Extended Day Assistant

Background:
Presbyterian School is an independent, PK3-8th grade school located in the heart of the city’s vibrant museum district in Houston, Texas.  Our mission is essential and counter-cultural: “Family, School, and Church United in the Education and Support of Each Child.”  The School programs and faculty embrace both our unique location and powerful partnership as a compelling opportunity to elevate learning and instill confidence in every child.  Progressive strategic thinking along with creative marketing strategies are guiding the School into the position of strength while facilitating the exploration of one’s curiosity in a competitive educational marketplace.

The Opportunity:
Job Title: Extended Day Assistant
Department: Extended Day
Position Status: Temporary Part Time 
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To (Position Title): Director of Extended Care
Travel Requirements: 0%
Date Updated: July 27, 2022

Position Summary

The Extended Day Assistant supports Presbyterian School’s Extended Day program (grades PK3 – 8th), including the implementation of the stay-and-play program and student supervision. The Extended Day Assistant is encouraged to discuss with leadership opportunities for professional and social involvement with school and student activities.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises and instructs children in after school activities, including but not limited to supervision of homework, administering snacks, accompanying outdoor activities, playing games, assisting with arts and crafts, and other programmed activities

  • Assists in set-up and take-down of equipment as needed to accommodate after school programs

  • Supports external Extended Day program offerings as requested

  • Provides supervision and instruction coverage for Extended Day programs

  • Assists with student behavior and reconciliation as required

  • Provides first aid assistance to students and reports illnesses to the nurse

  • Performs various other duties as assigned by leadership

  • Embraces and embodies the unique and essential Mission of the School, demonstrating an understanding of the distinct principles of the school that reside at the heart of our mission statement “Family, School and Church united in the Support and Education of Each Child”

Qualifications

  • 6 months to a year professional experience, preferred

  • High School degree or GED required

  • Teaching experience preferred  

  • A passion for working with Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School aged children and an understanding for the unique ways that they learn and develop

  • Ability to make members of the community including students, families and program providers feel safe, secure and well-cared-for while never compromising high standards and meaningful accountability

  • Possesses computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Drive, Shared Docs and Sheets or Microsoft equivalent

  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to work effectively with others

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to interact with a professional demeanor with staff, general public, and school personnel

  • Effective prioritization and time management skills

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines under pressure

Non-Physical Demands:
Change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working with others as part of a team, and irregular schedule/overtime may be required at times.

Physical Requirements of the Job:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Secured site facility must adhere to school policy and procedures while on school property.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:
Laptop or iPad, phone, copier and fax.

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required

If you're interested in the position, please submit resumes and letters of interest to Danny Sanchez, Director of Extended Day and complete an employment application online.

Presbyterian School seeks to attract qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body who are able to support and further the mission of the school.  Accordingly, all positions on the faculty and administrative staff will be filled solely on the basis of merit and without reference to the applicant's age, sex, disability, ethnic or national origin. In light of the school's religious nature, it does reserve the right to consider an applicant's or employee's religious beliefs and practices in employment decisions. 

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