Summer Classroom Assistant/Ed Tech – AfterSchool Program
Job Code LWAS-SUM23-ET
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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 Portland and Saco, Maine.
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.
LearningWorks AfterSchool serves academically 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).
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 STEAM curriculum and enrichment activities linked to students’ prior knowledge, interests, experiences, and in alignment with the 21st Century grant goals.
- Support instruction with guidance from LW Site Directors and follow 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 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 professional development training.
- Monitor the LearningWorks email account and other communication platforms daily, and communicate and respond in a timely manner with Directors, Coordinators, and teams.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Site Coordinator or Directors.
- Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times, in accordance with program expectations, online safety, and learning guidelines.
While we anticipate holding in-person programming this summer, should the need arise, the Teaching Site Coordinator should be willing and able to quickly pivot to remote summer programming.
- State of Maine Ed Tech Certification, or demonstrated experience and ability
- Associates, BA or BS degree in Education or related field preferred
WORK EXPERIENCE + SKILLS
- Experience working with youth, elementary-aged youth preferred
- Enthusiasm for learning and a passion for inspiring the same in children
- Work with diverse communities and low-performing populations is preferred. For certain sites, experience working with English Language Learners is 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
- Flexibility, thoughtfulness, and the ability to creatively problem solve
- Growth mindset and a willingness to learn and apply innovative learning platforms and approaches
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team setting
PORTLAND (USE JOB CODE: LWAS-SUM23-ET-PTLD) Hourly Rate $22
East End Community or Rowe Elementary School
Grades 2 through 5
July 5 – August 10, 2023, and pre-program training sessions June 26 – 29, 2023
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM, depending on site
SACO (USE JOB CODE: LWAS-SUM23-ET-SACO) Hourly Rate $18
Young Elementary School
Grades K through 2
July 5 – August 10, 2023, pre-program training sessions June 26 – 29, 2023
Monday – Thursday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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.