Seasonal/Summer K-8 Lead Teacher

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #687
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society.   We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.   Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The Temporary/Summer K-8 Lead Teacher plans and facilitates lessons designed to support student academic growth and engage students in activities that contribute to a well-rounded experience in a high-quality summer program in a state-of-the-art technology center.  The Lead Teacher collaborates with program staff and leadership to support the overall STEAM and literacy curriculum within a project-based learning model, as well as parents and volunteers, to provide a safe and diverse learning environment.

Hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm during summer camp (40 hours per week for 6 weeks). 2 weeks of training and preparation prior to summer camp will also be provided (20 hours one week for training and 40 hours one week for lesson planning).   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Plan and implement engaging and hands-on lessons designed to support on-level academic skills, expose students to new academic skills and concepts, and support the program's literacy and STEAM focus

·         Design and implement one student club

·         Manage and log student literacy program usage and assign individualized support as needed

·         Support summer field trips and water play by engaging with students and managing student behavior

·         Collaborate with program staff and leadership to plan and develop a student Celebrations of Learning (student showcase)

·         Submit lesson plans on or before due dates

·         Effectively manage student behavior and role model the K-8 Program Core Values (respect, excellence, leadership, responsibility, and cooperation)

·         Create and nurture a welcoming, supportive and cooperative relationship with children, parents and staff

·         Collaborate with the Program Manager and the K-8 staff to ensure that students’ individualized needs are appropriately addressed

·         Assist with set-up and clean-up at meal time


Physical Qualifications: The physical requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee in a childcare/education setting to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to hold or feel objects; to reach with hands and arms; and to talk, see, and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; to twist, bend, reach, stoop, pull, lift, and walk; to sit; and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and to climb stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.



Minimum Qualifications

·         Associates Degree (education or human services preferred)

·         2-3 years of experience working with Elementary students

·         Good communication skills (verbal & written)

·         Awareness of Developmental Needs of Elementary school students

·         Good computer skills


Preferred Qualifications

·         Bachelor Degree

·         4+ years working with Elementary students

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background checks.

Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

Project HOME benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account plans (Health, Dependent Care, Transit, Parking), Paid Parental leave, and a student loan support program.  Project HOME provides Paid Time Off a minimum of 27 days annually, which includes vacation, personal, sick days, Floating holidays, Holidays, and sabbatical leave. Employer sponsored benefit plans include Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401 (k) with employer match up to 5% in addition to a Employee Assistance Program. Voluntary benefits include Accident, Critical Illness/Cancer, and Hospital Indemnity Coverage. and Voluntary Life Insurance.

Other details

  • Job Family Mandatory Reporter
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $21.25
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