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K-7 After School Program Instructors (2017-2018)

Lodestar | Oakland, CA | Part Time

Job Description

 

The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

Social justice movements come in all shapes and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools, we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

 

Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,000 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. 95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges.  We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding exceptional education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org

 

 

The Opportunity

 Extended Day Afterschool Program Instructors (2017-2018) 

Competencies, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

 

Lighthouse Community Public School’s Extended Day Program (afterschool program) is seeking K-7 Program Instructors (for their Lodestar campus) who are relentlessly committed to ensuring quality afterschool programming and that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of their choice.  Lodestar staff believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community.  

  

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrates the Value of Social Justice and Equity in Education

  • Expects High-Quality Student Engagement

  • Builds Optimal Culture during ASP time

  • Responds Effectively to Student Needs

  • Develops Meaningful Relationships with Students, Parents, and Colleagues

  • Is an Active and Engaged Teammate

  • Follows Through on Commitments

  • Holds a Growth Mindset for Self, Students, and Colleagues

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Core activities include:

Extended Day Program Instructor Role: Lead an EDP Crew class made up of approximately 15-20 Students. Crews Meet once per week for 1 hour.

EDP Crew Goals:

  • Build community for students to check-in, share points of challenge, celebrate successes and create a space that feels physically and emotionally safe.

  • Discuss social justice issues that are impacting the Oakland community.

  • Build relationships in community with families.

EDP Academic Goals:

  • Provide homework assistance

  • Identify and support student academic challenges.

  • Maintain an appropriate learning environment and model appropriate behavior.

  • Provide academic support in an environment that promotes student Success

Community Events:

  • EDP Staff is expected to support and create avenues for student engagement in EDP community events.

 

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively supervise recess activities; maintain physical and emotional safety for all students during that time.

  • Collaboratively plan and lead activities that build meaningful community connections.

  • Demonstrate professional demeanor by being punctual, consistent, reliable, creative, communicative, courteous and flexible.

  • Attend and actively participate in professional development activities, team and staff meetings to improve the effectiveness of student support and engagement.

  • Actively collaborate with both other EDP staff and larger Lodestar Community.

  • Administer Lodestar’’s student policies and procedures (i.e. attendance, dress code, etc.).

  • Maintain a classroom culture ideal for student learning by implementing preferred Lodestar’s strategies and systems.

  • Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least one school year experience working with youth                

  • TB Clearance within the last 4 years. (must obtain prior to direct work with youth)        

  • Background clearance from the FBI and DOJ LiveScan. (must obtain prior to direct work with youth)

  • First Aid/CPR certified. (must obtain prior to direct work with youth)

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to maintain cooperative and working relationships with others.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple developmental levels of age groups.

  • Familiar with Google apps.

  • Interest in working in a professional, collaborative, and responsive school environment dedicated to high academic outcomes for every child.

  • Prior training and use of Restorative Justice practices is a plus.

  • Prior experience in extended day and afterschool programming is a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

 

Time Commitment:

This position involves approximately 20 hours per week.  All instructors are expected to maintain hours of 3:00 - 6:15 pm on M, T, Th, F, and approximately noon to 6:45 pm on Wednesdays.

The schedule follows the Lighthouse school calendar.  There are several times in which Professional Development opportunities begin as early as 8:00 am.

EDP Instructors interested in working more hours can combine this role with a daytime Supervision role. Inquire if interested. This is a part-time hourly non-exempt position.

Supervision

This role reports to the Extended Day Program Coordinator

 

OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees.  We provide competitive compensation that takes your prior experiences/skill set into consideration.

 

TO APPLY

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume (Required)*

  • Cover letter (Required)* that addresses:

    • Why are you interested in this position and what makes you an optimal fit?

    • What are you your short-term and long-term goals?.

    • 3 professional references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Title/nature of working relationship

 

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site. Director may come to observe candidate in a current placement.

 

Lighthouse Community Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.