Virginia Beach Friends School is seeking a part-time Extended Care Specialist who is a passionate educator, lifelong learner, and a collaborative partner with classroom teachers, staff and administrators for the 2021-2022 academic year. This candidate will play a pivotal role in the school, as they serve the entire community, providing a program that is well-balanced, structured and enjoyable for the students after the school day. The hours are Monday through Friday from 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm. This is a non-exempt hourly position. The pay rate is $15.00/hour. The start date is August 25, 2021 and will go through June 2, 2022. We will accept applicants who may only be available during certain times in the school year.
Supervises the classroom.
Helps with the general housekeeping tasks.
Helps to maintain a neat and organized classroom that is shared by other teachers.
Supervises and facilitates all activities to ensure safety and student engagement at all times.
Reports to the Special Programs Director any problem which may occur with the children.
Participates in dismissal procedures at the end of after care, ensuring that each child leaves with the appropriate adult (either Lead Teacher or Authorized Adult).
Participates in recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other aspects of professional growth, maintaining current knowledge of early childhood practice.
High School Diploma is REQUIRED.
Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in early childhood or elementary education is PREFERRED.
Preferred certification in basic first-aid, AED, and CPR techniques (the school will pay for training for the right candidate)
Preferred certification in Medication Administration Training (MAT) (the school will pay for training for the right candidate)
Experience in a classroom setting as a lead teacher or teacher’s assistant is preferred.
Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate well to children, and be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the School’s program and philosophy.
About Virginia Beach Friends School
Virginia Beach Friends School (VBFS) is a Quaker co-educational independent school serving students ranging from Pre-K through Grade 12. Located just miles from the Chesapeake Bay yet situated in the heart of the bustling Hampton Roads metropolitan area, our school's unique location allows students to learn by doing. Whether harvesting oysters in local riverbeds for environmental science or creating a curated art show as a Senior Project - VBFS students see their learning come to life. Plus, our balanced student to teacher ratio allows instructors to deliver an unprecedented level of attention to each individual learner, ensuring student success no matter the age or academic level.
Founded in 1955, Friends continues a 350-year tradition of Quaker educational principles committed to an inquiry-based curriculum and experimental learning. VBFS is as much of an idea as it is a location. We have progressed from a simple gathering of children to the thriving community that it is today. We not only serve students from the greater Virginia Beach area, but students from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and even exchange students from Europe to Asia and even South America.
But above all e...lse, VBFS is a community that values diversity and inclusivity, as our student body represents a wide variety of religious faiths, backgrounds and cultures. In keeping with the Quaker philosophy of honoring each individual, students representing different ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds are challenged daily to respect and learn from one another.