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Afterschool Teacher

Kids Can Omaha, NE

Job Description

Kids Can Community Center is a youth serving non-profit organization serving children across the Omaha metro. At Kids Can our mission is to educate, engage, and inspire children through early childhood care and out-of-school experiences. Our afterschool programs are designed to help youth develop themselves both academically and personally. Join our team today and make a differnece in the lives of Omaha's youth.


Position Title:

Afterschool Teacher

Reports to:

Site Director (primary), Assistant Site Director (secondary)




Job Summary:

The Group Leader provides direct care to children. The position is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for children in accordance with relevant priorities established by Kid Can policies and procedures.



Essential  Job Functions

Direct care: Facilitates programming through direct care for children, including implementing activities, centers, and curriculum; ensures children are supervised at all times and provides positive discipline when required.  


Logistics: Prepares snacks and meals for children in accordance with procedures and Nutrition Services regulations.


Logistics:  Completes paperwork for attendance and meal program as required by the organization.


Logistics:   Maintains program areas and supplies to ensure an appropriate, clean, and safe environment for children.


Other Duties:  Performs related duties as assigned by the Site Director or as the situation dictates





Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to plan and prioritize multiple projects while being adaptable in a constantly changing environment; utilize rational judgment in making important decisions.
  • Ability to problem solve and quickly adapt when needed.
  • Familiar with student supervision program policies, Kids Can policies and procedures, including transportation and emergency procedures.
  • Work effectively as a team (communicate with others, resolve conflicts and offer solutions to problems).
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with participants of diverse backgrounds.
  • Familiar with child development and youth programming activities.
  • Ability to recognize signs of child neglect and/or abuse.



Education/Experience Prerequisites:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Previous experience in similar programs and excellent communication skills are essential.     
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.  Hiring is contingent upon approval from the Nebraska Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect, Nebraska Adult Protective Services Registry, Kid Can’s vehicle insurance company and submission of a felony/misdemeanor statement. A health screening is required including clearance by physician that any medication taken does not interfere with ability to care for children.



Ongoing/in-service requirements:

  • Maintain certification in CPR and First Aid and additional requirements as needed. 
  • Obtain a trainings as recommended by the Site Director.  Training must include, but is not limited to:  safe environments, healthy environments, learning environments, physical development, cognitive learning, communication, creative learning, self-esteem, social development, guidance, family relationships, program management, and professionalism.



Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to walk the building (including staircases) and assist children in and out of vans.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to handle the physical and mental demands of caring for children.
  • Must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.



Working Conditions

Normal working conditions; work primarily in office, program rooms, gymnasium, kitchen, playground area and field as well as off-site meetings.



NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.                        

Job Details

Date Posted December 15, 2017
Date Closes March 15, 2018
Address Various
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Various
Job Type Part-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $11.25 - $11.75
Hours 15 - 20 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 11-9151.00 Social and Community Service Managers
Zipcode 68117
Name Josh Gillman
Address 4860 Q St
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68117
Phone 402-731-6988
FAX 402-731-0255

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