Lead Teacher, NFCOZ (EBCAP175)

East Bay Community Action Program is seeking Champion Childcare Lead Teacher for our Newport Family & Child Opportunity Zone program in Newport, RI. The Champion Childcare Lead Teacher is responsible for assisting the Champion Childcare Site Coordinator with the programmatic operation of the Champion Childcare Program at Pell Elementary School following all applicable NFCOZ, EBCAP, district, and state regulations and mandates. The Lead Teacher position is a school year and is 16 – 18 hours per week.

The Lead Teacher is responsible for assisting to coordinate the curriculum and thematic activities for the assigned Champion Childcare Program at Pell classrooms and for assisting to supervise and direct childcare teacher assistants. Duties also include supervision and care of enrolled elementary students, facilitating daily activities in the classroom, building and maintaining collaborative relationships with faculty and staff, interacting with community agencies, promoting parent involvement, and maintaining the philosophy and mission of the CLC Program.

Job Responsibilities:

· Assist the Site Coordinator to coordinate curriculum and thematic activities in the Champion Childcare Program to help students meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics.

· Assist the Site Coordinator to plan a schedule which allows for daily academic and homework supports, thematic centers, and choice areas with open ended materials, daily outdoor recess, play and physical activity, literacy activities, and opportunities to participate in enrichment choices in coordination with CLC programs.

· Support childcare staff to work with students, families and classroom teachers to provide necessary homework supports and encourage responsible decision-making and time management around school work responsibilities.

· Daily interaction Champion Childcare participant families as liaison between school day and out of school time program.

Qualifications:

  • Have at least one year of supervised experience working with children or meets one of the following:
    • Holds a Bachelor's Degree in a field relating to education, child development, human services or recreation from an accredited or approved institution of higher education; and has a minimum of one year of supervised experience working with school-age children in a group setting (field placements and student teaching are counted toward this requirement); or
    • Holds an Associate's Degree in a field relating to education, child development, human services or recreation from an accredited or approved institution of higher education and has a minimum of two years of supervised experience working with school-age children in a group setting (field placements and student teaching are counted toward this requirement).
  • Work experience in behavior management, program development, and recruitment.
  • Demonstrated ability with multi-cultural and economically diverse populations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.

Please utilize the following link to apply for the position: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15400811

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.