Activity Leaders Instructors for TK-12th

Activity Leaders Instructors for TK-12th

14 Aug 2021
California, Chico, 95926 Chico USA

Activity Leaders Instructors for TK-12th

Thrive and Camp Wild Heart

Activity Leaders/Class Instructors/Substitutes

Love working with kids and looking for an alternative educational setting? Want to work with kids in an open structured, child directed, project based, hands on, fun environment?

Thrive and Camp Wild Heart are looking for caring, organized and energetic individuals to lead activities and oversee homeschool, afterschool and summer day camp participants.

Please check out our website to learn more about our program and our COVID mitigation strategies to make sure this program would be a fit for you.

These are part-time positions (4 to 35 hours per week dependent on availability). Preferred availability would be Monday thru Friday 8:45am to 5:45pm.

Applicants MUST be available to fill at least one of these available shifts:

M/W 8:45 to 1:45

T/Th 8:45 to 1:45

M/W 2:15 to 5:45

T/Th 2:15 to 5:45

To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and answers to supplemental questions


Guide children through academic, enrichment and social learning

Organize classrooms and projects in a way that facilitate self direction

Allow children the freedom and opportunities to develop their passions

Instructing classes in the themes of your choice (anything from sewing to science to painting to electronics)

Create a relationship with each family and student so that you can greet them each morning and connect them at the end of the day

Oversee the general day to day flow of our program

Monitor the parking lot, playground and facility

Ensure the safety of all students and families

Follow safety procedures and suggest changes when necessary

Guide an environment and expectations that strike a balance of both risk-taking as well as physical and emotional safety

Provide guidance and monitoring of participants

Monitor daily attendance and know where participants are at all times


Ability to work respectfully with students and provide loving boundaries

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to communicate well with both students and parents

Ability to remember names and details to form strong bonds with students and families

Ability to work independently, address needs as they arise, take initiative in creating and implementing solutions

Organizational skills for materials and student scheduling

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience facilitating programs with elementary school aged children and their families is preferred. Preferences will be given to candidates with advanced education, ECE units, experience with alternative education specifically homeschooling, after school programs, Self-Directed Education and/or Waldorf or Montessori. Above all, you must highly value facilitating learning with children through respect and connection.

CPR/First Aide training must be current and in place before your first day of work. Must pass a fingerprint clearance.


Your answers to be included with your cover letter and resume.

1) What is your Homeschool/After School/Alternative Education training, education, background and/or experience? May include books you’ve read, workshops attended, classroom and alternative education experience, homeschooling your own kids, etc.

2) Which educational philosophy best fits you and why?

3) Is there a class(es)/subject matter you are prepared to teach or excited to learn how to teach? Our classes range from enrichment choices such as sewing and woodworking to academic choices like language, math and science.

To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and answers to supplemental questions.

Compensation: $14 to $16 per hour, possibility for high range with additional job roles and qualifications.

Contact: Cyndi Pereira, 530-809-4638

Employment Type: Part Time

Number of Openings: 3 to 4

Length of Work Year: Sept-May, could extend into summer if mutually desired

Start Date: September 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled, Priority given to applications emailed in by Monday August 23rd, by 5:00pm

Employer: Thrive

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