After School Teacher

Faculty / Part-Time

Riverbend School, Natick, MA

Reports to: Director of Auxiliary Programs

Classification: Part Time, Non-exempt

Oversees: N/A

Scope of Work: Responsible for all aspects of students’ classroom experience in After School

Experience Requirements:

  • Teaching experience with children in a school or camp setting
  • Understanding of multi-age learning environments
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Must be comfortable working in a culturally diverse environment and committed to embracing differences and valuing multiple perspectives

Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree (not required for Assistant Teacher)
  • Clear CORI and MA fingerprinting
  • Previous work with children preferred

General Responsibilities:

The After School Teacher is responsible for providing an inviting and safe Extended Day program experience using a full array of sports equipment, games and craft supplies.  She/he also ensures that students have good choices for activities each day.

Specific Responsibilities:

Educational Program & Student Services:

  • Lead engaging hands-on lessons in collaboration with other Extended Day Teachers and the Administrative Coordinator
  • Prepare an environment in which furnishings, materials, and activities are developmentally appropriate and correspond to the needs of the children 
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each student by creating a safe and engaging classroom
  • Set clear expectations for responsibilities and routines
  • Recognize when students are not participating as expected and communicate this to the Assistant Head of School for collaboration and follow-up
  • Answer door and instruct parents where their child is during pick up
  • Answer after school phone if parent phone calls come in regarding late pick up, etc.
  • Double check building to ensure building is locked and secured for the evening
  • Train and supervise children regarding emergency practices such as fire drills

Constituent Relations:

  • Build productive relationships with parents through positive communication
  • Build collaborative relationships with other faculty and administrative staff


  • Monitor student attendance by collecting attendance rosters and communicating attendance issues with the Director of Auxiliary Programs.
  • Learn FACTS SIS and other software the school uses to hold student information.
  • Work collaboratively with administration to address concerns regarding  students, parents and staff
  • Report all accidents/ incidents to administration and complete accident forms as needed
  • Attend all mandatory events

School Culture

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to professional ethics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Montessori Education by modeling the Montessori values of grace and courtesy, respect and responsibility in visible daily actions
  • Demonstrate commitment to competent communications and conflict resolution efforts across the school community
  • Protect the privacy and confidentiality of each student, parent and colleague

Professional Development

  • Attend in-service training as provided by Riverbend School


  • Take on duties as assigned

It is expected that all staff will function as self-directed members in a team effort.  All performances should meet appropriate professional standards and adhere to the philosophy and mission of Riverbend School.

Commitment to DEIJ:

Riverbend School is committed to becoming an anti-bias and anti-racist community. All candidates must be committed to furthering this work by embracing differences; exploring and affirming the identities and intersections of all which include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomics, social class, family structures, learning differences, and differences in ability. Candidates must be comfortable working in a culturally diverse environment. 

We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQIA+ educators, or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. 

EEO Statement:

Riverbend School is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment. Riverbend strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, or any other class protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Riverbend School

Natick, MA
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender