Network Job Opportunities


State Wide Job Opportunities

Members of the Connecticut After School Network can post job openings on this page.  Please contact Marla Berrios at

Looking for a part-time job, a new career or simply want to make a difference?  Click the headings below to jump to openings in the corresponding towns.  Job descriptions and contact information are listed under each posting.  Please contact the organization directly for any inquiries.


Network Job Opportunities

Position:  Early Childhood Network Specialist

About the Connecticut Early Childhood Intermediary (ECI) is a new initiative being facilitated by the Connecticut After School Network to create a support system for Local Early Childhood Councils and more effectively and efficiently connect communities and state agencies serving children and families. The initial three areas of emphasis will be to:  a) provide tools, training and coaching to increase local early childhood councils’ capacity and sustainability; b) develop a communication system with intentional linkages, up, down, and across the system as well as develop common messaging and materials relevant to all stakeholders; and c) create a collaborative workspace with all state agencies that fund and provide services on behalf of young children and families – especially the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and the State Department of Education (SDE). 

In order for the Early Childhood Intermediary to achieve its ambitious mission, a dynamic and detail oriented coordinator is required.  The Early Childhood Network Specialist is a newly-created position designed to facilitate the collective success of this effort.  The Network Specialist will be an essential part of a small team responsible for driving ECI’s work forward, helping to launch and develop the Network, as well as supporting day-to-day administration, communications, community engagement, and data functions. 

Start date: April 1, 2019
Location: Hartford
Job Function: Community Organizing
Entry Level: No|
Job Type: Full-Time/Exempt
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 5-7 Years|
Required Travel: 25-50%
Reports to: Executive Director

For a full job description, click here.

Position:  Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coordinator

Start date: March 1, 2019
Location: Hartford
Job Function: Education
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Part-Time/Non-Exempt
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 3-5 Years
Required Travel: 10-25%
Reports to: Executive Director

For a full job description, click here.

State Wide Job Opportunities


Community Organized and Operated Latchkey (COOL)

Andover, Connecticut
35 School Road
Andover Elementary School

After School Club 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Hours: Great job for college students
Morning Program: 6:30-8:30am
Afternoon Program: 2:30-6:00pm

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Planning:
    • Curriculum
    • Lesson Plans
    • Snacks
  • Encourage the development of the children in the areas of:
    • Creativity
    • Cooperation
    • Self-expression
    • Responsibility
    • Self-confidence
    • Consideration
  • While the Children:
    • Provide secure, loving, and trusting relationships
    • Supervise the children for maximum safety, following C.O.O.L. procedures

For more information contact, Kimberly Person at or 860-604-2924

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After School Assistant

Job Description:  Under direct supervision of After School Coordinator, plan, organize, facilitate, and monitor the activities of children enrolled in the CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary School located in Avon, CT. Staff monitor and interact with students to keep students engaged in intellectual, creative, artistic, and physical activities. Participate and assist with the activities of children enrolled in the after school program, as needed.

Hours:  This position is Part-Time; Mon-Fri; 2:30pm-6:00pm. On half-days, the hours are 11:30am – 6:00pm.

Employment Duties:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of a daily program under the direction of the after care coordinator
  • Collaborate and assist coordinator in designing and implementing activities and assignments.
  • Monitor small groups of students assigned to an after school program; assure student understanding of program rules and procedures; maintain appropriate order and student conduct.
  • Interact with children in an effort to build self-esteem and model positive social skills.
  • Assist in maintaining program standards of student behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities without interfering with the natural, informal atmosphere of the After School Program; assist in resolving student disputes; refer serious discipline problems to program coordinator.
  • Maintain a clean and organized environment for students.
  • Maintain records and files as assigned.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and assist with in-service training as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school, or equivalent, and twelve months experience (either paid or volunteer) working with and monitoring children in an organized work setting (ages 3-10).
  • Possession of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in education, recreation or related field of study preferred.
  • Any other combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.

How to Apply:  Applications are only accepted online through

Job ID: #3333

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Regional YMCA of Western CT

Position:  Asistant Teacher for Before & After School Program

General Function: Nurturing, Motivated, Professional who is responsible for the care, eduation, health and well being of a group of school age children. Assists the head teacher with the planning, implementation and evaluation of  daily activities in accordance with the policies, procedures and philosophies of the YMCA Children’s Center, CT State Licensing Regulations and CT Best Practice Guidelines for School Age Children, maintains high level of communication and support to staff, families and director, participates in YMCA events, maintains a professional, positive attitude, keeps current on YMCA and State Of CT professional requirements.

Hours: 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. There are opportunities for more hours and growth. Perfect for college students!

Minimum age 18

Experience with children in a childcare setting

To apply click here.

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East Hartford Public Schools – Crossroads Out of School Programs

East Hartford Public Schools is now hiring Instructional Aides for the Crossroads After School Program.  The program runs Monday – Thursday from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the district’s elementary schools, grades K- 5.

For a complete job description and to apply online, please visit their website at  If you have any questions, please contact Crossroads Director, Anita Pizzutiello Kelly at (860) 622-5153.

