The Williams School Preschool Extended Day Assistant

The Williams Preschool offers before and after school care for working families and we are looking for eager, dynamic, and responsible staff to help us with this program. This position reports to the Preschool’s Lead Teacher.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assist the Preschool Lead Teacher and the Aftercare Supervisor in delivering a program that is consistent with the school’s mission and meets state regulations pertaining to child care and extended day centers.
  • Provide an environment for preschool students, ages 3-4, that ensures students are happy, healthy and actively engaged before and after the school day has ended.
  • Two shifts are available for qualified personnel (early morning from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and afternoon from 3:00-6:00 p.m.) Additional opportunities during summer camp (June-August) are also available for the most dedicated and consistent of staff members.
  • Plan and facilitate after school enrichment activities for students.
  • Communicate effectively with students’ families and preschool faculty regarding program details and individual student needs.
  • Ensure the accurate tracking of student attendance for billing purposes.

The Williams School provides children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and embraces the mission and philosophy of the school. Located in the historic Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk, Williams has a 93 year history of providing a foundation that prepares students for high school and beyond. Our lab school environment fosters creativity and innovation in teaching and learning, encouraging students to discover their own gifts and talents throughout their tenure at the school. Williams is an accredited member of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools. We value diversity and maintain an inclusive environment, considering applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A love of working with preschool children (ages 3 and 4) and those who work with children.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working as a teacher or caregiver in an extended day or after school program or summer program is preferred, but training and support are provided for stellar candidates.
  • A clear understanding of best practices in supervising and caring for children.
  • The skills and experience to effectively manage student needs.
  • Work actively to perpetuate an inclusive learning environment and support a school community grounded in empathy, social responsibility, and appreciate and respect for individual differences.
  • A bachelor’s degree in education or a related field is preferred, but not required.

Candidates should send their resume to Kelly Hedrick, Head of School, and Holly Wittmann, Preschool Lead Teacher.

Job Category: Assistant
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: The Williams School

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