Ed Tech/Classroom Assistant-Afterschool, STEAM (Portland, South Portland & Biddeford)

February 5, 2022

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Overview and Position Summary: 

Effective 8/26/21, LearningWorks has adopted a policy to require employees to receive COVID-19 vaccines. LearningWorks has taken into consideration the recommendations from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maine Center for Disease Control (Maine CDC) in developing this policy. Please consider this policy when applying for any open staff positions

Wage rate through June 30th, 2022 is $18.00

Our team is seeking energetic, emotionally intelligent, and engaging Ed Techs who believe in the power of education and who are committed to helping children thrive.


LearningWorks Afterschool (LWAS) serves low-performing students in preK-grade 3 in Biddeford School Department and grades 2-5 in Portland, South Portland and Waterboro. Students participate in hands-on engineering design challenges that embed literacy, math, and social emotional learning, to build key skills for school success: academic confidence, taking initiative, problem-solving, communication, and perseverance.

The Ed Tech in the LearningWorks Afterschool Program will be responsible for supporting the Teacher in preparing and delivering a 4-day/week school year program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum, and enrichment activities (health/wellness, cultural, social-emotional learning). LWAS team members receive high-quality training in academic instruction, classroom management, and childhood development, so extensive prior experience in education is not required.

While LWAS intends to provide in-person programming if circumstances allow, Ed Techs must have the flexibility to pivot between possible remote, hybrid, and in-person scenarios as needed throughout the school year.

Beyond student contact hours, time is allotted to attend meetings and professional development.

This is a part-time, fixed term school year position.  Start dates are indicated, end dates are subject to change based on snow days.

Below are the sites we are hiring for. Please use the corresponding site’s job code in your online application

PORTLAND (JOB CODE:  EDT7200-21-22 )

East End Community School, Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Talbot Community School, Rowe Elementary School, Presumpscot Elementary School, and Reiche Community School

Grades 2 through 5

pre-program trainings begin Aug 30, 2021

September 13, 2021 – May 26, 2022

2:10 – 4:10 PM Mon, Tues, Thurs, 1:10 – 4:10 PM Wednesdays (depending on school)

3:30-5:30 PM Mon, Tues, Thurs, 2:30-5:30 PM Wednesdays (depending on school)



Kaler Elementary School or Skillin Elementary School

Grades 2 through 5

pre-program trainings begin Sept 7, 2021

September 13, 2021 – End of May

3:15 – 5:15 PM, Mon.-Thur.



Biddeford Primary School, JFK Memorial Kindergarten Center

Grades Pre-K through 3rd

September ___ – May ___

2:30 – 4:30 PM, Mon.-Thur.

TO APPLY: Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. If you are inspired to join our team, please complete our online application and attach your resume and a thoughtful cover letter.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We prioritize the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ individuals, and we strongly encourage people of all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws

This Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice