Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school, seeks fun and energetic part-time Assistants to work in the Extended Day Program located on its Bethesda, MD campus. This is a temporary part-time position starting April 1st until June 10th. Hours for the program will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00 - 5:30 pm and Wednesdays from 12:00 – 5:30 pm. Candidates with availability all 5 days will be prioritized; however, we will consider candidates who have availability 3 or more days during the specified time frames.
• Interact with children to support play, exploration, and learning
• Plan and implement activities that meet the COVID-19 health and safety protocols
• Meet the individual needs of each child
• Participate in staff and training meetings
• Present expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level
• Communicate appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff
• Build teamwork
• Follow all COVID-19 protocols established by the Sidwell Friends School Community
Successful candidates should be 18 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma and have prior experience working with children. Additional qualifications include effective communication skills, flexibility, patience, a sense of humor, and a demonstrated love for working with young children and their families. Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification is required; however, if you are not CPR/AED certified you will have the opportunity to complete the course upon hire.
Candidates who are interested in summer employment opportunities should indicate so on the application. Assistant may also be eligible for consideration for the 2021-22 school year.
Successful candidates will need to successfully complete all background checking requirements at the time of hire, adhere to all routine testing for COVID-19 and to all health and safety protocols associated with working on campus.
Applicants should upload a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our on-line application.
About Sidwell Friends
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.