Providence Center’s educational programs have been providing hope and joy to the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia since 1993. We are an independent non-profit founded in 1993 by the Holy Child Sisters, an order that has taught and worked in the neighborhood for over 100 years. Our students come back year after year to be part of out-of-school time programming designed to build resiliency, leadership, and community. Families also have access to English language classes and other supports. Reflecting the population the Fairhill area, Providence Center works primarily with Puerto Ricans and Latino immigrants. Though our neighborhood has the highest poverty rate in Philadelphia, we are committed to helping hard-working families build futures filled with hope and opportunity. Our mission is to educate people to have the power and spirit to transform their lives and community.
Providence Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Providence Center maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment.
Title: Director of Youth Programs
Reports To: Executive Director
Job Status: 12 month, full time
In Providence Center’s youth programming, children build resiliency, learn to make safe and positive choices, and cope with the stress and trauma that they experience. To assist in this process, the children are tutored and mentored by local high school students, our Teen Leaders. These Teens learn to be role models for the children while being supported to graduate high school, develop professional skills, and enroll in college. Another group of teens, YA!, meet on Fridays and Saturdays to learn about ways they can work and advocate for positive change in their community. Together, all of our children and teens bond as a community that supports each other, challenges each other, and watches out for each other as each achieves her or his dreams.
The Director will be responsible for ensuring a safe and supportive environment for children and youth to learn and grow. She/he will oversee the Power Program including staff hiring and supervision, curriculum planning and development, budgeting and administrative tasks, and family engagement. The Director will also develop and sustain community and volunteer partnerships to enhance programming. Our work is done with an emphasis on social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices, and the Director ensures that these commitments are consistently developed and sustained in our program environment. As our programming continues to grow, the Director will support strategic planning and help determine the future directions of our work with children, youth, and their families.
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To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to David Chiles, Executive Director, at dchiles@ProvidencePhilly.org.
Title: After School Classroom Teacher
Reports To: Director of Youth Programs
Job Status: 10 month, non-exempt, part time
16 hours/week (M-T, 3-6, Fridays 3-5pm, 2 additional prep hours)
In Power, Providence Center’s after school program, children build resiliency, learn to make safe and positive choices, and cope with the stress and trauma that they experience. To assist in this process, the children are tutored and mentored by local high school students, our Teen Leaders. These Teens learn to be role models for the children while being supported to graduate high school, develop professional skills, and enroll in college. Together, the children and teens bond as a community that supports each other, challenges each other, and watches out for each other as each achieves her or his dreams.
The After School Classroom Teacher will be responsible for ensuring a safe and supportive environment for children to learn and grow. The Classroom teacher will implement Providence Center’s curriculum and activities that integrate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into the after school experience for students and teen leaders. Teachers also submit activity plans and lead a club of their choice twice weekly (ie. arts, sports, science, etc). We are currently seeking teachers with interest in physical activity (group games, sports, dance, yoga, etc) and gardening or science. She/he will supervise children during snack, homework assistance, activities and field trips, and provide direction as needed to youth leaders and volunteers who assist in the program. Each teacher will manage a classroom of children grades K-2,3-5, or 6-8 during homework, and collaborate with all ages during activities. Lead Teachers also play a large role in supervising local teen leaders and volunteers who mentor the children; delegating tasks and helping develop communication, teamwork and mentoring skills.
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To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Maura Bernt, Director of Youth Programs, at mbernt@ProvidencePhilly.org. The cover letter should address your interest in the position, the age group you are most excited to work with (K-2, 3-5), and the following two questions:
- What is your experience working with youth who have experienced challenges or adversity? How do you create a safe environment for learning for these students?
- Once weekly, our students can choose to participate in a club activity of their choice, led by various staff members. What is an area of personal interest that you would choose to facilitate with the children, and why? We are particularly looking for teachers with experience in science and physical activities.
For general inquiries, please contact info@ProvidencePhilly.org