Interfaith Family Services seeks an infant, toddler, or Preschool Lead Teacher to be responsible for all aspects of the care & education for the children enrolled in his/her class. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: physical care giving, developmental assessments, following an age appropriate curricular plan, and facilitation of supportive relationships director, co-workers, parents, and students. The infant/toddler teacher is accountable for knowing state licensing requirements. The Lead Teacher reports to the Director of Youth Services. Qualified applicants should submit their resume to Mechelle Ware at email@example.com.
- Ensure the safety of each child enrolled in the class whether in the classroom, on the playground, or in common areas
- Maintain regular observation and evaluation of children’s development and progress as directed by administration
- Maintain portfolio for each student
- Complete monthly lesson plans and goals
- Accept and maintain responsibility on a daily basis for the ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, and cleanliness of the learning environment of the classroom
- Plan and implement age and developmentally appropriate classroom practices that will include the areas of physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of the young children
- Serve as a role model for the children in the areas of attitude, speech and actions on a daily basis
- Treat each child with dignity and respect for his/her cultural background
- Encourage children’s development in the areas of building self-confidence, problem solving, and taking responsibility for their actions
- Interact with each child on a daily basis through circle time, centers, snacks, lunchtime, playground, free play, etc.
Qualifications* and Required Skills:
- 1+ to 2 years of experience in early education with Infant/Toddler/Preschool
- High school diploma
- First Aid Training, CPR, Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development Associate (CDA) (Preferred, but not required)
- Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Willing to work some Saturdays when special events are scheduled
- Willing to work late afternoons and evenings for regularly scheduled hours
*Applicants should posses either a background in ECE or plan to enroll in a CDA program within 1 year of being hired. The selected candidate will need to complete a CPR/First AID/Preservice Training class, complete fingerprinting, pass a criminal and CPS background check, as well as pass a drug screening and TB test.
The Director of Self-Care Services is responsible for ensuring that all residential, nonresidential, and community-based clients have access to services that enhance their spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being. The Director is responsible for creating and coordinating our self-care services including, but not limited to counseling, cooking classes, exercise/yoga/meditation, time management, and parenting courses and partnering with various individuals and organizations. The Director of Self-Care Services reports to the Chief Operating Officer. Qualified applicants should submit their resume to Christie Richie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Create self-care plan to outline goals and instructions for clients to meet goals.
- Supports clients in learning how to make good mental, physical, spiritual and emotional choices for themselves.
- Builds effective relationships with clients, community constituents, and other partners to identify employment opportunities.
- Partner with Success Coach to create and develop self-plan to support non-residential and residential clients.
- Recruit, manage, and coordinate counseling partners needed to develop self-care calendar.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other community agencies and educational institutions that provide self-care related services
- Participate in community events, outreach efforts and community fairs as needed.
- Submit monthly agency reports on program data for internal and external tracking purposes.
- Creating an Adulting Academy for young professionals who live in the community.
Qualifications and Required Skills:
- Minimum of two years’ previous work experience with underemployed and chronically unemployed population in an educational or social service setting
- Bachelor’s Degree required in social services or counseling, or related field; Master’s Degree in counseling or education related field, a plus
- Strong operational and Coaching experience
- High degree of comfort in fast-paced outcome driven environment
- Experience in working in a faith-based organization
- High energy and enthusiasm
- Must be flexible with work schedule and able to work some evenings and an occasional Saturday