Preschool Teacher/Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club

  • Full Time
  • Milford, DE
  • Department/Group: Greater Milford
Job Location Name: Kent County
Job Location Type: Club
Direct Reports: Youth Development Professional
Reports To: Childcare Director

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.

Location:Milford, DE

Benefits:

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Additional Requirements:

  • 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

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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