Infant/ Pre-School Teacher - $1000 Sign-On Bonus
Saint John's Program for Real Change
Position Summary: The Infant/ Pre-school Teacher will embody Saint John’s values of courage, effort, gratitude, respect, community and growth. (2 permanent positions available and 2 temporary positions with the potential of permanent placement)
The Infant/ Pre-school Teacher works under the supervision of the Children’s Program Director to ensure our mission is implemented with the highest degree of quality and compassion. As a member of the Children’s Program team, you will be responsible for effective and efficient delivery of services to all children, clients, staff and volunteers. This position is responsible for the safety and security of children and the facility, as well as the supervision of all children, ensuring that each child receives quality care in a nurturing environment.
Essential Responsibilities: including the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Has the ability to manage large and small groups of children.
- Promote school readiness through early education and care.
- Promote cognitive and social emotional development in children.
- Practice universal precautions when handling babies and children.
- Prevent and manages emergencies according to Saint John’s emergency protocol.
- Maintain the classroom and entire campus facility both inside and outside, to ensure that it is clean and orderly at all times.
- Create an environment that welcomes children and encourages learning through play.
- All other duties assigned by your supervisor.
Core Competencies Reflected of Saint John's Core Values
The mission of Saint John's Program for Real Change is to unleash the potential of mothers in crisis to improve their quality of life and enrich the lives of their families. Saint John's values are important in every aspect and include: Courage - Effort - Gratitude - Love - Respect - Community -Growth. Every employee is expected to demonstrate these values on a daily basis.
Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or GED with one year experience working effectively with the public in a community setting. Willingness to continue professional growth opportunities and participation in site development programs required.
Preferred but not Required Education: Successful completion of Early Childhood Education (ECE) courses (12 core units). 3 units in Infant and Toddler Development and 3 units in Administration of ECE preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work well in team environment
- Good interpersonal skills
- Punctual and good attendance
- Effective communication skills including both oral and written form
- Attention to detail
- Maintain confidentiality
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A current CA driver’s license and proof of auto insurance are required. First Aid and CPR Certification provided.
Physical and Emotional Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The inability to cope with a stressful work environment does not constitute a protected disability. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is seldom required to sit. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.