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Education Resources for Children, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1994 to provide quality out-of-school time programs for children in Enfield, CT. All ERfC School-Age Centers are located in Enfield Public Schools and are licensed by the CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC).

School Age Educator – Full Time

Job Description – Outstanding full-time, year-round opportunity for an experienced and well-organized individual with demonstrated skills in directing summer camps, managing staff, and coordinating a school year after school program. Work with a team of school-age professionals to implement academic, enrichment, and recreational activities for students. Provide program support for Before and After School Centers during the school year for students K – 8. Direct Summer Camp (grades 1 – 8). Work with parents, staff, teachers, and community partners to develop program initiatives and recruit students.

Qualifications – Candidate must be able to demonstrate administrative, management, and organizational skills; experience coordinating programs for school-age children in an educational setting; and a demonstrated ability to manage, train, supervise, and evaluate staff.

Job Requirements  – Minimum: BA degree and three years or more of experience in the management of educational or recreational programs, including camps. Full-time opportunity. Salary based on experience and credentials. Opportunities for growth. Full-time with benefits.

To Apply – Complete an on-line application at Attach the following: a cover letter outlining your interest and experience, a resume, and an unofficial copy of your college transcript and certifications.

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Brucemobile Instructor

Status: Part time, Per diem

Hours: Varies (Weekdays, on average 1-2 days each week)

Responsibilities:  The Instructor is responsible for teaching the Museum’s outreach programs and assisting staff as needed.  This includes:

  • Researching background information to build an understanding of program content and materials.
  • Preparing for each class; including assembly and return of materials in a careful and timely fashion.
  • Loading, unloading and driving Brucemobile vehicles with collection objects and program materials.

The Audience Engagement Department of the Museum has a responsibility to present quality programs by qualified museum professionals. Therefore, the Audience Engagement Department trains all Brucemobile Instructors. To accomplish this, the Audience Engagement Department will:

  • Provide program objectives and outlines for established classes.
  • Model program presentation and instruction.
  • Assist in development of instructor’s classroom management skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in art, science, history, education, museum studies, or related field required.
  • Previous teaching experience required.
  • Unattended mobility required in object handling, ability to drive the museum vehicles and visit facilities unequipped to accommodate the physically challenged.
  • Current driver’s license with clean driving record. Background check will be required after hire.

Reimbursement:  Brucemobile Instructors are per diem positions and are reimbursed on a per-class basis.  They are paid at the rate of ½ the charged fee. Instructors are paid an hourly rate for program observations and training sessions. The Museum owns two vehicles, called Brucemobiles, to be used for travel to and from programs.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kathleen Holko, Manager of School and Tour Services, at No phone calls please.

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Hamden Youth Services – The mission of the Hamden Youth Services Bureau is to create and foster opportunities for all Hamden youth and their families to learn and grow in positive ways. The Hamden Youth Services Bureau was established in 1975 as a municipal department of the Town of Hamden. The Hamden Youth Services Bureau seeks to improve the quality of life for the children, youth and families of Hamden by providing a variety of programs and services.

Child Care Aide-School Age Child Care Program – The Child Care Aide is responsible for assisting the SACCP Head Teacher in the classroom as needed. The Child Care Aide will be part of a learning team that promotes a positive learning experience. The Child Care Aide will support the Head Teacher in the implementation of a child centered curriculum that is open-ended, process oriented and inclusive in accordance with Hamden Youth Services mission.

Job Duties:  The Child Care Aide assists in the daily operation of the classroom and assumes full responsibilities for the classroom in the absence of the Head Teacher. The key responsibilities include:

Classroom Management

  • Assists in providing for protection and care of the children
  • Assists in planning and implementing an appropriate daily program
  • Prepares snack and other meals as needed: supervises and interacts with children while they eat
  • Assists with the ongoing supervision of the children

Curriculum Planning and Evaluation

  • Participates in curriculum planning
  • Cooperates with the Head Teacher in implementing the curriculum
  • Must attend and complete 5-10 hours (i.e. 1% of total hours worked) of approved continuing education each year

Part-time 19.5 hours, $12.00/hour

For a detailed job description click here.

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COMPASS Youth Collaborative Inc. is a not-for-profit child and youth services organization whose purpose is to raise the expectations of youth, inspire the lives of families and build peace within the community. In partnership with school officials, parents, the community and other organizations, COMPASS endeavors to equip youth with the skills and attitude necessary for success in school and in life.

After School Program Coordinator

The purpose of this position is to plan, implement, coordinate and manage the after-school program. General Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: serving as a member of the management team; ensuring high quality after-school programming; and to initiate and enhance working relationships within the school community.

