Job Description Boys & Girls Clubs Child Development Center is seeking a Pre-K Child Development Lead Teacher for our Belugas classroom who will provide the primary leadership role for planning, instruction, and implementation of activities. This position requires the ability to supervise children ages 3 - 5 years old and promote their social and emotional development according to the MOA licensing standards as well as the standards of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Although this position is designated as working with a specific age group; this position also requires working with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age to meet the ratio needs of the child development center.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: • Plan and implement written daily, weekly and monthly lesson plans • Communicate effectively the daily, weekly and monthly goals and objective with the instructor assigned to the classroom • Plan weekly and monthly group activities and approved field trips. • Submit articles and monthly calendar for newsletter • Publicize daily activities for parents benefit and communication • Supervise children according to licensing standards • Observe BGC policies and procedures at all times • Adhere to all CDC guidelines and expectations as written in BGC Employee Handbook and MOA Licensing Code • Use positive behavior support with children consistently • Complete and turn-in well written incident reports to the Site Supervisor by the end schedule shift • Obtain medication authorizations from parent(s)/guardian(s) to provide to CDC office • Maintain assigned classroom neatly and safely and assist in upkeep of child care area • Serve meals and snacks according to CACFP guidelines and regulations • Follow and maintain all required CACFP record keeping guidelines and procedures • Maintain positive relations with supervisor, co-workers, volunteers and parents • Administer first aid as stipulated in child care licensing and certification standards • Identify high needs youth (e.g., those at risk for abuse, neglect, gang involvement, substance abuse, depression, suicide), and report to supervisor immediately for follow-up/profiling or mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse • Punctual and reliable attendance • Assist in all licensed child care programs as needed or as assigned by supervisor or other manager • Attend a minimum of 4 CACFP mandatory trainings per calendar year • Attend a minimum of 20 hours of training annually and/or any additional training deemed necessary by your supervisor. Training must pertain to childcare and/or be approved by MOA licensing and Boys & Girls Clubs • Ensure a productive work environment by participating in required staff meetings • Report to management any violations of policies and procedures • Report to management any staff recognition opportunities • Provide training guidance and mentorship to Child Devolvement Professionals (CDP) as needed and report progress to Manager regularly. May assist Site Supervisor with CDP evaluations. • Accurately record hours worked and complete timesheet by required payroll deadline • Monitor and correct or report to management immediately any potential safety hazards • Demonstrate flexibility to changing priorities and assume additional duties as required
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. • High School diploma or graduation equivalency degree (GED) • Must have 12 college credits in Early Childhood education or related field, Montessori Certificate, or CDA (Child Development Associate) certificate or current enrollment with official transcripts / documentation (with ability to complete within 12 months). • Basic understanding of child development, generally acquired through a minimum of one year experience tutoring, mentoring, or supervising children. • Effective oral and written communication skills • Above average problem solving skills • Current First Aid and CPR certification preferred or ability to obtain within 90 days of employment • Ability to relate to young children and to maintain good relations with peers and parents • Enthusiasm and flexibility • Punctual and reliable attendance • Pass criminal background and fingerprint clearance
If you meet these qualifications, please apply. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.
This is a regular, full-time position, 40hr/wk $12- $13.50/hr DOE/Q.
Position is open until filled by a qualified candidate.
About Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Boys & Girls Clubs provide safe facility-based recreation and social development programs for children and youth ages 7 through 18. Club programs are designed to meet the strengths, interests, and needs of young people to foster academic success, leadership, and healthy lifestyles. Boys & Girls Club Child Development Center also offers an enrichment program that provides a safe, healthy, nurturing, and responsive childcare setting for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. With a special emphasis on a variety of educational opportunities that reflect a child’s individual and group needs. Focus is placed on those activities that develop self-confidence, self-expression, positive social interactions, and self-reliance. Staff members are trained in early childhood development and offer the children support, encouragement, and consistency.