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After School Program Site Coordinator

Company: Town of Brookline
Location: Brookline
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Town of Brookline is seeking a full-time Admin Lead Teacher - After School Program Site Coordinator to provide administrative leadership, supervision, and coordination of the Brookline Recreation Department's After School Program (ASP) located at the Eliot Recreation Center in Brookline, an attractive space with large indoor/outdoor play areas. The After School Program is for Brookline Public School students who are in grades K-4. This program offers a safe and supportive alternative between school and home for children. Activities include outdoor play, ice skating, golf, open gym, cooking, arts & crafts, homework, seasonal activities and field trips. ASP is a collaborative working environment for staff and families.



The Admin Lead Teacher - Site Coordinator will plan, implement and maintain developmentally appropriate programming and activities with input from teachers in the classroom; including appropriate classroom space, materials and equipment; provides a nurturing, consistent, developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs of the Center's children, and other related tasks as required. Develops and maintains parent relationships, collaborate with colleagues, and take part in continuous professional development, which ensures a quality learning environment and meets the developmental needs of children aged twelve months to five years.



Qualifications: EEC Lead Teacher qualified, Director I qualified is required, Director II preferred. Bachelor's degree in child development, early childhood education or a related field and a minimum of two years' experience as an elementary teacher, or an equivalent combination of training and experience that includes an Associate's degree in child development, early childhood education or a related field. One to three years of experience with record keeping and systems management, or a combination of equivalent years and experience. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively and communicate well with others, verbally and writing. CPR, First Aid and valid MA Driver's license is required. 40 hours per week during the school year.



Starting salary $58,309 annualized plus generous benefits and excellent working conditions. Please review the job description below for qualifications and duties. Please apply with resume and cover letter by November 13, 2022.







Admin Lead Teacher - After School Program Site Coordinator Job Description





PRIMARY PURPOSE


The Administrative Lead Teacher-After School Program is the Site Coordinator, supporting the daily administrative duties and functions of the After School Program of the Recreation Department. As Site Coordinator the position provides leadership, supervision, and coordination of the After School Program which provides an environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs of for elementary school-aged children, facilitating learning through passionate delivery of high-quality programming. Perform all other related tasks as required.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.



Responsible for providing a nurturing, consistent, developmentally appropriate environment that meets the cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs of the children. Evaluate children's development on a regular basis, and work with specialists or outside services designated to a child. Plans, implements and maintains developmentally appropriate programming and activities with input from teachers in the classroom; including appropriate classroom space, materials and equipment.



Develop and maintain positive and effective communication with parents, create a welcoming and supportive environment for parents. Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and partners.



Serve as a leader in the classroom to ensure a positive, collaborative and professional atmosphere, serve as a model and provide support to teachers; work cooperatively with all ASP and Brookline Recreation Staff. Attend staff meetings, prepare for and lead monthly team meetings. Maintain team meeting notes and plans for team.



Maintain children's attendance and ongoing development records and portfolio. Conduct formal observations and assessments of children in classroom two times per year, schedule and conduct parent conferences to review child assessment two times per year. Responsible for the safety and well-being of children in the classroom through management and supervision. Maintain a well-organized and clean space conducive to growth and learning, including daily inspections of all facilities, equipment, and supplies. Participates in emergency response such as evacuation procedures and CPR/First Aid.



Ensure compliance with all EEC regulations and guidelines through planning, implementation, coordination and oversight. Promote positive discipline practices that support problem solving and conflict resolution consistent with the staff handbook and EEC standards, rules and regulations.



Provide supervision and guidance to teaching staff; conduct and coordinate in-service trainings and assist staff in meeting professional development goals. Generate lead Teacher performance assessments and provide feedback to the Assistant Director of Recreation on the progress of professional development goals and objectives. Assists in the achievement of enrollment and operational objectives.



Monitors child-related food allergies, special needs, medical conditions, behaviors, accidents or incidents requiring medical attention, or matters requiring parental notification and reports concerns to the Assistant Director of Recreation.



Responsible for ensuring children adjust successfully to a classroom, and foster positive relationships between children and their peers.



Performs similar or related work as directed, required, or as situation dictates.







SUPERVISION RECEIVED


The Administrative Lead Teacher- Afterschool Program reports to the Assistant Director of Recreation.



SUPERVISION GIVEN


Supervise Group Leaders and Assistant Group Leaders, Volunteers and approximately 50+ children.



WORK ENVIRONMENT


Works in early childhood learning facilities with a moderate level of noise; the work is subject to seasonal changes and requires planning; the employee may work evenings. The employee operates standard office equipment, including a computer, copier; uses classroom, sports and other recreation equipment; operates a department van. The employee has significant contact with children, parents, the general public, other town agencies, e.g., school department and outside organizations. Errors could result in of accreditation, personal injury or injury to others, monetary loss or delay or loss of service.







RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS



Education and Experience


EEC Lead Teacher qualified, Director I qualified is required, Director II preferred. Bachelor's degree in child development, early childhood education or a related field and a minimum of two years' experience as an elementary teacher, or an equivalent combination of training and experience that includes an Associate's degree in child development, early childhood education or a related field. One to three years of experience with record keeping and systems management, or a combination of equivalent years and experience.



Additional Requirements





  • Certification in CPR, AED, EPI Pen and First Aid

  • Valid Massachusetts Driver's License, Class D





    KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILL


    Thorough knowledge and understanding of EEC licensing regulations, standards and policies and procedures. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively and communicate well with others, verbally and writing, including co-workers, children and parents.



    Organized, reliable and conscientious, able to work independently and as a team; ability to use discretion regarding confidential information.



    Willingness to increase knowledge in the field, to work toward meeting performance goals, and to understand and abide the Center's policies and procedures.



    Knowledge of computer applications (word processing, internet and intranet and software applications.



    Ability to work independently with only occasional directions, reliable and conscientious, detail oriented, great organizational skills with an ability to multi-task. Ability to act professionally, appropriately, and to maintain confidentiality of records and other information.







    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


    Minimal physical effort is required. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, speak, hear, sit, use hands to operate equipment and may be required to lift up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents, use a computer and operate a motor vehicle.



    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



Keywords: Town of Brookline, Brookline , After School Program Site Coordinator, Other , Brookline, Massachusetts

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