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Moon Teacher

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

  • Assist in development of Toddler Program (1-3 year olds) and individualize daily routines of Toddlers;
  • Assist in start of year facility set-up as well as end of year take-down;

  • Open or Close Center Daily including Meet and Greet parents;

  • Must be able to be at the Center within ten minutes when On Call (mornings 6:30 - 8am);

  • Work primarily with Toddlers (1-3 yrs old) and occasionally mixed age groups of children;

  • Assist Administrator in being Parent Point of Contact when Administrator is not onsite;

  • Coordinate and implement Field Trips for Toddlers;

  • Manage behavior of children;

  • Prepare snacks and lunches;

  • Check & change diapers and record each event;

  • Complete documentation as needed per State of Alaska Child Care Licensing requirements (unusual or concerning behavior, any major conflicts between children, accidents, injuries, medication administration, and any other notable incidents); 

  • Communicate professionally with parents and staff; 

  • Perform cleaning and basic maintenance;

  • Assist in annual wine-tasting fundraising effort;

  • Completion of 24 hours of required annual training (See Compensation/Training below); and

  • HAVE FUN! 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Energetic and positive attitude;

  • Physical ability to care for small children;

  • Must be at least 21 years of age;

  • Provide three positive references;

  • CPR/First Aid Certification; 

  • Clear federal criminal background check;

  • 24hrs of State Approved training;

  • At least 12 semester hours of college credit in early childhood development, child development, child psychology, or the equivalent, OR must hold either a current child development associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition or a Montessori certificate issued by a program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Commission for Teacher Education; and

  • Strongly preferred: two years of prior experience working as a member or being a leader of a classroom team with ECE age groups 

 

WORK SCHEDULE

  • Start Date: May
  • End Date: September

  • Monday - Friday; possible full-time or part-time 

  • Lunch 1 hour for full time, 30 minute for part-time

  • Plus 1 Saturday a month for up to 2 hours for staff training and check-in

  •  Unpaid Holidays Off: Labor Day, Fourth of July & Memorial Day

 

COMPENSATION:

  • Pay: $16- $18/ hour (based on experience and education background);
  • Morning Opener On call: $15/ day (if no kids are scheduled to attend between 6:30am and 8:30am)

    • Training: 

      • 2 hours of monthly staff training at regular wage;

      • For first year employees: Orientation & health and safety course cost; or

      • $240 training completion pay for State Required Annual 24hr training ($120 for part-time 12hr training)