Exploremos After School Instructor – The New School of San Francisco

DESCRIPTION
SCHOOL OVERVIEW:
The New School of San Francisco is a K-12 public charter school demonstrating a “hands-on, minds-on” approach to learning that harnesses each student’s curiosity and encourages learners to construct their own meaning. With an extended school day, there is explicit time for community building, play, exploration, arts and continuing hands-on, minds-on learning. The model is diverse by design, meaning we not only draw students from all neighborhoods in the city, but we practice equity in all we do. One of the pillars of our school is diversity and it is important that our team reflect the diversity of our students and their families. We strongly encourage people of color and LGBTQ candidates to apply. To learn more, please visit: newschoolsf.org.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
We are looking for talented individuals to bring their passions, identities, curiosities and quirks to our home-grown Exploremos after school program.
Our program, which runs from dismissal time until 6pm, serves 100 K-3<sup>rd</sup> graders and consists of: snack time, outdoor time, club time and free choice. Our curriculum mirrors the school day–we focus on New School values and utilize the same positive behavior supports and strategies. Each afternoon, students do a variety of activities in their clubs – from arts to storytelling to yoga to dance. You bring your passions and ideas into the curriculum as you work with your club of 15 students.
If you love working with children, come join our team of changemakers, DIYers and life long learners who love to play.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required
• High School degree or equivalent
• Ability to work collaboratively with team members and parents
• Ability to establish warm and genuine relationships with students, communicate effectively, and respond to critical incidents
• Experience working with children in an out of school program (summer camp, after school, tutoring, etc)
• Deep commitment to equitable teaching and learning
• Must clear FBI and local background checks as well as a TB test (i.e., obtain negative TB result)

Preferred
• An AA or BA degree
• Experience working with children from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning needs, including – but not limited 
to – English Language learners, academically high-achieving, special education, academically low-performing and students who have experienced trauma
• Knowledge of social emotional development of young children
• Bilingual in Spanish

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Lead a theme-based club for 15 students and support during snack, outdoor and free choice time
• Research, develop and implement curriculum and activities that draw on the students’ knowledge, ideas and questions
• Ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students
• Ensure that every child feels seen, heard and has a sense of belonging
• Support children in deepening their social emotional learning
• Maintain our physical environment in a way that exudes our care, pride and supports positive behavior
• Check in regularly with parents in order to better meet student need
• Model being courageous, curious, kind, respectful and responsible—our New School values
• Participate in weekly staff meeting
• Other duties as assigned, such as have fun with students

HOW TO APPLY
exploremos@newschoolsf.org

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