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School Age Group Leader

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

General Description
Provide a daily schedule of developmentally appropriate activities school age children. The School Age Group Leader is responsible for the overall classroom management and health and safety of children in a childcare setting.

Education and/or Experience
• Per NH Child Care Licensing requirements, must be at least 18 years of age
• High School Diploma with one of the following: Minimum of 600 documented hours experience working with children in a licensed childcare program OR College courses totaling 3 credits in early childhood education, including three credits in human growth and development.
• Interest and desire to interact and work with young children and adults.
• Prior experience working with school age children preferred and the commitment to continue training.
• Comfortable with use of computer programs including Microsoft Office.
• Current or able to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
• Able to lift up to 40 lbs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Greet parents at arrival and departure times.
• Supervise and ensure the safety of all children in your classroom at all times.
• Assist in planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate activity- based curriculum for the school age children.
• Provide an atmosphere which encourages the children to participate and become self-reliant and creative.
• Provide an environment that is organized, clean, safe, stimulating, and child centered.
• Maintain accurate children’s attendance sheets and meal count sheets. Turn completed sheets into the Center office at the end of each week.
• Keep parents up to date on all program schedules and events. Prepare and distribute a monthly newsletter. Maintain a parent information board with posted daily schedule and weekly menu.
• Work cooperatively with the program staff as part of the Farmington Children’s Center Team.
• Keep classroom first aid kit filled with all necessary supplies.
• Remain current with the NH State Licensing Manual, following all licensing rules and requirements.
• Participate in Center Open Houses and fund raising activities.

Position Description
• Maintain confidentiality.
• 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.
• Following Covid-19 state protocol and guidance with all students and individually.

Other Qualifications
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
• 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).

Communication Skills
• Be able to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and families on a regular basis.
• Good communication skills and ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to read, write and communicate instructions.

General Expectations
• Participates in the annual program self-assessment.
• 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.
• Respects confidentiality of information about agency staff, personnel issues, and other program operations.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to capjobs@straffordcap.org

Salary Range:

$14/hour

Job Location:

Farmington

Date Added: June 8, 2021

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