Supervisor: Coordinator of Co-Curricular Programming
Deadline to apply: NA
Catherine Cook School is a vibrant learning community that fosters curiosity, develops critical thinking, and inspires compassionate leadership for students in preschool through 8th grade.
Catherine Cook School is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and compassionate community grounded in a culture of integrity.
At Catherine Cook, we value a diverse and inclusive community. We define diversity as the range of differences and similarities between social identifiers including: race, socio-economic status, ability, age, gender identity, sexual identity, religion, and ethnicity. Our staff and faculty place a high value on diversity and equity work including – but not limited to - cultural, racial, and gender differences with students and colleagues. The ideal candidate is eager to join this type of professional community. We specifically seek candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.
Catherine Cook is currently looking to hire part-time Extended Day Staff to work with our after school programs for the school year. There is up to six weeks of summer work available for the right candidates. Our Extended Day program is sorted into groups based on age and is an opportunity for students to remain on campus safely until dismissed for the day. Students will have a snack, play time, group activities, arts and crafts, homework time (if age appropriate) and outside time. The ideal candidate is comfortable leading groups of children, confident in their ability to create a safe environment, and has experience working with children with young children, specifically in a preschool or camp setting.
This position will follow the academic calendar. This position begins immediately and the last day of school is June 8, following all school breaks and holidays. The Ext. Day schedule is typically 2:30-5:15 or 6:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday).
Duties and Expectations:
Must be energetic, punctual, reliable, patient, consistent, and can take directions from Supervisor and make sound decisions
Experience with preschool and/or school aged children
Good communication skills
Plan and facilitate age-appropriate activities
Responsible for the safety and supervision of students, including food allergies
Manage student attendance by checking them in and out and keeping track of after school schedules
Prepare and set up activities, snacks, and supplies for specific age group
Housekeeping: Comfortable picking up after students, cleaning up spills, wiping down tables, ensuring classrooms and other areas of the school are tidied up before leaving for the day
Comfortable with the use of walkie-talkies and safely escorting children out to their cars at the end of the day
Adapts well to changes in schedules
Work well with other after school leaders to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere
Tolerate moderate to loud noise levels
Participate, as needed, in bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, pushing, pulling, sitting, and walking
Job Type: Part-time
Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
Chicago, IL 60610: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Catherine Cook empowers students from preschool through eighth grade to be adaptive, confident and productive stewards of an evolving world. Our community engages with ideals of cultural competence, progressive academics, ethical literacy, and innovation designed to inspire personal excellence and compassionate leadership.