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School Aged Lead Teacher

Common Ground Child Care
Reston, VA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $17 to $24 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Do you love working with kids? Is your idea of fun making crafts, eating goldfish crackers, and having a dance party? Are you a proactive leader? Then you should apply to be a School Aged Teacher at Common Ground!

Common Ground has been providing quality care and education to the kids of Reston for over 50 years! We are a non-profit center that believes that all children are capable of success, no exceptions! Our kids LOVE being here and we think you will too!

The schedule for the School Aged Lead teacher will be until 6pm at least 3 nights a week during the school year, as the school aged children do not arrive until 3:45pm. We are open to either a 10-6 schedule or a split shift schedule with a long break during the day. During the summer, we switch to camp programming and have the ability to adjust schedules for the summer months.


  • Plans, leads, and implements school aged care and camp programs for children.
  • Provides high-quality educational and recreational opportunities and enjoyable experiences for participants.
  • Supervises students and ensures their safety, development, growth, skill achievement, and general well-being.
  • Maintains a schedule for participants.
  • Facilitates and creates lesson plans for daily activities.
  • Organizes and leads various small and large group activities
  • Ensures the cleanliness of the site.
  • Assists in maintaining accurate program records, including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Knows and understands all emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Records and tracks students’s dietary restrictions/allergies and ensures that the meals/snacks are distributed to them.
  • Mediates any students’ disputes.
  • Knows, enforces, and follows all safety guidelines associated with the camp program, including knowing the whereabouts of your charges at all times.
  • Maintains constant surveillance of the pool/body of water areas while participating.


Skills / Qualifications:
  • Enjoys being in the company of children
  • Leadership
  • Alertness
  • Communication skills
  • Patience
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Stamina
  • Caring personality
  • Organization skills
  • Mediation skills
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks outside in various climates
  • First aid and CPR certified (preseason training provided)
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and finger printing
  • must be 18+
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Education and/or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, babysitting, or in a related field
  • First AID and CPR certified
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and fingerprinting in Virginia

Nice To Haves

  • clean driving record and the willingness to learn to drive a small bus
  • CPR certification


  • competitive wages
  • PTO
  • health insurance
  • free dental insurance
  • 403b with contribution and matching
  • education benefits
  • childcare discounts


Common Ground Child Care

Reston, VA
20190 USA



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