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Before and After Care Teacher 

About the Organization Founded as a preschool in 1953, the Children's Guild has transformed into a national leader, recognized for creating innovative educational, child welfare and behavioral health models that produce positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. Today, the Children's Guild is among the most experienced child serving organizations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington region. Each year, the agency's continuum of care and its 300+ professional staff help thousands of youth and their families achieve resiliency, dignity, and self-sufficiency. We operate therapeutic group homes, a treatment foster care program, and family help center located in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Prince George County. We also service students in our nonpublic special education programs in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. The Children's Guild also operates public charter schools located in Anne Arundel and Baltimore City and will open our first DC charter school in September, 2015. We invite you to be part of our innovative team.
Location Monarch Academy - Baltimore Campus  

We operate a Before and After School Program to support academic achievement at our Baltimore Monarch School. Monarch Academy, Baltimore Campus is a Baltimore City Public Charter school, K-8 open since August 2010.  We are committed to creating a positive school culture where students understand the goal of life is to serve a cause larger than one’s self.  Our commitment to excellence and high student achievement is achieved through the implementation of Transformation Education (TranzEd) and an instructional plan using the components of Expeditionary Learning (EL).   


We are seeking dynamic, high energy after school Teacher and Teacher Aide candidates who will continue our tradition of excellence. Hours include Monday – Friday, Before 6:30 -8:00 am  and  After 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. We believe that qualified staff are the single most important factor in supporting students in our before and after school program. The rate of pay for Teachers Aide is $9 per hour and for Teacher is $12 per hour.



Position Title: Aftercare Teacher


General Job Description:


The aftercare teacher will create lesson plans and follow through with implementing them in the classroom in order to support student’s academic, emotional, physical, social, and creative development with students K-6th Grade. Teachers will recognize and aid in conflict resolution.




High school degree or GED required.


At least 19 years of age. 90 hour certification (6 semester hours) in school age curriculum and development OR equivalent school age coursework OR approval as a teacher/director OR teaching certificate from MSDE OR other state teaching certification.


400 hours of experience working with children OR 1 year of college OR a combination.


9 clock hours of approved training in communications OR one 3 credit college course.




This position is directly supervised by the Director of Before and Aftercare and is evaluated by the Director and Chief Operating Officer. The teacher is accountable for the team performance, reporting, planning, and intervention strategies.


Skills/Responsibilities Have Been Met When:


  1. Instruction
    1. Planning, submitting, and implementing daily/ weekly lesson plans.
    2. Being prepared for activities and changes in plans.
    3. Maintaining a classroom milieu that is safe and conducive to learning and exploration.
    4. Teachers will collaborate with assistants to create lesson plans and consult with team for ideas.
    5. Utilizes journals to support reflection and discussion of topics.
    6. Establishes and reviews 5 promises, rules, consequences, expectations, schedule, roles, rewards, and structure.
    7. Uses smartboard for instruction, presentations, academic support, display rules etc..
    8. Has knowledge of student’s strengths and weaknesses and how to best work with them.
  2. Teamwork
    1. Regular communication with team, accountability for one another, and sharing/ aiding in responsibilities.
    2. Model appropriate and professional behavior at all time.
    3. Supports, encourages, and helps team members to be successful through active listening and reflection.
    4. Positive, motivating, and flexible in order to promote a supportive work environment.
    5. Embraces a holistic delivery of services that includes team primacy model
    6. Identifies problems and provides appropriate solutions.
    7. Attends and participates in weekly team and individual meetings.
    8. Maintains clean and organized environment; puts away materials before leaving.
    9. Hands out paperwork, information, and receipts to parents as needed; has parents sign daily sign out sheet and turns in each evening.
    10. Writes incident reports and informs supervisor ASAP; involves supervisor in major incidents that require immediate attention.
  3. Professional Development
    1. Participation and graduation from The Children’s Guild’s Pre-service training program.
    2. Participation in required trainings, workshops, agency activities, conferences, and other coursework outside the normal work day.
    3. Completes assignments, projects, and readings as provided by supervisor.
    4. Completes evaluation documentation and meets for scheduled evaluation with supervisor
    5. Meets MSDE yearly requirements for training and continuing education.
  4. Organization
    1. Maintains workspace by cleaning up, organizing, and respecting shared space.
    2. Maintains entry way so that it is clear of debris, water, obstacles etc... That may pose a fall risk.
  5. Expectations for Position
    1. Demonstrates understanding of the philosophy and mission of The Children’s Guild, this includes the culture card.
    2. Participation in special events, committees, and other activities as needed.
    3. Flexible and adaptable.
    4. Checks email daily for updates and information.
    5. Checks in and out with supervisor or log.
    6. Conduct is professional.
    7. Attendance is maintained, time off requests are submitted at least two weeks in advance for planned events, notifies supervisor of lateness or needed absences, and employee is on time regularly. Tentative Hours Are: 5 days a week, 4.5 hours a day 2:30-7pm, Meetings 2 days a week until 7:15pm.
    8. Adheres to and understands The Children’s Guild handbook and MSDE’s rules, expectations, policies, and procedures.
    9. Willingly takes on other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Position Requirements

The Children’s Guild demonstrates an awareness of, respect for, and attention to the diversity of the people with whom it interacts (persons served, personnel, families/caregivers, and other stakeholders) that are reflected in attitudes, organizational structures, policies, and services.



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