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Teacher - Kahului

Company: Kama'aina Kids
Location: Kahului
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Location: 50 S. Papa Ave, Kahului, HI 96732
Position Summary: Plan and carry out daily programs and activities for preschool students
Supervises: May work with and supervise an assistant teacher or aide
Schedule: Full-time Monday-Friday
Kama'aina Kids: Kama'aina Kids is a private, non-profit, multi-service organization dedicated to serving children and their families through quality childcare programs.
Wouldn't it be great to get something more out of your job than just a paycheck? - At Kama'aina Kids we teach ABC's, colors, number, shapes, and days. Sing songs, rhyme, and put on fingerplays. Each day is different, a challenge will be sure to come your way, when it comes to tiny humans you never know what they will say. It is this that keeps us on our toes, whilst combing hair or even wiping a nose. Your hard work pays off when milestones are achieved, all that time helped a little one believe. And when you feel unsure, we just want you to know, Kama'aina Kids has got your back, we help your little ones grow. When you join Kama'aina Kids Ohana you can expect:

  • To be a difference in the lives of young children and their families.
  • To be supported with a work/life balance and a minimum 50% childcare discount
  • To be nurtured in your professional growth through training, meetings, one on one support, and financial assistance.
  • To be part of our community enriched culture, where laughter, fun and creativity is encouraged. Kama'aina Kids Benefits: (Benefits vary based on hours worked)
    • $100 New Hire Bonus
    • Competitive Pay Rates ($17 -per hour)
    • College Tuition Reimbursement ($1000 per semester)
    • Student Loan Assistance
    • Career Advancement Opportunities
    • Comprehensive Training (Community First Aid, CPR/AED Certification)
    • 401k
    • Health Insurance (Plus vision and dental)
    • Pet Insurance
    • Childcare Discounts (50-75% discount)
    • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Paid Holidays (10 per year)
    • Employee Birthday Holiday Essential Job Functions (fundamental teacher responsibilities):
      • Establish and maintain a learning Center environment that supports the growth and development of children
      • Plan and conduct developmentally appropriate daily activities for children
      • Create developmentally appropriate lesson plans using required forms and turn them in as scheduled
      • Observe, record, and report significant individual and group behavior
      • Be responsible for written communications to parents; notes, newsletters, end of year written reports on children
      • Establish a safe and healthy nurturing environment for children
      • Always supervise children for safety by sight and sound. Assure 15 min. headcounts are recorded on required forms Attend staff meetings, school programs, In/Service Training
      • Complete child assessments and parent-teacher conferences as scheduled
      • Display teaching excellence for other staff; role model, share professional and technical information. Secondary Job Functions (tasks that can be delegated):
        • Establish and maintain a learning Center environment that supports the growth and development of children
        • Write up lesson plans.
        • Write communications to parents, notes, newsletters, year-end reports.
        • Fill out injury reports.
        • Set up classroom daily and prior to Fall and Summer sessions.
        • Change diapers and/or wet or soiled clothing.
        • Keep the environment clean and orderly; bend and pick up toys, wipe tables and chairs, etc.
        • Answer the telephone and record messages according to format. Additional Responsibilities (expected of all staff):
          • Relate joyfully and sensitively to children
          • Greet parents cheerfully
          • Greet children individually, warmly, and cheerfully
          • Conduct Daily Health checks when greeting children and have them handed upon arrival
          • Give loving personal attention to children when they need it; comfort crying, dry tears, wipe noses, give hugs and reassurance
          • Be conscious of the cleanliness of children; soiled clothing must be changed, children's hands and faces kept clean
          • Report all signs of illness, injury, unusual behavior, or possible abuse to the Center Director.
          • Use group management and discipline that is positive, appropriate, and consistent.
          • Maintain a positive attitude toward children, parents, and coworkers.
          • Communicate positively with children, parents, coworkers, and Director.
          • Work cooperatively with Director and other staff towards maintaining a quality program for children. - Qualifications: Candidates must pass required state and company background checks and meet state and company minimum education. Option 1) Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education from accredited College of University 6-months experience working in an Early Childhood Program Option 2) CDA or approved post-secondary credential 1-year supervised teaching experience working in an Early Childhood Program Option 3) Bachelors in Elementary Education from an accredited College or University 6 Credits in approved ECE and/or CD course (may be part of bachelor's degree) 6-months experience working in an Early Childhood Program Option 4) Bachelors in any field from an accredited College or University 12 Credits in approved ECE and/or CD course (may be part of bachelor's degree) 6-months experience working in an Early Childhood Program Personal Demands of the Position:
            • Emotional maturity and stability
            • Emotional stamina to work positively with young children for the length of the scheduled workday
            • Mental stability; a patient, flexible, sense of humor, positive, consistent, dependable, cooperative
            • Sufficient security and judgment to handle crisis situations
            • Able to take supervision and correction constructively
            • Able to positively supervise aides and other personnel when required
            • Clean personal hygiene Learn more! https://kkcareers.com https://www.facebook.com/kamaainakids #CB

Keywords: Kama'aina Kids, Maui , Teacher - Kahului, Education / Teaching , Kahului, Hawaii

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