full time k-5 distance learning specialist

DEPARTMENT

Center of Excellence

REPORTS TO

Center of Excellence Preschool and Learning Director

EDUCATION REQUIRED

Familiarity with Minneapolis Public Schools, BA, BS or education in Early Childhood, Elementary Ed, Child Development or related field. Or Child Development credits with Youth Program Experience.

TYPE OF POSITION

Full-time role: 40 hours/week; Monday through Friday; Non-exempt

SALARY

$15.00 – $17.25/hour

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The K-5 Distance Learning Specialist’s main function is to facilitate the school aged program during the school year. The distance learning program is based off curriculum of each student’s school and grade. This teacher must be able to help students both individually and, in a group setting with their online learning with its technology and learning content. This teacher must also teach with a philosophy of trauma informed principles and culturally responsive care that is nurturing and supports the development of all ages in the center. Must be able to work and plan in a team setting, with patience, enthusiasm and respect for children, as well as parents and fellow staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

  • Leads and facilitates distance learning specific to each student and their school.
  • Understands the social-emotional developmental needs of children and the impact of toxic stress and trauma on children and their families.
  • Implements and builds on the trauma-informed framework developed for all classrooms in the center.
  • Teaches planned curriculum for up to 15 school aged students.
  • Performs administrative activities as needed to support the program.
  • Administers basic first aid and cares for sick children.
  • Encourages and teaches pre-literacy, communication, social skills, cognitive and other developmental skills.
  • Welcomes, talks with and meets with parents.
  • Observes and reports on physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children.
  • Maintains clean classroom appearance by organizing, cleaning, and sanitizing daily.
  • Keeps track of any classroom supply needs.
  • Participates in Trauma Informed Healing and Cultural Competency trainings.
  • Maintains appropriate program records.
  • Collaborates with People Serving People shelter programs and staff as needed.
  • Assists in parent engagement and parent education as needed.
  • Provides one on one, or small group care for children who require such care.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Center of Excellence Child Development Center Director.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care principles and models.
  • Knowledge of the developmental and emotional needs of young children.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures used in a child development center.
  • Knowledge of basic health and first aid techniques.
  • Skill in coping with a variety of behaviors.
  • Skill in working with children, their families and the public.
  • Skill in evaluating situations.
  • Ability to determine the needs of children.
  • Ability to teach developmental, social, and emotional skills.
  • Ability to establish a warm and supportive relationship with the children and their parents or guardians.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.

Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality, listens to others without interrupting, remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things, has the ability to establish rapport and interact effectively with a wide variety of people including staff, clients and service providers. 

Ethics – Treats people with respect, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values. 

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction. 

Communication – Listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, writes clearly and informatively, able to read and interpret written information. 

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, contributes to building a positive team spirit, shares expertise with others. 

Adaptability – Is able to adapt to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation, and is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. 

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, shares expertise with others. 

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions, keep commitments, commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals, completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. 

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance, monitors own work to ensure quality. 

Stress Management – Possesses the capacity to maintain personal control and a balanced approach to stressful conditions. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

COMPUTER SKILLS

Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft applications. Understanding of digital meeting and learning platforms, and the ability to use iPads, tablets, and applications.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two or more years of experience serving multi-cultural, socially diverse population desired.
  • First Aid and CPR certified or willing to be certified within 30 days of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must lift and/or move 70 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be loud at times.

People Serving People is an EEO employer fully committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting the most qualified individual without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining an inclusive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity. Individuals who have experienced homelessness are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Please mail or email cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
614 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

employment@peopleservingpeople.org