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Office of Family and Community Partnership: Tree House Program Leader

Windsor Public Schools
Windsor, CT, US

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Position Type:
Family Resource Center/Before/After School Program Leader

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    JF Kennedy Elementary School

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  • The Tree House Program Leader - to be responsible for the day-to-day operations, coordinates before and afterschool innovative programming in alignment with school-based themes, health and wellness, academic enrichments and recreation. The Tree House Program Leader supports, and monitors staff implementing activities/enrichments and homework help for students in grades 3-5. The program leader adheres to/follow all district board policies, state laws and guidelines set by the Office of Early Childhood/CT Afterschool Network. Work under the direction of the Office of Family and Community Partnership and the supervision of the Family Resource Center Coordinator

    Essential Job Function:
    Plan age-appropriate theme based activities, ensure afterschool curriculum is implemented and lead regular staff meetings for the Tree House Program to serve the diverse needs of the children in the program .

    Ensure a nurturing, comfortable atmosphere and relationship with all children.

    Establish a welcoming, friendly and cooperative relationship with school and Tree House staff.

    Communicate effectively with families, staff and children about program changes, challenges and successes.

    Promote positive relationships and recruit students for the program within the school community.

    Interview and orient staff assigned to the before and afterschool program under the direction of the Family Resource Center Coordinator.

    Schedule staff work hours to meet the needs of students per school schedule.

    Supervise, maintain and evaluate/redirect group leaders for Tree House at the school site and certify time clock entries of staff for payroll using Frontline.

    Report regularly to Office of Family and Community Partnership student enrollment, payments, student behavior, family and staffing success/challenges.

    Maintain and monitor enrollment of children including maintenance of all required program, medical and health records through the Eleyo System.

    Report all suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to the Department of Families and Children with notification to the Office of Family and Community Partnership and the Building Principal.

    Ensure all Tree House staff attend professional development/training programs as coordinated with the Office of Family and Community Partnership.

    Procure supplies and food in collaboration with the school Family Resource Center Coordinator.

    Attend meetings/trainings as required by the Office of Family and Community Partnership.

    Work Day:
    Monday - Friday: The before school hours are from 6:45am-9am and the after school hours are from 2:30pm-6:15pm

    Half Day of School (14 per calendar year): Hours are 1pm - 6:15pm

    Snow Days/School Holidays (school holidays when program is open) hours are 6:45am-6:15pm

    Holiday/Vacation Breaks (December/April): Hours are 6:45am-6:15pm (split shift in 4 hour increments)

    Work Year:
    The work year includes the school day calendar, early release days, professional development days, holidays and vacation days that the Tree House program is open ( additional days will be preapproved by the Director of the Office of Family and Community Partnership ).

    Work Year may include up to 197 days (10 months)

    Starts third week of August (date to be determined); Ends last day of school

    Professional Development 1-2 times per month on Saturday as coordinated by the Office of Family and Community Partnerships

    Hours, Hourly Wage and Benefits
    Hourly Wage Range: $21 - $26 per hour (dependent on experience)

    Benefits: Eligible for individual district benefits, including vaction time, medical benefits and paid leave time. No family benefits are included.

    Hours per Week: 30 hours per week plus 4 additional planning hours per month (Split Shift Schedule - see workday below)

    The Program Leader for The Tree House Before and After School Program must have a high school diploma, although an associate degree or higher education is preferred

    Experience in education, youth development, afterschool programming and/or childcare field is required

    Med Certification to administer medications as allowed by State and District policy, preferred

    CPR & First Aid required or training received within first 3 months of hire

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    Windsor Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Windsor Public Schools are committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. Windsor Public Schools do not discriminate in any employment practice, education program or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal non-discrimination laws. Windsor Public Schools shall not deny access to or a fair opportunity to meet, or otherwise discriminate against any youth group listed as a patriotic society in Title 36 of the United States Code that wishes to conduct a meeting using school facilities pursuant to Board of Education policy. Windsor Public Schools do not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. District Title IX Coordinator: Danielle Batchelder, Director of Business Services/Human Resources / 601 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095, 860-687-2000. District 504 Coordinator: Kristina Wieckowski, Director of Pupil & Special Education Services / 601 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095, 860-687-2000.
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