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Afterschool Support Staff

The Bellwether School, a holistic education community and non-profit organization, is looking for an Afterschool Staff Member for our multi-age Pre-K and Elementary Afterschool Program. The successful candidate will be committed to working as a collaborative member of a team in a holistic educational environment. Additionally, applicants should have experience with this age group in a classroom setting and experience developing engaging activities.

The Bellwether School is a private school located in Williston, Vermont. We have four multi-age classrooms serving students ages 3 to 12 years. Our school embraces philosophies from a tradition of progressive and holistic education including leading educational experts such as John Dewey, Ron Miller, Maria Montessori, and the ideas from the Reggio Emilia schools. It is our mission to create a learning community that engages and honors children, preparing them to be responsible citizens.

About the Position:

The Afterschool Staff supports the afterschool care program for students aged preschool through sixth grade. Each week they will support afterschool activities that follow Bellwether’s seven domains of learning and provide a holistic approach to education.

The Ideal candidate will:

  • Quality of mind, passion for teaching, and commitment to the education of children.

  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively within a team and to communicate effectively with parents.

  • Orientation to holistic philosophy and teaching methods.

  • Classroom experience at the early childhood level (preferred).

  • Experience in teaching an integrated, emergent curriculum a strong plus.

  • Friendly demeanor, sense of humor, high standards, and flexibility.

Desired Qualities

  • Skills and experience in either Early Childhood or Elementary Education or a related field.

  • Certification in First Aid and Youth/Adult CPR

  • Ability to relate positively and sensitively to children, parents, and staff.

  • Evidence of emotional maturity and stability to use classroom supervision constructively.

  • Physical stamina.

  • Understanding and ability to follow up to date COVID-19 protocols.

Application Process
If you have the passion and experience for developing relationships with and nurturing the inquisitive nature of preschool through 12-year-old students, please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to info@bellwetherschool.org

This is a part time position with a late August 2021 start date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about The Bellwether School please visit our website: www.bellwetherschool.org

Non-Discrimination
The Bellwether School has been teaching students for more than 25 years. Our commitment to equal opportunity applies to and is reflected in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, compensation, employee benefits, promotion, discipline, and termination of employment. We seek to identify and develop the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.