Harrisburg Academy is a dynamic and vibrant community dedicated to developing young scholars, artists, and athletes of character. Faculty and staff alike play an integral role in shaping the experiences of our students. We pride ourselves in recruiting and retaining quality and exceptionally talented employees who are passionate about their field and value lifelong learning.
Established in 1784, Harrisburg Academy is one of the oldest non-public schools in the nation and Harrisburg’s only independent school. Our coed, diverse school community inspires students from age three through 12th grade by providing an academically challenging and globally minded liberal arts education focused on dynamic classroom experiences, strong student outcomes, and a commitment to character development. The Academy proudly stands as the first school in the greater Harrisburg area to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and merit scholarship.
Harrisburg Academy embraces the diversity of people, cultures, and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Position Summary The Extended Day Program provides a safe, fun, and enriching environment during after school hours each day for Harrisburg Academy students, using both organized and open-ended activities as students transition between their school day and home.
Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn
Monitor and maintain playground areas and other school areas as assigned
Foster positive relationships with students, parents, and school faculty
Collaborate with co-teachers to plan and implement engaging age-appropriate activities for indoor and outdoor spaces
Regular communication with supervisors
Facilitate homework assistance activities
Prepare and distribute daily snack for EDP students
Qualifications and Experience
Enjoy working with children in a less structured environment
Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers
Outstanding customer service skills
Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively
CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
Must Meet state specific guidelines for the role (clearances: PA State Police, Childline, FBI, Act 24)
Basic computer/technology skills
Able to move, see, and hear well enough to keep children safe as well as engage in physical activity with children
Ability to speak, read, and write English - additional languages a plus
Responsive Classroom approach
Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
Candidates also interested in substituting should indicate that in their cover letter to Ms. Kristina Yann, Director of Auxiliary Services. Harrisburg Academy is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email only. No phone calls, please. Questions can be directed to the same email address. Criminal Record Clearances (PA Child Abuse/PA State Police/FBI Background Check) will be required.
*additional hours during holidays and school breaks may be available