Lower School Extended Day Program Assistant

Department:Auxiliary Programs
Location:Bethesda, MD

Position Start Date:September 2023


Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school, seeks fun and energetic part-time Assistants to work in the Extended Day Program located on its Bethesda, MD campus. Hours for the program will be Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30 - 6:00 pm and Tuesdays from 1:30 – 6:00 pm. Candidates with availability all 5 days will be prioritized; however, we will consider candidates who have availability 3 or more days during the specified time frames.

Daily responsibilities for our Assistants:
  • Interact with children to support play, exploration, and learning
  • Meet the individual needs of each child
  • Participate in staff and training meetings
  • Present expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level
  • Communicate appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff
  • Build teamwork
Successful candidates should be 18 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma and have prior experience working with children. Additional qualifications include effective communication skills, flexibility, patience, a sense of humor, and a demonstrated love for working with young children and their families. Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification is required; however, if you are not CPR/AED certified you will have the opportunity to complete the course upon hire.

Successful candidates will need to successfully complete all background checking requirements at the time of hire.

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