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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 12:09 AM

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Company: Grace Kids Academy

Description
Grace Kids Academy is a Faith-based Christian Bilingual Childcare facility and Head Start Partnership site looking to hire for their Preschool Program which serves Preschoolers up to age 5. As a growing organization we are looking for qualified ECE professionals with a passion for children. We are looking for a friendly, warm and nurturing teacher with good behavior management skills. If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of children, take the next step in accomplishing rewarding work.

Position Title: Assistant Teacher
Department: Academic
Reports to: Center Director
Status: Full-time (40hrs week, 12 months)
Positions Available: 2

Primary Responsibilities:
● Provide an educationally effective, safe and well-supervised learning experience and environment for children in the t Program, to include the classroom, outdoor play areas, and field trips.
● Promote the social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive development of Head Start children.
● Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.
● Ensure classroom compliance with all federally required Performance Standards.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
● Assist in the development of a comprehensive and effective lesson plans to facilitate child learning and development.
● Assist in the development of individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into kindergarten.
● Participate in self and classroom evaluation as required and participate in staff training.
● Complete all information gathering requirements, and monitor for accuracy in data entry, hard files, and child portfolios. Home visits required bi-annually.
● Engage and encourage parent involvement in the child’s learning and development.
● Support education initiatives to improve the health/safety and quality of life for children and their families.

Qualifications
● Preschool Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) required. Associates Degree in ECE preferred (Official transcripts required to validate educational credentials.)
● Minimum two years teaching experience in a comprehensive Head Start program.
● Ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, gifted, and culturally diverse populations.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills.
● Ability to converse, read and write Spanish and English (preferred).
● Commitment to dual language learning (English and Spanish).
● Demonstrated ability to implement use of appropriate curricula and instructional materials to enhance teaching and learning.
● Ability to analyze and use data to inform decision-making.
● Intermediate to advanced computer skills, internet and e-mail.
● Ability to secure clearance for PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal History and FBI (required).
● Possess or ability to secure PA Driver’s License and insurance (preferred).
● Ability to secure health clearances every two years and TB once (required).
● Hold certification for Infant/Child CPR and First Aid, or ability to complete the required training within one month of hire.
● Familiarity with Teaching Strategies Gold, CLASS, and Keystone Stars preferred but not required.

Physical Demands
● Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
● Ability to climb steps

Salary Range: Negotiable according to educational background and experience.

Benefits include flexible and friendly work environment, paid personal time off, paid vacation, paid holidays, and employee child tuition discount. 401K plan, Health, life, and disability insurance available.

Grace Kids Academy is an Equal Opportunity Care Provider/Employer committed to diversity in our workplace.

For more information, please visit www.gracekidsphilly.com

• Location: Philadelphia

• Post ID: 58659552 philadelphia
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