Rocketbooster Teacher (Before/Aftercare- Part time-DC)

Washington, DC
School Support – Instructional Support /
Part-time /
On-site
At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

Rocketbooster Teachers will provide before and aftercare support to Rocketeers  under the direction and supervision of the School Site Manager and Senior Manager of Extended Learning. This position is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day operations of  before and aftercare of the school site run safely and smoothly. Furthermore, Rocketbooster Teachers are responsible for facilitating high-quality enrichment, academic, and specialized wellness activities that support Rocketeer Achievement. They will work at one of our three campuses in Washington, DC.

Essential Functions

    • Supervise and monitor students during assigned aftercare hours including during aftercare sessions 
    • Implement all site rules and safety regulations within the structure of the Rocketship classroom culture and in adherence to OSSE regulations
    • Plan, internalize, and implement lesson plans and daily age appropriate activities for students in the classroom
    • Report any unsafe conditions, including equipment, to administrators immediately
    • Partner with school staff to ensure a safe and effective arrival/dismissal for all students before and after school hours
    • Utilize appropriate disciplinary procedures and techniques in accordance with the school site discipline plan
    • Ensure all proactive, positive behavior incentive systems are actively used in the classrooms
    • Attend staff meetings and in-service training as deemed necessary for the position
    • Facilitate academic, enrichment, and wellness activities to support Rocketeer growth and development. 
    • Communicate regularly with families of students to build relationships, and share progress and important updates
    • Builds relationships and liaises with other all staff and families to drive collaboration and program success
    • Ensures all aspects of the Rocketbooster program are implemented with fidelity
    • All other duties as assigned and appropriate by the Site Manager

Required Qualifications


    • Compliance Qualifications
    • Must be 18 years old and meet at least one of the following:
    • Associates  or more advanced degree with a major in early childhood or a closely related field 
    • Associate’s or more advanced degree in an unrelated field and have earned at least 24 credit hours in early childhood education, or a closely related field, AND have at least one year of supervised occupational experience working with children in a licensed DC Child Development Center or equivalent in another jurisdiction
    • Earned at least 48 credit hours, or its recognized equivalent, of which 15 credit hours in early childhood education  or a closely related field, AND have at two years of supervised occupational experience working with children in a licensed DC Child Development Center or equivalent in another jurisdiction; provided he or she earns an Associates degree by Dec. 2024
    • Earned a high school diploma, or its equivalent and a current CDA credential (with the specified age classification), AND must earn an Associate’s degree in the desired field by Dec. 2024

    • Position Qualifications:
    • Commitment to Rocketship's mission, vision, and goals
    • Passion for working with children
    • Previous experience managing and/or teaching groups of elementary-age students is strongly preferred
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members
    • Ability to learn laws, rules, practices and procedures related to public education and specific to Rocketship Public Schools
    • Flexibility and a willingness to learn
    • Strong commitment to supporting Rocketship students and community
    • Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to build relationships with program leaders, community members, and families 
    • Highly organized,  able to multitask, and consistently meet  deadlines
    • Experience with online learning tools, databases, and Google Suite programming

    • Due to OSSE standards, all aftercare staff are responsible for maintaining compliance standards including:
    • Child and Family Services Agency ( Child Protection Registry check), 
    • a local fingerprint database check,
    • Drug and Alcohol Testing,
    • tuberculosis testing, and
    • CPR/First Aid certification and other continuing education training as well 
This is a part-time position; typical work hours are 2:00 pm - 7:00pm, but may include additional hours for trainings, meetings, and other events. Pay is commensurate with education and experience.

COVID-19:
Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement. Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or medical exemptions.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

Compensation:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy.  For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Kenzie Kilb. Email: kkilb@rsed.org. Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.