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Careers @ UBCCC

We encourage and empower our employees' enthusiasm for learning. As part of our commitment to providing quality care in our centers, we will help you enhance your skills through yearly training and staff development opportunities. You will also find competitive salary and benefits, a friendly and creative atmosphere and caring, skilled professionals for teammates.

What It Takes to be a UBCCC Teacher

  • A desire to make every moment a teachable one.
  • A commitment to nurturing, inspiring and delighting the children in your care.
  • A passion for creating lifelong learners.
  • A willingness to treat parents as partners in their child's education.

We limit class sizes so that children consistently interact with a teacher who's able to build on every opportunity for success.

Lead Teacher

JOB DESCRIPTION: Lead Teacher (Download .pdf)
Revised: November 26, 2013

Scope of Position
The Lead Teacher is responsible for general administrative duties as assigned, for supervision of subordinate staff, and for planning, preparing, and implementing daily activities, monitoring children’s progress, and maintenance of related records for assigned classroom.

The Lead Teacher promotes the center’s philosophy and educational objectives. The Lead Teacher supports the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.

The Lead Teacher reports to the Director.

Responsibilities
The Lead Teacher, with the assistance of support staff, shall develop developmentally appropriate curriculum for her/his assigned classroom and work together with the Director and other staff members to foster an atmosphere of goodwill, open communication, and teamwork. The Lead Teacher is responsible for all other duties as assigned by Director or other in‐charge person.

The Lead Teacher is responsible for knowing and following current UBCCC policies and procedures, OCFS regulations, and all accreditation standards.

The primary responsibility of the Lead Teacher is the safety and well‐being of the children. It is therefore the obligation of the Lead Teacher to report to the supervisor and/or Director any action or behavior by any person which might be detrimental to a child or group of children within the Center.

Specific Duties
• Assumes responsibility for operation of the Center in the absence of the Director, as appointed.
• Assists in the design and implementation of education programs, including in‐service staff training programs.
• Assists in planning and attending special programs and activities related to the center.
• Attends and engages in staff and parent meetings, including biannual Parent/Teacher conferences.
• Attends and engages in ongoing professional development to improve personal and professional skills.
• Keeps current with all credentials and degrees in accordance with all accrediting and regulatory bodies.
• Conducts regular team meetings with support staff.

Staff Supervision
• Monitors and supervises daily activities of assigned support staff.
• Supervises and assists assigned support staff with special problems or situations involving staff, families, or children.
• Supports the professional growth of colleagues by sharing materials and information and providing helpful feedback and encouragement.
• Responsible for annual performance evaluation of assigned support staff.
• Supervises and guides student interns and work study students in classroom, including required evaluations.
• Maintains child‐staff and group size ratios at all times.

Classroom environment
• Uses and promotes positive guidance techniques.
• Communicates with children on their developmental level.
• Establishes routines with smooth transition periods.
• Encourages children to be independent.
• Designs appropriate room arrangement to support goals of the program.
• Maintains a safe & healthy environment and notifies the administration of maintenance issues.
• Maintains classroom inventory and assists in the purchase of equipment and supplies in accordance with classroom budget.

Curriculum
• Provides a balance between child‐initiated and teacher‐initiated activities.
• Provides a developmentally appropriate and integrated curriculum that meets the needs of individual children.
• Plans and implements culturally diverse experiences that support families.
• Maintains and posts written curriculum plans.
• Eats all meals with children and assists in development of good nutrition habits and socialization skills.
• Assists children in establishing good habits of toileting and personal hygiene.

Assessment
• Assesses children’s needs and developmental progress on an on‐going basis.
• Involves classroom team in formal observations and assessments.
• Uses assessments to plan curriculum.
• Meets with individual parents as required on matters involving child or Center policies.

Qualifications
Minimum: Two years of teaching experience in child care and early education, or related educational programs.
A Bachelor’s degree including 12 credits in early childhood education or a Bachelor’s degree plus 12 credits in early childhood education; or an Associate’s degree in early childhood education or directly related fields and four years of teaching experience in a child care center or related educational program for young children.

Preferred: A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field; plus two years teaching experience.
Strong computer skills. Ability to learn and use specialized software, websites, and databases. An ability to communicate professionally verbally, in writing, and through email.

