601 15th Street Northeast
District of Columbia
Under the direction of the Programming Director, the Program Teacher will provide: academic instruction and tutoring to students in the PAL Club afterschool program, will lead engaging academic, enrichment and recreation activities with groups of up to 20 students ranging in grades PS-5. Teachers will provide opportunities for students to develop & strengthen academic, physical and social skills. PAL uses the human animal bond to help teach empathy and compassion in an exciting fun way using animals in the classroom in conjunction with our curriculum.
The teacher must either have experience maintaining a positive, upbeat relationship with children facing substantial socio-economic barriers to societal success that result in behavioral challenges such as a difficulty following directions, difficulty accepting no for an answer, and academic gaps in their knowledge base or a willingness demonstrate a willingness to gain those skills through feedback, personal initiative and/or supervision.
•Create a positive learning environment through the implementation of positive discipline techniques and classroom management. Understand and implement discipline policies. Request assistance from the programming director when needed.
•Implement lesson plans and submit to Programming Director. PAL uses an animals based STEM curriculum
•Lead organized learning activities for students to develop and strengthen their academic, physical,
and social skills.
•As needed, differentiate lessons and activities so they are appropriate to students with various abilities.
•Review program work plans with the Program Director.
•Gain and demonstrate a working understanding of developmentally appropriate expectations and behaviors for the students in your classroom. Developmental guidelines available at:
•Participate in and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events.
•Supervise aids, volunteers, community partners and others working in your classroom.
•Instruct students on the safe and proper use of supplies and equipment.
•Participate in cleaning and maintaining the facilities and equipment.
•Inspect the school site and the equipment for potential safety hazards; taking corrective action to
•Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, teachers and school staff.
•Participate in school site staff meetings and on-going training opportunities.
•Perform related duties as assigned.
•Some college required
•Experience working with diverse youth in an organized setting
•Ability to meet all required background checks, maintain TB clearance, etc as required by various
•Mandated reporter certificate.
Hours may vary, generally from 3:30 to 6:30 Monday thru Friday
$17/hour depending on ability to positively lead a classroom
Minimum Education Required