The Buckley School, an all-boys K-9 school located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks outstanding, enthusiastic After School teaching assistants, who love working with children. Our students are 5-12 year old boys and our activity-based program currently runs Mondays through Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are looking to grow our program and there will be the possibility for Friday hours as we expand.
This is a wonderful opportunity with potential to grow your skills, experience, responsibilities, and hours and pay, within a supportive, team-oriented work environment. This is also a great opportunity for a former teacher!
The teaching assistants will support and collaborate with the Director of After School and Auxiliary Programs to provide a high quality After School experience for students and families. Our After School program, called OverTime, builds upon and enhances the daily curriculum. We offer a variety of exciting classes that encourage learning and play, while maintaining the Buckley community standards and Codes of Conduct.
Partner with colleagues in providing positivity, support, supervision, and classroom management to ensure the safety and needs of the children are being met at all times.
Under the supervision of the Program Director, you will be encouraged to create, plan, and lead a variety of activities from free choice options to specialty educational or recreational classes in your areas of expertise. Current offerings include yoga, arts and crafts, robotics, coding, chess, origami. We look forward to you bringing your talents to our program offerings.
Assist children with homework, provide tutoring support, and ensure that children complete their assignments.
Communicate all discipline and other student concerns to the Program Director who will, in most instances, handle parent communications regarding these matters.
Communicate positively with parents or guardians during daily pickup to provide updates on their child’s activities and progress.
Responsible for all activity and room preparations and clean-up for the program.
Walk students between buildings and classrooms.
Take attendance and conduct other record keeping duties.
A commitment through the end of the 2023-24 school year is expected.
How To Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please put “Boomerang After School Teaching Assistant” in the subject line. No calls please.
The Buckley School is an equal opportunity employer. Buckley does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, carrier status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Buckley School actively seeks diversity in its faculty and student body.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Pursuing a degree in education, child development, or a related field is preferred.
A passion for working with children and experience in an academic, after school, or similar setting, such as summer camp or daycare.
A warm, positive, professional demeanor in all interactions with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Experience creating lessons or leading activities with children.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Able to take direction and receive feedback.
Must be dependable, patient, organized, flexible, and know how to have fun!
Welcome to Buckley!
As a K-9 independent boys school in New York City, we recognize and appreciate the great responsibility we have in shaping the lives of tomorrow's leaders. With a tradition of excellence dating back over 100 years, we are fortunate to offer our students and families an environment where doing your best becomes the only way of doing things at all.
As proud as we are of this tradition, however, we are educators with a growth mindset, always striving to do the very best for our boys. Our teachers are innovators in the classroom and mentors in the hallway, our coaches are bastions of sportsmanship and proponents of healthy living, and our leaders are constantly looking forward, not resting on any past success. At Buckley, we aren't focused on the achievement of excellence; we are focused on the pursuit of it.
We are proud of our mission, particularly our focus on every boy. Yes, every boy will learn the fundamental skills and the academic habits needed for success in secondary school, but more important to us, every boy will also learn how to be a young man of sterling character, a young man who respects others and who puts his community before himself.