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Early Childhood Afternoon Floater/Extended Day Teachers (P/T and F/T)

Germantown Friends School is looking for a part-time and full-time Early Childhood afternoon floater/extended day teacher to work until 6:00 p.m. (start time flexible) at our Main and Center City Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates developmentally appropriate activities that intentionally stimulate language, promote social-emotional skills, encourage fine/gross motor development, and build community.
  • Facilitates theme-based curriculum, which includes art, science, yoga/mindfulness, and cooking.
  • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to varying needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Fosters exploratory learning through play as an extension of the learning throughout the day.
  • Creates schedules and routines to ensure children experience stimulation, exploratory playtime, physical activity, and downtime.
  • Brings Quaker values into all aspects of teaching, learning, and connecting. 
  • Supports children during after-school clubs, including getting children dressed appropriately.
  • Meets and greets afternoon buses arriving from Main Campus and supports acclimation of children who arrive on the bus (for both EC and Lower School divisions).

Interactions with Students

  • Encourages students to be more independent by gently challenging their capabilities while nurturing their self-esteem.
  • Gives extra support to children who might benefit from behavioral intervention and reminders.
  • Creates a sense of community with all the children in the EC. 
  • Is flexible in meeting group and individual needs of the children in the EC.

Interaction with Co-Workers

  • Effectively and positively communicates with co-workers.
  • Participates in professional development to further enrich and challenge teaching methods.
  • Promotes healthy working relationships within the classroom.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact info of three references as attachments to resumes@germantownfriends.org. Please include “EC Floater” in the subject line.

Germantown Friends School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.germantownfriends.org.

Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school, serving early childhood‐12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, visit www.germantownfriends.org.