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Before/After School Support Staff

Boston Public Schools
Boston, MA, US

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Support Staff

Job Details

This position is an anticipated vacancy. It is expected to be vacant by 7/20/2024. However, the current incumbent has a right to rescind their retirement, leave, or resignation up until the day of the expected vacancy date. Your hire will not be confirmed until the position is vacated, and you may start the year as a Long-Term Substitute if the position does not become vacant by the start of the school year.

General Information
JOB TITLE: Before/After School Support Staff
FTE: Part-time
Job Code: S85027

Job Description

REPORTS TO: School Leader

Specific responsibilities vary by school site but may include:
  • Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. reading stories, listening to students reading, language, spelling, facilitating activities, motor perception programs, colors, number charts, checks homework, etc.) for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts and reaching their academic goals and potential.
  • Attends meetings with site After School Lead, after school staff meetings and training opportunities for the purpose of reviewing and coordinating after school activities and learning new instructional techniques.
  • Implements instructional learning activities for the purpose of improving students' academic, physical and social skills.
  • Coordinates with and supports external partners providing before/after school programming
  • Maintains classroom equipment, work area, students' files/records (e.g. adapting instructional materials, cleaning work area, taking attendance, checking homework, grading papers, emergency cards, audio visual equipment, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items and/or providing reliable information.
  • Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, library, etc.) for the purpose of enforcing school rules and procedures regarding student behavior and participation and/or providing a safe, respectful and positive multicultural learning environment.
  • Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. copying, correcting papers, form preparation, attendance, phone calls, etc.) for the purpose of providing necessary records/materials and helping students succeed.
  • Promotes good habits for the purpose of improving the quality of students outcome and encouraging student development.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment


  • Current BPS employee, or familiarity with BPS
  • Associate's Degree or higher, especially a degree in Education.
  • Experience teaching in urban schools.
  • BPS values linguistic diversity and believe that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.

  • Temporary, part-time
  • Hours to be determined by program, either before or after school

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.


As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.

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(617) 635-1550
2300 Washington Street

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