Job Summary: The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools runs an Extended Day program supporting 700+ students per year during the before and after school hours. It provides opportunities for children to connect with friends, discover and develop interests, and relax. Extended Day is designed to provide students with constructive, intentional, and meaningful opportunities to engage socially with one another, creatively with materials and concepts, and civically in the life of the Schools and community. Extended Day brings all of this to life within the familiar and enriching school environment.Â
We are searching for both Extended Day Early Day and Late Day staff to work with children on our Early Childhood campus (Grades nursery through 2nd) or our Historic Campus (Grades 3rd through 8th).
Responsibilities:Â Â Â Â Â Â
Supervising students that need to arrive on campus prior to the start of the regular school day, or students who need additional care after the normal school day.Â
Staff work in teams to manage daily tasks, create an enriching, warm, and organized program.Â
Staff will transition students to and from the Extended Day program.Â
The day consists of managing snacktime, going outside, engaging in developmentally appropriate and fun activities, including arts and crafts, music, science, and games.Â
Extended Day will take place indoors and outdoors.Â Â Â Â
This is a part-time, less than 35 hours, temporary positions for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Your employment will be for a 10 month period, which runs September 8, 2021, through June 10, 2022. There are no benefits associated with these positions. If interested, there is a possibility to extend this position to work through the summer in the Summer Lab program.Â
Must be willing to work with children in a progressive learning and cultural environment.
Must be comfortable independently supervising a group of up to 12 children.
Excellent communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with others.
Strong customer service skills, as well as a friendly and professional demeanor.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
High school diploma required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Background working with children, preferably in a camp or school setting.
Comfort working with mobile technology is strongly preferred.
Move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of buildings during arrival and dismissal (where required), and in an emergency situation. This may include climbing stairs of up to 2 stories, where appropriate with younger children.
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