Education Stations Online Employment Application
Thank you for your interest in Education Stations, Melrose Public Schools' after-school enrichment program. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017-2018 school year. Melrose Education Stations provides balanced enrichment programming at the end of the school day in students’ own elementary schools. Professional staff members engage students in a creative, motivating and cooperative atmosphere to further inquiry and development. Education Stations also offers enrichment activities during other non-school times including professional development days, some vacation/holidays.

We are looking for confident, energetic, and caring staff to join our team as Group Leaders, Team Leaders, and Assistant Site Coordinators, and Site Coordinators. Mentor positions are available for high school students and the application can be found on the Education Stations tab of the Melrose Public Schools website.

Please review the job descriptions closely and apply only to those for which you are qualified or interested. We have a limited number of positions available that will be filled on a rolling basis contingent upon program needs and previous work experience. Applicants must be above 18 years of age or above and have graduated from high school to be considered for the following positions. Schedules are flexible Monday-Friday.

Training and Interim programming for the 2017-2018 school year will take place August 21st-August 25th, 2017. A mandatory site training for all employees is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

This application is not intended to extend or create an offer of employment. If hired, employment with Education Stations is an at-will basis and can be terminated at any time. All offers of hire are contingent upon the completion of a background check and approval from the Superintendent.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please feel free to email Debbie Parsons at dparsons@melroseschools.com or call us at 781-507-1425.

Group Leader (Elementary) Position
Title: Group Leader - Elementary After School Program
Location: Melrose Elementary Schools
Supervisor: Program Site Coordinators and Director
Status: Part-time hourly, 18 hours/week or less, $15.25/hr., non-union, non-benefit eligible
Position runs through the Academic Year (approximately mid-August – June)

Summary: Melrose Education Stations provide balanced enrichment programming at the end of the school day in students’ own elementary schools. Professional staff members engage students in a creative, motivating and cooperative atmosphere to further inquiry and development. Education Stations also offers enrichment activities during other non-school times including professional development days, some vacation/holidays.

Responsibilities:

1. Manage and record the daily attendance of students grades K-5 accounting for assigned group during program activities and maintaining accurate headcount
2. Manage and respond to student and group behavior during enrichment activities
3. Lead students through scheduled activities and transitions
4. Assist program teachers/site coordinators during group activities by monitoring student participation, distributing supplies, and other tasks as assigned
5. Lead group activities such as arts & crafts, gym games, and/or small circle activities following Education Stations teaching method
6. Incorporate a positive behavior support system into daily interactions with children using verbal/non-verbal praise, while providing clear and consistent expectations for children’s behavior.
7. Participate and interact with students throughout enrichment activities including gym games, crafts, and homework
8. Ensure the safety of the youth during activities and respond to needs
9. Complete and turn in forms as required or directed by Site Coordinator/Assistant Site Coordinator
10. Promote a fun and inclusive atmosphere for students staying after school
11. May support individuals with special needs or provide support for individual children
12. Supervise and delegate tasks to high school age students employed as "mentors"
13. Help with set up, daily cleaning of program spaces, dismantling, and storage of program supplies and equipment

Qualifications:
High School graduate and a minimum of 18 years of age
Demonstrated experience with elementary age students is preferred (as a volunteer or in the workplace) but not required.
Interest in or pursuit of a degree in education, special education, program management, or related field preferred but not required
Able to remain calm in an energetic, noisy environment
Punctual, reliable and regular attendance is required
Ability to communicate effectively, multitask and prioritize while working as part of a larger team
Ability to pass a Background Check including Fingerprinting and a CORI/SORI records exam, with no record of conviction or plea of no contender for any crime of violence involving a minor and no record of arrest or conviction for any crime involving sexual misconduct or moral turpitude.
Must be in compliance with the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace policy.

