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PreK Specialist

  • Western New York
  • Location:
  • Just for Kids at Smallwood Elementary 300 Smallwood Drive Amherst , New York, 14226 Google Maps

  • Region : Western New York
  • Job Type : Paid
  • Minimum age : 18
  • Status : Part Time
  • Length : Permanent
  • Number of Available Positions: 1
  • Minimum Hours/Week: Depends on persons availability Hours/Week
  • Specific Days Needed: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Public Transportation: Car
  • Minimum Education: Some College
  • Area of Focus: Academic Support/Homework Help Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater) Health/Nutrition Leadership/Mentoring Sports/Recreation/Fitness Other
  • Job Description:

    Just for Kids, awarded Employer of the Year by Buffalo State and the University at Buffalo, is looking for enthusiastic, creative, and motivated staff who have a passion for working with today’s youth and whose everyday priorities align with Just for Kids core values: to provide an engaging, enriching, and safe out of school experience.

    Company Information:

    Just for Kids is a community centered non-profit organization that offers before and after school programming in the Amherst, Cheektowaga Central, Cheektowaga Sloan, Grand Island, Sweet Home, and Williamsville Central School Districts. We also offer programming in select private schools in Amherst, Hamburg, Kenmore, Swormville, and Williamsville.

    Position Summary: 

    Program Techers support the efforts of the Program Manager to create and implement appropriate and engaging activities in a safe, supervised, and structured environment. Coordinate with the Program Manager to determine responsibility for administrative tasks. Support the point person for site needs during Program Manager’s absence. The Program Teacher will also work directly with the PreK group.

    • Plan and implement age-appropriate activities based on site needs; approved by Program Manager beforehand.
    • Maintain general housekeeping of all program areas including program spaces and storage areas.
    • Provide direct competent supervision of children and staff at all times, while maintaining ratios.


    Afterschool programs follow the District/School calendar. Monday through Friday, from dismissal through the close of program (5:30pm or 6:00pm). Morning programs run from 7:00am until the start of school. Some staff work mornings, some afternoons and some a combination of both – We are flexible!


    -Competitive hourly rate

    -Performance, Attendance, and Referral Bonuses

    -Paid Sick Time

    -Stellar Dental Discount Plan

    -Employee Assistance Program

    -Just for Kids School-Age Program Discount – Free or Reduced Childcare


    Just for Kids takes pride in the services we offer the community and our staff. We have won multiple awards for our childcare services and the manner in which we treat our staff.

    – Child Care Provider of the Year, Child Care Resource Network (2015)

    – Employer of the Year – Buffalo State (2012) + University at Buffalo (2015)

    – Buffalo Business First – Best Places to Work Finalist – (2015, 2019)

    – UB Nonprofit Internship Site of the Year (2015)

    – Network for Youth Success – Quality Leadership Award (2022)


  • Required Skills/Experience:
    •  Must be 18 years of age or older.
    •  Two years of college with 18 credits in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation or a related field.
    • Two years of experience working with children.
  • How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention ofhr@justforkidsonline.org716-636-1469 6265 Sheridan Drive Suite 106 Williamsville, New York, 14221 Google Maps

  • To the Attention of : AnnMarie Perry
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