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Extended Day Program Teacher

Job Details

The Fessenden School - West Newton, MA
Part Time
Non-exempt / Hourly


Position Summary

The Extended Day Program Teacher is responsible for leading students in a safe and engaging after school experience and reports directly to the Director of Extended Day Program (EDP).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Directly supervise and engage a group of students in activities daily, ensuring emotional and physical safety for the duration of the activity

  • Collaborate with Grade Level Coordinator and other teachers to plan a diverse calendar of activities for students

  • Participate in daily meetings at 2:15 with EDP Director and other teachers to plan, collaborate, and discuss topics around EDP

  • Prepare for instruction daily, including setting up spaces, gathering materials, and communicating with the EDP Director and other teachers about students, lessons, and any other needs

  • Model appropriate, positive behavior for students and respond appropriately to challenging student behaviors based on school-wide expectations and management strategies

  • Perform other duties as required



  • School Year

  • Monday through Friday 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm. Some teachers will start as early as 11:30 on Wednesdays


Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful criminal background check

  • Prior experience in a related position working with children

  • Successful criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or equivalent

  • Current CPR/AED & first aid certification (certification will be provided if needed)

  • Enthusiasm for working with students in grades Pre-K through 4

  • Creativity to plan engaging activities

  • Flexibility to adapt plans and lessons to meet time, material, and spatial constraints of EDP

  • Classroom management skills to lead a group of children

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and listen

  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel to get on students’ level

  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds


Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional references through the Fessenden Career Website.