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JOIN A GROWING, PASSIONATE TEAM

We're looking for your skills and experience to help us make a difference in Riverside.

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Position Summary

The ELA Teacher is responsible for the planning and implementation of age-appropriate high-quality learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and the use of assessment. The ELA Teacher provides a safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment where children have the opportunity to develop cognitive, social, emotional, self-care and physical skills. This position utilizes superior classroom management skills while providing effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions and promoting individual child development. The ELA Teacher also builds partnerships with families to assist them in identifying goals, strengths, needed services, and support systems.

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. These essential functions are performed on a frequent and recurring basis by an incumbent and including but not limited to:

  • Ensure the implementation of high-quality early childhood curricula and activities, following national best practices and standards in early childhood education. Prepare weekly lesson plans within the framework of the Creative Curriculum and following Head Start standards.
  • Plan and provide learning opportunities to children which support growth in the areas of cognition, early literacy and language, social development, play skills, fine and gross motor development, fine arts, adaptive/self-care skills, health, and nutrition.
  • Implement a developmentally appropriate and ongoing assessment of student progress.  Assessments are conducted bi-weekly via Teaching Strategies Gold.
  • Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective transitions between activities.
  • Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice making.
  • Work with the Director of Early Learning and support services staff in the classroom to develop a collaborative approach that benefits all children and meets the needs specified on the Individualized Learning Program (IEP) and/or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
  • Communicate with parents and families on a regular basis via home visits, parent conferences, written materials, and informal personal and telephone contacts. Actively seek to involve parents and families in the educational process and development of their children.
  • Work with parents and families to set goals for each child.  Monitor children’s progress towards goals and communicate with parents, families, and staff.
  • Use appropriate guidance strategies to help children learn socially acceptable behavior, self-regulation skills, and how to express emotions in a constructive manner. Serve as a role model to participants in your attitude and behavior.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and developmentally appropriate classroom environment, including the organization of space, storage of supplies and materials, and sanitation of equipment.
  • With supervisor’s guidance, may provide leadership and direction to Teaching Assistants and Classroom Aide(s), practicum students, and parents; may provide leadership in a co-teaching system.
  • Maintain complete and accurate required family/child files, forms, and records within required timelines to document and track children in assigned classroom.
  • Maintain compliance with agency policies and standards, legislative regulations (e.g. licensing, Delaware STARS, accidents, incidents, and disciplinary actions) and compliance with contractual requirements.
  • Collaborate with support services staff and program partners to ensure that the needs of each child are met.
  • Analyze information and maintain complete, organized, and accurate documentation (including email communication). Prepare and submit timely reports and other documentation.
  • Maintain an active understanding of agency programs to increase opportunities for support and collaboration.
  • Practice continuous learning through individual study, classroom training, accredited early childhood development courses, seminars, and conferences. Work with the Director of Early Learning to develop and implement a Professional Development Plan.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and supervisory meetings as scheduled.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Competencies

Candidate must have the ability to:

  • Effectively utilize applicable technology and programs (i.e. Microsoft Office suite and databases, parent communication system, Teaching Strategies Gold app).
  • Communicate and present effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail and effective time management skills.
  • Be a team player, adapt to change, and demonstrate flexibility.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be culturally sensitive.
  • Maintain accurate reports.
  • Be pro-active regarding job responsibilities.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibility. 

 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work 
This is a full-time position, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; however, this position regularly requires after-hours and weekend work.

 

Education and Experience 

  • Child Development Associate’s (CDA) required; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (which has equipped applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position) preferred. Must have coursework with a focus on infant and toddler development.
  • At least one year of teaching experience at an early childhood program. Head Start teaching experience preferred.

 

Certification Requirements

  • First Aid/CPR preferred; must be certified within first 30 days of hire.
  • Certification through Delaware First as an Early Learning Teacher preferred; must be certified within first 60 days of hire.

 

Conditions of Hire

  • A satisfactory criminal background and reference check, state fingerprinting, child abuse/neglect registry check, and sex offender registry check required at time of appointment and throughout employment in this position.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccine. Kingswood Early Learning Academy receives funding through Head Start. Due to Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) all staff who work with enrolled children must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. There are some specific exemptions which require regular testing.

Physical Tasks and Working Conditions Include the Following:

The physical demands described in the job description 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.

Work is performed in an office, classroom, and in the community (such as schools, businesses, parks/playgrounds). Office and classroom work require sitting for periods of time and the use of a computer, keyboard, and screen, as well as teaching tools (whiteboard, projector, etc.). The incumbent sits, stands, walks, kneels, crouches, twists, climbs stairs and inclines, reaches, bends, grasps, pushes, pulls, and drags. Office/classroom work is often performed with moderate noise levels and requires the ability to focus. The incumbent must be able to move about to facilitate workshops, access files, operate equipment and office machinery, and lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Work performed in the community requires the incumbent to be subject to different environmental conditions, including outdoor conditions, extreme heat and/or cold, and loud noise level.  Outdoor work may require periods of walking, standing, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting, as well as peripheral vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.  If driving a vehicle on organization business, the incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements of the driving class and have mobility, vision, hearing, and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.  

