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After School Teacher

Company: Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts
Location: Laguna Niguel
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts - After-school Leader _Who is Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts (OCASA)?_Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts is a tuition-free charter school._We believe in an experiential approach to STEAM-focused education._Our students learn by doing. They are encouraged to ask questions, take risks, makediscoveries, observe patterns, exhibit creativity, and reflect on their own work. With an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, our students apply real-world experiences to understand new concepts. Multiple hands-on labs on campus including Science Lab, Maker Lab, Audio/Visual Lab with Music, Arts Lab, Resource Lab, and Practical Life Studio, encourage exploration and experimentation._Our students are connected, active, and involved participants in our community._Our students engage with our community through Inquiry Arc projects. Inquiry Arcs are a project-based learning tool in which the entire school focuses on a topic such as the Living Cells, Rockets & Space, Fibonacci Sequence, or California's Missions. Students will explore the topic, choose their focus and exhibit their findings within the school and to the greater community. Inquiry Arc projects teach students how to gather, filter, and share knowledge to the benefit of our community and our world._We provide individualized learning in a collaborative environment._Each student follows an Individual Learning Plan tailored to their academic, social andemotional, and personal needs and goals within a mixed-age class of their peers. Mixed-age classes encourage older students to be role models and helpers, fostering a culture in which students work together, help each other and genuinely care for one another. Teachers have meaningful relationships with students and their families, and together they ensure the needs of each student are being met. We are UNIQUE! A Common Core education is enhanced by the unique facilities, collaborative approach, and project-based learning elements of OCASA's model. Students build the independence to think critically, test ideas, solve problems and reflect on their own learning in an environment that fosters a love of learning. Job Description The after-school program at OCASA is an educational enrichment program for K-5th grade. It is designed to compliment the school s academic programs and support students character and emotional development. It is essential that all staff be dedicated to that goal and work hard to maintain that standard. After school staff will play a few different roles. The primary role will be the supervision and instruction of students after school hours conclude (2:20-6:00). However, staff will begin work in the middle of the school day (10:00). During school hours, staff will support Teacher s Assistants during P.E, supervise playgrounds during lunch recess, and aid Teacher s Assistants during STEAM. After school is over, staff will be required to lead large groups of students through study hall, tutoring, movement breaks, sports, and hands-on student-driven activities. Lesson plans and curricula are primarily developed by the Teachers and the After School Program Coordinator; support staff will facilitate these lessons and assist in their success. Staff will develop and promote fee-based camps on school holidays and vacations with the After School Coordinator. The After School Support Staff must embrace change, challenges, and controlled chaos, always keeping the student's success as their motivation and focus._An After School Leader May: _--- Provides supervision during--- Sets up and organizes guided recess equipment for each class--- Aids in supporting guided recess/peaceful playground classes--- Provides daily snacks to after-school students in accordance with ASES grant andHealth Department guidelines--- Assists in the management of student behavior through the use of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) defined by the OCASA Staff. This includes consistently reteaching and reinforcing expectations adopted by the campus.--- Addresses behavior issues with a calm and supporting attitude--- Strives to understand the reason for misbehavior and assists students in understanding and learning to properly process those emotions through Restorative Practices.--- Creates a positive, safe, and organized environment for all students. This includes cleaning up after snacks and other activities.--- Leads groups of up to 20 students in after-school activities--- Assists students in the completion of both homework and additional tutoring materials--- Participates in Professional Development activities as directed by After School Coordinator--- Works closely and communicates with both Teachers and TAs--- Demonstrates leadership and a commitment to educating and empowering youth to reach their fullest potential--- Has knowledge of age-appropriate classroom and behavior management skills--- Maintains the confidentiality of student records and school reports Qualifications _Candidates must meet the following qualifications: _--- High School Diploma--- Relevant successful experience in a paid or non-paid position working with school-aged children; minimum of two (2) years.--- CPR and First Aid Certification or ability to obtain before work begins--- Interest in OCASA s innovative model of public charter education and commitment to the school s success.--- Adaptable! OCASA candidates must be willing to embrace change with open arms.--- Commitment to continuous improvement.--- Ability to communicate effectively.--- Outstanding organizational skills._ Preferred Qualification: _--- Bachelor s Degree w/ ability to obtain a 30-day sub credential ($25/hour for subbing)--- 4 years of relevant experience in a paid or non-paid position working with school-aged children--- Has obtained or is in the process of obtaining a credential or applicable certificate--- Prior experience with aftercare or physical education--- Experience in a multicultural school environment Compensation $16.50 per hourCompetitive Benefits How to apply _Qualified candidates should submit the following: _--- Letter of Introduction detailing why you believe you are the right person for the position; include a statement about your professional and relevant experience working with students and your passion for working with children.--- Resume--- (2) Letters of Recommendation AND (3) Three References to contactJob Type: Full-timePay: $16.50 per hourBenefits: Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:Proof of vaccine or a weekly negative test. Free testing is available on-site with our school nurse.Work Location: One location

Keywords: Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts, Laguna Niguel , After School Teacher, Education / Teaching , Laguna Niguel, California

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