Boys & Girls Clubs of Central NH

Looking for Lead Teachers - Penacook Community Early Learning Center

Reference ID : 85685
Location : Concord, NH
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire is a dynamic organization that currently supports 200 staff working in 30 Early Childhood and School Time programs with a large geographic footprint. Are you motivated to make a difference in the lives of children? Do you have the skills and dedication to join our team at the Boys & Girls Club? If so, we invite you to apply ASAP. You will qualify for a temporary $500 sign-on bonus!


Become part of a top-notch team as a lead teacher. We are excited to offer two full-time positions at a new center in Penacook, NH. This is a great opportunity to work closely with a growing organization, with lots of opportunities to grow. The right individual will be enthusiastic, caring, and possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and 18 or more ECE credits. Responsibilities include planning, implementing, supervising, and establishing a nurturing classroom environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, creative, physical, and linguistic development of members in cooperative involvement with their families.


If you're looking to find fulfilling, meaningful work and the chance to make a positive impact on the lives of children as a capable and caring mentor, look no further.  The Lead Teacher position is responsible for upholding and implementing the BGC mission, supporting children’s learning, and ensuring the health and safety of all children. Some key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: developing curriculum, child observations, and assessment, supporting volunteers, practicum students, and mentoring staff. Knowledge of child development, developmentally appropriate practice, emergent curriculum, and child assessment are paramount for this position.

Duties

Prepare Youth for Success

• Creates an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes:

• Responds sensitively to the interests, requests, and needs of individual children, and interacts positively

  with children encourages exploration, and uses positive child guidance strategies.

• Provides guidance and role modeling to Club members by planning and outlining curriculum to meet

  the individual needs of youth by incorporating elements of an emergent curriculum.

• Establishes and maintains program goals to ensure the health and safety of all members.

• Ensures the evaluation of Club programs on a continual basis, including tracking outcome metrics; verifies that programs/activities respond to member needs and address their gender and cultural diversity.

• Uses child observation notes as a tool for curriculum planning, and keeps accurate and up-to-date records.

• Continuously accounts for the members in their assigned group by name and face.

• Oversees implementation of NAEYC standards and GSQ (when applicable), Culture DNA code as well as BGCCNH and CCLU rules and policies regarding safety, compliance, and best practices.

• Dispenses medications according to company policy, administers first aid as needed; and communicates this to families.

• Oversees and assists in cleaning, organizing, and maintaining classroom well-being and upkeep.

 

Program Development, Implementation, and Supervision

• Oversees proper record-keeping and weekly reporting, including activities and events conducted in the membership/finance system. Will provide data for input to a Center Director or other applicable staff.

•Facilitates open and effective, professional verbal and written communication with families, staff, and children.

• Supervises classroom staff, students, and volunteers; provides regular feedback about job performance.

• Supports volunteers, practicum students, and staff through modeling techniques and strategies that connect theory to practice.

• May lead planning meetings with the teaching team.

• Increases visibility of Club programs via daily schedule postings, announcements of upcoming events through different social media channels, family emails, etc.

• Other duties as assigned.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Maintains professional, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, families, students, and supervisors to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/ instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.

External: Maintains contact with external community groups, schools, members' parents, and others to assist in resolving problems when required.

Requirements

• Must be a lead teacher qualified (18 credits) with two years of experience in Early Childhood Education or a similar field. Must be 18 years of age or older and have a minimum of 1,000 hours working in a licensed program.

•  Knowledge of current methods, principles, and techniques of teaching.

•  Knowledge of curriculum development and application.

•  Ability to plan and implement quality programs; proven track record of creative and artistic teaching strategies.

•  Ability to form developmentally appropriate relationships with children and promote positive behavior.

• Ability to motivate members and manage behavior problems with patience.

• Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.

• Ability to communicate with staff, families, and community members in a variety of methods.

• Must be willing to maintain an appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities.

• Must be willing to adapt to different learning styles.

• Must obtain CPR and First Aid Certifications per Bureau of Childcare licensing requirements.

• May be required to drive the Club van/short bus periodically.

• Must possess a safe driving record and submit a copy of such record to either the Operations Director or Human Resources Generalist.

• Required to assist in cleaning and organizing the Club.

• Must maintain confidentiality.

• Must be willing to travel between locations when requested. (Only occasional travel is required)


ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

•All of the candidates who are offered a job with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central and Northern New Hampshire will have to submit for an FBI fingerprint background check and submit to a background check through the State of NH Criminal Records Dept. and FirstAdvantage. Note: The State of NH Childcare Licensing Bureau may prohibit you from being employed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire should there be a disqualifying finding on your criminal record. In addition, even if the State of NH reviews your records and allows you to work at the Club, we still reserve the right to determine your employment status.


•This organization has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and will not tolerate mistreatment or abuse in its programs. Any mistreatment or abuse by an employee will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and cooperation with law enforcement.

Nice To Haves

Please visit www.nhyouth.org to learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central NH.

Benefits

This is a full-time, hourly position. We are temporarily offering a sign-on bonus of $500.00.


We offer an extensive benefits package. Benefits include:

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Retirement (403B) Contribution

Paid Time Off

Professional Development Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement

Mileage Reimbursement

Child Care Program


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.


This job description is subject to change at the discretion of the Executive Director, Board, or organizational needs.

About Us

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central and Northern New Hampshire provides early learning, after-school programs, summer day camps, and basketball leagues to 2500 youth throughout the central and northern New Hampshire. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who most need us, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. We offer a safe place to belong, caring adult mentors and programs covering everything from academics and leadership development to physical fitness and healthy habits.



Salary : $18.02 to $19.08/Hr
Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Concord, NH

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