Lead After School Teachers (SE & SW Portland)

Key Objectives

Under the direction of the School Age manager, act as a classroom teacher assisting in the curriculum design and its implementation with the goal of developing a nurturing environment for all children where positive self-image is realized in each child.

Principal Accountabilities

Teaching:

  • Act as a team member in the design and implementation of the planned curriculum with review by supervisor.
  • Greet children and parents warmly with professional language and tone daily, with no parent or child excluded.
  • Establish clear discipline standards/classroom rules consistent with VHFLC philosophy, which once in place will ensure the health and safety of the children.
  • Notify the School Age manager when expected children do not arrive or when a child is injured.
  • Coordinate snacks, lunchtimes or naps into daily activities when appropriate.
  • Share responsibilities of classroom/project set up and clean up.
  • Participate in parent conferences or discussions as needed.

Administrative:

  • Attend meetings and required trainings.
  • Complete required reports such as incident, injury or medicine dosage.
  • Post all current lesson plans and parent information.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least one year of course work at a college or university in any of the following disciplines: early childhood education, elementary education, preschool education, child development, physical education, recreation or special education OR equivalent experience of at least two years.
  • At least one year of experience working with children as a caregiver or instructor.
  • Interest in obtaining further training or development as required by the center and the Child Care Division.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgement during emergency/crisis situations
  • Professionally dress in a manner compatible with the assigned position.
  • Good oral and written communication skills necessary for curriculum development and effective interaction with parents.
  • All current state regulations met or in process of completing.

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