Reports to: Community School Director Starting

Salary Range: $32,000-39,000

Minimal Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Services, Social Work or related experience; three years of youth development or administrative experience; one year experience working with urban youth; knowledge of resources within the Hartford community; strong written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills and evidence of progressive supervisory responsibilities. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. COMPASS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Family & Community Liaison

Essential duties and responsibilities include  develop new leadership opportunities for parents; design and implement parent workshops and activities; act as a liaison for families, meetings and after school events; coordinate activities with the parent/teacher organization; manage and maintain food pantry; conduct home visits as necessary; research, and identify new partners; organize meetings with community partners (i.e. advisory group); collaborate with school family liaison to support community school projects; identify resource development opportunities (i.e. in kind); provide support with data entry, analysis and collection (i.e. needs assessment); create and maintain family and community database; provide project management for intern’s workflow; serve as a point of contact in the absence of the Community School Director. Other duties may be assigned.

Reports to: Program Coordinator

Salary range: 1 part time (15 hrs./week) position: $12.00/hr and 1 full time position: $28,000.00/yr.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelors degree or an Associate degree with 5 years experience in program coordination; experience working with urban youth; experience working with Public School Systems; knowledge of Community School Strategies and Foundations; knowledge of the resources within the Hartford Community. Bilingual candidates (English/Spanish) are strongly encouraged to apply. COMPASS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Intervention Specialist

The purpose of this position is to provide an academic case management framework for students and teachers, requiring a caseload of students per Intervention Specialist. The position will work during the school day providing mentoring/tutoring support to students in classrooms identified as needing additional academic support. Additionally they will continue the work in the afterschool program in “pull out” rotating intervention groups. The Intervention Specialist will also work with the Education Coordinator to gather data and track progress of students. The Intervention Specialist will provide enrichments and support afterschool program as well.

Reports To: Program Coordinator
Part Time: 15-20 hours/week
Salary: $13.00/hour

Minimal Requirements include a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience; experience working with urban youth; experience working with Public School Systems; knowledge of community school strategies and principles; knowledge of resources within the Hartford community; strong written and oral communication skills; and strong organizational skills. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience working with either elementary, middle or high school students is required. COMPASS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Assistant

General job responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist COMPASS staff with students who show consistent behavior issues; facilitate social skills and character education activities; facilitate restorative practices; ensures program compliance with agency policies and procedures; create and implement special programs as an educational tool; support the Program Coordinator with after-school projects; provide backup after-school program supervision in the absence of the Program Coordinator; assist with facilitating and coordinating family workshops; assist in compiling information for needs assessment; serve as a floater for absent PYD; conducts surveys and communications to promote the program; assist with data entry to support and/or in absence of Program Associate; complies with all program report and data requirements, including minutes of briefs and debriefs, managing a resource library, bulletin boards, projects and flyers; maintains strong working relationships with teachers/school/school personnel, parents and organizational funders; other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Program Coordinator
Salary range: $13.00-15.00/hr.
Part time: 15 to 25 hrs./week

Minimum Qualifications include High School Diploma or G.E.D.; Experience with elementary/middle school students; Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to make sound judgments in a fast paced environment; Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with teachers and school personnel and parents; Knowledge of Hartford County resources. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. COMPASS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send all inquiries or resumes to:
Bruce Beggs
Director of HR
55 Airport Road, Suite 201
Hartford, CT 06114
(P)(860) 296-2855 ext.303

OPMAD, Inc. is a non-profit, parent-run organization that provides before and after school programs in K-8 schools. OPMAD strengthens ties between the schools, the family and the community to create higher expectation for academic success, community involvement and stronger families. The outcome is increased academic success for children and informed, engaged adults.

After School Instructor

Do you like working with elementary school children? Part-time positions are available in the OPMAD after school program in Hartford. Must be available Monday – Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and half days from 12 pm-6:00 pm.

(Part-time, $11/Hour, approx. 20 hours/week)

Job Qualifications :

  • Education; High School Diploma or the equivalent – course work in child development or related area and/or volunteer experience with students a plus.
  • Knowledge of: Basic concepts of child development and atypical child behavior characteristics; appropriate human relations and student needs; proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and arithmetical concepts.
  • Personal Characteristics: Personal characteristics including integrity, initiative, emotional maturity, dependability, courtesy, good judgement, and ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Background Check Required.
  • Physical Abilities /Environment: Physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Ability to communicate with coworkers, students and the public. Work in classroom.


  • Successfully incorporate the OPMAD vision and mission at the site;
  • To work with the site team, individually design and implement lesson plans to improve literacy and math; provide homework assistance; conduct enrichment and recreation activities.
  • To improve learning and social skills and raise self-esteem and self-confidence, of the children to develop and maintain a safe, supportive learning environment in which children thrive.
  • To actively participate in staff development workshops that are designed to contribute to personal and professional growth.
  • Maintain work area cleanly, help with clean-up after student dismissal.
  • Report positive behavior as well as negative behavior to On-Site Coordinator/Assistant. Responsible for maintaining a well-structured class.


