friendly and professional manner. Time of pick up should be documented by EDP staff.
Assist in cleaning up and organizing room after activities.
Supervise children on playground and serve children snack each afternoon.
EDP staff will help to clean and organize the Lion’s Den during Preplanning and Postplanning.
Prior experience with children is preferred.
EDP assistants must be able to effectively communicate with children age one through sixth grade. Assistants are expected help create a harmonious environment where they work as a team with other EDP assistants. Positive communication with parents, including feedback about the child’s day is a must.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee should be comfortable with prolonged sitting and standing.
Employee should be able to lift and hold up to 50 lbs.
Employee should be able to squat to a child’s height and maintain eye contact at a child’s level.
Employee should be able to bend and reach from floor to waist several times throughout the day.
Employee should be able to crawl around on the floor and interact with children in their space.
Employee should be able to do lifting and walking as needed.
Employee should be able to go outside with the children, welcome parents at the gate (Early Morning drop off) in various types of weather (heat, cold and rain).
The employee is continuously involved with supervising and interacting with students including, but not limited to, transitioning from location to location, drop off and pick-up responsibilities, and lunch.
Provide consistent guidance, redirection. Adhere to and enforce discipline policies of school.
Provide a loving, healthy, safe environment for children.
Demonstrate patience when interacting with children, parents, and co-workers.
Arrange for substitute coverage when out for illness or personal reasons.
Attend school functions as required by administration
Support the school in word and action both on and off campus.
Confidentiality is required in school matters and in regard to students, their families and coworkers.
EDP staff must be willing to work with all age groups. Work schedules will be determined by staffing needs. Staff must be willing to change/adjust their work hours if needed. Twelve month employees are expected to work school holidays and summer camp. Nine month employees are expected to work EDP on each half day of school.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School, serving children from age 1 through grade 6, is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and engaging educator to serve as Preprimary Director, with overall responsibility for the curricular and non-curricular programs involving students and faculty in early childhood through Pre-K II (ages 1- 4). The Preprimary Director reports to the Head of School and serves as a key member of the school’s administrative team, contributing to efforts in admissions, operations, and implementation of the 2017 Strategic Plan. At the heart of the Preprimary program is the charge to help develop and nurture a learning community made up of extraordinary teachers dedicated to each and every child. Above all, the Preprimary Director should be an educator who loves children and is dedicated to seeing young learners thrive in a joyful and engaging environment.
5 – 7 years' experience as a lead teacher
2 – 3 years' experience as an administrative leader
Dynamic instructional leadership with a solid understanding of the developmental growth of early learners and deep optimism for young children
Generous spirit, positive attitude, and sense of humor
Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference to email@example.com.