William Penn Charter School is a Quaker, coeducational, pre-K-12 independent, day school in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. Established in 1689 by William Penn and members of the Religious Society of Friends, Penn Charter is a community guided by Quaker testimonies and the central belief that there is "that of God" in every person. A school community that honors difference, Penn Charter seeks to be a place where diversity is understood, represented and valued. Our curriculum embraces a plurality of cultures and celebrates an array of voices, instilling in us a deeper understanding and empathy for individuals in this community and the world.
As our mission states, we value scholarship and inquiry. With excellence as our standard, we challenge students in a vigorous program of academics, arts and athletics. Through global connections, civic engagement and a focus on environmental sustainability, we inspire students to be thinkers, collaborators, innovators and leaders. We educate students to live lives that make a difference.
In service to the Penn Charter community, the After School Program Supervisor is responsible for creating a safe space for students to decompress, complete HW, and/or socialize appropriately after school. The supervisor needs to embrace our student-centered pedagogy, our Quaker values, and model problem solving in a compassionate and student-first manner. In addition to working closely and communicating with students and families, the After School Program Supervisor works collaboratively with other members of the Middle School Faculty. Additionally, they also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion both in their service and in building relationships. The After School Program Supervisor serves part-time, Monday through Friday 2:20 pm - 5:30 pm.
Supervise and ensure the safety of students at all times during after school program hours.
Follow protocols in place for COVID-19 mitigation strategies.
Exhibit leadership and ability to adapt to changing schedules and events.
Create systems that account for each student’s location during program hours including sign-in and sign-out, procedures for using the bathroom, seeing middle school teachers for extra help, playing outside, attending sporting events on campus, and other situations that arise.
Build rapport and strong relationships with children in the program.
Interact with students and serve as a model of appropriate behavior to promote positive behaviors.
Provide appropriate positive guidance and redirection to our students.
Engage with the children in games, activities, and play.
Address any challenging or inappropriate behaviors with restorative language, practices and positive behavior supports.
Create an energetic, caring, inviting, and accepting environment.
Track daily attendance for students who participate in the after-school program or who transition to our after school program from other school activities.
Manage snacks for students after school including ordering, budgeting, accounting, and sales.
Occasionally supervise school-aged children during school events that enable our parents and caregivers to fully attend the event. This may include but is not limited to parent conferences, back to school night, parent forums or special events, concerts and performances, etc. These events typically occur during evening hours and include additional pay.
Ensure that the classrooms or other school spaces used by the program are returned to their previous condition and all trash, recycling, and articles of clothing are cleaned up and placed in the appropriate receptacles.
Provide parent communication as needed and in consultation with MS faculty and administration.
Other duties as assigned
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Sound judgment and professional demeanor with students, colleagues, and parents
Ability to multitask and prioritize work
Physical capability to: Frequently lift or move weight as in lifting, carrying materials up to 30 lbs. Repetitively bend, stretch and stoop, work with children on the floor, work outdoors in a variety of weather, fully maintain sight and sound supervision of children
Intermittent time periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions
Required education and experience
Minimum of one to three years of documented experience in child care or a classroom/education setting
Higher education degrees in child development, early childhood education, psychology, education, special education, recreation, or human services (experience may be considered in lieu of degree)
A love of working with children!
Preferred education and experience
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field such as recreation
Five or more years experience working with youth in recreational and school settings
We will review application materials immediately upon submission and interview candidates until the position has been filled.
Prior to hiring, we ask all potential employees to be vaccinated and protected from the life-threatening impact of COVID 19. At Penn Charter we have supported our community's efforts to eradicate the spread of COVID 19 by facilitating access to Covid-19 vaccinations for all current employees and eligible students.
William Penn Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
William Penn Charter School is a Quaker, coeducational, PreK-12 day school on a 47 acre campus in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our diverse student body of 968 students travels to Penn Charter from 105 different zip codes. Established in 1689 by William Penn, the school emphasizes academics, the arts, athletics, spiritual awareness and service learning.