  • Help raise the literacy and math levels of OPMAD students.
  • Develop and implement individual and group lesson plans.
  • Ensure that social and literacy components are being implemented.
  • Responsible for overseeing students during dismissal. Must not allow students to be alone at any time during program or dismissal.
  • Provide ongoing opportunities for children to experience success.
  • Maintain the safety of students. Ensure that students are well behaved. Make the program fun for students and volunteers.
  • Assist in managing classroom operations, including preparing and completing reports.
  • Responsible for keeping students engaged in activities. School/Community Relations Actively participate in all trainings and staff activities and workshops required by OPMAD. Be a part of an effective team.
  • Develop positive relationships with the children, parents, volunteers and school staff.
  • Work effectively with volunteers. Ask for help or assistance when needed.
  • Maintain professionalism with parents, staff members and community members. Model good behavior with children, parents and staff.

Send all inquiries and resume to:
Annie Sablon

Organized Parents Make A Difference, Inc.
350 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

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AHM Youth & Family Services, Inc. is seeking a part-time licensed clinical therapist with experience in the counseling of youth, teens and their families. The therapist will provide counseling services at the AHM office, after school hours (late afternoon through 8:00 p.m.), and as needed during the summer months. 

Position: Part Time Youth and Family Therapist


  • Conduct intakes and assessments.
  • Provide counseling therapy.
  • Create treatment plans.
  • Work with outside agencies to provide resources and referrals as necessary.
  • Utilize CPT and DSM medical coding.
  • Participate in monthly clinical group supervision meetings.
  • Work with the State of Connecticut DCF and court systems.
  • Collaborate with AHM’s clinical billing support staff.
  • Work with the Clinical Supervisor regarding pre-approval of Husky claims.
  • Maintain updated and accurate case notes and files.
  • Submit reports and statistics as required by AHM.


  • Position requires a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • A minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in master’s level counseling is required.
  • Must possess and maintain a current license (LCSW, LMFT or LPC) from the State of Connecticut.
  • The preferred candidate will be individually contracted through private and state insurance panels.
  • Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling, and/or another counseling specialty is a plus.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

Please send cover letter and resume by April 20th to:
AHM Youth & Family Services, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Department
25 Pendleton Drive
Hebron, CT 06248

Or email to:

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Ledyard Learners After School Program

Title: School Aged Program Site Coordinator

Reports to: Director

Primary Function: Responsible for the delivery of positive child development programming for school age children

Key Roles (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • Work with Management Team to plan and implement positive youth development programming
  • Meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child
  • Arrange classrooms’ environment in accordance with program goals and philosophy
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment
  • Inspect and replace damaged or lost materials
  • Inventory, maintain and ensure the replacement of all necessary program supplies
  • Supervise and work with team members/assistant teachers to meet the needs of the children
  • Supervise assistants, aides, contractors and volunteers in the classroom/program
  • Encourage assistants to contribute to curriculum planning
  • In conjunction with Head Teacher, complete bi-annual assessment of children’s development
  • Report progress of children to parents in bi-annual reports and through parent-teacher conferences
  • Maintain daily open communication with parents
  • Develop and maintain all daily sign in sheets
  • Ensure that all expected children are accounted for and parents are contacted if necessary
  • Keep accident reports
  • Maintain anecdotal records
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Keep all appropriate records such as attendance and time sheets
  • Report any suspect abuse to supervisor
  • Attend in-service and staff meetings
  • Meet all applicable licensing regulations
  • Work closely with and maintain good communication with school personnel
  • Develop, maintain and edit program newsletters, facebook and/or program materials

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Degree in Education Preferred
  • Ability to meet State Requirements for Licensing/Staff
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics
  • Demonstrate organizational, staff and project management abilities
  • Ability to build rapport with families and community members

Physical Requirements/Work Environment: Must meet physical requirements of the job

We offer competitive compensation and a friendly, supportive working environment.    For more information please contact Nicole Fecteau at  

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A job at MELC is an opportunity to inspire a child each and every time you walk through our door. All children in the Manchester area have the opportunity to attend an MELC program. As an MELC staff member, you will help them learn and grow while making memories and connections they will never forget.

MELC’s preschool program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our before and after school program, Club MELC, was selected by the Manchester Board of Education to provide care to all Manchester-area elementary school students. All of our programs are designed to inspire creativity, motivate discovery, and develop friendships in a supervised educational environment.

MELC’s Club MELC program is hiring Program Managers and Group Leaders for our 2015 – 2016 programs.

Program Managers

Full time position responsible for the operation of an offsite before an after school program.  Program Managers assist in the development of after school curriculum, support elementary school staff during the school day, supervise Senior Group Leader and Group Leaders, create and maintain an environment that is safe and age appropriate that meets licensing standards while building strong relationships with children, families and the school community.  Program Managers are required to have at least one year of supervisory experience and a Bachelor’s degree that includes 12 credits in child development, elementary education, recreation or group social work / equivalent experience with 12 credits in child development, elementary education, recreation or group social work.  The annual salary for a Program manager is $35,000 per year and a benefits package is available.

Group Leaders

Entry-level part-time positions working under the supervision of a trained leader. Club MELC Group Leader positions are ideal for college students, elementary school aides / paraprofessionals, or anyone with experience working with school – age children. Club MELC Group Leaders work flexible shifts that can accommodate any schedule. Before school only, after school only or before and after school shifts are available. Club MELC Group Leaders are part time and hours range from 10 – 25 hours per week.  The salary range for a Group Leader is $10.00 – $11.00 per hour.

