Preschool Teacher/Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club
Summary:Under the supervision of the Childcare or Program Director, the preschool program youth worker is responsible for assisting with the development and effective operation of a quality early care child care program that complies with current Delacare and Delaware Stars requirements for early care and school-age centers.
This is a full time position with a comprehensive benefits package including: Health, Dental/Vision, Prescription Drug, company paid life insurance, 401K and pension plan, and two weeks paid vacation in the first year. No cost childcare for employee’s school aged children.
Keep up to date with current research and best practice regarding child development, learning, and positive guidance strategies.
- Works closely with Childcare or Program Director and other staff to effectively implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum using the Delaware Early Learning Foundations.
- Work with families to generate individual learning goals for children.
- Plan for the inclusion of all children using a variety of learning and guidance strategies.
- Work closely with the Childcare or Program Director to establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to children.
- Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, simple experiments and field trips.
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students at varying needs and interests.
- Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.
- Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by OCCL and Delaware Stars, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Work with parents and guardians to discuss their progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
- Regularly observe, evaluate and document children’ s performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- On a daily basis, provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
- Conduct a variety of assessments to determine children’s developmental levels, needs, and potential.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
Meet the Delaware First and OCCL Requirements for Early Childhood:
- Early Childhood Administrative Certificate required
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Experience working with children ages 3-5 years old.
- High School Diploma and TECE I or 6 college credits in ECE
- First Aid/CPR Certification
- Medical Certification
ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Environmental and working conditions vary from indoors to outdoors; various meeting locations in and out of the Club; occasional statewide travel (e.g. training).
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Maintain a high energy level.
- Be comfortable working with children ages 3 to 5 years of age in varying levels of physical activity.
- Regularly speak clearly and hear the spoken word.
- Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds when preparing room for instruction.
- Typically bends, stoops, walks and sometimes runs on a regular basis while interacting with children in various activities throughout the day.
WORK HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9:30AM to 6:30PM
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer