GFS is seeking qualified adults to work in person with students in preschool through second grade. Learning Guides will work side-by-side either with one child in his or her home or with a "pod" of no more than five children in a pod host's home. The Guide's job is to assist the child(ren) with online learning with the goal of making sure each child is grasping the concepts being taught.
The position is for 30-35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, for the full school day (approximately 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.). A parent or guardian will be in the home throughout the day. The pay is $500/week. Guides are welcome to work for additional hours for which parents will pay the guides separately.
Guides will support students in person with all aspects of the learning process, including logging onto the Google Classroom, navigating activity links, submitting Flipgrid and Seesaw assignments, assisting in viewing asynchronous videos, and generally ensuring that a student understands the concepts being taught. Additional duties might include going on a walk outside or engaging in other fun and enriching activities. Learning Guides are not permitted to cook, clean (other than to keep the student’s supplies and work space neat and organized), or do any household chores.
Families and Learning Guides will work out a mutually agreeable plan for addressing all Covid-19-related mitigation strategies, including masks, hand-washing, workspace hygiene, social distancing, ventilation, and any other considerations mutually relevant to them.
High school diploma required. Experience working with children is strongly preferred.
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are especially encouraged to apply.
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving 900 students in grades K-12. Located in an historic, urban setting in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.germantownfriends.org.
Title IX Notice of Policy Consistent with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, GFS does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including respecting employees, and is required by Title IX and applicable federal regulations to refrain from such discrimination. Inquiries or complaints concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the following:
Ted Oxholm History Teacher, Assistant General Counsel Germantown Friends School 31 West Coulter Street Philadelphia, PA 19144 215-951-2300 TOxholm@germantownfriends.org
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About Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving students in grades EC-12. Located in an historic neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.