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After School Care Featured

  2022-08-05     Gateway School     255 Swift Street     DOE   

Full-time/Part-time on an as-needed basis during the school year.

Status: Non-Exempt, At-Will

Reports To: Director of Extended Programs


Gateway School, in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA, is a CAIS accredited, independent K-8 day school of approximately 200 students that fosters intellectual curiosity, personal compassion, and active engagement. Our school is notable for its innovative instruction and programs, close student-teacher relationships, supportive parent community, and small classes.

We seek, and strive to maintain, a culturally and racially diverse community, and are committed to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We value the skills, knowledge and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school.

Overview of Position:

ASC Aides generally work from 2:15 pm until 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday inside classrooms or on the playground. The ASC program provides full-day childcare during conference days and in-service days when the regular school program is not in session. ASC Aides must commit to working some of these days.


Classroom and Playground duties may include:

  • organize, implement and clean-up projects and games
  • be able to organize a game on the spur of the moment if necessary
  • assist children with problem-solving
  • facilitate resolution of student conflicts through mediation
  • ensure the proper use of equipment
  • gather all toys and equipment at the end of the day and store properly
  • make sure all play is safe
  • observe social interactions (redirect when necessary)
  • be alert, diligent and clear in setting appropriate boundaries for play and social interactions
  • distribute and monitor snack; clean up snack
  • keep classrooms and surrounding areas used by ASC neat, clean, and organized (wash tables, dust, sweep, clean out refrigerator, sort toys, organize blocks, clean out old food containers from lost and found, clean microwaves, etc.)


  • enjoy working with children and adults
  • be reliable, prompt, & responsive
  • be a good communicator
  • be organized, flexible and efficient
  • be willing to take on necessary jobs as designated by supervisor
  • be able to work with individuals as well as groups
  • be able to work well with a group of adults (teamwork)
  • be sensitive to the confidential nature of some interactions and maintain confidentiality appropriately
  • maintain a sense of humor

Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer, and opportunities are open to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or handicap.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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