Before & After School Site Instructor (West Linn locations)

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Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-competent, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

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Do you love working with elementary-aged youth? Are you looking to gain more experience and grow in the field of youth work? Are you currently working towards a degree in education? Do you want to get paid to bring your skills and interests to students while helping them find their own passions?

During the school year, Camp Fire Columbia offers after-school programming at 15 schools in Portland and West Linn. We work with students from Kindergarten to 5th grade offering homework help to facilitating enrichment clubs. Through our after-school programming we empower youth to find and pursue their passions. Each year, Camp Fire Columbia seeks candidates like you to fill positions for the school year.

Site Instructor Position Overview: Part-Time seasonal (School year: Now-June 14)

Camp Fire Columbia Before and After School program is looking for Site Instructors for the 2018-19 School Year. You will be responsible for planning and teaching lessons for up to 15 youth, while assisting in entire group programming for up to 85 students with your team. The Site Instructor will help achieve youth development goals by engaging program participants in academic enrichment and support, creative arts, active recreation, community building, service learning, and leadership activities.

Site Instructors collaborate with their site teams on program planning, communication, behavior management, and general site operations; as well as across site teams to support the overall success of the Camp Fire Before & After School program. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to building positive working relationships with participants, families, community partners, and school staff.

Salary and Benefits:

Compensation: $13-14/hour

Benefits: Paid training and planning hours, 401K with match, paid volunteer time and paid sick time benefits available to part-time staff.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Directs instruction of participants in a before and after school program setting while maintaining program expectations and behavior management.
  2. Creates project-based learning activities and creates and writes lesson plans from various resources and active engagement of participants in learning.
  3. Understands and follows Office of Child Care licensing policies and support Site Supervisor in maintaining site/program to comply with state licensing standards.

Are you excited about:

Bringing your interests and passions to an eager group of youth

Working with a team of like-minded youth professionals

Engaging in a culturally responsive environment with a passion for developing youth to achieve their full potential

Being a positive role model for youth and adults at all times

Mentoring staff to become strong youth workers

Growing with an organization that invests in staff's professional development

Are you able to:

Embrace work and relationships with a growth mindset

Prioritize multiple tasks, manage time and stress levels, and proactively solve problems

Maintain a high level of professionalism, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience

Work in teams and independently

Uphold integrity by following through on responsibility and by accepting and abiding by decisions regarding program and policy in a positive manner

Not grow tired of the sound of your own voice

Lead and motivate others

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree or Master's degree (preferred) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Previous experience instructing in an afterschool program environment that involves solo teaching, outcome-based lesson planning and current best practices in youth development, and behavior management for students. Working knowledge of youth development and programming, including best practices in mentoring, academic enrichment, youth adult partnerships, life-skills, and leadership development is strongly preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

This position also requires a valid Oregon Food Handler's card and First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings, plus >15 hours of approved professional development per license year. Oregon Central Background Registry; Step 8 or above on the Oregon Step Registry preferred.

If this sounds like the path for you, join us and make the magic happen! 

Location: West Linn, OR
Apply for this Position Job code: 1000006
Apply at: https://campfirecolumbia.hiringthing.com/job/90479/before-after-school-site-instructor-west-linn-locations