Employment Opportunities

A ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus grounded in Cornelia Connelly’s educational philosophy, Providence Center is a Catholic neighborhood outreach center in Philadelphia.  We serve the West Kensington/Fairhill community by providing education and enrichment activities to children, youth, and adults.  Staff must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.

Providence Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Providence Center maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to our students, employees, and applicants for employment.

Current Openings

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)

Position Summary
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 and lead weekly lessons in an area of their choice (ie. arts, sports, science, etc). 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-3, 4-5, or 6-8, as well as supervise local teen leaders and volunteers who mentor the children.

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To apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to Maura Bernt, Director of Youth Programs, at mbernt@providencecentershcj.org.  The cover letter should address your interest in the position, the age group you are most excited to work with (K-3, 4-5, 6-8), 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?

For general inquiries, please contact info@providencecentershcj.org