Join Our Team Children’s Center Teacher

Our teachers bring warmth, patience, and understanding to the classroom every day, encouraging children to learn and grow. They inspire children to be lifelong learners promoting social, physical, verbal, and cognitive development. Our teachers are committed to making our center successful and know that creating meaningful relationships with children, families, and their team play a crucial role in that success.

All teachers must:

  • Implement IVYP’s curriculum in a way that is consistent with the unique needs of each child.
  • Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn.
  • Partner and communicate with parents, with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children.
  • Support IVYP’s success; partner with staff and leadership to achieve goals around enrollment, accreditation, and engagement.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Plans and facilitates age appropriate curriculum for preschool-aged children and posts lessons plans weekly.
  • Effectively and positively disciplines children using methods approved by the Children’s Center-redirection, giving choices, reflected feelings and setting limits.
  • Maintains an attractive, safe, and interesting environment for the children on the classroom and on the playground following the guidelines in the Early Child-hood Environmental Rating Scale.
  • Ensures that the classroom is in compliance with the State of California, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing division preschool licensing regulations.
  • Supervises teacher aides in classroom; delegates appropriate duties and tasks of teacher aides and Work-Study workers.
  • Works with other staff members to maintain records of each child including attendance, special needs, lunch participation and emergency information.
  • Maintains an open and informative communication with parents.
  • Fosters the development of a warm and open interaction between children and staff.
  • Makes continual efforts to provide individual attention to each child.
  • Attends and participates in the bi-monthly staff meetings and weekly teacher meetings as well as attends conferences and workshops.
  • Coordinates with other team members to ensure each parent receives personal note about their child minimum of twice per month.
  • Conducts assessments on every child using the Desired Results Developmental Profile, following all Title V requirements. Observes all children and prepares anecdotal notes, work samples and photographs to document assessment.
  • Coordinates minimum of two parent-teacher conference each calendar year per child.
  • Communicates with Director on significant matters of concern such as health and safety of children, parents, staff or self.
  • Ensures facility health standards are met by; cleaning and disinfecting bathroom and diaper changing area, maintaining floors, carpets, and furniture, washing toys or dishes and disposing of trash in classroom if necessary.
  • Performs other duties as designated.

Required skills and experience:

  • A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day.
  • Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where play and learning happens.
  • Outstanding customer service skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively
  • Must possess active Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain.
  • 1+ year Early Childhood Education Experience (preferred).
  • Must meet state specific guidelines for the role.
  • Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 40 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors. Must be able to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with children

General Requirements

  • Must pass the DOJ/FBI/Child Abuse Index fingerprint process.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and tuberculosis clearance.
  • Show verification for the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP) vaccinations.

Salary

Salary range is $17.00-$22.50 per hour depending on permit level and experience. This is a non-exempt, hourly position. In addition to a rewarding career where you help shape children’s futures, IVYP provides a competitive compensation package; including:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Discounted child care
  • Generous Vacation and Sick
  • Education assistance and reimbursement

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to ivyouth@ivyp.org.

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