Job Details

Requisition Number 16-0162
Post Date 10/25/2016
Title Education
City Ewa Beach
State HI
Description POSITION TITLE: Early Childhood Education Assistant Teacher
DEPARTMENT: Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Kroc Center Hawaii)
SUPERVISOR: Early Childhood Education Director
FLSA STATUS: Non Exempt
CLASSIFICATION: Part Time, On Call, Hourly

GENERAL STATEMENT: The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church, and the ultimate goal of all programs is a spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

KROC CENTER HAWAII VISION: Kroc Center Hawaii is a community center where families, individuals and relationships thrive in the name of Jesus.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Kroc Keiki Learning Center (KKLC) Assistant Teacher is responsible for teaming with a supervising teacher and others in the KKLC staff in a providing a well-balanced, developmentally appropriate curriculum that enhances all aspects of a child’s development; including health, safety, education, spiritual, and psychological wellness.

The Kroc Keiki Learning Center Assistant Teacher will have a deep commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army, which will be evident in his or her professional life and the manner in which he or she represents The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the community.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
1. At least 2 years of college (60 credits) with 9+ credits in Early Childhood Education or
2. Child Development coursework, or College Certificate of Recognition in Early Childhood, or
3. CDA Credential from Accredited College or University in Early Childhood Education
4. At least 6 months supervised daycare or preschool teaching experience.
5. Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be accepted if approved by the PATCH Registry.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field of study.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Together with supervising teacher, plans and implements activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social needs of the children in the program.
2. Ensures equipment and the facility are clean, well maintained and safe at all times. Assists in the daily inspection of the environment to identify potentially hazardous objects or situations. Reports information to Early Childhood Education Director.
3. Prepares the classroom at the beginning of the day and performs cleanup and set up for the next day’s activities.
4. Provides weekly and monthly schedules of activities. Establishes routines and provides positive guidance.
5. Provides activities that introduce math, literacy and other academic concepts and culturally appropriate programs and activities.
6. Provides daily lesson/activity plans which integrate our co-developed Bible thematic units and include a variety of experiences and activities for children including songs, games and storytelling.
7. Ensures children are supervised at all times, adhering to the Salvation Army procedures for Protecting the Mission. Provides a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable and builds children’s esteem.
8. Creates a welcoming climate for both child and parent, especially at drop-off and pick-up times.
9. Clearly and effectively communicates in a manner that children understand. Implements positive discipline when required.
10. Observes children and makes note of progress. Develops and maintains current, accurate and confidential files.
11. Under the direction of the teacher communicates with parents, discusses children’s development with parents and keeps parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress.
12. Plans together with supervising teacher and assists the teacher in providing information, training, and guidance to Aides, trainees, and volunteers.
13. Assists in providing appropriate feedback to aides and volunteers on work performance and other job related activities as needed.
14. Promotes team spirit and cooperation between staff, volunteers, and parents.
15. Teaches proper eating habits and personal hygiene. Serves meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
16. Knows emergency procedures.
17. Attends scheduled KKLC Family Events outside of regular work hours. Flex time will be provided.
18. Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.
19. Maintain the Code of Ethics policy, which has been established for the Kroc Center Hawaii.
20. Attend staff meetings and other administrative meetings.
21. Maintain regular and punctual work attendance.
22. Perform other duties as assigned.

MENTAL DEMANDS:
1. Caring for children can be stressful. The Assistant Teacher must ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. There may be a number of situations happening at once, and the Preschool Teacher must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.
2. Able to prioritize and organize work assignments and take projects from beginning through completion.
3. Able to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy.
4. Able to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure.
5. Is self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, motivational, and able to maintain a self-directed schedule
6. Genuine interest and commitment to providing quality service.
7. Respond to crisis situations in a calm and effective manner and remain calm when resolving problems using good judgment.
8. Must possess the self-discipline necessary to perform repetitive tasks without lowering quality of work.
9. Able to work with limited supervision, and work in a team setting with other professionals.
10. Exercise good judgment and comfortable taking initiative with projects.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The Assistant Teacher may be lifting and carrying children and equipment, and may spend time sitting on the floor or child sized furniture.

The Assistant Teacher will be expected to clean and maintain equipment and facility. The Assistant Teacher may come in contact with children who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents, staff and themselves.

The Assistant Teacher will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment. There may be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the Assistant Teacher will have to supervise all children at all times.

The Assistant Teacher may experience smells associated with toileting and children who are ill.

The position also requires sitting; climbing and/or balancing; stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching, crouching and/or crawling; standing; walking; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; use of vision; possibly driving a vehicle; pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying 50-75 pounds and occasionally more than 75 pounds.

COMMUNICATION DEMANDS:
The position requires talking with co-workers, clients, vendors; requires written communication to and from co-workers, clients, vendor; talking on the telephone; requires responding to written or verbal requests of co-workers, clients, and vendors; requires training/giving verbal and written instructions; requires receiving verbal and written instructions; requires writing/composing written language; requires reading; requires visiting/working at other worksites; requires communication via the latest technologies.

The position requires the ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement. The position also requires the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.

EQUIPMENT NEEDS:
Activity mats & tables, classroom chairs, blocks, carts, outdoor play equipment/furniture, toys, arts & crafts accessories, books, classroom lockers/storage units, diaper changing tables, easels, etc.
Equipment used includes general office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, scanners, printers, fax machines, and telephone.

CERTIFICATES & LICENSES
Current First Aid and Child CPR cards
Position requires registry card from PATCH, Hawaii Careers with Young Children, also known as the CANOES Registry.
TB Test Clearance Card (current within 12 months before beginning child care)

CLEARANCES:
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check and Child Abuse Index and fingerprint clearance with the FBI and Department of Justice. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

DHS Licensing also requires a medical clearance. DHS form 984. You can find that form on-line.
The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by management.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

• Interested parties must apply online at http://www.kroccenterhawaii.org/careers.html

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