At MELC, we recognize that people are our strongest resource. If you have a passion for working with children, choose a career at MELC!

If you are interested in applying please email your resume to Jennifer at  You may also stop by our office at 80 Waddell Road in Manchester to fill out an application. Manchester Early Learning Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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Interested in working summer camp this year? Bring your expertise to IDS and enjoy our 33-acre campus with a full-size gym, Galluzzo Theatre, outdoor recreation area, pond, nature trails, and more! This is an eight week commitment, with one week of training and orientation taking place the week of June 17th, followed by seven weeks of camp beginning June 24th through August 9th. We have opportunities available in our Young Explorers Camps (Half Day & Full Day), working with children in Preschool through Kindergarten, and our Summer Academy Camp (Full Day), working with children in 1st through 8th grade.

We are accepting applications until April 12, 2019 for the positions listed below.

Summer Camp Positions

Summer Day Camp Assistant Manager – The Assistant Manager will be responsible for assisting the IDS+ Program Manager with the overall management and daily operations of a fully licensed summer day camp serving children in grades Preschool through 8th grade. The Assistant Program Manager will review, oversee, and assist with the progress of daily and weekly activity plans, behavior management of children, maintenance of safety standards and practices, and compliance with all policies and procedures and will provide excellent customer service to campers, staff, and families. The Assistant Program Manager must have knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for working with children and progressive camp leadership and supervisory experience. Must be 21 or older. Compensation is $16.50 – $20.00 per hour.

Summer Day Camp Group Leaders – Group Leaders will be responsible for cooperatively planning and implementing program content and supervising Activity Specialists. They will be responsible for developing, planning, and facilitating daily and weekly activity plans and ensuring appropriate behavior management of children. Progressive camp experience required and camp leadership experience preferred. Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices when working with children is required. Must be 18 or older. Compensation is $15.00 – $16.50 per hour.

Summer Day Camp Activity Specialists – Activity Specialists will be responsible for a group of children, leading a wide variety of age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities, sports, art, team-building, and special projects. Previous experience with children and activity planning required. Must be 18 or older. Compensation is $13.50 – $15.00 per hour.

Young Explorers Summer Lead Teachers [Preschool – Kindergarten] – The Lead Teachers will be primarily responsible for creating age-appropriate lessons and curriculum (art, music, movement, etc.) within a weekly theme for each day at camp. Prepare detailed lesson plans for each weekly summer session with an appropriate balance of independent and teacher-directed activities, a broad range of experiences, and opportunities for children to make choices. Provide high-quality care for children and excellent communication with families. Must be 21 or older. Compensation is $17.50 – $20.00 per hour.

There are two positions available, a lead teacher in each of the following programs:

  • P/T: Half Day Program Hours, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • F/T: Full Day Program Hours, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Young Explorers Summer Assistant Teachers [Preschool – Kindergarten] – Assistant Teachers will be responsible for assisting the Lead Teachers in creating age-appropriate lessons and curriculum (art, music, movement, etc.) within a weekly theme for each day at camp. Responsible for leading a wide variety of age-appropriate activities, games, and special projects. Previous experience with leading preschool children, activity planning, and knowledge of an assortment of recreation and summer camp activities required. Must be 18 or older. Compensation is $15.00 – $17.50 per hour. Application deadline is April 12, 2019.. Please download and complete the IDS Employment Application.

There are two positions available, an assistant teacher in each of the following programs:

  • P/T: Half Day Program Hours, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • F/T: Full Day Program Hours, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If interested, please download and complete the IDS application and send it to Amanda Herzog at

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OST Program Manager – Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Position description:

The RULER program manager for Out-of-School-Time (OST) contributes to the design, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of the Center’s OST initiatives and partnerships. The individual will develop culturally relevant, research-based content aligned to OST and Positive Youth Development best practices and CASEL standards, and will translate youth development and emotional intelligence theory into practice. The individual will lead and run trainings and planning meetings, and will coach clients to support and ensure fidelity of implementation of OST programming. The Program Manager will maintain project documentation and regularly look for opportunities to increase stakeholder satisfaction. The candidate must have expertise in youth development with a focus on socially and culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs and activities targeting children and youth. It is expected that the individual will stay up-to-date on trends and research-based knowledge to effectively develop relevant, reliable and responsive programs.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, public health or related field, 2 years of youth development experience or experience working in an OST environment; and 2 years of project management or program development experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s Degree, experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

STARS Requisition number: 46857BR
For more information:

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The New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is accepting applications for employment with its elementary and middle school after school programs.

After school program positions include:  site supervisors, assistant site supervisors and group leaders both locations.  After school programs run September 2018 – May 2019, Monday – Friday between the hours of 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm.  Pay ranges between $10.50 and 15.50 and hour.  Candidates should have experience with youth, enthusiasm, and a desire to work in a school environment during the after school hours.

