Support Teacher (Floater) for Early Childhood Education Center

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The Caring Center is a non-profit early childhood education center that’s been providing high-quality educational services to children and their families since 1982.
JOB TITLE: Support Staff Teacher (Floater)EMPLOYMENT (PT/FT) : Full-Time (40 hours per week)EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Hourly (non-exempt)REPORTS TO: Head Teachers, Education Director
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be at least eighteen (18) years old
Must have a minimum of one (1) year of work experience related to the care and development of children
Must hold a BA, AA or equivalent degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special

Education, Elementary Education, or Human ServicesOR
Must hold a current Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate, along with a minimum of 3 years’ prior work experience in early childhood education

Must clear a full background check and present all required clearances, and must pass a health screening
Required to maintain current Fire Safety and Infant/child CPR and First Aid certifications
Must have the ability to consistently lift 35 pounds

OTHER IMPORTANT QUALIFICATIONS: * A warm and friendly personality; must be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others; must have the ability to work well with staff, children, and parents, and to foster a team environment; must be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the Center’s educational philosophy and the direction of the Head Teacher and/or administrative staff; must possess strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skillsCOMPENSATION

Compensation is commensurate with experience: $15.00 to $17.00 per hour and eligibility for healthcare benefits after 60-day probationary period. Benefits include: health, dental, vision, paid-time-off, life insurance, AD&D, STD/LTD, funding and paid time to complete professional development requirements, optional 401(k) participation

JOB DUTIES Responsible for assisting the Head Teacher(s) and/or Assistant Teacher(s) in various classes with maintaining the health and safety of the children, providing appropriate supervision, classroom management, educational programming, planning and assessment.
1. Support the Head Teacher (s) and/or Assistant Teacher(s) in ensuring the health and safety of all children- Ensure all center policies and procedures and state regulations are followed/met.- Ensure a healthy classroom environment — including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children- Maintain accurate records, forms and files
2. Support the Head Teacher (s) and/or Assistant Teacher(s) in ensuring the effective functioning of the classroom and the successful implementation of daily lesson plans- Help to coordinate and implement educational curriculum and classroom activities based on developmentally-appropriate practices and early learning standards.- Help to plan individual and group age-appropriate activities that actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
3. Assume the duties of the Head Teacher or Assistant Teacher when he/she is absent from classroom – Includes performing duties listed in the Head Teacher or Assistant Teacher’s job descriptions (see separately) in the absence of one of the regular classroom teachers and/or as instructed by HeadTeacher, Assistant Teacher or Administrative Staff
4. Remain flexible, as classroom assignments may change based on the needs of the center
NOTE: Head Teachers have overall responsibility for classroom management, functioning, planning, assessment and reporting. However, a Support Staff Teacher may be called upon to assume the duties of the regular classroom teacher(s) in support of and/or in the absence of the regular classroom teacher(s).
The Caring Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
The Caring Center provided the following inclusive hiring information:
The Caring Center is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour
Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Vision insurance

Schedule:

10 hour shift
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Overtime

COVID-19 considerations:All employees and children age 2+ must wear a mask all day. Employees must be vaccinated.
Education:

High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

childcare or teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

CPR Certification (Preferred)
Child Abuse & Criminal Clearances (Preferred)

Work Location: One locationHealth insurance


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