Duties: This position is a key member of our large team and as a member of the team is responsible for supporting the basic philosophy of Penn Children's Center: 'Learning through Play.' The role is responsible for fostering the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of each child. The successful applicant will be responsible to teach, guide, and supervise children 12 weeks to 5 years in accordance with NAEYC, Keystone Stars, and DHS guidelines. Assist teacher in developing, planning and carrying out daily activities and lesson plans. Arranges and maintains educational materials and equipment. Logs daily activities, keep records, prepares reports and communicates with parents on a daily basis as well as by a monthly newsletter, timely e-mails and meetings when necessary. Required to maintain a Professional Development Record and meet all training mandates. This position assumes all duties of classroom in the Lead Teacher's absence. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.
Qualifications: An Associate's Degree or two year college equivalent is required and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's Degree in early childhood or similar highly regarded. Solid understanding of early childhood development required, together with a working knowledge of early childhood/education standards. Strong communication, collaboration and nurturing skills are essential. Evidence of initiative and adaptability to change. Evidence of a commitment to early childhood and continued professional development. Flexibility to work during Center opening hours as required to ensure appropriate service provision and to meet licensing ratios (ie. normally between 7:30am to 6:00pm). Experience working with a diverse group of families. Skills in language, art, music, or drama highly regarded. The successful candidate must be able to work among three age groups; infant, toddler and preschool.
A comprehensive post offer, pre-employment background check will be undertaken for this position. Periodic background checks will also be undertaken during employment as required by law.
Reference Number: 93-25221
Salary Grade: 023
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: Day Care Center
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: Y-Clerical Client Service