We are looking for fun, engaging, team members for Special Needs Child Care Teachers and After School Care Teacher Assistants!
DLC Nurse & Learn is an inclusion child care center for children of all abilities with classrooms for infants – 5 year olds, including VPK for 4 year olds. We also have after school programs for children up to 22 years of age. DLC is in search of Teachers and Teacher Assistants to provide childcare in a variety of programs, plans activities, implements the scheduled daily program, and assists the teachers in a variety of ways.
Full and Part Time options are available. Center is open Monday through Friday, 7am to 6pm.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Essential duties and responsibilities: 1. Leads classroom to ensure the safety and welfare of the children and protects each from physical or emotional harm. This includes performing all tasks with an appropriate level of confidentiality. 2. Set up long- and short-range activities and goals in accordance with DLC Curriculum Objectives based on developmentally appropriate practices that helps each child reach his/her fullest potential in all areas of development and assist with “plan of objectives” with the Program Director. 3. Greet each student, parent, new families upon arrival and assist parents with departure while answering any questions. 4. Provides an atmosphere where everyone can have a positive experience throughout the day in a safe and healthy environment while maintaining housekeeping requirements. 5. Maintain appropriate communication with staff, children, and families at all times. Maintain an open, warm and very professional relationship with all families. Treats and communicates with all children, families, and staff members with dignity and respect, positivity, and allow for individual differences. Communicate with parents daily (in person or through notes, if parent is not available). 6. Supervises and directly interacts with children at all times; mealtimes, rest periods, diapering/restroom times, playtimes, and activity times. 7. Provides care for infants, young children and school-aged children, including changing diapers, feeding, and comforting. 8. Maintains observation records and other required classroom logs correctly. Keep all appropriate records such as student records, attendance sheets, goal sheets, ages and stages testing, snack menu, healthy check, cleaning log, parent meetings, etc., and carry-out lesson plans. 9. Train, lead and encourage Teacher Assistants to contribute to curriculum planning, goal practice and documentation as well as maintain open communication. 10. Assist Therapist when possible and observe therapy sessions so that exercises can be carried over into all classroom activities. Assistant in adjusting children in possible equipment throughout the day, as directed by therapists. 11. Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry children up to 70lbs. 12. Knows all health and emergency policies of the program and is ready to implement them if necessary and helps with general housekeeping tasks. 13. Shows initiative in the improvement of early childhood education, the program, and the curriculum by sharing ideas and participating in available trainings. 14. Flexibility to work with all ages in any classroom as needed with direction from the Program Director. 15. Work as a team with other staff to make DLC and each child successful. 16. Maintain a professional attitude at all times. 17. Make sure each volunteer, visitors, nursing students feel welcome and needed in your classroom. 18. Report all suspected abuse to Program Director. 19. Attend in-service trainings and staff meetings (a minimum of 20 hours each year). 20. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned and all other duties pertaining to classroom organization and center. 21. Provide a nurturing environment and appropriate discipline for each child and make sure every child, regardless of disability, participates in all activities.
- Successful Completion of DCF background screening. - Must have some knowledge of early childhood education – course work or prior experience. - Must be willing to work weekends and evenings, as needed. - Uphold HIPPA regulations. - Must be able to lift at least 70 pounds, climb stairs and navigate through the building and classrooms; as well as travel between facilities to care of children at all locations.
Education and Experience
Education and experience: - CDA or Associates Degree (with at least 6 hours of credits in ECE) - Preferred 45-hour DCF training already completed. - CPR Certification required within 3 months of date of hire. - Typical schedule would be approximately Monday through Friday, 9am - 6pm. - Preferred previous Child Care Teacher experience. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures. • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. • Knowledge of child cognitive, social, and skills development methods and techniques. • Knowledge of play, reading, and quiet-time activities for children. • Child supervision skills. • Ability to provide basic nutrition and hygiene services for infants and young children. • Knowledge of child care facility, services and/or staff licensure and certification requirements. • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children. Starting rate is $11.50 - $12.50 per hour. Rate based upon DCF and classroom experience. FT and PT available. DLC offers health insurance, pension program matching, access to supplemental benefits, employee discount and more. Email resume to Heather.Corey@DLCNL.org.
Starting rate is $11.50 - $12.50 per hour.