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Teacher - After School Program
Peninsula JCC
800 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404

JCC Info:

Since moving to its new home in Foster City in 2004, the PJCC has grown to more than 10,000 members. For over 60 years, the PJCC has worked to inspire a sense of community in San Mateo County. Award winning programs in Early Childhood Education, youth sports and an array of cultural events further its mission to build a caring and connected community, develop leadership and strengthen Jewish identity and values in an environment that is welcoming to all people at every stage of life.

Principal Responsibilities:

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC) cultivates Jewish culture and values, builds community, and serves people of all ages on the North Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our excellent educational, cultural, and recreational programs create a vibrant, inviting gathering place where people of all backgrounds and ages feel at home. Our warm and caring afterschool program serves 120 children, ages 4-10, and their families. Teachers offer homework help and design a variety of activities that allow for creativity and relationship building, keeping both the children and teachers active and engaged afterschool! Arts and crafts, sports and games, swimming, and special interest weekly electives are highlights of our program.

Teachers collaborate together and enjoy ongoing professional development opportunities as a part of their schedule. In addition to a generous medical benefits package, teachers also receive membership to our Fitness Center including access to group fitness classes, pools, and workout facilities. Teachers are responsible for creating a warm, inviting and developmentally appropriate classroom environment.

Summary: The Teacher is responsible for planning and facilitating our Treehouse after-school program for children primarily in grades TK - 5. Programs and activities include weekly swimming, arts and crafts, homework time, science, drama, and themed programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

Hours:

Teacher (minimum of 12 ECE units needed) - M, T, Th, F - 2 - 6pm, W - 11:30 - 6 pm (22 hrs/week). Additional hours as assigned.

Benefits: Great benefits include medical, dental, vacation, sick leave, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching contribution, holidays (10 to 16 depending on Jewish Holidays), Life, LTD and AD&D, section 125 health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, an Employee Assistance Program, full PJCC membership and access to all athletic facilities for you and your household members, and discounts on various classes, camps, after school program and our award winning pre-school.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Reads, writes, comprehends and speaks English proficiently.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well in group problem solving situations.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Displays passion and optimism; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of PJCC policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment.

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