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After School Teacher

Child Development Centers San Jose Full-Time
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Center teaching staff support the planning and implementation of CDI’s program for children ranging in age from toddlers, pre-school, kinder, and school age, depending on the site. CDI Teachers must be able to facilitate a variety of age appropriate activities, support children’s’ social emotional development, and ensure all children are supervised at all times in a healthy and safe environment.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Create and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum directly connected to the interests and development of children and youth, supported by learning frameworks and foundations that promote positive child/youth development
  • Keep children/youth healthy and safe by connecting proper supervision, positive interactions, healthy habits, and compliance
  • Create, implement and maintain intentional, enriched and supportive learning environments connected to curriculum and quality experiences that are appropriate for all children
  • Provide excellent customer service by establishing and maintaining authentic connections and reciprocal, culturally responsive relationships with children, youth, families, schools, communities and center/classroom team 
  • Work collaboratively with each other connecting work place values, education and experience to provide the highest quality programs and creative workplaces

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

All teaching staff are expected to demonstrate behaviors that are essential for successful programs and environment including the following:

  • Positive interactions with children and youth
  • Maintain kind, respectful, and safe emotional and physical environments for children
  • Be on time and present on regularly scheduled basis
  • Be active in outdoor and indoor programs
  • Be physically and mentally capable of interacting with children up to 13 years of age, meeting all their needs and ensuring their safety
  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines; report any health & safety issues or incidents to management, and remain calm if providing first aid (as needed) during emergency situations

Physical and Environmental conditions: Teaching staff are responsible for various program elements on a daily basis and will routinely be exposed to indoor and outdoor elements. Teaching staff may be required to:

  • Visually inspect the environment for hazards to children; identify hazards and implement preventative actions (i.e., set up cones to limit the play area) to maintain a safe environment for children 
  • Be comfortable with occasional loud noise in or outside the classroom during active/loud activities
  • Be comfortable with frequent bending, lifting, twisting,  reaching, pushing and pulling
  • Push, lift, carry, and hold various objects up to 15 lbs. - by individual or team effort - such as equipment carts, emergency back packs, food coolers, classroom furnishings, and other similar program materials
  • Work inside the classroom or outside the room in all weather conditions which are safe for children. 
  • Traverse various terrains (grass, blacktop, dirt) and heights (ladders, playgrounds) depending on the school outdoor environment
  • Adapt to the physical level of children (example, sitting on the floor, kneeling, squatting) for activities and problem-solving/interactions
  • Supervise field trips to destinations such as aquatics parks, beaches, and trampoline parks

Teachers are the individuals with the highest educational qualifications assigned to a group of children/classroom/center/program. They may also direct/supervise other members of the teaching team.  


EDUCATION: 
Education and permit requirements may vary by center needs and/or require age group specific units depending on the program, such as Infant, Toddler, School-Age, Title 5 or Title 22 status.


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At Child Development Centers and Continuing Development Incorporated, it is our mission to enrich children’s lives through quality, accredited child development programs and a commitment to developmentally appropriate practice. Our programs put children at the center of an interconnected circle of families, teacher and the community.

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