Location and Job Title:
Lead Teacher After School Program
JCC Greater Boston
333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA 02459
Are you warm, cheerful, nurturing, energetic and enthusiastic? Are you someone who can create a childcare space which is safe, fun and well run? If so, JCC Greater Boston is seeking someone with your qualities to be a Lead Teacher and create happy, supportive and memorable experiences for children in grades K-5 who are attending the JCC Greater Boston Discovery Club After School. Discovery Club is an active and engaging after-school program located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton. Position will run from September 9, 2021 - June 17, 2022 with some hours of orientation and training the week of August 30. The Lead Teacher will manage or assist in a classroom and will be supported by the Family Programming Team. This position is ideal for someone seeking engaging part-time work where they can make a difference in children's lives while enjoying being part of a collaborative, upbeat and friendly community.
The JCC is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values - Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation - which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.
- Foster creative and vibrant classrooms in a safe and enriching environment, helping the children develop positive social skills and interactions.
- Create engaging experiences for children in grades K-5 (ages 5-11 yrs); Lead children's activities such as art, LEGO, social activities, physical activities, outdoor play, free play, gym games, board games, and special projects. Supervise activities such as homework. Encourage positive social skills.
- Ensure compliance with Early Education & Care (EEC) policies and regulations. Maintain a safe environment for children to explore, play and grow. Maintain daily attendance records.
- Greet children as they arrive and help them feel welcome. Ride transportation or supervise public school transportation pickup, as needed. Escort children to enrichment classes elsewhere in the facility.
- Participate as a team member in Family Programming meetings and trainings
- Communicate day-to-day group happenings and activities with parents. Communicate effectively with Discovery Club Program Director, Site Coordinator and team staff. Address behavioral concerns with the Site Coordinator.
- Age 18 or older
- Based on licensing requirements, Group Leaders must have one of these three sets of qualifications:
- Nine months experience (including three months supervised experience) working with school-age children in a child care program;
- A high school diploma or equivalent and 6 months experience (including 3 months of supervision) working with school-age children in a child care program
- An Associates or Bachelor's degree in a related field, plus 3 months experience working with school-age children in a child care program;
- Enjoys and cares about children. Warm, cheerful, patient and nurturing.
- Flexible, mature and responsible
- Excellent communicator and skilled at collaborating with others
- Able to work program schedule: Monday to Friday from 2:30-6pm and Wednesdays from 12-6 pm
- Able to pass a CORI background check (state mandated)
- Citizenship, residency or work visa
- Speaks fluent English (ability to speak other languages also valuable)
- Able to be active with children throughout the day and to lift and carry at least 30 lbs as needed
Greater Boston requires that new employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at
time of hire. The JCC will consider requests for medical or religious
exemption that do not pose undue hardship or a direct threat to health or
JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a great team, co-creating a thriving, dynamic organization which is devoted to community building and lasting impact, please send a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JCC Greater Boston values include: Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation. The agency provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including: Early Learning Centers, summer camps, health and wellness programs, family engagement programs and cultural activities. The JCC is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background.
Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:
- creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships,
- welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston,
- supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life,
- nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and
- expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as whole.
JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff and children very seriously. Over 93% of our staff have been vaccinated. We have aligned all of our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. Our practices include ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.