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After-School Program Instructor Position – Posted August 4, 2021
Job Description:
Joshua’s Stage is the premiere enrichment program for individuals with a wide range of special needs featuring after-school programs, camps, workshops, birthday parties, online programs individual enrichment programs, and performances in theatre arts, improv, music, dance, arts and crafts, photography, and create-a-story. We are currently seeking to fill an Instructor position for our after-school program. The staff member must be able to positively engage with children with a wide range of special needs and behaviors while leading, or co-leading, enrichment activities. The staff member must be able to maintain and demonstrate self-awareness and self-regulation, while practicing patience and compassion with the children. The staff member must be reliable. 

Responsibilities:

  • Create, adapt and implement activities
  • Manage and support participants during activities utilizing positive behavior supports
  • Develop positive relationships with participants, parents, and other stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain a warm and welcoming environment
  • Adjust activities during the program as needed to accommodate the interest level of the participants
  • Maintain a participant-focused approach during activities
  • Actively monitor participants during activities including outdoor activities
  • Engage in conversations with staff to determine enhancements to activities

Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a current background check
  • Experience working with children is a must, and experience working with children with special needs is desired
  • Background in the arts is desired
  • Must be available on Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: William’s Community School, 5209 Duval Rd., Austin, TX 78727

Dates:  August 18, 2021 through May 20, 2022 (with potential for further employment)

Position:  Contractor

Compensation: $15.00/hr


One-on-One After-School Program Aide – Posted August 4, 2021
Job Description: Joshua’s Stage is the premiere enrichment program for individuals with a wide range of special needs featuring after-school programs, camps, workshops, birthday parties, individual enrichment programs, online programs, and performances in theatre arts, improv, music, dance, arts and crafts, photography, and create-a-story. We are currently seeking to fill a position for a staff member to provide one-on-one behavioral management support for a child throughout aftercare. The staff member must be able to stay alert to the child’s early indications of behavior manifestation, begin to de-escalate the child, and separate the child from the group if needed.  The staff member must be able to maintain and demonstrate self-awareness and self-regulation, while practicing patience and compassion with the child. 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the participant during indoor and outdoor activities
  • Develop a positive relationship with the participant
  • Maintain a participant-focused approach during activities
  • Model appropriate behavior by participating in the program activities with the participant
  • De-escalate the participant when aggressive behaviors are demonstrated
  • Participate in conversations with staff members to determine best practices for engaging with the participant

Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Experience working with children who demonstrate aggressive behavior is a must
  • Behavior Management Certification is desired
  • Background in the arts is desired
  • Must be available on Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: William’s Community School, 5209 Duval Rd., Austin, TX 78727

Dates:  August 18, 2021 through May 20, 2022 (with potential for further employment)

Position:  Contractor

Compensation: $15.00/hr

If you are interested in working with Joshua’s Stage, contact Joshua Levy, Executive Director, at joshua.levy@joshuasstage.org or 512-825-2744.

Volunteer with Joshua’s Stage

  • Work one on one with participants as needed
  • Help participants to understand the activity
  • Model how to do the activity
  • Support participants during transition periods from one activity to the next
  • Monitor participants during recess activities
  • Establish and maintain rapport with the participants, instructors, and parents
  • Maintain a positive and energetic attitude
  • Consistently catch participants being good, frequently provide verbal praise
  • Embrace the program experience as a warm and welcoming environment

You can also complete the interest form below.

“I cannot begin to thank you enough for giving me the opportunity that you did, to work with you guys and the kids. I really needed that experience! It opened my eyes to many of the old and stuck thoughts I had around children with autism and other disabilities. Thank you for allowing me to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. I did not realize how much fun I could have, putting my guard down, and being given permission to be silly!” – Volunteer at Joshua’s Stage

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