summer school aged teacher – center of excellence

DEPARTMENT

Center of Excellence

REPORTS TO

Preschool and Learning Center Director

EDUCATION REQUIRED

BA or BS in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Child Development or related field, or Child Development credits with youth programming experience.

TYPE OF POSITION

Seasonal full-time

SALARY

16.00/hour

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The school age teacher will supervise volunteers when needed.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The School-Aged/Multi-Age Specialist’s main function is to co-facilitate the school-age program during the summer break. The Summer School Age program is based off of a pre-designed curriculum that includes education, recreation, and field trips. This Specialist will also assist in other classrooms throughout the Preschool and Learning Center as needed. The Specialist must teach and assist in the classroom 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, parents, and staff. When the summer program has ended, we would like this individual to be open to a long term substitute teaching role.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

School Aged Teacher

    • Co-lead and facilitate the Summer School Age program while understanding the social-emotional developmental needs of children, and the impact of toxic stress and trauma on children and their families.
    • Implement and build upon trauma-informed framework developed for all classrooms in the center.
    • Teach planned curriculum for up to 15 school-age students while continually updating curriculum and activities to meet the needs of students and requirements of the center.
    • Assist in other classrooms within the center as needed and as requested by center Directors.
    • Perform administrative activities as needed to support the program.
    • Administer basic first aid and cares for sick children.
    • Encourages and teaches pre-literacy, communication, social skills, cognitive, and other developmental skills.
    • Welcomes, talks, and meets with parents.
    • Observes, evaluates, and assesses children’s progress and the progress of the program.
    • Observes and reports on physical, emotional, intellectual, social development of children.
    • Maintains clean classroom appearance by organizing, cleaning, and sanitizing daily.
    • Keeps track of any classroom supply needs.
    • Participate in training as required by licensing and/or accreditation.
    • Participate in Trauma-Informed Healing and Cultural Competency training related to the focus of the Preschool and Learning Center.
    • Maintains appropriate program records.
    • Collaborates with People Serving People’s emergency shelter programs and staff as needed.
    • Participates as an Associate within People Serving People, Inc.
    • 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 Preschool and Learning 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.
  • Ability to articulate program goals and philosophy and apply it to working in the Early Childhood Development Program.

Child Guidance Skills – awareness of and sensitivity to particular problems of disadvantaged children and the specific needs of families and children who are experiencing homelessness, instability, and in crisis.

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.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft applications.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two or more years of experience working as a lead or assistant teacher in a Child Care or Licensed School Age Setting.
  • 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.
  • Current driver’s license.

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. Lift occasionally over 70 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.

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