About JCDS


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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  • School Counselor

    Job Summary
    The School Counselor will help monitor and improve the emotional/physical well-being of the school's students. The position will report to the Director of Education.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Master's degree in applicable field

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The School Counselor will:
    • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with the school’s stakeholders as a resource and trusted colleague.
    • Educate the school’s students on a host of pertinent topics including, but not limited to, bullying, cyber safety, and Child Safety Matters.
    • Educate the school’s parents on those issues that affect their children.
    • Help monitor student safety during the school day (morning drop off, lunch, parent pick up, etc.)
    • Adhere to ethical standards of the counseling profession, abiding by the laws, policies, and procedures that govern the school; participate in professional associations.
    • 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.
  • Aramark Custodian (Cleaning Service Worker)

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, coworkers, Head of School, school staff and students as needed
    • Ability to accurately follow instructions and respond to changing demands
    • Effective team member
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, with frequent lifting and carrying of up to 25 lbs.
    • Ability to use custodial equipment, copiers, computers, hand trucks and other equipment as needed
    Job Description: 
    Custodians working at Jacksonville Country Day School are employed by Aramark. The primary duty of the custodian is to maintain the school in general, and assigned areas in particular, in a safe, clean and attractive manner. Duties can include any of the tasks listed below. 

    Essential Duties:
    • Keep the school buildings and grounds neat and clean. This includes classrooms, offices, hallways, lunchroom, gym, auditorium, library, meeting areas, mats, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, playgrounds, and all school property.
    • Perform event and activity set-up and clean-up, including moving furnishings and equipment as needed.
    • Attend in-service training (e.g. blood born pathogens, cleaning solvents, floor care, first aid, etc.) 
    • Change ceiling tiles and light bulbs as needed, often requiring the use of a ladder.
    • Report maintenance concerns (work order requests) to appropriate personnel.
    • Follow instructions from supervisors; adhere to company and component policies and procedures.
    • Accurately record hours worked. Take assigned breaks in designated areas at assigned times.
    • Display safe work practices, including wearing protective equipment and following safety procedures.
    • Prepare facilities for daily operations ( e.g. opening gates/access doors, disarming security systems, raising the flag, providing crosswalk signs, etc.)
    • Secure facilities and grounds for the purpose of minimizing property damage, equipment loss and potential liability to the organization. Lock and unlock buildings as required.
    • Operate various types of equipment and machinery which may include buffer, automatic floor machines, burnishers, backpack 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.
    • Follow procedures for storage and disposal of trash (regular, recyclable and other trash) and transport to designated areas.
    • Regularly inspect school facilities to ensure the site is suitable for safe operations and consistently maintained in a clean and attractive manner.
    • Maintain supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, vacuum, and mops, etc.)
    • Prepare reports (e.g. safety hazards, work orders, supply requisitions, etc.) 
    • Perform projects as assigned.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Extended Care Teacher

    Job Summary
    The Extended Care Teacher 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 extended care coordinator.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The Extended Care Teacher will:
    • Fill out monthly planning work sheets with appropriate age level activities.
    • 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.
      • Request supplies for activities each month.
      • Plan activities in the following categories: science, sensory, arts/crafts, group games, centers, books/book club.
Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day is a Private School for Grades Pre-K - 6. JCDS is dedicated to academic excellence, as well as developing character and healthy lifestyles.