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·         APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, September 4, 2007

·         SALARY: $27,020 – 33,378

·         HOURS OF WORK: 35 Hours a week between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.



GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible position involving the development and implementation of daily programs based on the readiness of children ranging in age from eight (8) weeks to twelve (12) years of age.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Head Teacher.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Issues instruction to Teachers' Assistants and Teachers' Aides.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Teaches and trains special skills to a specific group of children in the Day Care Center; provides care and protection to assigned children; maintains records of children's progress; assists children to learn to cope with real life situations; directs activities of teacher's aides and assistants; plans and arranges all necessary teaching materials; maintains classroom order; holds parent conferences to share information about child; reports to Director/Head Teacher any concerns relevant to staff/clients/parents; regular & punctual attendance.


OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Maintains classroom equipment in working condition; 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 climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; talk and hear; 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.


The employee must be able to perform tasks requiring independent knowledge in addition to procedures or instructions provided.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.




KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge in teaching and training of children ages eight (8) weeks through twelve (12) years; ability to maintain simple records; ability to write explanatory reports; ability to communicate with children and their parents; ability to supervise subordinates; ability to prepare lesson plans that meet the needs of the children.  Required to take 18 hours of professional development courses to meet state guidelines.


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor's Degree in early childhood development or closely related field, with one (1) year experience in the teaching and training of young children, preferably in a day care program environment or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must meet all standards for NAEYC accreditation.



Interested applicants apply by September 4, 2007.  Applications are available 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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