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Elementary Program K-5 Lead Teacher

1936 Judson St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA Req #208
Thursday, April 18, 2019


The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, 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 achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.



The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.

Job Summary: Part time After School Lead Teacher for high quality after school and summer enrichment program in state of the art technology center. Lead Teacher plans and implements lessons that include project based learning for academic and life skills enrichment in Out of School Time program.  An evidence-based literacy program, and many additional resources are available to support creative and innovative programming. Instructor collaborates with staff, parents and volunteers. 

Hours are 3:00 - 6:00pm during school year. Additional 1hr/day paid prep period with flexibility to complete prep (lesson planning and preparation) on site or remotely.

Opportunity for summer program hours 8am - 4pm during 6 week summer enrichment program.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and nurture a welcoming, supportive and cooperative relationship with children, parents and staff 
  • Prepare and submit weekly lessons plans 
  • Plan and implement daily lesson plans designed to provide after school enrichment, increasing literacy and life skills  
  • Plan and implement at least 4 out of school time structured activity units each school year
  • Assist in recruitment and retention of students for K-8 program 
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Teacher in delivery of lessons and activities 
  • Provide technology lessons to ensure that appropriate grade level skills are mastered · Maintain accurate daily attendance 
  • Collaborate with Manager, the K-8 staff team and teachers to ensure that students’ individualized needs  are appropriately addressed 
  • Assist with student transportation to the program, as needed 
  • Maintain an orderly classroom 
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up at afterschool meal time 
  • Communicate with IT helpdesk regarding IT needs
  • Assist with planning, arranging and supervising students on field trips 
  • Participate in required professional development programs, staff meetings and parent meetings 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education
  • Child care experience
  • Good communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Awareness of Developmental Needs of Elementary school students
  • Good computer skills 
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Valid driver’s license 


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.


Other details

  • Job Family Mandatory Reporter
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 1936 Judson St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA