Youth & Family Services Teacher School Age CDC in Rapid City, South Dakota

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelorand#39;s degree in education, human services, child development or related field required. Maintain current credentials and certifications. Minimum of 21 years of age (BFOQ) and have a good driving record. Personal vehicle with current liability insurance and a valid driverand#39;s license required. Must have or be willing to obtain a valid commercial driverand#39;s license (CDL) within a designated timeframe. Maintain a CDL, transport children as assigned and be willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with performance standards and the Substance Abuse/Misuse Policy for Safety Sensitive Positions and Employees Driving Children. Ability to communicate and cooperate with children, other staff and parents effectively and tactfully. Ability to work with people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Must meet SD Child care Licensing Regulations and Company driving record criteria.Essential Functions: Create, support and maintain a healthy, safe, learning environment conducive to each childand#39;s intellectual, physical, social, emotional and aesthetic development. Actively supervise and engage children at all times to ensure child safety. Implement activities to advance development of children by developing literacy, phonemic print, numeric awareness, understanding/use of language, understanding/use of vocabulary, appreciation of books, awareness of cultural diversity and problem solving. Promote healthy food choices and moderate-to-vigorous intentional physical activity. Utilize developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and incorporate CLASS dimensions in the classroom and follow ECERS standards. Act in accordance with Employer purpose, philosophy, values, goals, policies and procedures. Encourage the involvement of families and support the development of relationships between children and their families. Establish and maintain a positive and trusting relationship with children and their families. Work with children and their families to support development toward school readiness. Comply with and implement all applicable local, state and federal regulations. Maintain accurate records for each child, data entry and completion of appropriate documents and referrals as needed in a timely manner. Direct other staff and volunteers to carry out daily operations. Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor. Assist in all assigned grant activities including, but not limited to, in-kind and United Way.Additional Functions: Responsible for opening/closing center and all related duties if assigned. Monetary increase will accompany this duty if assigned. Punctuality is critical. Must learn and execute emergency preparedness plan and be responsive to emergencies that may arise. Assist in recruitment of children, families and volunteers for program services. Monitor and adhere to budget of classroom expenses. Keep supplies updated and current. Promote and support all programs and services of Employer. Model appropriate behavior while working with other staff, children and families. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor.Environmental Functions: Perform duties in a controlled office or classroom environment; participate in activities with children as appropriate. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to carry children with both arms. Ability to move within the classroom and playground and on the bus. Ability to move from sitting or kneeling on floor to standing. Ability to kneel and bend.Work Days: Monday through Friday, Hours/Week: School year - 33.75; Summer - 40.Work schedule may vary dependent upon program needs. Non-smoking work environment. EOE