Team Lead Position
Team Lead–Elementary
Melrose Elementary Schools
Program Site Coordinators and Director
Part-time hourly, 18 hours/week or less, $17.00/hr., non-union, non-benefit eligible
Position runs through the Academic Year (approximately August – June)

Summary: Melrose Education Stations provide balanced enrichment programming at the end of the school day in students’ own elementary schools. Professional staff members engage students in a creative, motivating and cooperative atmosphere to further inquiry and development. Education Stations also offers enrichment activities during other non-school times including professional development days, some vacation/holidays.

Responsibilities:

-Perform all responsibilities of a Group Leader while modeling staff standards and program practices
-Independently create and and lead activities in arts & crafts, gym games, literature, math, etc.
-Present activity options that are appropriate for child’s age group and abilities
-Fill in as a substitute where needed and seamlessly carry out expectations of Education Stations with any group or student
-Ensure the safety of the youth during activities and respond to student needs
-Incorporate a positive behavior support system into daily interactions with children using verbal/non-verbal praise, while providing clear and consistent expectations for children’s behavior.
-Participate and interact with students throughout enrichment activities including gym games, crafts, and homework
-Model staff standards and student behavior management to onboarding staff members.
-Complete and turn in forms as required or directed by Site Coordinator/Assistant Site Coordinator
-Promote a fun and inclusive atmosphere for students staying after school
-May support individuals with special needs or provide support for individual children
-Supervise and delegate tasks to high school age students employed as "mentors"
-Help with set up, daily cleaning of program spaces, dismantling, and storage of program supplies and equipment
-Demonstrate time management skills and efficiently move group through daily activities

Qualifications:

-A minimum of 18 years of age and at least 2 years of experience working for Education Stations with an exemplary employee record OR a four year degree and demonstrated experience working with elementary age students. 5+ years of experience working with elementary students can be substituted for a four year degree if applicable.
-A degree or coursework toward a degree in education, early childhood education or related field preferred
-Experience in a school-setting teaching or as a student teacher with classroom management skills
-Ability to develop lesson plans and demonstrate/explain content
-Punctual, reliable and regular attendance is required
-CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred or willing to obtain
-CPI Certification or willing to obtain
-Ability to pass a Background Check including Fingerprinting and a CORI/SORI records exam, with no record of conviction or plea of no contender for any crime of violence involving a minor and no record of arrest or conviction for any crime involving sexual misconduct or moral turpitude.
-Must be in compliance with the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace policy.

Assistant Site Coordinator
Title: Assistant Site Coordinator
Location: Melrose Elementary Schools
Supervisor: Program Site Coordinators and Director
Status: Part-time hourly, 18 hours/week or less, $17.25 per hour, pending rate approval (non-union, non-benefit eligible. Position runs through the Academic Year (approximately August - June) must be available Monday-Friday between the hours of 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Summary: Education Stations is Melrose Public Schools’ after school enrichment program for elementary aged students. Resumes are being accepted for Assistant Site Coordinators. Applicants must be flexible, positive and confident in delegating and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

Provide general -oversight of site functions supporting staff in managing behavior and carrying out expectations for the day
-Circulate throughout the site providing coaching/feedback at ‘in-the-moment’ opportunities
-Complete regular attendance checks and assist manage master roster, check-in/check-out children in absence of Site -Coordinator
-Provide orientation and on-the-job training to new employees
-Supervise group leaders and high school aged mentors, modeling staff standards and expectations
-Lead groups of children grades K-5 through after-school enrichment activities and model Education Stations employee expectations and standards
-Lead and model assigned activities such as art, gym games, and/or small circle activities
-Ensure all reports are written accurately, copied, and prepared in time for pick-up or communicated to the family
-Track materials usage and communicate needs to Site Coordinator
-Assist set-up and close of site, double checking all spaces used and in good condition (General cleaning expected and carried out with staff may include sweeping, wiping tables, organizing materials, etc.)
-Manage access to computer technology, checking-in/check-out materials, returned in good condition and reporting any damage to administrative staff
-In the absence of a Site Coordinator carry out established policy and emergency procedures
Additional duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
-High School graduate and a minimum of 21 years of age.
-A degree or coursework toward a degree in education, program management, or related field preferred but not required.
-1-2 years experience in a Group Leader role or or after-school program preferred or demonstrated experience with elementary age students
-Ability to multitask and coordinate daily activities.
-Able to remain calm in an energetic, noisy environment.
-Good interpersonal skills and communication skills to lead and coach team members.
-Punctual, reliable and regular attendance is required.
-Strong computer skills necessary (Microsoft Office Suite).
-CPR and First Aid Certifications or willing to obtain.
-Ability to pass a Background Check including Fingerprinting and a CORI/SORI records exam, with no record of conviction or plea of no contender for any crime of violence involving a minor and no record of arrest or conviction for any crime involving sexual misconduct or moral turpitude.
-Must be in compliance with the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace policy.


