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    Westside School faculty and staff work collaboratively to inspire creativity, innovation, and to deepen our sense of community. Westside faculty are exceptionally qualified in our fields, committed to being lifelong learners, and are passionate about our work. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. At Westside School we value different backgrounds and ideas and we strive to build an inclusive community. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply. Located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle, Westside serves 380 students, 30% of our student body are Black, Indigenous and People of Color.

    Westside School is seeking joyous part-time individuals to work in our Extended Day Program (EDP). The role of the EDP staff member is to supervise children, coordinate activities, and work in conjunction with other staff and the Extended Day Director. This position may include additional school duties and has the potential to be full-time during the summer.

    Reports to: Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs

    -Maintain and help focus the school mission, vision and values.
    -Supervise and ensure the safety of students in the Extended Day Program.
    -Establish familiarity with the program and related materials in order to assist actively in activities.
    -Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily student interactions.
    -Support expectations that create a safe and comfortable environment for all students.
    -Greet students and monitor sign-in and sign-out procedures.
    -Assist in planning, preparing, and implementing daily activities.
    -Maintain a healthy, fun, and structured EDP environment.
    -Assist with snack preparation.
    -Maintain organization of EDP spaces and playground.
    -Serve as a role model for students.

    Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:
    -Love of working with children in an outstanding professional setting.
    -Prior experience working with preschool and/or elementary school students.
    -A willingness to learn about, reflect upon, and support a dynamic learning environment.
    -Understanding of how systematic and institutional barriers affect students’ learning experiences and outcomes.
    -Sensitivity to issues of bias, racism, prejudice, and stereotyping.
    -Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program.
    -Possess a Food Handlers Permit, First Aid/CPR certification, and a STARS ID, or willingness to obtain. (Westside School will cover costs and time.)
    -Ability to maintain confidential information.
    -Ability to work and communicate well with staff, students and parents.
    -An expressed effort to collaborate with colleagues, accept feedback and conduct oneself in a professional manner.
    -A positive attitude and sense of humor.

    Westside School Mission
    Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success, and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning.

    Westside School’s Diversity Statement
    Westside School is committed to promoting inclusiveness, diversity, and cultural competence in its education, employment practices, school community, and governance. It views inclusiveness as a fundamental value, diversity as a key element, and cultural competence as a vital skill necessary to prepare students to participate in and contribute to a global society. Westside uses the term diversity broadly to encompass differences in the attributes of individuals, families, and communities.

    Start Date: September 1, 2021

    Compensation and Benefits: This is a part-time, hourly position for the 2021-2022 school year. Hours are generally 1:45-5:45pm, with some variations depending on grade level.

    To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter, with three professional references, to

    Westside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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