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SAN CARLOS SCHOOL DISTRICT
SMART-E After School Program Coordinator
The San Carlos School District created the SMART-E Program in response to the needs of parents who are seeking extended learning opportunities and care for their children beyond the regular school day. Children who grow up to be successful, contributing young adults have much more than academic skills; rather, they have developed a broad capacity to engage intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally, and civically. Out-of-school time can be instrumental in supporting a child’s growth and development in all each of these areas. The SMART-E Program strives to hire highly qualified professionals who will uphold and support this commitment to our community.
The After School Program Coordinator manages and supervises all operational aspects of the program. He/she is responsible for the safety and wellness of students and staff. He/she will interact with students, parents, and school staff daily, and is accountable to the SMART-E Director for all aspects of the site operations.
- Maintains a safe, healthy, fun, engaging environment for children.
- Monitors, positively directs and redirects, protects, encourages, and nurtures children.
- Administers first aid to students and contacts parents and emergency assistance in cases of serious illness or injury.
- Performs a variety of housekeeping functions to ensure that the facility is maintained in a healthful, safe and sanitary condition.
- Develops, prepares, and implements culturally responsible curriculum.
- Maintains ongoing communication with parents, school staff, SMART-E administrative staff and Director.
- Monitors on-site SMART-E enrichment classes, and provides feedback to Director.
- Attends, participates and contributes at staff meetings and required orientation and trainings.
- Maintains a positive approach to dealing with conflict, and believes that conflict provides learning opportunities.
- Maintains confidentiality about children and their families.
- Maintains daily log of program activities and parent communications.
- Responds promptly to parent and student-related requests.
- Prepares and presents verbal and written reports.
- Reports all suspect abuse to Director.
- Provides weekly and/or monthly schedule of activities and lesson plans.
- Completes administrative duties daily, replies to parents’ emails or phone calls, staff scheduling, etc.
- Maintains open, effective communication with Director, administrative staff, and team members.
- Supervises staff, provides on-site performance feedback, and serves as a professional role model.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to respect the confidentiality of program-related incidents and information.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- Ability to maintain a positive attitude toward and manage a group of children.
- Ability to sustain cooperative relationships with students, parents, team members, and school staff.
- Ability to see, read, and distinguish colors with or without vision aids; ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels, ability to communicate to others will clearly understand normal conversation.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively with children, parents, team members, and school staff.
- Ability to use and implement basic computer skills to produce emails, documents, reports, schedules.
- Ability to work effectively with people from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Minimum of three (3) years experience working in informal learning environments, after school programs, summer camps, early childhood, and/or similar environments.
- Bachelors Degree preferred.
- Early Childhood Education units, can be in progress.
- Current, valid drivers license, and ability to drive to work preferred.
- Current first aid and CPR training.
WORKING CONDITIONS ENVIRONMENT:
- Moderate to high stress level.
- Primarily indoor classroom, playground, and school setting.
- Facility to sit at a work table or student desk.
- Manual dexterity to dial a telephone, and enter information into a computer.
- Physical agility to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds and to bend, stoop, walk and reach overhead.
- Physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, and turn.
- Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information.
- Mental acuity to perform essential functions in an accurate, neat, and timely fashion; and to evaluate and make sound judgments.
- Physical condition to maintain a rigorous work schedule and meet standards of physical and mental health.