Afterschool Teacher (Part-Time) - Position Available Immediately
The Kew-Forest School
Location: Forest Hills, New York
Type: Part Time
Salary: $18.50 per hour
The Kew-Forest School is a co-educational independent day school located in Forest Hills, Queens, New York that serves a diverse population of approximately 225 students in Preschool (3-year-olds) through Grade 12. Founded in 1918, Kew-Forest is the longest-serving college preparatory school in Queens. Our community nurtures lifelong learners, our educators inspire young people, and our students support each other.
Kew-Forest is proud to enroll an astonishingly diverse student body representative of Queens and New York City, including approximately nine percent of whom are international students. The Kew-Forest School promotes diversity in its hiring process and is committed to supporting its inclusive community by hiring culturally diverse faculty to work with our equally diverse students and families. At Kew-Forest, our mission is to do more than just educate—it is to deeply inspire. The Kew-Forest School is embarking on an exciting new chapter as it enters its 105th year of operation. The individual who joins our community to fill this position must be energetic, creative, imaginative, and thoughtful in their approach to after school programming as the School enters its era of Kew-Forest 2.0.
To serve our community's need for a safe and exciting end to the school day, we offer our Afterschool Care Program (“AfterCare”) to children entering grades Pre K-6. The Afterschool Program is designed to meet the needs of Kew-Forest families who are interested in a safe, secure, and enriching environment in which their children can grow socially, physically, emotionally, and academically after school. The Afterschool Program includes optional Mini-Course activities such as Chess, Legos, Drama, etc. We also offer morning care for parents who might need to drop their child off before the school day begins. In this program, teachers monitor students in the gymnasium while students interact and play with one another. Students are then sent to their classrooms for the beginning of the school day.
Be directly responsible for providing supervision and academic assistance to students in a safe social and emotional space.
Facilitate and support all Morning Care and Afterschool Program activities (including being active in the school dismissal process and delivering and picking up children from other Afterschool/Mini-Course Activities).
Observe and support children working on their homework while maintaining a proper learning environment.
Engage children who have completed their work in group games and activities (e.g., engage in and supervise free play, board games, etc.).
Engage children during morning care from 7:30 am- 8:00 am (e.g., engage in and supervise free play, board games, etc.) in the gymnasium and escort them to their classrooms for the beginning of the school day.
Maintain a high level of flexibility and professionalism at all times and communicate behavioral expectations to students.
Manage and maintain student attendance sheets/logs.
Maintain collegial relationships with staff and parents, and professionally represent the organization’s brand.
Attend additional meetings with staff, as necessary.
Other duties, as necessary.
Required Skills and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in an Afterschool Program and/or other relevant experience working with children.
Strong content knowledge of engaging youth in recreational and artistic activities.
Thorough knowledge of group management, behavior management, and positive youth development principles.
Interest in providing quality recreational experiences to youth in grades K-5.
Strong professionalism with the ability to take on multiple responsibilities, be flexible, and possess a positive team-oriented attitude.
Self-motivation with the ability to work effectively under pressure.
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong understanding of and the ability to enforce program expectations and department policies.
Flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.
Hours and Compensation
Part-time job. Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 8:00 am (morning care) and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (afterschool), and on a few select days from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Full week commitment is preferred though other arrangements can be considered
$18.50 per hour
Reports to the Director of Auxiliary and Summer Programs
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Keesha Sterling, Director of Auxiliary and Summer Programs at email@example.com.
To learn more about The Kew-Forest School, please visit our website: www.kewforest.org.
We are The Kew-Forest School.
Our community nurtures lifelong learners from around the world.
Our educators inspire young people to think boldly and find their voices.
Our students support each other and explore thoughtfully as they shape the future.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Kew-Forest School believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity. The School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, culture, background, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected classes or classifications. No employee or job applicant will be discriminated against in recruitment, compensation, promotion, or termination practices.
The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department of Education. The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York (GISNY).
*The Kew-Forest School is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association (NYSAISAA), the Private School Athletic Association (PSAA), and the Long Island Athletic Association of Independent Schools (LIAAIS).