Preschool Teacher/Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club

  • Milford, DE
  • Department/Group: Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club
Job Location Name: Sussex County
Job Location Type: Club
Direct Reports:
Reports To: Executive Director

Under the limited supervision of the Childcare/Program Director, the Youth Development Professional III responsible for assisting with the development and effective operation of a quality preschool age child care program that complies with current Delacare rules for school-age centers.

Club Location: Milford, DE

Essential Functions:

  • Perform all job responsibilities in compliance with current state licensing requirements for school age child care centers; address non-compliance issues as needed.
  • Within guidelines established by the Childcare/Program Director, effectively deliver a variety of age-appropriate programs and activities, which reflect Boys & Girls Club’s five core program areas and Youth Development Strategy, for children ages 5 – 12.
  • Consistently incorporate “high yield learning activities” in all child care programs.
  • Help ensure safe implementation of all programs and activities. This involves, but is not limited to: condition of equipment and facilities; age-appropriateness; ability levels; weather; appropriate use of equipment and supplies.
  • Directly supervise children and youth within guidelines established by Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, and in compliance with applicable state licensing regulations.
  • Meet Office of Child Care Licensing annual training requirements (18 hours).
  • Help develop and maintain productive relationships with parents, school faculty and administrators, Unit Board members, BGCDE administrators and Club professionals, community leaders and supporters, etc.
  • Present yourself as a positive role model for youth at all times.
  • Consistently adhere to the policies and practices of BGCDE.
  • Contribute toward development of a positive identity and strong presence for the Boys & Girls Clubs in the community.
  • Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or directed.

Core Values for Success:

Greatness (BE GREAT): Strive for greatness and hold yourself and others to a high standard of excellence resulting in quality services to the children we serve. Live the principles and mission of the organization and see yourself as role model both within the organization and the community; apply creativity and sound thinking to identify the resources needed to accomplish our mission.

Accountability (Ownership): We hold ourselves and others accountable for meeting standards for the quality, quantity, resource management and timeliness of work; we acknowledge ownership and accountability of our actions and accept responsibility for their consequences without exceptions or excuses.  We are accepting of feedback about improving our performance, and we acknowledge and correct our mistakes.

Integrity: We act with honesty and honor in all our dealings with board members, funders, vendors, parents, children and colleagues. We understand that we are stewards of the resources made available to us, and we strive to provide a return on investment in all our activities and interactions.  We hold ourselves and others to the highest standards of honesty and morality.

Teamwork: We treat each other with dignity and respect; we encourage, reward and recognize our team members who achieve great things; we have relationships that are built on trust. We demonstrate and encourage cooperative team relationships, optimizing the talents of our team members through honest feedback and coaching, where appropriate.  We approach challenges and our day to day interactions with extreme optimism and a positive attitude.

Qualifications & Educational Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • 20 years of age or older and ability to drive 8 passenger van (must have valid driver’s license with less than 5 points)
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, or completion of certification within two months of date of hire.
  • School Age Site Coordinator Administrator certificate from the Department of Education

Option A:

  • Associates degree in a related field (recreation, Elem Ed., School Age Care or School Age Administration) AND 15 college credits of degree must be related to the needs of school age children AND
  • 24 months experience working with school age children or younger in a group setting

 Option B:

 Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 15 college credits of degree related to the needs of school age children AND  

  • 24 months experience working with school age children or younger in a group setting

OR

  • Must have Early Childhood Curriculum Coordinator Cert from DOE:
  • Must be at least 20 years of age

Option A (all apply):

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 15 college credits ( 6 must be in ECE curriculum development and planning)
  • 36 months experience working with children preschool age or younger in a group setting.

Option B ( all apply):

  •  Assoc. Degree in a field related o child development or early childhood education. Could be Psychology, Social Work, Special Ed., Nursing, Human Services AND 15 college credits in child development or early childhood
  • 24 months experience working with children preschool age or younger in a group setting

Option C ( all apply):

  • Assoc Degree in EC Education
  • 12 months experience working with children preschool age or younger in a group setting 

Option D (all apply) :

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND 15 college credits in child development or early childhood
  • 12 months experience working with children preschool age or younger in a group setting

Right click on this link to get more information on levels of certification: https://www.doe.k12.de.us/cms/lib/DE01922744/Centricity/Domain/534/SA%20Qualifications%20for%20Packets%20for%202015.pdf

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 6-12 in varying levels of physical activity.
  • Regularly speak clearly and hear the spoken word.

 PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Maintain a high energy level.
  • Be comfortable working with children ages 6-12 in varying levels of physical activity.
  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds when preparing rooms for activities.
  • Typically bends, stoops, walks and sometimes runs on a regular basis while interacting with children in various activities throughout the day.
  • Ability to perform duties effectively under stressful conditions; ability to make decisions quickly and accurately with tact and impartiality
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

WORK HOURS:   Monday to Friday, 6:30AM and 2:30PM

DISCLAIMER: 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

 

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