JOB OPENING AT A HOUSE ON BEEKMAN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
As the 2015-16 school-year approaches, we are in need of one more staff member to join our elementary after-school program team. This will be our program’s 4th year in existence and it has been an amazing journey. We’ve seen God do many incredible things and he has used all of the team members in beautiful ways to serve, love and draw the kids we work with nearer to himself. We are so excited to see who he brings to be a part of his work this year.
JOB DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES:
*This is a part-time job. The hours will be approximately 12:30-6:30pm, Monday-Friday for the 2015-16 school-year.
*The job begins on Monday, August 24th.
*The opening is part of a team of one director and four staff members who also work directly with the kids. While each team member does have individual responsibilities, the team works together closely and collaborates in much of the planning and leadership of the program.
*The position consists of leading activities with groups of children, primarily in 3rd-5th grade. These activities will include:
—planning and leading faith-, character- and team-bulding lessons and activities (to promote spiritual growth and social and emotional health)
—helping with homework and implementing our academic curriculum (which includes one-on-one conferencing, facilitating small reading groups and supporting student-chosen writing projects)
—leading rigorous and fun extra-curricular activities that help the kids discover their passions and talents (performance and visual arts, athletics, science and technology, etc.)
—working with the rest of the after-school team to plan and lead a weekly worship service for the kids
—developing positive relationships with family members of the kids you work with, encouraging open communication and engagement
—consistently implementing the program’s behavior approaches in situations of conflict and self-control
—mentoring the kids toward and modeling Christ-like values in relationships and daily interactions with the kids, parents, teammates, etc.
—picking kids up from nearby schools (~10-minute walk from program space) and serving snack
*Responsible, reliable, punctual and organized
*Able to work well both independently and with a team
*2-3 years experience working or volunteering with elementary-aged children, preferably with some experience in an education-oriented setting
*Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree preferred, especially in a related field (for example, education, child development, psychology, social work)–although we are open to HS-degree applicants with significant related work experience
*Commitment to A House on Beekman’s mission and values (please explore our website before applying: www.ahouseonbeekman.org)
*Ability/Intention to commit to full 2015-16 school-year
*Interest in/Passion for the unique culture, history and beauty of the South Bronx community
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to Lauren Wrenn at email@example.com to apply for this position.
FYI–the work begins on August 24th, so we are looking to fill this position promptly. We are prayerfully, hopefully and excitedly looking forward to who God has in store for this opening!