The Salvation Army Modesto, CA

About the Job

Requisition Number 17-1740 Post Date 9/1/2017 Title Teacher City Modesto State CA Description The Salvation Army Golden State Divisional Headquarters Modesto Citadel POSITION: Child Development Center Teacher DEPARTMENT: Child Development Center SUPERVISOR: Child Development Center Director STATUS: TEMPORARY FT Time (40 hours) Non-Exempt OVERVIEW: The Teacher will assume the responsibility of providing activities that are designed to promote social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth needed to the continual growth of the preschool children in his/her care. The Salvation Army is a branch of the universal Christian Church and the goal of all programs is to meet human needs as well as the spiritual regeneration of all people. As a result, it is a necessity that the employee will place emphasis on people consistent with the goals and objectives of The Salvation Army. Requirements DUTIES: • Works in cooperation with all staff in the curriculum formulation to meet the needs of the children. • Utilize Assistant Teachers and Associate Teachers to provide a quality learning environment that meets the standards of Title 5 state preschool expectations. • Plan and prepare the learning environment, setting up learning centers, preparing needed materials and supplies, and maintain display for children’s work. • Helps gear the program to the needs of each individual with concern for handicaps, talents, individual style and pace of learning. Cultural and socio-economic background shall also be considered. • Treats each child with dignity and respect with special interest in enhancing each child’s self-esteem. • Help each child to become aware of his/her role and responsibility as an integral member of a group. • Share responsibility for the classroom as a learning environment. This duty includes arrangement, appearance, neatness, as well as necessary housekeeping duties. • Attend all staff meetings and participates in conferences and other programs conducive to professional growth. • Complete an ECERS as needed or required. • Regularly complete written observations and documentation for DRDP’s and conducts parent conferences ensuring that all conferences for your class are held as required. • Maintain policy compliance for Safe from Harm program elements. • Competently work with other teachers in the classroom on class management and discipline concerns. • Establish and maintain good communication with parents on a daily informal basis. • Participate in special activities for families and parents. • Direct and encourage parent participation to enhance program. • Provide written lesson plans weekly that support established goals and objectives. Plans should be turned in to the Director 2 weeks in advance. • Assist in planning parent meetings. • Ensure daily health check is conducted upon arrival for each child. • Maintain current and accurate attendance records for monthly reporting and follow up on absences as required. • Make referral to Director regarding behaviors concerns, developmental concerns and family needs. • Utilize community resources to enrich program and provide assistance to families as needed. • Assists in food preparation or office duties as called upon. • Be attentive to prevent and address safety hazards in the environment. • Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual must not participate in any form of substance abuse or show evidence of use while performing his/her duties or while present on Salvation Army property. • Education: Must have a degree in Early Childhood education or related field from a two or four year-college; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in early Childhood Education, Child Development of related field. See attached matrix. • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Multi-lingual preferred. • Mathematical Skills: Must have ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractures and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. • Reasoning Ability: Must be able to handle crisis/emergency situations and maintain a non-judgmental attitude. Ability to make appropriate work judgments and decisions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. • Performance Skills: Must be self-motivated, organized, flexible, and possess good people skills. • Certificates, Licenses, Registration: Must have current TB clearance, Pass FBI clearance, Department of Justice Child Abuse Index, Fingerprint clearance. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/People with Disabilities. + Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. + Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. + The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Apply On-line