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.

What responsibilities are common for After School Teacher jobs?
  • 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.
What are the typical qualifications for After School Teacher jobs?
  • 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.
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Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does an After School Teacher make?

$33,314 /yr
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After School Care Coordinator
Aug 1, 2021

“I was concerned instantly how little communication I received and I was lied to when there was communication.”

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Afterschool Teacher
Apr 2, 2022

“Staff was warm and worked well with one another.”

Pineapple Cove Classical AcademyPineapple Cove Classical Academy
After School Care
Apr 4, 2022

“they do not provide good pay”

After School Leader
Nov 14, 2022

“good hours if you need part time”

Pineapple Cove Classical AcademyPineapple Cove Classical Academy
After School Care
Apr 4, 2022

“Great people to work with”

School Board of Alachua CountySchool Board of Alachua County
After School Teacher
Mar 2, 2021

“Not the best pay”

Anne Springs Close GreenwayAnne Springs Close Greenway
Afterschool Teacher
Jan 19, 2021

“Pay is relatively good”

Childcare NetworkChildcare Network
After School Teacher
Sep 13, 2021

“Management was terrible”

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