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Updated: May 5, 2021

Full-time jobs in Kensington

Early Head Start/Head Start Teachers

Norris Square Community Alliance (NSCA)

NSCA is currently hiring Early Head Start/Head Start teachers for children between the ages of 4 and 5 years old. They are an Equal Opportunity Employer. NSCA provides paid holidays including winter and spring break, free professional development, summers off (preschool only), a dual language immersion program, a state-approved curriculum on a Puerto Rican platform (English/Spanish), opportunities for growth, and immersion in Puerto Rican culture. They are NAEYC Accredited. 

Qualifications:

  1. Lead Teacher: Must have a Bachelors in ECE
  2. Assistant: Must have their AA in ECE or close to finishing.
  3. Floater: Must have a CDA in Preschool or enrolled for their AA in ECE
  4. FT Early Head Start Teacher: Must have a CDA in Infant and Toddler or Higher 
  5. PT Early Head start Teacher: Must be enrolled in CDA for Infant and Toddler
  6. PT Extended Care: must be enrolled in CDA for Preschool. 

For more information, call (215)634-2251 and apply here

Esperanza Health Center

Esperanza Health Center has multiple full-time and part-time job opportunities available, from Social Services Consultant to Dental Assistant. You can view a full list of available positions, here.

Prevention Point Philadelphia

Prevention Point Philadelphia has multiple full-time job opportunities available on Indeed.com, from Testing and Prevention Specialists to Bilingual Case Managers. You can view a full list of available positions here.

Assistant Academy Director

Brightside Academy

The Brightside Academy is hiring an assistant director to support the Academy Director and staff in providing high-quality education to children ages six weeks old to school age in Kensington. Interested candidates should have an Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field with 18 ECE credits — this is strongly preferred by the employer.

You can learn more about this position and apply, here.

Assistant Teacher – Early Head Start 

Brightside Academy

The Brightside Academy is hiring assistant teachers for their Early Head Start program at 2501 Kensington Avenue. Teachers should be caring, nurturing, and passionate about making an impact on young lives. 

Teachers should have obtained or completed one or more of the following:

  • a CDA (Child Development Associate degree) 
  • or three completed credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a related field
  • or 45 hours of PA Keys Training

You can learn more about this position and apply, here.

Assistant Teacher

Brightside Academy

The Brightside Academy is hiring assistant teachers for their programming at 341 E. Allegheny Ave. Teachers should be caring, nurturing, and passionate about making an impact on young lives. 

Teachers should have obtained or completed one or more of the following:

  • a CDA (Child Development Associate degree) 
  • three completed credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a related field OR
  • 45 hours of PA Keys Training

You can learn more about this position and apply, here.

Part-time jobs in Kensington

Barista

Franny Lou’s Porch

The Porch is hiring a barista who has previous barista experience, looking to grow with the community, and is flexible when working with a team. Availability needs are from Tuesday-Thursday with weekend availability. To apply, send a copy of your resume and one to two references to Franny Lou’s manager Willow (willow.franylous@gmail.com).

Food Expeditor

Franny Lou’s Porch

The Porch is looking for someone to work their front counter, handle customer service, and facilitate orders for customers. Customer service experience and a desire to help build community are encouraged. To apply, send a copy of your resume and one to two references to Franny Lou’s co-owner Chantelle (chantelle.frannylous@gmail.com) or manager Willow (willow.frannylous@gmail.com).

Job dates: Availability needed for Tuesday through Friday, four shifts (approx. 30 hours per week)

Pay rate: Disclosed during the application process

Philly Play Captain

Fab Youth Philly

In Philly, there are over 500 streets designated as “Play Streets,” that are closed off from traffic to allow neighborhood children to play and receive a free meal in the summer. Fab Youth Philly, the organization that runs the Play Captain Initiative, hires local teens to create and lead play activities on a number of Play Streets throughout Philadelphia. Candidates must be able to work in a variety of outdoor conditions on a daily basis. Summer 2021 Play Captains will also lead games at a small number of parks and playgrounds. You can learn more and apply for the job, here.

  • Interviews will be conducted virtually
  • Training and employment will be conducted in person, following COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Pre-screening calls for selected candidates will start the week of May 3, 2021. Interested Play Captains are encouraged to apply before then

Job dates: June 15 to August 17, 2021

Pay rate: $9 per hour (120 hours total)

Play Captain Supervisor

Fab Youth Philly

In Philly, there are over 500 streets designated as “Play Streets,” that are closed off from traffic to allow neighborhood children to play and receive a free meal in the summer. Fab Youth Philly, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, runs the Play Captain Initiative. They are currently hiring several Play Captain Supervisors who will be responsible for leading a team of up to 3 Group Leaders. Candidates must have a minimum of 2-years experience supporting and providing supervision to adults. You can learn more and apply for the job, here

  • Interviews will be conducted virtually
  • Training and employment will be conducted in person, following COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Applications are due by May 7, 2021

