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After School Care Director

Sierra Waldorf School

Jamestown, CA, USA

Part time


Jun 28

Job Title:  After School Care Director Position Description

Job Classification:  Non-exempt, hourly

Summary:The After School Care (ASC) Director participates in all aspects of ASC work, including managing and preparing for the supervision of children during regular ASC hours. The ASC Director is responsible for ASC Staff training and delegating the supervision of children, snack preparation, tidying the yards, child observation, tracking ASC attendance and supervises the children’s transitions from school day to ASC to authorized adults. On occasion due to absence of caregivers, the ASC Director may need to provide substitution. The ASC Director regularly mentors with advising Faculty members.

Reports to:  ASC Committee Faculty representatives and the Administrative Director

Supervisor Responsibilities:  The ASC Director strives to meet the needs of the children, families and the ASC staff.

  • Interview, hire and manage all aftercare staff, providing training,mentorship and guidance
  • Communicate duties clearly, offering clear feedback in a positive way
  • Train caretakers in licensing protocol, ASC policies and procedures, Waldorf education; develop continued training
  • Assess the evolving needs of the caretakers and children in the program
  • Create environments that nurture warmth, truth and beauty
  • Educate staff in childhood development
  • Track staff capabilities and job performance
  • Delegate non-managerial tasks

Duties/Responsibilities:  The ASC Director upholds the requirements of a licensed facility as well as Waldorf pedagogy.   

  • Must be on site during all operating hours unless an interim director is available
  • Leads all ASC meetings and chairs the ASC Committee
  • Meets with Faculty representatives for education, and evaluations 
  • Ensures numbers of children in EC are known; State Licensed random site visits in Early Childhood may happen during ASC
  • Work with EC Faculty to maintain licensing regulations
  • Schedules appropriate numbers of staff each day in appropriate yards
  • Models and maintains healthy and organized communication with all SWS employees
  • Works with Tier 3 EC Assistant to ensure snack is purchased and preparted
  • Facilitates support of Waldorf education through use of Waldorf principles
  • Collaborates with parents, staff and teachers for additional or child-specific support
  • Organizes and plans crafts reflective of the School’s festival life; has a knowledge of the greater, seasonal rhythms of the School
  • Attends Friday Faculty meetings for the first hour; meets regularly with a Faculty mentor
  • Abides by decisions of the Faculty and the Board of Trustees
  • Participates in annual self-evaluation / evaluation process
  • Develops professionally through reading, conferences and workshops
  • Develops personally through an ongoing study of Anthroposophy
  • Locks campus up at end of day
  • Manages drop-in billing with the Accounting Director 
  • Manages ASC  parent communication– keeps class teachers informed as needed

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Willing and able to participate in ongoing Waldorf training (teacher training program or summer trainings or workshops)
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative to effectively lead staff and students
  • Communicate clearly, directly with students, parents, staff and faculty daily
  • Teacher must pass, FBI and Child Abuse Reference Check (CAIC ) Fingerprinting clearance through Live Scan

Desired Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding of what quality program delivery for school age children entails along with behavior management and activity facilitation

Required Education and experience:

  • Experience working in the Waldorf environment and engaging children in healthy and appropriate activities and play
  • Two years of experience working with children
  • One year of experience in leadership roles and delegating tasks
  • Lifeways or Waldorf teacher training completed or in progress or willingness to implement a professional plan for training with an agreed upon time frame

Desired Education and experience:

  • Waldorf trained teacher
  • Bachelor’s degree in child development or other related field
  • Experience training others to work with children 
  • ECE Units, or willingness to acquire them

Physical Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, use hands and fingers and is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 lbs. Required work will take place outside and in a classroom and will frequently be noisy. Working may require exposure to bacterial contamination. 

Time, weeks/year:  10-25 hours per week, up to 40 weeks per year

Compensation and benefits: $18-$25/hour, d.o.e

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