OVERVIEW: Family Focus’ mission is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families as individual units and within their communities. We are committed to ensuring our centers provide exemplary services with innovative programs and that family support principles are integrated into every aspect of the work.
POSITION SUMMARY:The After School Activity Program (ASAP), in partnership with North Shore School District 112, provides programming for Highland Park/Highwood children in afternoon kindergarten through fifth grade. Please note: Highland Park is located 25 miles north of Chicago.
The ASAP teacher is responsible for planning and implementing enrichment activities, assisting with homework and for providing a nurturing environment for the children. This position is approximately18 hours per week, 3-6pm on school days during the regular school year. The ASAP teacher reports to the Site Coordinator as well as to the ASAP Director. Works begin in mid-August for this school-year position.
Maintain consistent supervision and active involvement with children at all times
Plan and implement appropriate, engaging activities including STEM, literacy, and other educational activities
Maintain a warm, caring and non-judgmental attitude towards children and their families
Be an active, cooperative team member
Participate in continuous self-assessment of the program, develop personal goals
Assist in maintaining equipment and materials in a neat, organized fashion
Attend team, staff and individual supervision meetings
Participate in orientation, on-going training and in-service education programs
Communicate with Site Coordinator regarding issues and concerns, accidents, illness, etc.
Abide by Family Network personnel policies
Assume full responsibility of the program in the absence of the Site Coordinator
Minimum 20+ hours of college level coursework in early childhood or education
Experience working with school-age children in an educational or recreational setting
Dedication to enhancing each child's physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development
Creativity, flexibility, and patience
An understanding of school-age children, including their developmental characteristics
Sensitivity to children of all backgrounds
Willingness to learn about and to work with children’s special needs and capabilities
Willingness to use agreed upon, consistent approach to discipline
Ability to provide an environment in which children feel a sense of belonging
Availability during all ASAP hours including occasional full days and early dismissal days
Time management skills
Must live within a 10 mile radius of Highland Park
Family Focus values a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on agency needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. Qualified applicants will be considered in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.