Burlington Schools District Office

Burlington Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2902814
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : September 3, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Title: Middle School Afterschool Core Staff

Supervised by: Site Director
Supervision Responsibilities: None
Fair Labor Hour Standards: Non-exempt
Employment Status: Non-union
Salary Level: Negotiable, based on experience
Approximate Hours per Week: 6-15hrs weekly
Location: Edmunds Middle School


JOB GOALS: Core staff must enjoy working with middle school aged students. They are responsible for planning and implementing activities, interacting with students and their families, working independently as well as with a team and creating an enriching, fun and safe environment that meets all school regulations. The Core Staff must have a positive attitude and serve as a role model to participants in the program.


Staff Training – August 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2017
First day of Homework Help (limited staff) – September 5th, 2017
First day of full After School Schedule (full staff) – September 11th, 2017


Afterschool Core Staff shall meet or exceed the following qualifications:
a. be at least eighteen years of age and
b. have a high school diploma or equivalent
Ability to work at least 2 days a week from 2:45 p.m. until 4:30/5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 1:45 p.m. – 4:30/5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Maintain high level of attendance, arriving on time, being ready to work, following protocol when absent
Ability to effectively manage challenging student behaviors
Ability to demonstrate excellent communication with parents, staff and coworkers
Ability to be flexible, take initiative and be open to feedback
Ability to effectively collaborate with all school-day and afterschool program staff members
Knowledge of safety principles and practices as they apply to group activities
Experience with direct interaction with students in teaching, care-giving or service delivery.
Experience working with diverse populations
Knowledge of a variety of recreation and leisure activities and group games
Hold current first aid/CPR certification or willing to be trained
Enthusiastic, creative, innovative, flexible, imaginative, culturally competent and thoughtful, eager to engage and care for middle school-age youth.
Ability to pass a criminal record and background check


Follow and enforce all program, department, and school rules and regulations
Based on interest and skill level, staff may work independently and lead a group of up to 10-12 students through an activity they plan or they may work collaboratively to plan and lead activities with other staff members, as directed by the site leader
Plan and lead activities as directed by site leader; submit weekly lesson plans when appropriate and as requested
Attend monthly staff meetings and trainings as determined by supervisor
Engage students, assume leadership roles, offer constructive solutions/feedback, and take the initiative to resolve challenges
Supervise snack time and clean and move tables
Provide academic support for students during Homework Help
Clean up at the end of the day and use district facilities with care
Create and maintain safe spaces that are physically and emotionally safe that support our diverse student population. Report any deficiencies in safety to site leader
Facilitate environments that foster youth leadership within programs as appropriate
Demonstrate cultural competence and respond to challenging situations appropriately
Report all accidents and incidents occurring within jurisdiction to Site Directors and administer proper First Aid/CPR as required
Report all suspected incidents of abuse/neglect to site leaders and follow guidelines for mandatory reporting
Participate in the program evaluation process
Accept constructive feedback from team and use the information to enhance/improve one's work
Maintain a positive attitude and working relationship with both students and colleagues
Maintain confidentiality of discussions, interactions and written reports
Seek and ask for help if needed
Respond to emails or phone calls within a reasonable amount of time
Report directly to Site Director
Perform other duties, as required


Possess the physical ability to transition quickly from one position to another to meet the needs and ensure the safety of each student
Frequent walking, lifting (both light and heavy), pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, reaching, grabbing, stooping, or other physical activities often in multilevel buildings, some without elevator access


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


HOW TO APPLY: Complete the online application process.
Email the After School Site Director of EMS: Alyssa Church-Smith, acsmith@bsdvt.org. Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, your previous experience and your availability. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate cultural competence, have experience working with youth in educational, summer camp or after school settings and be excited to work with our students.


  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Athletics & Activities > After School Programs
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