What does an After School Teacher do?
Afterschool teachers are accountable for the care and supervision of children during the period after the school day has ended. Their primary responsibilities are the safety and well-being of children in their care, but they also provide instruction or educational support, often working in coordination with the school or district. They create and implement lesson plans, maintain progress assessments, and communicate updates or concerns to parents.
Afterschool teachers typically have at least an associate degree, although a bachelor’s degree is required in some areas. Mandatory requirements vary by state. Professionals in these roles generally have a background in an educational or childcare setting. These teachers must enjoy working with children with a broad range of abilities and educational backgrounds. These positions involve a variety of background checks and security clearances.
- Plan and facilitate core programming to advance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children.
- Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
- Tutor/Enrichment leaders run five clubs per week for students.
- Maintain safe conditions for all students and staff.
- Staff and volunteers initiate interaction with and between members.
- Contribute ideas for enrichment activities, arts and crafts projects, and program quality.
- Work with Program Educators and Program Coordinator to make appropriate referrals as needed.
- Effectively communicate with parents of school districts as needed to achieve program goals.
- Contribute to the overall success of the organization by perform all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
- Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners.
- Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are consistent with the above.
- Assist scholars with homework, outside recess and scheduled activities.
- Regularly participate in any staff training, continued education or staff meetings.
- Bachelor's Degree in education.
- A leader, critical thinker, and excellent communicator.
- Collaboration and time management skills alongside adaptability and continuous improvement.
- Can conduct lectures and labs with confidence and assist students in need.
- Is a professional at all times.
How much does an After School Teacher make?
After School Teacher Career Path
Learn how to become an After School Teacher, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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After School Teacher Insights
“I was concerned instantly how little communication I received and I was lied to when there was communication.”
“Staff was warm and worked well with one another.”
“they do not provide good pay”
“good hours if you need part time”
“Great people to work with”
“Not the best pay”
“Pay is relatively good”
“Management was terrible”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an After School Teacher
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