 

Equipment Use: Telephone, copier/scanner, computer/laptop (Microsoft Office Applications), fax machine, tablet, phone, and projector.

 

Mental demands: Solve problems, make decisions, exercise sound judgment, supervise, interpret data, organize, write, plan, prioritize, communicate clearly, de-escalate situations, model respectful non-abusive behavior, exercise effective classroom management skills, critical thinking, critical reasoning, attention to detail, ability to recall, coordinate schedules, work as a member of a team, and speak in public.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Kingswood Community Center is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws. 

Position Title: After-School Teacher

Reports to:      Education Coordinator

Classification: Regular, Part-time (Non-exempt)

 

Organization Overview:

Kingswood Community Center (KCC) has empowered the community since 1946, with the mission to enable people in Northeast Wilmington and surrounding communities to achieve their potential for economic, social, and personal well-being.

 

Serving the youngest to the oldest in our community through an early learning academy for 12 months to 5 years of age, before and aftercare, after school programming for school age youth, and a senior center.

 

Position Summary

The After School Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing fun, enriching, educational experiences for children ages 5-12, and their families. The After School teacher provides a safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment where children can develop educational, social, and emotional skills.  Working with families, the After School Teacher assists care givers in identifying goals, strengths, needed services, and support systems. This position utilizes superior classroom management skills while providing effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions. 

 

Essential Functions

·         Assist in the direction and supervision of children while maintaining high standards of health and safety.

·         Contribute to the development and implementation of organized and well executed program activities.

·         Serve as a role model to participants and staff in attitude and behavior.

  • Monitor children’s attendance and behavior; follow up with families to reduce barriers to participation.
  • Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice making.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and developmentally appropriate environment, including the organization of space, storage of supplies and materials, and sanitation of equipment.
  • Uphold compliance with agency policies and standards, legislative regulations (e.g. licensing, Delaware STARS, accidents, incidents, and disciplinary actions) and compliance with contractual requirements.
  • Prepare and submit timely reports and other documentation.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and supervisory meetings as scheduled.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Competencies

 

Candidate must have the ability to:

  • Communicate and present effectively.
  • Manage multiple activities with strong attention to detail and effective time management skills.
  • Work with multiple age levels of children.
  • Be a team player, adapt to change, and demonstrate flexibility.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be culturally sensitive.
  • Be pro-active regarding job responsibilities.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility.

 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work 
This is a part-time position, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm with additional hours available during the daytime when school is in session.

 

Education and Experience 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate degree preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • At least one year of working with youth ages 5-12.

 

Certification Requirements

  • First Aid/CPR preferred; must be certified within first 30 days of hire.
  • Certification through Delaware First as an Intern or Assistant Teacher preferred; must be certified within first 60 days of hire.

 

Conditions of Hire

  • A satisfactory criminal background and reference check, state fingerprinting, child abuse/neglect registry check, and sex offender registry check required at time of appointment and throughout employment in this position.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19

 

Physical Tasks and Working Conditions Include the Following:

The physical demands described in the job description 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.
      
Work is performed in an office, classroom, and in the community (such as schools, businesses, parks/playgrounds). Office and classroom work requires sitting for periods of time and the use of a computer, keyboard, and screen, as well as teaching tools (whiteboard, projector, etc.). The incumbent sits, stands, walks, kneels, crouches, twists, climbs stairs and inclines, reaches, bends, grasps, pushes, pulls, and drags. Office/classroom work is often performed with moderate noise levels and requires close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.  The incumbent must be able to move about to facilitate workshops, access files, operate equipment and office machinery, and lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Work performed in the community requires the incumbent to be subject to different environmental conditions, including outdoor conditions, extreme heat and/or cold, and loud noise level.  Outdoor work may require long periods of walking, standing, stooping, crouching, crawling, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting, as well as peripheral vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.  If the incumbent drives a vehicle on company business, he/she must be able to meet the physical requirements of the driving class and have mobility, vision, hearing, and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.

 

Equipment Use: Telephone, copier/scanner, computer/laptop (Microsoft Office Applications), fax machine, tablet, and projector.

 

Mental demands: Solve problems, make decisions, exercise sound judgment, supervise, interpret data, organize, write, plan, prioritize, communicate clearly, de-escalate situations, model respectful non-abusive behavior, critical thinking, critical reasoning, attention to detail, ability to recall, coordinate schedules, work as a member of a team, and speak in public.

 

Evaluation of Performance: Performance in this position will be evaluated in accordance with the Personnel Practices Manual.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Kingswood Community Center is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws. 

Position Summary

The Navigational Coach is responsible for building partnerships with families to assist them in identifying strengths, needed services, goals, and support systems in order to facilitate economic mobility. The Navigational Coach works as a part of the interdisciplinary team of the EMPOWER (Economic Mobility Places Ownership Within Everyone’s Reach) Program, advocating for participant needs and creating a strategy for holistic services. This position is also responsible for increasing the availability and accessibility of a range of services for high-risk families by coordinating partnerships with organizations to provide health, financial, and educational, and crisis alleviation programs and services.

