After School Teacher's Aide

San Francisco, CA | Reading Partners Plus

Job Description

After School Teacher's Aide - Reading Partners Plus

Reading Partners Plus, a literacy-based after school program, seeks an engaging, part time After School Teacher's Aide for our San Francisco locations to support and assist the lead site staff in planning and executing group after school activities, and supervising volunteers. The Reading Partners Plus program uses a highly structured curriculum developed by Reading Partners and supplemented by the After School Lead Teacher's creativity and innovation. The Teacher's Aide helps and supports the After School Lead Teacher in creating or developing any curriculum or program activities.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • The After School Teacher's Aide reports directly to the Reading Partners After School Program Coordinator, an experienced elementary educator with a strong background in teaching literacy and after school programming. Program Coordinators provide full time on-site support and coaching.
  • The After School Teacher's Aide also receives direction and support from the After School Lead Teacher.
  • This position works closely with other Reading Partners staff, school staff members and administration, volunteer tutors, community partners, students, and families.

WORK HOURS

The Reading Partners Plus After School Program typically operates from 2-6pm, Monday through Friday when schools are open. Additional hours are spent planning, participating in professional development, and collaborating with team members. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in directly impacting Bay Area elementary school students while building your own organizational and professional skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lesson Planning and Student/Classroom Management

  • Help coordinate a group of approximately 18-20 elementary aged students during the afterschool time.
  • Assist the After School Lead Teacher in executing educational lessons and activities that have a literacy foundation.
  • Support the needs of the group and of individuals in the group throughout the after-school day
  • Support the lesson and project planning process.
  • Write lesson plans for and lead 1-2 lessons a week
  • Implement identified materials, tools, resources and activities to address students’ learning needs.

Community Building

  • Support positive communication and relationships between Reading Partners, teachers, students’ families and community partners.
  • Help implement opportunities for parents to become involved with the program.
  • Undertake other projects, as interest and time permit

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and interest in working with elementary school-age children in an after school setting
  • Willingness to learn and be coached with professional development related to group instruction, lesson planning and student support services
  • Excellent constituent relations (students, volunteers, teachers, parents) and customer service skills
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Positive, creative and engaging personality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of and ability to follow a structured Reading Partners curriculum
  • Proficient computer skills (email communications and data entry)
  • Reliable and steady access to transportation (public transportation /personal transport) to travel within a defined region on occasion

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency in Spanish or Chinese
  • Experience teaching reading to K-5 students or working within a school environment
  • Experience working with a diverse community and/or English Language Learners
  • Experience with data entry, email communications and computer proficiency

COMPENSATION

Rate: $12 - $16 per hour depending on experience.  This is a part-time (15-25 hrs/week), non-exempt position, which does not include health benefits and will require a commitment through the school year. 

TO APPLY

Please submit the following application materials to our online job posting:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries.

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