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Lead Childcare Teacher

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

CAPSC offers a number of benefits including:

  • 403(b)
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Earned time-off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays a year

Provide a daily schedule of activities for play, meals, sleep, and toileting. Responsible for overall classroom management, health and safety of children in a childcare setting; implements Creative Curriculum in the classroom.

• Per NH Child Care Licensing requirements, must be at least 21 years of age
• High School Diploma
• Minimum of 1,000 documented hours experience working with children in a licensed child care program
• College courses totaling 18 credits in early childhood education, with three credits in human growth and development.
• Interest and desire to interact and work with young children and adults.
• Prior experience working with children and the commitment to continue training.
• Reliable source of transportation, with insurance (100/300 liability minimum).
• Computer Literate.
• Current or able to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
• Able to lift 25-40 lbs.

• Greet parents at arrival and departure times.
• Develop weekly lesson plans, both for the class as a whole, , as well as individualized plans, based on child assessment.
• Write child progress reports, based on ongoing assessment and schedule individual parent conferences twice per year.
• Participate in Center Open Houses and fund raising activities.
• Implement monthly emergency practice drills.
• Attend monthly Building Meetings and in-service trainings.
• Implement the Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach, and other appropriate content.
• Use on-line curriculum and child assessment system (preschool).
• Keep complete and accurate records on the children.
• Create and maintain an exciting classroom learning environment for children.
• Participate in Building Meetings and staff training.
• Help to orient and train parent volunteers.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Encourage parents to attend parent meetings and special events.
• Report any problems to the Center Director.

• Maintain and model good hygiene, appropriate dress (neat, clean and modest), and professional behavior to parents, staff and the community.
• Maintain a positive and productive attitude regarding the Center and the CAP Agency when interacting both within the program and with the greater community.
• Commitment to actively supporting Family Engagement and School Readiness.

• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel when necessary.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by families living in poverty.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage.
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).

• Assistant Teacher and Childcare Aide in classroom if applicable

• Respects confidentiality of information about agency staff, personnel issues, and other program operations.
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Plan, assign, coordinate, organize and prioritize work.
• Models direct, positive, honest, and respectful behavior in every aspect of work with children, families, staff and community members.
• Energetically engages people, issues and work.
• Applies the highest ethical standards to themselves and others on a daily basis.
• Supports other in their efforts to be productive and effective and succeed in work and life.
• Actively participates in teambuilding, which includes sharing ideas and mutual support of team members.
• Consistently uses interpersonal skills that are appropriate for individual styles, personalities, cultures, the nature of the work, and the environment in which the work is being done.
• Practices honest, respectful and direct communication as well as active listening.

Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening.

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Date Added: April 26, 2021

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