Company/Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska
Location: Anchorage, AK
Application Dates: 04/2023
SUMMARY: Working with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years (depending on classroom assignment), Teacher I positions are part of a teaching team and assist in implementing daily routines, fun, and learning activities. They are also required to maintain safe supervision and sanitary practices at all times, and assist in promoting the development of children according to required Municipality of Anchorage licensing standards as well as the standards of the Child Development Center (CDC). Teacher I is often the ‘assistant’ role, although they are sometimes required to lead activities or routines independently during teacher breaks, absences, and at the very beginning and end of the children’s day. This position receives 120 hours of new staff training to learn and meet the standards of working at our licensed CDC at Woodland Park. If you are a creative and dedicated person who would like the opportunity to contribute to a positive classroom and make an impact on our children and community, this position might be for you!
Boys & Girls Club Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Boys & Girls Club Vision: To provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors with all members on tr
ack to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pillars: Through targeted and meaningful programs, Clubs are working to provide a world-class Club experience that ensures success is within reach of every young person. All members are on track to achieve our priority outcomes:
- Academic Success – Graduating from high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment
- Character & Leadership – Being an engaged citizen who is involved in the community, registering to vote, and modeling strong character
- Healthy Lifestyles – Adopting a nutritious diet, practicing healthy lifestyle choices, and making a lifelong commitment to fitness
Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Pillars:
- Provide DEI-centric, best-in-class child services & youth programming.
- Provide high-quality integrated, educational, athletic, behavioral, job skill development programming.
- Develop financial and funding models that ensure long-term sustainability.
- Hire and develop the highest skilled, qualified, and diverse workforce.
- Ensure proper administrative, staff and board, infrastructure/internal operations are in place to support BGC Alaska’s growth and development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Punctual and reliable attendance, including the ability to open a classroom at 7am or close a classroom until 6pm if scheduled
- Maintain positive relations with supervisor and co-workers
- Welcome parents, maintain positive working relationships, and report daily on child’s activities
- Assist in the implementing daily curriculum and activities for children
- Assist in managing a classroom in ratio, and manage independently as required
- Learn and use Boys & Girls Club behavior guidance techniques including modeling the behavior you want to see, praise, building positive relationships with children, and realistic expectations based on children’s age and abilities
- Assist in supporting individual children who need more support, or different support than a typically behaving child
- Learn and work with teaching team to follow all licensing standards including maintaining adult to child ratios, consistently implementing the routine, maintaining children’s daily records, and having child focused interactions in the classroom
- Maintain and keep a clean and sanitary classroom at all times, and assist in upkeep of all child care areas as required
- Write accurate incident reports and deliver within 1 hour to CDC office as needed
- Dispense medications to children as needed, and only as permitted by parents and child care licensing regulations
- Administer first aid as stipulated in child care licensing and certification standards
- Assist in all licensed child care programs as needed, or as assigned by supervisor
- Set and work towards yearly professional development goals based on Tier I of Alaska’s Core Knowledge & Competencies (AK CKC’s)
- Attend all required trainings for child care licensing, and the Learn & Grow Program, and as assigned
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required for this position.
- GED or High School Diploma required
- Child care experience preferred, strong interest and enjoyment of working with children required
- Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for maintaining the safety of children at all times
- Ability to achieve and maintain first aid and CPR certification
- Must pass a name-based and fingerprint criminal records background check.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, crouch, sit, talk, see and hear. Employees for this position are also required to be able to repetitively lift up to forty pounds to perform the daily functions of the job or maintain child safety. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The work environment is a busy setting with occasional interruptions occurring, including visits from children, parents & staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work outside in daily weather conditions with children. The noise level in the work environment is sometimes loud. (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties)
Commitment to Preventing Child Abuse and Mistreatment
The priority of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Alaska is the physical and emotional safety of its members, staff and volunteers. We maintain a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse, and implement strict policies and procedures for members, employees, volunteers, visitors or victims of abuse or misconduct to report any suspicion or allegation of abuse. In addition, we train all adults within our Clubs on the responsibilities of Mandated Reporting, red-flag behaviors, and to report any behavior that is prohibited within our policies, including one to one contact between a child and adult, any unwanted or otherwise prohibited physical contact, and other inappropriate activities that are not considered professional. All employees and volunteers are required to cooperate with any investigation of abuse, and must have the ability to pass all local, state, national and international background checks before they are eligible for hire, and each year thereafter.
Our organization participates in payroll through direct deposit and all employees are required to maintain a valid bank account during the course of their employment.
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