As part of the First United Methodist Church's larger ministry to children and families, the Children's Enrichment Center (CEC) provides children ages two months through 11 years a safe, nurturing, and educational Christian environment in which to grow and thrive. We believe that one of the best ways to support the children and families we serve, is to also support our staff’s social, emotional and physical wellness. CEC staff will have the opportunity to enjoy an on-site relaxation area, free exercise classes through the church, staff social events, social-emotional training, ongoing professional development, and more! We can’t wait to have you join our team!
The CEC Is looking for exceptional teachers to add to our staff. CEC offers a warm, interesting learning environment which allows children the freedom to choose and time to discover their place in the world, where they can feel at home. Full time/Part time positions available: $15-$16/ hour Number of openings for this position
8 hour shift
Monday - Friday
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Paid Sick time
Candidate Requirements: Previous experience in a childcare setting, degree or CDA preferred. Good communication skills with staff, children and parents. Have a passion for supporting children in their early years, to help support their development according to best practice. Energy to get through the day! You will be on your feet and engaged in play for most of the day. You will be expected to be on the floor with the children helping them navigate their world. Lifting up to 50 pounds, squatting, walking, getting wet and messy, pushing a 6 seat wagon, and keeping your classroom tidy. Be aware that we spend time outside everyday in all kinds of weather. Essential Criteria: Pass a FBI background check. Extensive Knowledge of Better Beginnings, Conscious Discipline, ELS, Iters, Ecers, NAEYC. Supportive and respectful nature. Enjoys working collaboratively within a leadership team.
Duties: ● Greet each child warmly as they arrive ● Organize activities that allow children to learn about the world around them & explore their interests ● Develop schedules & routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest & playtime ● Supervise & enthusiastically participate in play time activities with children ● Schedule outside time for toddlers & babies as weather permits ● Encourage children to help organize the room at the end of the day. Follow licensing & school procedures to safeguard the health & safety of the children in our center, including, but not limited to, the following: ● Adhere to all state, licensing & CEC, and DHS policies and safety procedures ● Supervise & monitor the safety of children by remaining with them at all times ● Use CEC procedures to calmly intervene should a child be likely to injure themselves or another ● Check & change diapers often ● Use plastic gloves when dispensing any food, administering first aid, or changing a diaper ● Wash & sterilize all toys, interactive areas, high chairs, playpens, swings, crib sheets, etc. after each use ● Complete behavior, incident & accident reports promptly (when needed) ● Learn CEC tornado & fire procedures - assist during required drills ● Assist the CEC’s administrators when needed Build effective & positive relationship with parents & families ● Provide a warm, friendly welcome to all parents & guest ● Keep a record of & share each child’s progress & interests with parents on a daily basis ● Communicate regularly & positively with parents both orally & written ● Cooperate with families on collaborative efforts such as: beginning potty-training, ensuring the child's name is printed on all personal items, behavior issues, signing their child in/out, etc.
Skills & Experience ● Caring & compassionate attitude when interacting with children, coworkers & families. ● Excellent verbal & oral communication skills. ● Team player who develops good relationships with parents, children & fellow professional caregivers. ● Advanced multitasking & organizational skills to handle multiple children at a time. ● Responds calmly & patiently to overwhelming or difficult situations. ● Sufficient stamina to keep up with the physicality of children. ● Ability to pass a background check. ● High school diploma or equivalent.
Children’s Enrichment Center Is looking for exceptional after-school staff Monday - Friday 2pm-6pm CEC offers a warm, interesting learning environment which allows children the freedom to choose and time to discover their place in the world, where they can feel at home. Candidate Requirements: Previous experience in a childcare setting or elementary school, degree or CDA preferred Good communication skills with staff, children and parents Have a passion for supporting children in their early years, to help support their development according to best practice. Energy to get through the day! You will be on your feet and engaged in play for most of the day. You will be expected to be on the floor with the children helping them navigate their world. Lifting up to 50 pounds, squatting, walking, getting wet and messy, pushing a 6 seat wagon, and keeping your classroom tidy. Be aware that we spend time outside everyday in all kinds of weather. Essential Criteria: Pass a FBI background check Supportive and respectful nature Enjoys working collaboratively within a leadership team Passionate about making a difference to Early Childhood Education A valid First Aid and CPR Main Duties include but not limited Demonstrating new ways to play that incorporates learning in an exciting way Being a key person and building positive relationships with a small group of children and their families Carry out planning and observations Safeguarding all children and following all CEC and DHS policies and procedures Working well in a team to ensure continuity in the center To ensure that accurate records are kept in regards to the accident, incident, injury, and illness. Promote good parent/center relationships Maintain observations and records of individual children's progress, particularly those through staff observation Benefits: Paid time off Paid Sick Time Teach Scholarship Employee Discount 401k Compensation: Starting pay is $15.00 or more depending on education FUMC Children's Enrichment Center provided the following inclusive hiring information: We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status
CEC assistant Director
Full-time position: Monday - Friday from 10-6 p.m. There will be occasions to work evenings and weekends due to training or church activities.
Hourly starting pay $18-20 hour depending on education and experience. Paid time off up to 101 hours per year. 11 days paid holidays Scholarship 401k Tuition discount Onsite yoga/work out space Paid training
Communications Responsibilities: 1. Develop and maintain a positive rapport with the parents, children, and staff. 2. Conference with parents and teachers if there is an area of concern. 3. Communicate with parents about current activities and policies of CEC. 4. Conference with prospective parents about CEC's program and provide a tour of the facility. 5. Represent CEC as a vibrant part of the church's ministries within our community. 6. Communicate regularly with the director about current activities, parent concerts, staff concerns and any other pertinent information.
Supervisory Responsibilities: 1. Assist the director in providing a safe, clean, loving, caring, and learning environment for each child, as well as a positive atmosphere for all. 2. Conduct second interviews with potential employees. 3. Present an orientation for all new employees concerning policies, state regulations, health/safety precautions and the expectation of employees. 4. Verify employee paperwork; register employees to TAPP, follow-up with employees on required in-service hours. 5. Assist the director in supervision of all staff members. 6. Observe in the classrooms at regular intervals and provide instructional or environmental leadership as warranted. 7. Assist the director in conducting disciplinary conferences with staff members as well as providing assistance for improvement. 8. Assist the director in supervising the organization and implementation of the operations of CEC's administrative office. 9. Provide organization and leadership in the implementation of CEC's "Super Start Program" for good citizenship with the two, three and four year old children. 10. Provide supervision of the planning and implementation of the daily curriculum and instructional programs of the toddler, two, three and four year old classes.