If you have a passion for children and a strong belief in the power of inclusion, the Group Teacher role could be for you! Group teachers are passionate about educating young students and love to serve others. They believe in educational excellence, and working together to empower confident youth. As a Group Teacher, you will use a creative curriculum as a framework to build unique and engaging classroom experiences. Group teachers are out of the box thinkers and share the same zeal for creativity as the team. We are looking for teachers who are patient and empathetic and who are committed to establishing meaningful relationships with children, families, and their team. Our group teachers will possess core competencies in the diverse needs of children with intellectual, social, emotional and developmental disabilities. Teachers are fully engaged, enthusiastic about their work, and eager to share their knowledge with others. When you join our team as a Group teacher you will:
- Be responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of children ensuring the safety and whereabouts of all the children at all times.
- Plan and execute the educational program in accordance with the purpose, mission, and goals of SOAR.
- Instruct children (up to 6 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool,
- Completing developmentally appropriate lesson plans and providing a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play using creative curriculum.
- Attend to children’s basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers and potty training.
- Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care as needed
- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions
- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time
- Providing information to the director and staff in a timely fashion and communicating daily with parents and caretakers
- Ensure the site is sanitized and remains clean at all times.
- Professionally prepared as a teacher in the field of early childhood education and/or child development; meeting the requirements of the Department of Children and Families and accrediting organizations.
- A Teacher must be warm, sensitive and mature individual who relates well to children and adults.
EDUCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
- Our staff must have some experience working with children with diverse needs
- A degree in Child Development Associates or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Development Education or equivalent (credits in special education preferred)
- At least 18 years of age
- Has 1 year minimum experience in childcare or elementary school classroom
- Maintains The Department of Children and Families 10 training hours per annual requirements
- Completed the 45 hours, including Early Literacy, as per The Department of Children and Families
- Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development
- Six college credits in Early Childhood Education or Child Development 28 AND Nine college credits in Education, Psychology, Health Care, Nursing, or any other field related to child growth or development
- Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
- Certified Child Care Professional (CCP) Certificate E Group Teacher endorsement from the New Jersey Registry for Childhood Professionals, Professional Impact New Jersey F New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential administered through Professional Impact New Jersey
- STUDENT INTERNS ARE WELCOME TO APPLY
SLC provides a competitive compensation package. Benefits AND Discounted child care
Primary Location: Bethany Baptist Church, Lindenwold New Jersey
POSITION ANTICIPATED START DATE –January 2, 2020
Job Type: Full-time and Part-Time positions available