Lead Teacher ? After School Program, Project HOME

Posted by on July 30, 2007

Project HOME
A Great Place to Work and Make a Difference!

We are a rapidly growing, independent nonprofit agency in Philadelphia with a mission to empower persons to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to address structural causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We have developed a comprehensive learning center to be located in lower North Philadelphia. Since 1995 and through the Philadelphia Plan, Project H.O.M.E. has been working in partnership with neighborhood residents, corporations, foundations, government, faith communities and others to revitalize the St. Elizabeth?s/Diamond Street section of North Philadelphia. Efforts have included affordable housing development, greening of vacant lots, adult and youth enrichment and education programs, and community-based health care services. The Honickman Learning Center & Comcast Technology Labs (HLC&CTL) is the centerpiece of our comprehensive revitalization strategy. The programs housed in the HLC&CTL focus on the integration of technology with arts, education and employment. The Center will serve over 1,000 children and adults each year. We have the following opportunities available:

Lead Teacher ? After School Program
Available within our K-6 grade After-School and Summer Program. The program?s primary goal is to raise the literacy level of children and help them to be competent and confident users of technology. We do this by integrating technology into educational and enrichment activities. Primary responsibility is to plan, teach and manage an After School classroom (grades 2nd ? 3rd). Responsibilities include planning and leading classroom activities, including literacy and technology instruction, supervision of all classroom staff (including volunteers), program planning, ongoing assessment of each child’s development, and planning enrichment trips and activities. Of significant importance is the development of a positive learning atmosphere. Qualified candidate must have a BA in Education or related field and PA teacher certification. , prior elementary teaching experience, excellent communication skills, strong computer skills, experience using technology in an educational setting, the ability to contribute as a member of a team and to successfully manage a classroom (including students, assistants and volunteers), prior supervisory experience preferred. Of particular importance is a deep commitment to improving the education and lives of young children and their families. Scheduled Hours: Monday -Thursday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. during the school year (program hours will change during the summer), with occasional evenings and weekends commitments. If hired candidate must receive satisfactory clearance of child abuse and criminal background checks.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Project H.O.M.E.
1515 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Attn: Human Resources
Fax: 215-382-7633
Email: work@projecthome.org
For more information please visit our website: <a href="http://www.projecthome.org">http://www.projecthome.org</a>

Project H.O.M.E. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, or veteran status.

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