Aftercare Guide

Starting: July 10, 2023 (23/24 Calendar) Forest Campus (West Knoxville): 2 Openings Part-Time; Hours: 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays/breaks Age Group: 3 years – 8th grade Pay Range: $11.79 – $15.32 (based on experience) Age Group: 3 years – kindergarten Pay Range: $12.85 – $16.70 (based on experience)


  • Attend school functions for appropriate class
  • Help maintain dismissal logs
  • Supervise naps (when scheduled)
  • Supervise the playground (when scheduled)
  • Supervise and assist children in use of the bathroom
  • Help lunch clean up when scheduled
  • Report any missing pieces or broken apparatus to Lead Guide
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Work shift hours as assigned


  • Be responsible for safety and physical well-being of children at all times Never leave children unattended
  • Follow Director’s guidelines for storage of toxic materials
  • Report all accidents and injuries to the Director


  • Be directly accountable to the Director
  • Follow school policies and TN DOE Standards
  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Inform Director of parent complaints/concerns
  • Report unusual behavior or possible abuse to Director
  • Request the presence of the Director whenever dealing with an upset parent
  • Obtain 12 hours of in-service training yearly (If the in-service training provided by the Director is not attended, it becomes the sole responsibility of the guide to arrange for in-service training at no cost to the school.)
  • Provide monthly documentation of in-service training to the Director of Operations
  • Participate in annual performance evaluation


  • Maintain classroom/playground atmosphere
  • Wash/put away dishes when/if assigned
  • Help maintain sanitary bathrooms when necessary by flushing, picking up tissues and trash, wiping seats, maintain clean floor, and restocking toilet paper, towels, soap
  • Help maintain sanitary and neat environment by sweeping, dusting, and mopping when necessary

Employee Benefits

  • Tuition discounts for each child
  • Extensive on-the-job training and professional development
  • Supportive and inclusive environment for staff, students, and families
  • Academic calendar allots for breaks throughout the year
  • Volunteering opportunities with school organizations and local nonprofits
  • Annual merit pay increases
  • Employee-drive succession planning for future job opportunities

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 21 years or older (TN DOE Standard Requirement)
  • Background screening prior to employment and as dictated by TN DOE
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Ability to lift children safely
  • Prior professional experience with this age group in a daycare/school setting
  • Willingness to learn Montessori pedagogy