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Toddler Teacher | Youth Worker/Transportation Driver | Assistant Music Director



TITLE:  Toddler Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Early Education

REPORTS TO:  Early Childhood Director

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

The Toddler Teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate toddler program for children ages 15 – 36 months.

KEY ROLES:

  • Responsible for the care and education of children, insuring their safety and well-being at all times.
  • Work enthusiastically with children helping to instill positive values.
  • Responsible for planning, preparing and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities in accordance with NAEYC criteria and Massachusetts state guidelines.
  • Administer and accurately document initial and ongoing development using screening and assessment tools at established intervals.
  • Maintain accurate records including curriculum plans, attendance, emergency forms, accident and incident forms, child observations and assessments.
  • Responsible for securing health, hygiene and safety, and overall well-being of children at all times.
  • Prepare the toddler learning environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adult caregivers.
  • Spends time directly interacting with children (indoors and outdoors).
  • Communicate daily with parents and maintain positive relationships.
  • Maintains confidentiality of records and information of staff and families.
  • Notifies Director of any issues regarding children or parents.
  • Provide training, guidance, leadership, and technical assistance to assigned toddler assistant teachers.
  • Attends staff meetings and 20+ hours of training per year both on and off site.
  • Participates in the PQ Registry: Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).
  • Carry out mission, vision and values of BGCD.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Must be EEC Toddler and Preschool Teacher certified.
  • Must be familiar with policies and procedures including EEC regulations and NAEYC criteria.
  • Must have a degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • Must be CPR and First Aid Certified and able to maintain certification.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be able to take initiative.

HEALTH POLICY:

  • Evidence of a recent physical (within last 12 months) and immunization history (2 doses of MMR and Neg. TB) must be submitted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Childcare employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:
  • Observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the classroom or on the playground.
  • Lift 40 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Crouch/kneel/stoop to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing childcare services

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must complete and pass a CORI, SORI and Background check.

TITLE:  Youth Worker/Transportation Driver

DEPARTMENT:  Programming

REPORTS TO:  WDYC Program Director

FLSA: Non–exempt (25 hour/week)

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

  • Ensure the safe transportation of youth to field trips and activities between buildings.
  • Provides safe and caring environment for children in your care on-site, during transportation or off-site at events and activities
  • Abide by all federal, state, local and company laws and regulations
  • Assist in program activity areas and supervising members, when on-site at BGCD, not transporting members to programs and events,
  • Participate in collaborative programs and events with staff from other clubhouse departments as well as staff from other BGCD clubhouses and community organizations as appropriate.
  • Ensures that members:  actively participate in a variety of programs/activities; seek advice/guidance from staff in regard to problems; and receive caring, respect and recognition for their efforts
  • Drive van in accordance with BGCD policy and procedures
  • Maintain positive relationships with the youth and parents
  • Supervise groups while at events or activities
  • Be aware of BGCD policies and procedures while in the building or off-site
  • Assume other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Working with youth inside and out of building

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintenance and cleanliness of van
  • Complete log-sheets daily
  • Must be organized and willing to adjust work schedule to meet demands of the organization
  • Demonstrates leadership to assure conduct, safety and development of members.
  • Assume other duties as assigned

 Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Good Driving record with valid driver’s license
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • 1-3 years Experience working with youth
  • High School Diploma
  • Direct experience providing recreation programs for youth.
  • Knowledge of youth development principles. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Proven ability to work with and understand the needs of children and be committed to working with participants from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Must have knowledge of and be committed to carrying out the BGCD program philosophy and goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to work clubhouse hours especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Must be or become CPR / FA certified.

Must consent to and pass a CORI/SORI and background check.


TITLE/POSITION: Assistant Music Director

DEPARTMENT: Music Program

REPORTS TO: Music Clubhouse Director

FLSA CLASS: Non-Exempt

STATUS: Part-time

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Music Director Assistant will work as an integral member of the Music Clubhouse program. S/he will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day program logistics of the Music Clubhouse, including but not limited to informal and formal music learning/instruction, scheduling of music lessons, collecting program participants’ demographic information, updating and maintaining program data, supporting program events and community outreach. S/he will be responsible for mentoring youth participants (with varying skill levels) to engage in/with rhythm section instruments, ensembles, and music production with an emphasis on music technology. The Music Clubhouse Assistant will work closely with the Music Clubhouse Director to develop and maintain relationships with Music Clubhouse participants and their families.

KEY ROLES (ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES):

  • Responsible for engaging youth participants during drop-in “Open Studio” programming including:
    • Manage the Music Clubhouse sign-in database and orientation process
    • Manage participant behavior and proper use of equipment by maintaining and upholding organizational values and procedures
    • Provide informal learning opportunities on rhythm section instruments and music technology
  • Responsible for scheduling and instructing weekly group lessons including:
    • Lead weekly schedule of music instructional activities with small groups of youth, many with no previous musical experience.
    • Help participants gain proficiency on their instrument utilizing contemporary music, ensembles/bands, and regular performance opportunities
  • Responsible for utilizing music technology including:
    • Encourage youth music productions and songwriting projects to teach youth how to use music production software/DAW’s (including iPads), and recording techniques. Through project based learning participants will learn beat making, songwriting, recording/editing/mixing, and music production
  • Responsible for creating and implementing regular performance/showcase opportunities including:
    • Preparing and coaching youth to perform with confidence
    • Developing regular monthly open mic nights, Album release parties and other signature events.
    • Responsible for Mentoring youth participants
    • Assist in outreach efforts for the Music Clubhouse program
    • Identify core group of teens to serve as Music Clubhouse “Youth Leaders” (Members will receive advanced music and leadership training and serve as mentors to younger youth and peers).


SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or working towards completion of a degree, required. Music degree a preferred, but not required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience working with inner-city urban teens
  • Must be able to play at least two instruments (guitar/bass, drum set, vocals, or piano) at an intermediate level.
  • Minimum 4 years professional experience in digital composition, production, post production (mastering), and/or beat making with strengths in industry standard DAW’s including iPads
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs required
  • Understand the commitment to the organization’s mission and values.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting recording spaces and software.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, set priorities, and coordinate well with others.
  • Have experience facilitating and/or leading groups particularly in an ensemble setting Can manage and complete multiple tasks/projects successfully, and possess the ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20lbs.
  • Must be able to satisfy the CORI/SORI and National Criminal Background Check requirements.


Please forward your cover letter and resume to employment@bgcdorchester.org.


Or mail to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 
1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester MA
02125



Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.