About JCDS


Today, nearly sixty years later, the goals of our founders remain evident in our mission to provide a strong academic and character rich foundation for each student as JCDS educates children from Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. 
With an emphasis on intellectual exploration that involves project-based and hands-on learning experiences, JCDS prepares students for success at the next academic level and beyond. Strengthened by a dynamic, engaged and nurturing community of faculty and staff, JCDS students learn to approach challenges with confidence and perseverance resulting in the conviction that they can achieve great things.

Jacksonville Country Day School is an independent, nonsectarian, and multi-cultural school that serves students age three through 6th grade. Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@jcds.com if you are interested in applying for an open position.

Jacksonville Country Day School does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, Jacksonville Country Day School does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities. 

Current Openings:

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  • Lifeguard (Temporary, Seasonal)

    Job Summary/ Description
    • Overseeing activities at the school’s pool(s)
    • Assisting PE Teachers with setup and breakdown
    • Explaining and enforcing rules, regulations and policies to ensure safety of students.
    • Monitoring designated areas to recognize signs of danger.
    • Warning students regarding unsafe situations.
    • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (including CPR, AED and First Aid)
    • High School Diploma
    • 18 years of age or older

    Approximate Hours/ Length of Employment 
    • Start Date: 8/17/20, End Date: 9/18/20
    • Start Time: 9:00 am, End Time: 2:30 pm
  • Teacher

    Job Summary
    Teachers are responsible for instructing, guiding, and supervising students in a positive learning environment that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction; collaborating with other teachers, staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom goals and concerns; and communicating/collaborating with parents regarding instructional program and student progress. Teachers report to the Director of Education.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • At least one year of successful teaching experience
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in applicable field

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Teachers will:
    • Create a positive learning environment for students
    • Set learning goals and develop learning plans to ensure student growth
    • Teach, guide, and empower students with instructional activities and learning opportunities that promote problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, global/social awareness, inquiry, and integration across the disciplines
    • Assess competency and/or developmental levels and provide feedback, support, and differentiation that will further student progress and achievement
    • Communicate to parents about student growth, sharing methods for improvement and reinforcement in the home environment
    • Participate in professional development and the school-wide culture of continual learning
    • Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders
    • Support the school and its mission
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School
  • Health Facilitator

    Job Summary
    The Health Facilitator is responsible for implementing the school health program, assisting with student well-being, completing health-related tasks, and carefully monitoring best practice implementation related to COVID-19. This position demonstrates a functional knowledge of current health issues as they relate to school-age children; the ability and skill to make physical, social and emotional assessments and plan and implement interventions requiring professional medical knowledge and judgment; as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Maintains student health records, ensures all components of the school health entrance requirements including immunization are complete and up to date, and keeps emergency information up to date
    • Develops a plan of care for students with chronic health care conditions; Communicates, in compliance with medical privacy regulations, with school staff regarding health problems of students that may affect their learning and behavior in school
    • Administers medication to students, with parental permission and a doctor's order for prescription medication; keeps medication permission forms on file
    • Trains staff to administer medications under certain circumstances in the facilitator's absence or for field trips; Ensures proper documentation
    • Supplies and adequately maintains the school clinic; secures medications including controlled substances as required
    • Appropriately documents clinic services to students; enters health information in the Student Information System
    • Assists sick or injured students and staff, performs routine and emergency first aid  
    • Calls parents of ill students; assists ill students as needed until parent arrives
    • Manages outbreaks of infectious illnesses with input from physicians, the health department and district guidelines as appropriate; follows health department directives regarding management of such illnesses when applicable
    • Refers additional health concerns as appropriate to a guidance counselor, school psychologist, physician, child protective services, school administrator or health department officials
    • May train/supervise unlicensed personnel to provide necessary health care
    • Ensures compliance with all laws protecting the confidentiality of medical information and obtains written consent of parent/guardian to share information
    • Serves as a member of the school crisis team
    • Advises administrators on appropriate interventions to meet student needs
    • Performs other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School
  • Extended Care Staff Member

    Job Summary
    The Extended Care Staff Member is responsible for the oversight of students in the extended care program. This includes but is not limited to planning age appropriate activities, supervision of students, and keeping accurate attendance records. The position reports to the Enrichment Services Manager.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • AA degree
    • 3-5 years experience in an extended care setting

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The Extended Care Staff Member will:
    • Fill out monthly planning work sheets with appropriate age level activities.
      • Request supplies for activities each month.
      • Plan activities in the following categories: science, sensory, arts/crafts, group games, centers, books/book club.
    • Keep accurate attendance records with sign in & sign out times.
    • Serve snack.
    • Provide constant supervision.
    • Make sure extended classrooms are safe and clean.
    • Create and follow a schedule for afternoon activities.
    • Communicate with parents on student behavior, conduct, and performance.
    • Develop appropriate discipline and reward strategies for student behavior.
    • Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders.
    • Support the school and its mission.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School.

Benefits at JCDS

Faculty and staff members who work full time at JCDS enjoy an excellent benefits plan, which includes:
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision health benefits
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending and dependent care spending options
  • 403b with generous employer match
  • Tuition remission
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Well-being benefits through Aetna Resources for Living
  • Holiday time off (Thanksgiving week, two-week Winter Break, one week Spring Break)

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Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day School is a private school for Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. JCDS prepares students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility.