TEACHER CHILDREN'S CENTER
Duties: This position is a key member of our large team and as a member of our 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. Develop and carry out weekly lesson plans which meet all governing agency guidelines. Prepare monthly classroom newsletter, prepare and execute reports, parent communication and parent teacher conferences twice per year using the chosen Center assessment tool, timely e-mails and meetings when necessary. Arrange and maintain educational equipment and materials, log daily activities, keep necessary records, prepare student reports and communicate with parents on a daily basis, demonstrating responsiveness to all concerns. Responsibilities include training part-time support staff and supervision of all staff assigned to classroom. Required to maintain a Professional Development Record (PDR) and meet all training mandates. The individual in this leadership position coordinates the team to ensure the daily provision of quality care services. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Family Studies, EC Special Education, Elementary Education or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A Bachelor's Degree outside the early childhood field must be supplemented by at least 3 years of experience in a NAEYC accredited program, or at least 3 years of experience in a non-accredited program and at least 30 hours of relevant training during the past 3 years. Excellent understanding of early childhood development and knowledge of early childhood/education standards required.
Demonstrated ability to supervise, lead and develop a professional team. Strong communication, collaboration and nurturing skills together with experience working with a diverse group of families. 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 ratio (ie. normally between 7:00am-7:00pm). Skills in language, art, music and drama highly regarded. A comprehensive background check will be undertaken for this position.
Reference Number: 93-26345
Salary Grade: 024
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