School Age Worker

Posted by
Christopher House
Chicago, IL
Published 29 days ago

Christopher House (CH) is searching for School Age Workers looking to grow professionally in the field of Early Childhood Development. Candidates must possess a specialized interest and passion for working with students ages 5-12 and an openness to change and new ideas.

With a mission to develop independent, creative, lifelong learners, our infant, preschool, elementary and family schools build a community of students, teachers, and parents committed to excellence, achievement and perseverance, respect and compassion, and equality of opportunity.

Christopher House partners with parents to provide a continuum of education for students from birth through high school, as well as immersive family supports that help parents create stable, self-sufficient families. We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.


Children and families thrive when:

  • Education begins at birth and continues throughout life, with parents as a child’s first teacher;
  • Home environments nurture literacy, achievement, and children’s success;
  • Parents have high standards and set high expectations for themselves, their children, and children’s schools;
  • Professionally trained teachers know their students as individuals;
  • Evaluations and program improvements are data driven;
  • Parents and staff work together to continuously evaluate and improve programming;
  • Education includes the development of creativity and perseverance and is multi-disciplinary in order to foster each child’s unique strengths and interests;
  • Developing independent, creative, life-long researchers, education must include curriculum designed to help scholars develop socially and emotionally as well as cognitively;
  • Diversity is celebrated and explored so that learners develop broad perspectives on life and learning; and
  • Parents and caregivers support their children financially and emotionally.

Position Objectives:

  • Determine the needs and provide for the development of children ages five to twelve
  • Work to create a safe environment for children and act as a positive role model
  • Contribute to and participate in a comprehensive program of educational, social and recreational activities for school aged children to promote their social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth in a group setting


  • Plan and implement specific group activities for children such as craft projects, athletic activities, field trips, academic activities, games, group discussions, cooking projects and supervised homework.
  • Facilitate the formation of the group as a setting that is safe and supportive for children.
  • Respond to the emotional needs of the children both in the group and in individual situations, with appropriate challenge, encouragement and behavior management.
  • Implement federal guidelines for nutrition. Plan for and conduct regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences.
  • Participates in staffing of children by preparing observations of the children and by implementing the educational portion of the treatment plan.
  • Consult with appropriate Agency staff to determine treatment and/or educational plans for individual children.
  • Completes necessary reports and records in a timely and accurate manner.
  • During the school year, may walk to neighborhood elementary schools daily to pick up children after school and safely walk them back to Christopher House.
  • Maintain classroom documentation. Provide lesson plans. Complete necessary reports and data collection.


  • Strong alignment with Christopher House’s Values and Mission;
  • Strong work ethic coupled with a proactive problem-solving approach;
  • Three years of experience working in a group work setting. 1-2 years’ experience working with School Age children.
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish, is highly desired.


  • Two years of college at an accredited college, with a major in education, child development, recreation, psychology, physical education or group work or an Associates in Child Development or a Bachelors in Elementary Education, Child Development, recreation, psychology, physical education or group work.

If you are interested in this position, please apply below.

Christopher House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Christopher House (CH) is searching for School Age Workers looking to grow professionally in the field of Early Childhood Development. Candidates must possess a specialized interest and passion for working with students ages 5-12 and an…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


5235 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60639, USA

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