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Teaching Assistant

Before/After School & Summer Camp | Severna Park, MD | Part Time

Job Description

Job Title: Teaching Assistant

Supervisor: Program Director

Classification: Part-time; Non-exempt

Work Hours: Monday- Friday: 6:30am-9:30am and/or 2:30pm-6:30pm

 •Position Summary:
      We are looking for an passionate, energetic, friendly, and knowledgeable Teaching Assistant for our before and after school program. This position requires drop off and pick up students from/to schools.  The candidate must have flexibility to work in classrooms with various age ranges (K-8th grade),  able to manage a group of students and engage them in learning.

•Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drop off/ pick up students from area schools and bring them to the after-school facility.
  • Take daily attendance
  • Assist students in homework completion and track their progress
  • Student/Classroom Management:

                       -Address discipline problems in a respectful and consistent manner

                      -Notify Program Director of major and/or on-going discipline infractions immediately

                      -Submit incident reports immediately or before the end of the program day and inform the program director immediately.

   •Administration

  • Help with cleaning, setting up, and breaking down classrooms 
  • Assist Program Director with data entry, record keeping, lesson plans and other administrative tasks as assigned    
  • Help prepare educational materials 

 •Non-Program Hours

  •  Attend trainings and professional development as designated by the Program Director
  •  Attend site cleaning days as designated by Program Director
  •  Participate in promotional events 

 •Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age with high school diploma/certificate of high school equivalence or two completed courses for credit from a college or university.
  • 90 hour certificate with School Age Curriculum or Preschool
  • 1 year of experience working under supervision in a school age environment or 800 hours of experience working in a licensed childcare center primarily with school age children.
  • Must complete continuing education units as specified by the OCC on an annual basis
  • Has been approved as a teacher by the State Department of Education for Kindergarten or grades 1-8.
  • Associate's Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Education is preferred.
  • Must be creative, inspiring, energetic, mature and able to generate enthusiasm in others
  • Must be proficient in both Language Arts and Mathematics on a 12th-grade level.  
  • Must have passion and enjoy working with kids
  • Must have a minimum of two years experience working with children
  • Must be able to show initiative, work within a team or independently, work patiently, and maturely
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite and Social Media
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must possess a clean driving record 
  • Must hold a full driver's license for a minimum of five years
  • Must be able to pass National and Maryland State Child Protective Services screening and background check