Prairie Flower Is Looking for Teaching Staff for the 2021-2022 School Year
Thank you for your interest in working with Prairie Flower Children's Center! We are currently hiring for an afterschool nature club teacher for the 2021-22 school year.
We are seeking talented individuals to join the Prairie Flower Children’s Center staff as afterschool nature club teachers.
Prairie Flower Children’s Center is seeking a diligent, compassionate part-time afterschool teacher with a passion for nature and the outdoors to help with our afterschool nature play program, Poemtree, beginning mid-August and continuing through the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for someone with the qualities of patience, compassion, responsibility, reliability and flexibility. We seek someone who practices firm but kind boundary-setting, enjoys being with children and has interest or skill in any of the following: board games, outdoor group games, wildcrafting, foraging, nature, outdoor safety, cooking with children, handwork and crafting.
The afterschool teacher will work for four hours on Wednesdays, from 2-6 p.m., and possibly Fridays from 3-5:45 p.m., pending sufficient student enrollment. Occasionally, we have teacher meetings or prep work that needs to be done. This position runs for the 2021-2022 school year and is paid on an hourly basis at $12 per hour. Please see the entire job description here.
Highly desirable skills and or experience sought include:
Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with students and families
Ability to follow lesson plans and learning goals with the lead teacher
Ability to foster a positive and collaborative learning environment where the unique needs of all the students are met
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
An understanding of children’s behavior and the ability to approach different childhood behaviors with an open and loving attitude and a strong desire to make a difference
Experience in nature (plants, animals, etc.) or a strong interest in learning
Ability to adapt to change
The primary responsibilities of teaching staff are to work with the center director and other teachers to develop rhythm, and to plan and implement activities adhering to Prairie Flower principles. A routine schedule will be created per semester and teaching staff will be expected to attend all scheduled shifts and events.