Careers at Far Hills

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Our faculty and staff are the heart and soul of our school. They come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and their diverse interests and talents create a vibrant professional climate where their work is more than a mere job. All of our faculty and staff share a passion for helping children learn and grow. We seek employees who view learning as a life-long pursuit, embrace a child-centered approach to teaching, and who celebrate community.

All positions will remain open to application until filled.
Far Hills Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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After School Extended Day Counselors

Part time
3 p.m.–6 p.m. 

Looking for energetic, reliable, flexible and fun personalities to work with children varying in ages PreK through 8th grade. We provide homework assistance, game play, arts and crafts, science projects, cooking and more. Experience working with children is encouraged. Required is a State of NJ background check. For more information please contact Brian Junger at 908-766-0622 or bjunger@fhcds.org.

After School Extended Day Assistant Supervisor

Part time
3 p.m.–6 p.m. 

Assistant Supervisor reports to the Director of Auxiliary Programs. Experience working with children ages PreK through 2nd grade is highly encouraged. They are responsible for planning and supervising a developmentally appropriate extended day care program. Provide leadership and supervision to extended day staff and children at all times, serving as a positive role model. Required is a State of NJ background check. For more information please contact Brian Junger at 908-766-0622 or bjunger@fhcds.org.

Professional Substitute Teacher

We are seeking substitute teachers for both our Lower School (grades PreK–4) and our Upper School (Grades 5–8).

The substitute teacher instructs students in the absence of their regularly appointed teachers. He/she typically follows the lesson plans of the teacher and maintains an excellent learning environment for the students, including routine classroom practices.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a replacement for absent teacher, instructing students and fulfilling teacher's duties that day
  • Uphold the practices and procedures of the classroom and the school
  • Act as a caring role model and informed teacher

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Enthusiasm for teaching children
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Knowledge of independent schools

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • Some experience working with children

For more information please contact Jennifer Phillips at 908-766-0622 or jphillips@fhcds.org.

Part-time Receptionist

Seeking an energetic, responsible part-time receptionist for our front office. Regular hours will be 3–6 p.m., Monday through Friday during the school year. Flexible hours for occasional job-sharing with, and coverage for the school’s regular receptionist is a definite plus for the ideal candidate. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, monitoring access to the school, answering and directing calls, and assisting the school’s after-school staff when parents arrive for pick-up. The school’s receptionists also work closely with our security personnel. A competent and security-aware person is needed. Solid communication skills, the ability to be firm, yet pleasant, and a professional demeanor are a must. A Criminal background check will be conducted on applicants as required by the New Jersey Department of Education in order to work in a school in the state of New Jersey.

The part-time receptionist responsibilities include:

  • Becoming familiar with events, sports, and activities taking place after school and including the location and person in charge of same.

  • Answering the school’s main phone, directing calls and messages as needed. Answering inquiries and providing information to callers as appropriate.

  • Greeting and directing visitors, including parents, vendors, workmen, etc. Having all visitors sign in and out of the building in accord with security protocols.

  • Assisting daily with school dismissal by providing support to teachers and security personnel overseeing the pick-up of children at the regular end of the school day. This support includes relaying phone messages, monitoring access to the building, assisting parents as needed, directing visitors, etc.

  • Supporting the school’s after-school enrichment personnel and staff by relaying messages to them and alerting them to the arrival of parents who have come to pick up their child/children. Making sure that children are signed out at pickup by an authorized adult.

  • Working closely with security personnel to monitor access to the building and communicating as needed.

  • Closing down the office at the end of the day, which includes activating the school’s phone auto-attendant, ensuring that the reception area and mailroom are neat and organized for school opening the next day, and securing the office by locking the windows and doors.

  • Occasional project work of a clerical nature can also be expected.