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Working at 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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
JCDS was recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work.
 

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)

Current Openings

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  • Upper Grade Assistant Teacher

    Job Summary

    The Assistant Teacher will support the Teacher during the academic day. The position will report to the Director of Education.
     
    Preferred Qualifications

    • BA in education or a related field
    • One year or more of classroom teaching experience

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Assistant Teacher will:
    • Help support the Teacher during the school day by providing another trained professional in the classroom.
    • Supervise students at both recess and lunch.
    • Assist the Teacher with lesson planning.
    • Help differentiate classroom instruction through a combination of small group and whole group methods.
    • Fill the role of lead Teacher when the Teacher is unavailable.
    • Provide clerical support by filing, grading papers, and producing take home folders.
    • 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.
  • Food Service Utility: FLIK Independent School Dining

    Job Summary

    The Food Service Utility Position provides an opportunity to help maintain the safety and sanitation of all kitchen areas and food preparation surfaces in a school environment. Training will include food safety and allergy awareness, The school Chef is willing to provide training for all aspects of this position, allowing the successful candidate to advance their culinary career through mentoring and hands-on skills development. 
    Duties and Responsibilities may include:

    • Scratch cooking
    • Serving lunch
    • Dish washing
    • General and deep cleaning 
    • Prep work
    • Trash removal
    • Mopping and sweeping floors
    • Helping to put away orders
    • Performs other duties as assigned 
  • School Nurse

    Job Summary:

    The School Nurse 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 or other current health concerns. 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.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • EMT certification, Paramedic certification, or nursing degree
    • Valid nursing license or EMT/Paramedic certification
    • At least two years of applicable experience
    • Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR, & AED certification
     
    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
     
  • Aramark Custodian

    Hours:
    3:00pm to 11:30pm Monday-Friday

    Qualifications: 

    • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, senior management, and ARAMARK support staff  
    • Ability to respond effectively to changing demands
    • Requires the practices of Quality, Integrity, and Trust
    Essential Functions:

    • Ensures building is clean; classrooms, restrooms, corridors, gym, auditorium, library, offices, trash removal, etc.
    • Conserves energy by turning off lights in areas not in use 
    • Keeps the school buildings and grounds, including mats, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and play area, neat and clean
    • Follows procedures for storage and disposal of trash (regular, recyclable and other trash) and transports to designated areas
    • Wears protective equipment and follows safety procedures
    • Performs projects as assigned
    • Take breaks in designated areas at assigned times
    • Scrub, strips, and polishes floors with floor machines
    • Spray, buffs, and vacuums with floor machines
    • Washes walls, ceiling, floors, windows, and furniture as directed
    • Moves furnishings and equipment to prepare for meetings, classroom activities and events
    • Attend in-service training (e.g. blood borne pathogens, cleaning solvents, floor care, First Aid, etc.) for the purpose of receiving information on new and/or improved procedures
    • Shampoos carpets, furniture, and mats
    • Securing of the facility ensuring building is lock/unlocked as required
    • Keeping school entrance grounds clean and free from paper and litter
    • Change ceiling, tiles, and light bulbs as needed.
    • Record time worked
    • Perform after school activity set-up and clean–up
    • Report maintenance concerns (work order requests) to appropriate personnel
    • Follow the instruction from supervisors; adhere to company and component policies and procedures
    • Display safe work practices
    • Inspects school facilities to ensure site is suitable for safe operations, maintained in an attractive, clean manner
    • Maintains supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, vacuum, and mops, etc.) to ensure the availability of items required to properly maintain facilities
    • Prepare reports (e.g. safety hazards, work orders, supply requisitions, etc) as needed
    • Prepares facilities for daily operations ( e.g. opening gates/access doors, disarming security systems, raising the flag, providing cross walk signs, etc.) 
    • Responds to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, injury, alarms, etc.) 
    • Secures facilities and grounds for the purpose of minimizing property damage, equipment loss, and potential liability to the organization
    • Operates various types of equipment and machinery which may include buffer, automatic floor machines, burnishers, back pack vacuums, Kivacs, wet and dry vacuums, commercial vacuums, buckets, wringers, carts, hand trucks, rotos, blowers, extractors, washing machines, dryers, lifts, ladders, tools, products, chemicals, and supplies
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Physical Demands:

    • Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects up to 25 pounds
    • Frequent bending, reaching, standing, and walking
  • 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.

Accepting Resumes

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  • 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
  • Assistant Teacher

    Job Summary

    The Assistant Teacher will support the Teacher during the academic day. The position will report to a Director of Education.
    Preferred Qualifications

    • BA in education or a related field
    • One year or more of classroom teaching experience


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Assistant Teacher will:
    • Help support the Teacher during the school day by providing another trained professional in the classroom.
    • Supervise students at both recess and lunch.
    • Assist the Teacher with lesson planning.
    • Help differentiate classroom instruction through a combination of small group and whole group methods.
    • Provide clerical support by filing, grading papers, and producing take home folders.
    • 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.
  • Grade-Level Team Lead

    Job Summary

    The Grade-Level Team Lead is responsible for instructing, guiding, and supervising students and teachers in a positive learning environment that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving; helping to develop 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.
    Preferred Qualifications

    • At least five years of successful teaching experience
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in applicable field


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Grade-Level Team Lead will:
    • Create a positive learning environment for students and teachers
    • 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 with parents about student growth, sharing methods for improvement and reinforcement in the home environment
    • Work with teachers to develop weekly plans and coverage during lunch, specialist periods, and recess so that planning time is optimized
    • Participate in professional development and the school-wide culture of continual learning
    • Act as liaison between administration and colleagues; may include instructional leadership and administrative duties
    • Complete two professional conversations annually with the teachers on the team
    • Communicate effectively with all school stakeholders
    • Support the school and its mission
    • Reports to the Director of Education
    • Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Head of School