Applications can be found on their website.  Completed applications can be submitted to the New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain.  For more information call: (860) 826-3360.

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North Branford Family Resource Center

Position:  Head Teacher, School-Age Enrichment Program: 10 Month position (School Year only, no summer) 37.5 hours Hours, 7:00 – 10:00 am, 1:30 – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday.

Under the supervision of the Family Resource Center Supervisor, the Head Teacher will plan, lead and direct activities before and after school for children in grades Pre-K-2 or 3-6, depending on school assignment. The prospective candidate will assume responsibility for the assigned site, ensuring a quality program is run following the guidelines set by the Family Resource Center, North Branford Board of Education and the State of CT.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with Site Coordinator and assistants to create a team approach to high quality school-age enrichment program
  • Work closely with Site Coordinator to plan group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Family Resource Center.
  • Adheres to positive guidance policies and supports co-teachers in consistently meeting needs of children in the program.
  • Maintain weekly plans that provide children with experiences that build self-esteem, encourages self-reliance and helps each child to function cooperatively in a group.
  • Participate with and actively supervises children at all times.
  • Confer and maintain a positive relationship parents and communicate necessary information in a professional manner.
  • Responsible for on-going communication with all families through, but not limited to, a monthly newsletter, behavior/incident/accident reports, and any other important information that needs to be provided in order to keep families informed.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, special events or any other after hours events determined by Supervisor
  • Maintain professional growth in accordance to high quality standards by completing required professional development trainings designated by Supervisor.
  • Responsible for daily administrative duties which include, but are not limited to;
    • Management and scheduling of site staff
    • Regular site meetings with staff to keep team informed on all program happenings
    • Management and upkeep of children’s files
    • Daily child attendance and data input of all children’s information
    • Management of all children’s health records and regular maintenance of any medication on site.
    • Regular communication with School Principal and office staff for any information regarding children enrolled in program
    • Perform monthly fire/lockdown/evacuation drills
    • Maintain high level of job integrity and professionalism while adhering to ethical code of conduct
    • Upkeep of site environment, keep interesting, safe and clean. Report maintenance and safety concerns to Supervisor, as needed.

Qualifications:​ Shall have attained one of the following qualification levels:

  • Minimum of a School-Age Professional Credential and at least two years of experience working in a School-Age Child Care Program.
  • An Associates Degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and two years of experience working in a School-Age Child Care Program.
  • Four year college degree in elementary education, recreation, group social work or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution.

Interested candidates must possess a genuine interest in working with children as a positive role model. Creativity, flexibility, positive attitude and a willingness to be a part of a team are required.

To apply for this position please visit the North Branford Public Schools website, and click on the employment tab to complete an application.

Ann-Marie McCarthy, Supervisor North Branford Family Resource Center 1332 Middletown Ave. Northford, CT 06472 (203) 484-4243

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Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA

If you are looking for a job that is fun and rewarding, the Southing-Cheshire Community YMCA is perfect for you!  Come work for the YMCA and be a role model while building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

There are multiple job opportunities at the Southing-Cheshire YMCA.  Please check out the list below.

School Age Site Coordinator – Must have State of CT – Head Teacher for Childcare Center – School-Age Children or ability to obtain, and supervision experience in childcare setting, $13.51 Per Hour, Part time – AM & PM hours, 7:00-9:00am & 3:00-6:00pm


  • Qualified Candidate must be certified or qualified for a CT DPH Head Teacher’s Certification
  • Possess or be in the process of obtaining a 4 year degree
  • Have previous experience working with children
  • Works effectively with children, families and other staff
  • Able to be certified in Connecticut Child Care, Adult & Child CPR, administration of Medication and Epi-pen and attain certification within 90 days of employment
  • Possess good oral communication, written communication, public speaking and organizational skills
  • Be of good moral character and committed to carrying out the mission of the YMCA
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds and continuously follow and promote the YMCA philosophy

Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direction of the Senior Director of Youth Development, the School Age Site Coordinator is responsible for the following:

