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HEAD TEACHER - CHILD DAY CARE

·         CLOSING DATE:  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2007

·         RATE OF PAY: $34,175 - $40,928

·         EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood with student teaching and must have two (2) years of working experience with young children or hold a Bachelor's degree in a closely related field and have three (3) years of working experience with young children or any equivalent combination of experience and education.  Must meet all standards for NAEYC accreditation. 

·         HOURS OF WORK:  35 hours per week, which may be a straight be straight or split shift during the hours of the Day Care - 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Highly responsible position involving the development, management and implementation of daily programs based on the readiness of the children. Responsible for management of staff and maintaining relationships with families. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Executive Director and Deputy Director of the Day Care Program. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Directly supervises teachers, teacher assistants and teacher aides. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Assists the Executive Director in administering the Day Care Center in addition to carrying out the duties as outlined for the teacher; develops and implements the daily program designed to meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of each child; provides care and protection of children; maintains records  including staff scheduling, weekly lesson plans, action plans, accident reports,  inventory control and attendance/annual appraisals; lead large groups in training/staff meetings;  communicate with outside agencies;  regular and punctual attendance. 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs related work as required. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms.   

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions or airborne particles. 

Must be able to perform tasks requiring independent knowledge in addition to procedures or instructions provided. 

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Extensive knowledge in the teaching and training of children; knowledge of the administration of a day care facility; ability to maintain records; ability to write reports; ability to communicate professionally with children, staff, parents, outside agencies; ability to supervise. Required to take 18 hours of professional development courses to meet state guidelines. 

Interested applicants apply by May 9, 2007.  Applications are available on on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Completed applications can be (1)  mailed to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082 (2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or (3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F

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