LWAS SUMMER 2022 ED TECH

April 12, 2022 Portland, ME; Saco, ME; and Biddeford, ME

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Overview and Position Summary: 

Our team is seeking energetic, emotionally intelligent, and engaging Classroom Assistants (Ed Techs) who believe in the power of education and who are committed to helping children thrive. Part-time Summer positions are currently available at multiple program sites at elementary and primary schools in Biddeford, Saco, Waterboro, and Portland, Maine.

 

PORTLAND (JOB CODE: LWAS-SUM22-ET-PTLD)

  • East End Community School, Ocean Avenue Elementary School, or Rowe Elementary School
  • Grades 2 through 5
  • July 5, 2022 – August 15, 2022, and pre-program training sessions in late June/early July
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM, depending on site

SACO (JOB CODE: LWAS-SUM22-ET-SACO)

  • Gov. John Fairfield School
  • Grades K through 2
  • July 5, 2022 – August 15, 2022 , pre-program training sessions June 27 – 30, 2022
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

BIDDEFORD (JOB CODE: LWAS-SUM22-ET-BIDD)

  • JFK Memorial Kindergarten Center, Biddeford Primary School, Biddeford Intermediate School
  • Grades Pre-K through 4th
  • July 5, 2022 – August 11, 2022, and pre-program training sessions June 27 – 30, 2022
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Outside of live program times identified above, additional time is allotted to attend key pre-program planning and staff meetings, and to participate in lesson planning and professional development.

JOB SUMMARY: 

LearningWorks AfterSchool serves low-performing students in grades Pre-K through 5th in 11 elementary schools in Southern Maine.  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. Eligible students are identified collaboratively by LearningWorks Afterschool Directors, Site Coordinators, and school staff. LearningWorks Afterschool is funded primarily through 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, and is offered in partnership with local school departments. 

The Classroom Assistant in the LearningWorks Summer Program will be responsible for assisting the teachers and site coordinator in implementing a 4-days/week 6-week program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum and enrichment activities (health/wellness, cultural, social-emotional learning). 

While LearningWorks Afterschool intends to provide in-person programming if circumstances allow, the Ed Tech is responsible for planning and delivering engaging, academic, hands-on lessons and activities that can pivot between possible remote, hybrid, and in-person scenarios as needed throughout the summer. The dates and duration of implementing these scenarios are subject to change based on public health data from the Maine CDC, and local health and safety data.  

Outside of live program time, additional time is allotted to attend key pre-program planning and staff meetings, and to participate in professional development. This is a part-time, fixed term summer position.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (essential functions of the job)

  • Collaborate with a team to support planning of remote or in-person STEAM curriculum and enrichment activities linked to students’ prior knowledge, interests, experiences, and in alignment with school-day curriculum.  
  • Support instruction in alignment with the Learning Framework and guidance from LW Site Directors, and following all safety and health guidelines.
  • Engage students in a physically and emotionally safe, structured, organized learning environment.
  • Build positive relationships with students and actively support, model, encourage, and inspire them in healthy lifestyle choices (personal, social and academic). Assist with student behavior challenges as needed.
  • Support and reinforce consistent, clear, and positive expectations for online or in-person learning and behavior that complement those of the elementary school.
  • Utilize best practices to meet grant goals and reflect the program mission.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings to communicate program delivery, needs, reflection, and goals for improvement.
  • Participate in required, virtual professional development training.
  • Monitor email daily, and communicate and respond in a timely manner with directors, coordinators, and teams.

In the Event of a Remote or Hybrid Scenario: 

  • Support instruction of live, online, and home-based STEAM curriculum and enrichment activities, in alignment with the Remote Learning Framework and guidance from LW Site Coordinator and Directors. 
  • Possibly provide supervision of students at a site engaging in the remote program, and following all safety and health guidelines.
  • As needed, assist and support students with troubleshooting technology use, connection and access challenges.
  • As needed, assist in the organization and weekly delivery of STEM materials kits directly to students.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the site coordinator or directors.
  • Stay informed of, follow, implement, and inform teams of all current CDC and local guidelines regarding social distancing, program delivery, and physical and emotional safety for students, teams, and programs.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times, in accordance with program expectations, online safety, and remote and in-person learning guidelines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • State of Maine Ed Tech Certification, or demonstrated experience and ability
  • Associates, BA or BS degree in Education or related field

WORK EXPERIENCE + SKILLS

  • Experience working with youth, elementary-aged youth preferred
  • Work with diverse communities, ELL students, and low-performing populations, preferred
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Experience and demonstrated understanding of and ability to use various technology including but not limited to: Microsoft Outlook, Google Drive Suite, Zoom, Google Sites, FlipGrid, internet use and safety, Android platform, TalkingPoints 
  • Some experience with remote/virtual/blended youth education and enrichment programs
  • Flexibility, thoughtfulness, and the ability to creatively problem solver
  • Growth mindset and a willingness to learn and apply innovative learning platforms and approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace change
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team setting

Hourly Rate: $16.00 – $20.00
This is a seasonal, part time non-exempt, regular position.

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 Posting 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.