Job dates: June 14 to August 17, 2021

Pay rate: $20 per hour 

Play Captain Group Leader

Fab Youth Philly

In Philly, there are over 500 streets designated as “Play Streets,” that are closed off from traffic to allow neighborhood children to play and receive a free meal in the summer. Fab Youth Philly, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, runs the Play Captain Initiative. They are currently hiring several Play Captain Group Leaders who will be responsible for leading a team of up to 6 teenage individuals (Play Captains). Candidates must have a minimum of 2-years experience supporting and providing supervision to teenagers and available to work in a variety of outdoor conditions on a daily basis. You can learn more and apply for the job, here

  • Interviews will be conducted virtually
  • Training and employment will be conducted in person, following COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Applications are due by May 7, 2021

Job dates: June 14 to August 17, 2021

Pay rate: $15 per hour 

Social Worker

Fab Youth Philly

In Philly, there are over 500 streets designated as “Play Streets,” that are closed off from traffic to allow neighborhood children to play and receive a free meal in the summer. Fab Youth Philly, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, runs the Play Captain Initiative. They are hiring a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to support both adults and teens as they do their job on the Playstreets or at Parks & Playgrounds. 

You can learn more and apply for the job, here

  • Interviews will be conducted virtually
  • Training and employment will be conducted in person, following COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Must hold the highest level of Pennsylvania licensure, an LCSW.
  • Must hold professional liability (malpractice) insurance with coverage at a minimum of$500,000/occurrence and 1,500,000 aggregate
  • Minimum of 2-years’ demonstrated experience providing trauma-informed counseling to teens
  • Applications are due by May 15, 2021

Job dates: June 14 to August 17, 2021

Pay rate: $35 per hour

Data Collector

Fab Youth Philly

In Philly, there are over 500 streets designated as “Play Streets,” that are closed off from traffic to allow neighborhood children to play and receive a free meal in the summer. Fab Youth Philly, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, runs the Play Captain Initiative. They are hiring two data collectors to collect data on Playstreets. Previous experience is a plus. Data collectors must be willing to be trained by Playful Learning Landscapes Action Network to effectively collect Street-Level Data. You will collect data on various Playstreets in multiple neighborhoods including West Philadelphia: Mantua & Belmont and North Philadelphia: West Kensington & Kensington.

You can learn more and apply for the job, here

  • Interviews will be conducted virtually
  • Training and employment will be conducted in person, following COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Applications are due by May 15, 2021

Job dates: June 14 to August 17, 2021

Pay rate: $15 per hour

Community Engagement Liaison

Philly Community Wireless (PCW)

PCW is looking for a bilingual community liaison to assist in coordination with the Norris Square neighborhood, to help build a community wifi network through funding from the Digital Literacy Alliance at the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia. Candidates are expected to be residents of Kensington, ideally Norris Square, and are familiar with local community organizations. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to phillycommunitywireless@gmail.com (Job listing states the application deadline is April 15, but PCW is still accepting applications).

Requirements:

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Fluent spoken and written communication in English and Spanish
  • Basic technical know-how with digital technologies
  • Willingness to learn
  • Outgoing personality, customer service skills

You can learn more about this position, here.

Gigs, internships, and short-term jobs

Seasonal Maintenance Attendant 

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR)

PPR is currently hiring a seasonal maintenance attendant for a 6-month position to maintain and improve McPherson Square Park. Tasks include the following:

  • Pick up/gather litter and trash in the park; empty trash cans; deliver trash to a central disposal area.
  • Sweep/Shovel and clear pathways and steps
  • Trim and clear around shrubbery, trees, fences and poles
  • Shovel and remove silt and debris to clear drainage outlets
  • Report all graffiti & hazards to your supervisor
  • Pick up cuttings from beneath pruned trees
  • Pick up small branches and twigs that fall from trees; report all branches that cannot be moved to your supervisor
  • Rake and pick up leaves/debris along fence-lines
  • Wearing your safety vest is mandatory

A standard workday includes a 30-minute lunch. Discuss best work days and times with your supervisor. Your district supervisor may change your schedule if needed. By accepting this SMA position, you have agreed to work the occasional weekend days. Park SMAs still have to report to work on a rainy day. In the case of extreme weather, your supervisor will assign you to a different location.

Pay rate: $13.75 per hour, 20 hours a week

To learn more and apply, email Meghan.Geiser@phila.gov or call (215) 490-3700.

Lifeguard

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR)

PPR is hiring dozens of lifeguards for the summer as pools will reopen this year. To be considered for a position, you must pass a lifeguard screening given by a water safety instructor. You must be 15 years or older to attend a Parks & Rec lifeguard screening but you must be 16 years or older to work as a lifeguard for the City of Philadelphia.

Screening is free of charge. The lifeguard training course fees are:

Lifeguards ages 25+ who get a job at a Parks & Rec pool:  

  • Certification: $110. 
  • Recertification: $65.

Lifeguards ages 16–24 who get a job at a Parks & Rec pool: 

  • Certification: FREE. 
  • Recertification: FREE.

Pay rate: Starting salary for all Parks & Rec lifeguards is $14.75 per hour, with a salary cap of $16.97 per hour

To learn more about certification, click here. For more information, contact Katie Ann Wimsey at Katie.A.Wimsey@phila.gov or by calling (215) 683-3663. 


Editors: Siani Colón, Henry Savage / Designer: Henry Savage

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