 

This opportunity is ideally suited to an experienced case/care management professional who is high-energy, innovative, collaborative, able to move “at the speed of WRK” (fast paced) and interested in using skills to help evolve the way we serve our customers.

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. These essential functions are performed on a frequent and recurring basis by an incumbent and including but not limited to:

  • Develop and lead new and expanded initiatives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.

Devise strategies to ensure growth of programs and initiatives.

  • Provide case management and economic mobility services for participants to reduce or alleviate barriers to active participation and maintain continuity in
  • Assist with recruitment, including promotion of the program to interested families and assistance to families in obtaining needed documents for enrollment (i.e. proof of income, ID).
  • Conduct orientations, collect intake materials, and screen participants for eligibility. Administer, score, and schedule related
  • Upon enrollment, develop an individualized plan that responds to the family’s need. Incorporate the family’s goals, strengths, responsibilities and timetables and strategies for achieving these goals. Provide direct service and/or coordinate needed services for each family, reviewing and updating the plan at least
  • Maintain regular contact with every family. Work with families to reduce barriers to participation in programs and Conduct outreach for families who need to be reengaged.
  • Create, review, manage, and update files for each family, ensuring files are up-to-date and organized per grant Conduct periodic file reviews to ensure compliance. Enter data into the CRM system.
  • Implement program evaluations and assessments (i.e. surveys, environmental scans) to include program delivery, customer service, and effectiveness and progress toward program
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of events (such as recognition and incentive activities, job fairs, community events, and participant orientations).
  • Uphold agency policies and standards, ensuring legislative regulations are followed (e.g. accidents, incidents, and disciplinary actions) and compliance with contractual
  • Analyze information and maintain complete, organized, and accurate documentation (including email communication). Prepare and submit timely reports and other
  • Network with businesses, nonprofits, schools and government offices to identify resources and develop and maintain partnerships to strengthen service delivery, to develop programs, and address community
  • Represent the organization in public forums and with donor agencies and foundations as required. Promote awareness of the agency and its mission in the
  • Maintain an active understanding of agency programs in order to increase opportunities for support and
  • Practice continuous learning through individual study, classroom training, seminars, and
  • Attend regular staff meetings and supervisory meetings as scheduled.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Competencies

Candidate must have the ability to:

  • Effectively utilize applicable technology and programs (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, CRM system).
  • Communicate and present effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail and effective time management skills.
  • Be a team player, adapt to change, and demonstrate flexibility.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Exercise initiative and sound judgment in analyzing complex issues and problems, identify and evaluate alternative solutions, anticipate consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of business
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be culturally sensitive.
  • Maintain accurate reports.
  • Be pro-active regarding job responsibilities.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibility. 

 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work 
This is a full-time position, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; however, this position regularly requires after-hours and weekend work.

 

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

 

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which has equipped applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
  • At least two years of experience working with at-risk participants in a social services or education setting.

 

Certification Requirements

  • First Aid/CPR preferred; must be certified within first 60 days of hire.

 

Conditions of Hire

  • A satisfactory criminal background and reference check, state fingerprinting, child abuse/neglect registry check, sex offender registry check, valid driver’s license, and acceptable driving record are required at time of appointment and throughout employment in this position.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

 

Physical Tasks and Working Conditions Include the Following:

The physical demands described in the job description 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.

Work is performed in an office, classroom, and in the community (such as schools, businesses, parks/playgrounds). Office and classroom work require sitting for periods of time and the use of a computer, keyboard, and screen, as well as teaching tools (whiteboard, projector, etc.). The incumbent sits, stands, walks, kneels, crouches, twists, climbs stairs and inclines, reaches, bends, grasps, pushes, pulls, and drags. Office/classroom work is often performed with moderate noise levels and requires the ability to focus.  The incumbent must be able to move about to facilitate workshops, access files, operate equipment and office machinery, and lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Work performed in the community requires the incumbent to be subject to different environmental conditions, including outdoor conditions, extreme heat and/or cold, and loud noise level.  Outdoor work may require periods of walking, standing, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting, as well as peripheral vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.  If driving a vehicle on organization business, the incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements of the driving class and have mobility, vision, hearing, and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.  

 

Equipment Use: Telephone, copier/scanner, computer/laptop (Microsoft Office Applications), fax machine, tablet, phone and projector.

 

Mental demands: Solve problems, make decisions, exercise sound judgment, supervise, interpret data, organize, write, plan, prioritize, communicate clearly, de-escalate situations, model respectful non-abusive behavior, exercise effective classroom management skills, critical thinking, critical reasoning, attention to detail, ability to recall, coordinate schedules, work as a member of a team, and speak in public.

 

Evaluation of Performance: Performance in this position will be evaluated in accordance with the Personnel Practices Manual.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Kingswood Community Center is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.