Part-time hourly employee (not benefits-eligible) beginning August 25, 2022
North Park Elementary Schoolis an independent school accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) located in Chicago's Ravenswood community. North Park serves 247 students in Preschool through 8th Grade, and is dedicated to raising confident, self-reliant individuals in partnership with families, while instilling a sense of curiosity, a passion for learning, and a commitment to impacting the broader community. North Park seeks to nurture curiosity, spark creativity, and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, community that supports all students, helping them become the best version of themselves. North Park believes that diversity is a critical source of strength for all. For more on the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here.
North Park Elementary School seeks an After Care Program Associate Teacher who is passionate about supervising and mentoring children in our after-school program on a part-time basis (a few days per week, from 3:00-6:00 PM). The ideal candidate will display a passion for engaging children in play-based activities, maintaining a positive mindset towards social-emotional development, cultural competence, and facilitating problem-solving strategies.
Collaborate with other After Care Associates and the Student Services Coordinator (who manages the program) to supervise and engage students in indoor and outdoor play
Maintain a safe and clean environment for students and staff
Effectively and respectfully communicate with students, parents, and staff
Build positive and trusting relationships with colleagues and students school-wide
Maintain a professional attitude in all manner of conduct with students, faculty, and parents, including a commitment to confidentiality
Accurately check students in and out of the program using the school’s Procare system
Occasional opportunities to extend hours in other roles
Demonstrate a joyful disposition and love of working with children
Interact with students and co-workers in a warm, empathetic, and confident manner
A commitment to creating an affirming, inclusive, equitable, and just space for all
A growth mindset and intellectual curiosity
Strong verbal, written, and digital communication skills
Sound executive functioning skills, and the ability to transition quickly and effectively from one activity to another
Availability to work a minimum of two to three days per week
Pass mandated TB test and background check upon hire
North Park Elementary School is a is a vibrant student-centered community built upon a caring professional teaching staff working in partnership with actively involved parents. We are a 240 strong Pre-Kindergarten thru 8th Grade non-sectarian, independent school that develops children to be self-motivated, independent thinkers who love learning for its own sake. We do it by discovering, respecting and growing each student as an individual. Students are engaged by a comprehensive, academically challenging curriculum emphasizing exploration and discovery.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at North Park Elementary School will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. North Park Elementary School does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.