  • Promote, supervise, lead, direct and develop all aspects of our YMCA program site
  • Supervise, evaluate, motivate and appreciate staff
  • Orient staff on daily procedures, site operations and policies
  • Evaluate staff at least two times per year
  • Establish, monitor, evaluate and follow through on all progressive discipline situations with staff.  Maintain proper written documentation.  Monitor progress and corrective action
  • Foster a positive, team-oriented environment, encouraging staff growth and development.  Resolve conflict by addressing concerns directly with co-workers and supervisors and working towards a positive solution to the matter
  • Coordinate and complete all necessary administrative paperwork as requested, such as time sheets, site checklists, etc.
  • Plan activities, lesson plans, program plans and special events according to the theme and structure of our YMCA School-Age program
  • Ensure that our YMCA program site meets and follows State of Connecticut license regulations
  • Plan, coordinate and run Fun Days and Snow Days as required.  Be available to work and participate in all Fun Days and Snow Days
  • Ensure communication with parents through direct contact, monthly newsletters, notes and via telephone.  Be available for questions, concerns and suggestions
  • Notify parents of any problems, concerns and/or changes.  Return voicemails within 24 hours unless on vacation, training or not a work day
  • Monitor, evaluate and follow through on all progressive discipline situations with children and families. Follow the YMCA’s behavior management policy, focusing on positive behaviors and helping children modify their behavior for a more positive result
  • Monitor children’s files to be sure they are complete and accurate
  • Maintain records necessary to track and report children and staff attendance, children rosters and other necessary documents
  • Ensure a proper staff to child ratio and ensure substitute staff when you and/or the site staff need time off
  • Report any suspected cases of abuse and/or neglect to the Director immediately.  Understand your role and obligations as a Mandated Reporter
  • Ask for photo identification for any parents and adults picking up a child if you do not recognize them
  • Check mail at the YMCA daily, pick up any necessary forms, notes and snack
  • Help offer and prepare snack “family” style according to the daily snack menu
  • Make sure water is accessible and available for children
  • Provide and encourage a supportive environment by avoiding consumption of food or beverages during program time that are inconsistent with the HEPA standards
  • Be a role model through participation in activities and positive discussions about active living
  • Model healthy eating behaviors during meal and snack time by participating in eating healthy meals with children
  • Pay attention to verbal and nonverbal cues that support healthy role modeling
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization at our YMCA program site
  • Maintain a positive relationship with our YMCA program site host and personnel
  • Organize and coordinate parent orientations and tours of our YMCA program site as needed

Membership & School Registrar – Cheshire Branch, Full time position, $17.00/hour, the qualified candidate should maintain an organized and efficient registration and accounting process for the Cheshire Branch.  Complete all project in a timely manner, provide up to date records and data, and project a positive and professional atmosphere to the public, YMCA members and staff.

School Age Childcare Before Care Senior Counselors & Subs

YMCA Camp Sloper – Runs September – Thanksgiving. Must be at least 20 years old and have 1 year experience working with youth, teens & adults. Certified in high and/or low ropes course facilitation, and formally trained in teambuilding & environmental education facilitation.

Outreach Program Coordinator/Staff

Early Childhood Staff – Full & Part Time – Senior Teachers should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Early Education/Special Education or a related field.

Gymnastics Recreational Coach & Gymnastics Class Instructors– No Experience needed – Weds. 4:15-5:30pm, Friday 5:00-7:00pm, Saturday 9:00-11:00am

Lifeguards & Swim Instructors – Head Lifeguard, Hours – 35+ hours a week, Rate $14.86, must be 20+ years old, minimum 3 years experience, hold a current YMCA Lifeguard Certification

Youth Sports Instructors

Birthday Party Staff

Health & Wellness Staff

Fall internships available

If you would like additional information on each position visit their website.

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Multiple Towns –  Brookfield, Newtown, Woodbury, New Hartford, Torrington and Barkhamsted

School Age Programs – BASES (Before and After School Enrichment Services).  After school programs at local public school sites.  Total quality agency with opportunities for growth.

Positions: Please select a position below to read full job posting.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Perform various functions in after school programs as required, based on position
  • Supervise children, as well as, provide safe environment for them
  • Consistent attendance is considered an essential function of these positions
  • Other duties as may be assigned

Head Teachers / Assistant Teachers / Substitutes work under the supervision of the Administrative Team of the School Age Programs.


  1. Degree and/or experience working with children
  2. Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills

To apply go to

HR 45-12, P.O. Box 909
Litchfield, CT 06759  EOE/AA

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Morley Extended Day

Child care program for school-aged children (ages 5-10) seek a creative, energetic, reliable, and experienced PROGRAM DIRECTOR. Morley Extended Day Care (MEDC) Inc. is well-established (est. 1970s), licensed Before-and-After-School program, located at Edward Morley Elementary School in West Hartford. 

Position:  Program Director 

Responsibilities for this position will include supervision and training of staff, supervision of school-age children, interaction with families, curriculum planning and development, maintenance of licensing standards, supervision and implementation of a summer camp programs, and other administrative duties including accounting and record keeping.

Hours:  This is a year-round, full-time position. MEDC operates both a school-year Before-and-After School program and a summer camp program.  Work hours will vary according to program needs but the applicant can expect a forty hour work week.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field preferred
  • Head Teacher certification (school-age) or be willing to qualify for Head Teacher qualification via ‘CT Charts a Course’ and the CT Department of Public Health, Child Care Licensing Unit also preferred.
  • This position is contingent upon DPH approval of the following qualifications:
    • Must have at least 540 hours of documented, supervised experience over a nine-month span of time, working with school-aged children (ages 5-12) in a program with standards comparable to those required by the CT Department of Public Health
    • Must have earned at least twelve credits in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education with program approval from the Board of Governors of Higher Education.
    • Must be on-site for at least 60% of the time that the program operates on a weekly basis
  • Must satisfy DPH hiring requirements (clear background checks, medical evaluation, TB test, etc.) and be in full compliance with all state licensing regulations
  • Within one year of hire, the Director must have obtained three credits in the administration of early childhood education programs or educational administration from an institution higher education accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Prior management experience is preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to

Contact Information:
Morley Extended Day Care, Inc.
77 Bretton Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06119
Contact person: Greg Ganci, Director of MEDC

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The following positions are available through the Valley-Shore YMCA located in Westbrook, CT. Our quality child care programs are held in area schools following the school calendar. The core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are modeled by our staff as they care for children in a safe, state licensed program. Each day we provide homework assistance, physical activity, group and individual games, arts and crafts and a healthy after school snack.

