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Toddler Teacher | Youth Worker/Transportation Driver | Director of Early Education & Care



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:  Director of Early Education & Care

DEPARTMENT:  Early Ed/Childcare Admin

REPORTS TO:  VP of Education

FLSA: Exempt

STATUS: Salaried, Full-time

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

The Director of Early Education & Care is primarily responsible for overseeing the management, policies, procedures, and curriculum of the Toddler and Preschool classrooms, under the supervision of the VP of Education.  The Director will responsible for ensuring a developmentally appropriate program that ensures the healthy progression of socio-emotional, cognitive, and motor skills for children and compliance with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations and NAEYC.

KEY ROLES (ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES):

  • Ensure implementation of a developmentally appropriate and multicultural curriculum fostering a progression of skills and social development in all children
  • Meet EEC regulations
  • Full engagement in the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System with intentions of advancing levels
  • Achieve/maintain accreditation status with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Maintenance of the Professional Qualifications Registry
  • Ensure implementation of policies, procedures, parent meetings, staff development and a learning-based, child-centered curriculum
  • Staff development, supervision and accountability
  • Develop a weekly schedule for presence in designated classrooms to observe program, interactions, audit paperwork, address issues, and support lead teacher
  • Coordinate parent conferences, communications, and support lead teacher
  • Ensure the safety and protection of every child through structured activity, protocol, and diligent hiring practices
  • Develop and maintain a parent advisory committee (to help facilitate goals, programming priorities, and parent engagement)
  • Keep records essential for control, evaluation and reports to supervisor, committees, Board of Directors and licensing agencies
  • Engage in active listening with families in order to build relationships, understand individual’s goals and interests, and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals
  • Evaluate the performance of early education staff
  • Remain current in required and voluntary training in order to promote growth of mind, spirit and character values for all, and deliver that training to staff

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May implement and manage special programs and/or events, and/or participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary.
  • Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or directed by the VP of Education.
  • Must maintain First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications.

 Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • 5 -7 years professional teaching experience supervising staff and developing curriculum.
  • Must meet EEC qualifications per state regulations for Director II and be 21 years of age.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the developmental progression of skills and program development.

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



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.