The City of Germantown is seeking dependable, dedicated individuals to serve as REACH Activity Assistants responsible for the direct supervision of children at the REACH Extended School site. The REACH (Recreation-Education-Art-Community-Health) Extended School Program is managed by the City's Parks & Recreation Department and is designed to provide the perfect combination of recreation, education, art, community and health to enrich the educational experience of primary students within the Germantown Municipal School District.
Schedule: The extended school program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 8:30 am and 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm at Dogwood Elementary only. Hours at the other two sites are Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 8:15 am and from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Employees are scheduled to begin their work shift 30 minutes prior to the start of the extended school session. Programming follows the Germantown Municipal School District calendar and runs from August – May with additional time built in for training, planning and end of the year reporting.
Examples of Duties
The Activity Assistant works with Program Leaders under the direction of the REACH Site Director at an assigned location to assist in facilitating extended school programming. The individual must demonstrate maturity and a sincere interest in working with children; and must be reliable and dependable to work scheduled hours. Typical duties include:
Implement education and recreational activities, such as arts & crafts, sports, drama, music, etc. for school-age children (grades K-8)
Monitor children activities to ensure a safe and fun environment; follow procedures to safeguard the health and safety of children
Assist with student disciplinary problems according to established policy
Assure all equipment, games and supplies are returned to appropriate storage areas
Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience in child care or two years of college training (60 hours) and some experience in child care. Must be CPR and/or First Aid Certified or the ability to obtain, and posses a valid driver's license. A background check and physical will be conducted.
Experience in child care facilitation
Ability to lead group recreational & educational activities for children
Ability to engage with both parents and children
Ability to maintain positive, effective working relationships
Physical ability to perform job duties, including ability to lift up to 40 pounds to set up for programs and events
Must be able to work one or both shifts M - F