Early Care/ After Care Teacher

Foothills School of Arts and Sciences Southwest / Boise Early Childhood Primary Part Time Posted 2M ago

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Foothills School of Arts & Sciences

Early Care and After Care Teacher(s) (part-time)

www.foothillsschool.org

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School Description

Located in Boise, Idaho, Foothills School of Arts and Sciences is a Pre-K through Grade 9 independent day school. Since its founding in 1992, Foothills has been committed to providing a progressive learning environment that suits the developmental learning needs of children and adolescents. A project-based program integrated with visual and performing arts helps students develop independent perspectives, strong academic competencies, social-emotional skills, and a sense of civic responsibility. Annual trips take advantage of Boise’s location in the Intermountain West. Foothills places a high value on maintaining a collegial and collaborative atmosphere among employees. There is an expectation of continuous growth and improvement for all employees and support for professional development inside and outside the school.
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Position Description

Foothills School seeks Early Care (M-F 7:30am-8:15am) and After Care (M-F 3:00pm-5:45pm) teachers to supervise students before and after school (Pre-K-6th grade) during the 2021-2022 school year. These positions can be staffed by two separate people or could be combined and staffed by one individual. The positions require candidates who are eager and excited about working with students in a multi-age before and after-school setting. Both positions are responsible for providing activities and supervision of children. After Care also includes walking children to the park, safely engaging with them in play, passing out a snack, and overseeing the dismissal of these students at the end of their day. The position requires strict adherence to COVID-19 related protocols including sanitization, social distancing, and mask-wearing. The positions begin August 16, 2021 and run through May 27, 2022.
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Responsibilities

Keep a record of children that are in Early Care, check students in with teachers; check students into After Care and out to their parents/guardians at the end of the day
Ensure the safety of students in accordance with school policies
Strictly adhere to COVID-19 related protocols including sanitization, social distancing, and mask-wearing
Provide activities and engage with students that stay after school
Facilitate an after-school snack
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Professional Background

Demonstrate the ability to design activities to meet a wide range of ages and needs
Maintain a current Boise city child care license (note, it may be that we staff separate groups of early and aftercare. Adults are not required to have a child care license, but must pass a background check, if they are supervising groups that do not include preschool children)
Must have experience working with children in a group setting
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Personal Qualities

Commitment to professionalism and excellence
Organized and able to manage multiple tasks
Socially conscious, want to make a difference in the world
Sense of humor, energetic, optimistic, gregarious
Child-centered
Effective communicator
Collaborative, flexible
Creative
Accessible, approachable
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CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND TWO REFERENCES TO:

Katie McClay

Foothills School of Arts and Sciences

601 S. 9th St.

Boise, Idaho 83702
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Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Foothills School of Arts and Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.
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Non-discrimination Policy: Foothills School of Arts and Sciences does not discriminate on a basis of age, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other classifications protected by law, in all of its operations. *

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Mission

At Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, we ignite a passion for learning through a progressive approach to education. In this vibrant learning community, education is an active and collaborative experience. Through a challenging inquiry-based curriculum, Foothills students explore their ideas and develop curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and confidence. Embracing each individual's unique strengths and contributions, we guide children to know themselves and to understand their role in a global community.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Foothills School of Arts and Sciences is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.