Program Goals:

  • To provide a service to parents when they can not be with their children
  • Offer activities that support academic success
  • To enhance children’s self-concept and social skills as they learn to get along in the world
  • To ensure that children have a childhood that is full of play, adventure and investigation
  • To create a community where adults and children experience a connection and new possibilities for making the world a better place

About Our Staff:  The relationship between our students and the staff is the heart of our programs success. Our staff members are excellent role models, providing leadership, guidance and friendship while ensuring a fun and memorable experience in a safe and caring environment.

Head Teacher/Site Coordinator — Valley-Shore YMCA School Age Program

Under the supervision of the School Age Director, the Head Teacher will plan, lead and direct activities after school depending on the needs and interest of children. Also he/she will assume responsibility for the assigned site, ensuring a quality program is run following the guidelines set by the YMCA and the State of CT.

The incumbent must possess at least 12 college credits or Associates Degree certified in Early Childhood Education or child development, elementary education, recreation, group social work or a related field along with 540 hours of documented supervised experience working in a like setting. An aptitude for communicating well with children and adults is essential. He/she must possess ability to develop the self-esteem and personal growth of children.

Assistant Teachers — Valley-Shore YMCA School Age Program

Under the direction of the School Age Director and Site Coordinators this position will provide the daily supervision, lead the activities and ensure the safety of the children in the School Age Program. The incumbent must show a genuine interest in working with children and ability to communicate with them and to develop their self-esteem and personal growth to the fullest. An ability to communicate with adults is also essential to this position.

For additional information, please contact Kathy Scholl at (860) 399-9622 ext. 118. Or by email at:

To apply: Please send completed application and a letter of interest OR send your resume with cover letter to the Valley-Shore YMCA, Post Office Box 694, Westbrook, CT 06498

Valley-Shore YMCA

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Internship Opportunities

Connecticut After School Network Organization Overview – The Connecticut After School Network is a public-private partnership of statewide, regional and local groups that promote the safety, learning, and healthy development of children and youth outside the traditional classroom.  Our organization is a network of many partner organizations and agencies, and facilitates connections among a broad range of state, regional, and local partners.

The Connecticut After School Network’s activities are directed toward building the capacity and commitment of communities, agencies, and systems to increase the quality and availability of programs during non-school hours.  The Network’s overarching goal is to build an effective and integrated statewide system of high-quality afterschool, summer, and other expanded learning opportunities (ELOs).  An effective system provides a continuum of support that ensures the academic, social, emotional, and healthy development of children from birth through young adulthood.

In order to accomplish its system-building goals, the Network brings together a diverse array of leading statewide stakeholders committed to afterschool and expanded learning opportunities to:

  1. coordinate and expand resources and existing capacity in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in service to afterschool and other expanded learning programs;
  2. sustain and expand local and state public and private support for afterschool, summer, and expanded learning opportunities;
  3. build the capacity of afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs across individuals, organizations, and systems through ongoing professional development offerings; and
  4. seek the widespread adoption and use of standards for program quality by a range of afterschool programs and stakeholders statewide.

Position Description – The Connecticut After School Network has an opportunity for several part or full-time interns throughout the course of the year (summer, fall, and spring). This internship does not include a stipend. Reporting to the Executive Director/Director of Professional Development and Research, the intern will provide assistance and support for the communications, events planning, and everyday operations of the Network.

Responsibilities – The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining job, training, grant opportunities, and resource listings online to further professional development and program quality
  • Developing a comprehensive database for afterschool and summer programs statewide, including researching program locations
  • Assisting in organizing Connecticut After School Network’s professional development and network conferences/events
  • Working with the Connecticut After School Network’s Executive Director/Director of Professional Development and Research to develop information briefs, white papers, and infographics and handouts for multiple audiences (programs, legislators, educational leaders)
  • Completing projects to be determined between the Intern and Executive Director out of several options. Options include, but are not limited to: summer learning data collection, planning a fall advocacy campaign, resource development related to an afterschool and youth justice initiative, organizing a storytelling project, and coordinating a work group on shared outcomes measures
  • Shadowing the planning and delivery of workshops for providers


  • Minimum some college experience, graduate experience preferred
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and work independently
  • Strong computer skills, including website management preferred
  • Experience with social media preferred
  • Comfortable working in a small, fast-paced office environment

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter with a subject line of “Connecticut After School Network Intern” to: Dr. Ken Anthony. No faxes or phone calls, please. Located in Hartford, CT.

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