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Martha O'Bryan Center

Early Learning Instructor

Martha O'Bryan Center

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Job Summary

POSITION SUMMARY 

Early Learning Specialists create and maintain safe and inclusive learning environments for children ages 0-5 years of age. Specialists follow daily lesson plans in an effort to create high quality learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate and differentiated to meet the unique needs of each child. Specialists communicate openly with parents, Family Coaches, and the Director of Family Engagement to ensure that children and their families have access to resources and opportunities that will enable all children to start school “kindergarten ready.” 

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Implements an individually and developmentally appropriate program of activities in line with the mission of the Martha O’ Bryan Center and the goals of the Family Success Network.
  • Develops curriculum for recreation and social emotional learning.
  • Develops and implements structured family time activities.
  • Manages the classroom effectively; organizes, keeps records, communicates, coordinates, and acts as a cooperative team member.
  • Develops and maintains a safe, healthy, independent learning environment.
  • Practices positive discipline techniques that promote the development of self-discipline.
  • Communicates regularly with parents concerning their child’s progress.
  • Administers developmental screenings and assessments.
  • Collects and organizes data; inputs accurate and complete data for all early learning interactions with participants into database; leverages data for problem solving and planning.
  • Participates in weekly Trauma Informed Care Coordination meetings.
  • Assists in planning and implementation of Kindergarten Camp.
  • Coordinates use of volunteers.
  • Supervises part time staff and volunteers.
  • Keeps director informed of problems/concerns/needs concerning children, parents, and general classroom operation.
  • Actively participates in professional coaching sessions with curriculum specialist and/or supervisor.
  • Participates in regular staff meetings, staff training programs, and supervisory sessions; accepts responsibility for developing a cohesive and positive team culture.
  • Participates in training and professional development.
  • Develops and recommends programming and procedural improvements.
  • May lead or participate in events or activities on evenings or weekends as needed.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

 

Education and Experience: 

  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Development or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two years of experience working with young children and families, particularly those living in poverty.
  • Training in Trauma-Informed Care, family-centered coaching, conscious discipline, and ACES preferred. 

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Additional Information

Benefits

This position is available for benefits.

How to Apply

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Details

  • Date Posted: August 25, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth