Elementary Teacher - Out-of-School Program, Full-time, permanent

  • Perspectives, Inc.
  • Perspectives, Inc., Saint Louis Park, MN (Minneapolis)
  • Sep 26, 2018
Full time Education

Job Description

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY:  Provide three hours per day of positive instruction/mentoring for children Grades 2 - 8.  Actively participate in a team comprised of teachers, interns/volunteers, and Kids Cafe Chef that implements best practices in providing year-round out-of-school-time programming Monday through Friday.    



Kids Connection (Grades 2 – 5)

  • Provide educational and social enrichment services to elementary school-aged students
  • Develop and implement classroom curricula
  • Promote an exciting, culturally sensitive classroom environment that incorporates individual learning styles
  • Supervise, encourage, and recognize volunteers
  • Supervise interns and provide daily feedback
  • Plan and facilitate parent and/or student councils


The Connection (Grades 6 – 8)

  • Develop and implement program curricula
  • Plan and facilitate parent and/or student events
  • Collaborate with community organizations (i.e. Free Arts, Stages Theatre)
  • Coordinate daily transportation with agency staff


Programming Grades 2 - 8

  • Incorporate Responsive Classroom® philosophy into the learning environment
  • Provide a trauma-informed-care environment
  • Communicate with parents and provide resources to maximize a child’s learning experience
  • Interface with St. Louis Park School District staff and other partners to provide a continuum of service that focus on a students’ individual needs
  • Perform administrative-related duties, including maintaining program records and attendance records


Send resume & cover letter to Mickie Key at mkey@perspectives-family.org or mail to 3381 Gorham Avenue, St Louis Park, MN  55426.  


Perspectives is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ABOUT PERSPECTIVES, INC:   In keeping with the goals of supporting mothers and children, as well as all family members, Perspectives is a family-friendly workplace. We understand the everyday stresses our team of professionals faces as they work with a diverse and struggling population to create healthier lifestyles. Perspectives’ appreciation, support, and a liberal time-off policy create a workplace that few want to leave.


Our mission, Breaking Cycles, is accomplished through an award-winning, comprehensive model that includes: supportive housing, case management, mental and chemical health services, parent education, and children’s educational and nutritional enrichment programming. The results strengthen families, restore dignity, and create hope.

Besides competitive pay, 16 paid holidays, and health insurance, we are a fun, fast-paced agency that realizes it is important to both work and play hard. If you enjoy a team approach and a creative, energetic work culture, come join us!


ABOUT THE PROGRAM:  Kids Connection is an afterschool and summer program for at-risk and homeless children living in Perspectives' supportive housing program and surrounding community.  The year-round program focuses on developing academic, social, and culinary skills with a companion program called Kids Cafe.  Licensed teachers, mentors, volunteers and other program staff create an engaging learning environment so as to facilitate academic and social-skill building activities on-site for fifty-plus children and youth.  Transportation and a nutritional dinner and snacks are incorporated into the program.   


Elementary School


DOQ + excellent benefits

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  • Current Minnesota Teacher License
  • Three or more years’ experience working with children grades K-5
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, and implement curricula
  • Demonstrated history working with students and families of the agency target population
  • First Aid and CPR-certified





  • Positive, engaging personality and teaching style
  • Passion for children and teaching
  • Excellent classroom management skills, including managing disruptions
  • Ability to establish clear objectives for lesson plans
  • Ability to establish strong rapport with students
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work with both parents and students
  • Strong team player
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, sit, and reach.