Choice Schools
  • New Branches Charter Academy
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

New Branches Charter Academy strives to provide a positive learning environment, along with a rigorous academic and cultural program where our children learn to become healthy, responsible citizens, life-long learners, and world leaders.


New Branches Charter Academy, in partnership with educators, students, families and community stakeholders, closes the achievement gap and transforms the human culture by developing problem solvers and life-long learners who are fully prepared for high school, college, global economy careers, and world change.

New Branches Charter Academy encourages and fosters:

  • Community We strive to create a safe environment that fosters inclusiveness and belonging by students, parents, staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Perseverance We always strive to push ourselves and our students to their fullest potential.
  • Responsibility Students, parents and staff are respectful to each other. Students learn to understand their responsibilities and take initiative to act upon them in their local, national and world communities.
  • Diversity We embrace and value working with families with rich cultural and diverse backgrounds. We recognize that immersion in a variety of cultures will prime our students to work and live in a global economy. We celebrate and honor all the perspectives and aspects of every culture and background that creates the fabric of our school culture.
  • Teamwork We provide a respectful process for open communication, collaboration and the opportunity for everyone to realize their value in our school community.
  • Communication We will practice healthy, open and candid dialogue between all members of our school community. Healthy dialogue is that which encourages necessary conversations and respects all parties.
  • Stewardship We ensure that our teaching and operational principles and practices are morally sound, ethical, transparent, respectful, and honest.


Before and After School Child Care Director

25-30 Hours per week, 10 month position (school year)

Approximate Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:15am-8:15am and 2:45pm-6:15pm

New Branches Charter School Academy

3662 Poinsettia Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49508


Phone: (616) 243-6221



  • Implements the before and after school child care program in accordance with the program and Academy goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates, organizes and implements age appropriate activities (crafts, games, outdoor activities), adherence to daily schedule, providing additional activities, crafts, etc., for unexpected schedule changes.
  • Carries out discipline according to Academy program policy.
  • Initiates and maintain positive relationships with school staff including the Principal, secretaries, custodial staff and teachers.
  • Keeps a consistent headcount on all children present at site; communicates changes with all other staff.
  • Assists in maintaining clean-up schedules including janitorial duties necessary to maintain the cleanliness of the school facility.
  • Maintains all supplies, equipment and materials; purchase necessary supplies when new/additional supplies are needed with approval from the Principal.
  • Assists in the implementation of breakfast and other required snacks to meet the nutritional needs of children.
  • Monitors Child Care Workers to ensure quality of activities and support for program goals.
  • Hires, trains and supervises Child Care Workers.
  • Works in classrooms as a Child Care Worker on an as needed basis.
  • Collects and displays suitable materials for bulletin boards and other educational displays.


  • Provides up-to-date enrollment of children, records of income and expense, maintenance of student/enrollment information, preparation of deposits and maintains financial records.
  • Processes monthly billing statements, payments and deposits.
  • Demonstrates understanding and implementation of DLARA's BCHS' Child Care Licensing Rules and collects required paperwork from employees.
  • Assumes responsibility for adherence to and monitoring of all licensing regulations and for educating staff on regulations.
  • Communicates all incident reports and discipline referrals to the Principal on a daily basis.
  • Turns in time sheets in a timely manner; monitors employee attendance.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of attendance, absences and emergency information on each child.


  • Consistently demonstrates positive interaction with all children; talks to them and treats them with dignity and respect.
  • Consistently demonstrates positive discipline; teaches and redirects rather than scolding or reprimanding them; firmly and consistently enforces the rules.
  • Expresses clear expectations and holds children accountable for adhering to them.
  • Provides a classroom atmosphere based on the principles of firm, fair and consistent practices, respect for individual children and development of responsible citizenship.


  • Positively identifies parents before releasing children (picture ID necessary until you can personally identify them).
  • Introduces him/herself to parents and communicates with them regularly regarding program information such as schedule changes and permission slips.
  • Communicates on a daily basis regarding the behavior of children. Discusses any behavioral concerns with the parent in a conference, if necessary.
  • Encourages parents to participate or volunteer in special events or on field trips.
  • Expresses appreciation for parent interest in their child(s) participation in the program.


  • Shares responsibility for marketing, recruiting and retaining students for the Academy.
  • Communicates child care services provided to parents in a timely, creative and professional manner.


  • Participates in the development of policies and regulations that affect instruction, care and conditions of student success.
  • Conducts himself or herself according to professional, ethical principles.
  • Displays personal qualities, which reflect favorably upon the individual, the group and the Academy.
  • Assists in observing and evaluating Child Care Workers.
  • Plans and coordinates staff meetings to promote ongoing communication.
  • Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Principal.
  • Attends required professional development trainings and staff meetings.


  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Reports any suspected abuse to the Principal.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy environment.
  • Maintains appropriate staff levels to accommodate children enrolled in the program in accordance with regulations.
  • Assumes responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
  • Ensures facility, rooms and play areas are maintained in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
  • Reports any safety issues on playground and in building to the Principal.
  • Ensures that all staff and children are respectful of school property; ensures all school rules are followed.
  • Complies with all emergency procedures appropriate to the site and in conformity with procedures adopted by emergency service authorities to ensure the safety of the children and staff.


  • Must meet all requirements established by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' ("DLARA") Bureau of Community and Health Systems.
  • Ability to walk, lift up to 25 pounds, climb, bend, reach and kneel.
  • Ability to communicate with students, staff and guardians in a professional manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written expression using proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • Exemplary work habits verified by previous employment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and skills working with At-Risk students.
  • Experience in an educational setting with school-age children.


  • 401(K) participation available
  • Employee Assistance Program

Supervising and coordinating activities of employees working and children enrolled in the after school care program while maintaining a clean and safe child care facility for the children of the Academy.

To apply, please visit: Once on this website, if applying from a computer the start of the application is to the right of your screen under "Apply Now". If on your mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the job posting to view the first step of the application under "Apply Now".

Please contact Sara Hogle, Human Resources Generalist, directly with questions at

Choice Schools is a team of educators, literacy specialists, student advocates and many other professions, but first and foremost, we are parents, moms, dads, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles who love kids. As a nationally accredited and regionally recognized full-service education service provider, student learning is our organization's mission. We provide a student-focused approach to customized school operations support, including instruction, finance, compliance, communications, human resources, enrollment, curriculum and professional development. Our student-centric philosophy drives us to the path to greatness, allowing everyone - students, staff, teachers, board members and stakeholders to thrive. After more than 20 years of serving diverse models of schools, Choice is committed to being Michigan's most trusted education service provider with the highest-performing schools.

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