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Kids Club Teaching Assistant

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Position Description/Responsibilities

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier seeks a Teaching Assistant for our Kids Club After School Program, to assist in the implementation of educational programs in the classroom setting for school age children from 5 to 12 years old.  In this role, you will assist the lead teacher of the program with lessons and provide oversight for the safety of the children.

The ideal candidate will be creative, have an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and an understanding of issues that may arise with young children.

Required Skills/Experience

  •  High school diploma or equivalent
    OR
  • One year experience working with children less than 13 years of age.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Associate’s Degree or higher in an Education field.
  •  2+ years of experience in working with children.

Compensation

  • $9.70 /hour

Schedule

  • Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00PM during the school year (September-June) with breaks for holidays
  • This position is nonexempt and reports to the Director of Education

Application Information


School Programs and Scout Coordinator

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Position Description/Responsibilities

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier seeks a School Programs and Scout Coordinator to develop, implement, and teach all 15-minute and BOCES Extended Classroom Programs (1 hour) for school age children both on and off site.  The coordinator will also be responsible for Discovery Kids Preschool lunch supervision.

The School Programs and Scout Coordinator will also be responsible for the development and implementation of meaningful badge workshops and sleepovers, designed for and with the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts in mind.

The ideal candidate will be creative, have an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and an understanding of issues that may arise with adolescent children.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will have proven experience in planning activities for and management of a primary classroom.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field
    OR
  • A minimum of nine (9) completed credit hours in education-related courses
    OR
  • Child Development Associate credential or other related credential specific to the preschool development period plus one year experience related to caring for children
  • Prior experience working with Scout groups (ie: Girl, Boy, and Cub Scouts)
  • Knowledge of lesson planning, development and implementation

Desired Skills/Experience

  • 3+ years of teaching experience
  • 2+ years of curriculum development.

Compensation

  • Scouts: $12.50/hour for planning and $9.70/hour during sleeping hours at snoozes
  • School Programs: $12.50/hour

Schedule

  • Scouts: 7.5 hours per week, plus hours worked for snoozes
  • School Programs: 7.5 hours per week (additional hours available as needed)
  • This position is nonexempt and reports to the Director of Education

Application Information


Extended Play (Afterschool) Teaching Assistant 

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Position Description/Responsibilities

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier seeks an Extended Play Teaching Assistant to assist in the implementation of educational programs in an afterschool setting for 3- to 5-year old children.  In this role, you will assist the lead teacher of the program with lessons and provide oversight for the safety of the children.

The ideal candidate will be creative, have an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and an understanding of issues that may arise with young children.

Required Skills/Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
    OR
  • One year experience working with children less than 13 years of age

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Associate’s Degree or higher in an Education field
  • 2+ years of experience in working with children

Compensation

  • $9.70/hour

Schedule

  • Monday-Friday, 2:30PM-5:15PM during the school year (September-June) with breaks for holidays
  • This position is nonexempt and reports to the Director of Education

Application Information

Please send an updated resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to: APaterson@TheDiscoveryCenter.org


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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