Site Coordinator
Title: Site Coordinator – Elementary
Location: Melrose Elementary Schools
Supervisor: Director and Education Stations Administrative Staff
Status: Part-time hourly, 18 hours/week or less, $25.25/hr. non-union, non-benefit eligible. Position runs through the Academic Year (approximately August - June) must be available Monday-Friday between the hours of 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Summary: Education Stations is Melrose Public Schools’ after school enrichment program for elementary aged students. Resumes are being accepted for a Site Coordinator at each of our five elementary schools. Applicants must be available Monday-Friday from 2:00-6:00. Applicants must be flexible, positive and confident in delegating and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

Provide general oversight and supervision in all facets of after-school program ensuring a safe environment and efficient processes.
Provide quality control ensuring operations and activities are carried out per Education Stations standards.
Manage Master Roster, check-in/check-out children, verify attendance, update student information.
Work directly with and supervise Group Leaders, Team Leaders, high school aged Mentors, observing attendance and performance.
Complete employee evaluations and provide coaching/feedback as necessary.
Enforce all staff policies and program expectations.
Facilitate on-site daily staff meetings
Build rapport with parent/guardian's reporting behavior, reviewing forms, or daily happenings.
Coordinate with school personnel regarding health/safety issues/building space and materials maintenance.
Carry-out early release programming on specified dates (shift starts at 12:00 p.m.)
Participate regularly in professional development, training opportunities, and team meetings.
Prepare and enter payroll information and review time sheets
Process weekly deposits, collect tuition payments and late fees, and confirm balances.
Track and order site materials monitoring needs and availability of storage space.
Answer phone and email, respond to messages and follow up on any correspondence.
Site Coordinators manage all incidents at the site reporting to Education Stations administration. In the event of emergency, Assistant Site Coordinator’s carry out established policy.
Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
-High School graduate and a minimum of 21 years of age.
-A degree or coursework toward a degree in education, program management, or related field preferred but not required
-Available Monday-Friday 2:00-6:00 p.m. (daily schedule end time flexible)
-Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Crisis Prevention and Intervention and Open Circle Facilitator or ability to obtain
-Proficiency with Excel, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Outlook, ability to learn other systems quickly and independently
-Demonstrated experience with elementary age students is preferred
-Positive attitude, passion for the enrichment of students, energetic and affirmative leadership style
-Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with students, parents, Education Stations and school staff
-Ability to remain calm and confident in multitasking through demanding situations and resolving conflicts
-Ability to multitask and coordinate daily activities
-Experience leading, prioritizing, delegating, and working as part of a larger team
-Punctual, reliable and regular attendance is required
-Ability to pass a Background Check including Fingerprinting and a CORI/SORI records exam, with no record of conviction or plea of no contest for any crime of violence involving a minor and no record of arrest or conviction for any crime involving sexual misconduct or moral turpitude
-Must be in compliance with the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace policy
Physical Requirements for all Positions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must be able to walk, run, jump, squat, stoop, push, pull and stand. The employee is required to hear, feel and talk and speak English. The employee must have close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Employment is in a school environment and activities occur inside and out. Employees need to be able to carry up to 20 lbs. and may be subject to a sufficient level of noise when groups of 40 or more children are gathered for activities.
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