2018 - 2019 Assistant Teacher - After School Program

Peninsula JCC - Foster City, CA (30+ days ago)4.2


Peninsula JCC
800 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404

Principal Responsibilities:
The Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC) cultivates Jewish culture and values, builds community, and serves people of all ages on the North Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our excellent educational, cultural, and recreational programs create a vibrant, inviting gathering place where people of all backgrounds and ages feel at home. Our warm and caring afterschool program serves 120 children, ages 4-10, and their families. Teachers offer homework help and design a variety of activities that allow for creativity and relationship building, keeping both the children and teachers active and engaged afterschool! Arts and crafts, sports and games, swimming, and special interest weekly electives are highlights of our program.

Teachers collaborate together and enjoy ongoing professional development opportunities as a part of their schedule. In addition to a generous medical benefits package, teachers also receive membership to our Fitness Center including access to group fitness classes, pools, and workout facilities. Teachers are responsible for creating a warm, inviting and developmentally appropriate classroom environment.

Summary: The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the teacher in planning and facilitating our Treehouse after-school program for children primarily in grades TK - 5. Programs and activities include weekly swimming, arts and crafts, homework time, science, drama, and themed programming. Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Responsible for the safety and supervision of children, including transportation from school to the PJCC.
Assists with planning and implementing programs for the children, including social action and themed programming.
Ensures that the afterschool program runs smoothly.
Supervise, teach and interact with children.
Support goals and spirit of PJCC.
Responsible for orderly arrangement, appearance, and age-appropriate learning environment of classroom. Develops and implements lesson plans. Cares for, maintains, and requests supplies and equipment.
Serves meals and/or healthy snacks to children.
Position Type: Seasonal - Part-Time

Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Experience: Completed 7-11 units of approved Early Childhood Education or related course work. Bachelor's Degree or Associate's degree in Child Development, or Teacher permit strongly preferred. 2 years related experience is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Jewish Culture and traditions is a plus. CPR/First Aid for infants, children and adults.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal/ Communication - Focuses on solving conflict; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. - Listens and gets clarification; participates in meetings; reads, writes, comprehends and speaks English proficiently.

Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others; Displays passion and optimism.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of PJCC policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.

Safety Observes safety and security procedures.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word processing software and perform email functions.

Work Environment

Employee may be required to work indoors and outdoors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, may become loud.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The PJCC is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job.

Agency Information:
Welcoming with joy people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds, our innovative Center provides programs and services designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to seniors.

Come work out in our 50,000 square foot Byer Athletic Center; take a class at our Koret Learning Center; create a lifetime of memories for your children at our award-winning preschool or at Camp Keff.

At the PJCC we believe in a 'Wellness Your Way' approach to overall wellness. Wellness Your Way is an integrated approach to help youth and adults of all ages experience greater well-being by helping you identify your own, unique wellness formula and create a plan to put that formula to work in your life.

Your personal wellness formula serves your whole life, and it is unique to you. Your formula includes Nourish, Move and Engage activities that are the building blocks of a life well-lived.