Physical requirements: The essential physical requirements for this job include:
• Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, sit on the floor and rise from the floor without adult assistance.
• Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Teacher

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teacher (Download .pdf)
Revised November 26, 2013

Scope of Position
The Teacher is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in planning, preparing, and implementing daily activities, monitoring children’s progress, maintenance of related records and supervision of assigned support staff and volunteers; may also be required to substitute for the Lead teacher when necessary.

The Teacher promotes the center’s philosophy and educational objectives. The Teacher supports the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
The Teacher reports to the Lead Teacher of the group to which he/she is assigned or whoever is appointed in charge of the center.

Responsibilities
The Teacher will assist the Lead Teacher in developing developmentally appropriate curriculum for her/his assigned classroom and work together with the Lead Teacher, Director, and other staff members to foster an atmosphere of goodwill, open communication, and teamwork. The Teacher is responsible for all other duties as assigned by Director or other in‐charge person.
The Teacher is responsible for knowing and following current UBCCC policies & procedures, OCFS regulations, and all accreditation standards.
The primary responsibility of a teacher is the safety and well being of the children. It is therefore the obligation of a teacher to report to the supervisor and/or Director any action or behavior by any person which might be detrimental to a child or group of children within the Center.

Specific Duties
•Assumes responsibility for the management of the classroom in the absence of the Lead Teacher.
•Attends and engages in team meetings.
•Attends and engages in ongoing professional development to improve personal and professional skills.
•Keeps current with all credentials and degrees in accordance with all accrediting and regulatory bodies.
•Attends center functions when required.

Classroom environment
•Uses and promotes positive guidance techniques.
•Communicates with children on their developmental level.
•Establishes routines with smooth transition periods.
•Encourages children to be independent.
•Assists in designing an appropriate room arrangement to support goals of the program.
•Maintains a safe & healthy environment and notifies the Lead Teacher or administration of maintenance issues.
•Assists in maintaining a classroom inventory and assists in the decision‐making of equipment and supply purchases in accordance with classroom budget.

Curriculum
•Assists in planning curriculum that provides a balance between child‐initiated and teacher‐initiated activities.
•Assists in developing a developmentally appropriate and integrated curriculum that meets the needs of individual children.
•Assists in planning and implementing culturally diverse experiences that support families.
•Eats all meals with children and assists in development of good nutrition habits and socialization skills.
•Assists children in establishing good habits of toileting and personal hygiene.

Assessment
•Assists in assessing children’s needs and developmental progress on an on‐going basis.
•Assists in formal observations and assessments as assigned by Lead Teacher.
•Actively assists team in planning curriculum using assessments.
•Steps in to meet with individual parents as directed by Lead Teacher or Director on matters involving child or UBCCC policies.

Families
•Greets children and families and welcomes them into the classroom.
•Offers support to families caring for children at different development stages.
•Assists in promoting communication with families through daily written communication, classroom newsletters, and documentation displays, as assigned by Lead Teacher.

Qualifications
Minimum: An Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or directly related field, or a current CDA (Child Development Associate). Experience working with children in child care a setting.

Preferred: A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or directly related field; with experience in a child care setting.

Physical requirements: The essential physical requirements for this job include:
•Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, sit on the floor and rise from the floor without adult assistance.
•Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Though there are not always openings for permanent staff, we are always looking for substitute teachers. These positions are scheduled as needed and set hours are not guaranteed. Substitutes usually cover lunch breaks (between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.), afternoons (between 3 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.), vacations, leaves and call-outs. Substitutes may also provide coverage in the kitchen and at the front desk.

Substitute Teacher

JOB DESCRIPTION: Substitute Teacher (Download .pdf)

Scope of Position
The Substitute Teacher assists with Center activities as assigned and reports to the Center Director or Lead Teacher.

Responsibilities
The Substitute Teacher will work together with the Director and other staff to foster an atmosphere of goodwill, open communication, and teamwork. The primary responsibility of each member of the Center staff is the safety and well being of the children. It is, therefore, the obligation of each staff member to report to the supervisor and/or Director any action or behavior by any person which might be detrimental to a child or group of children within the Center.

Specific Duties
•Daily Classroom Activities
•Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing program activities when requested by Lead Teachers or the Center Director.
•Assist in preparation of educational materials when required.
•Assist in the maintenance of neat and organized classrooms.
•Assist in upkeep of all educational equipment and materials.
•Assist in supervision of all activities to insure the safety of each child when required.
•Eat meals with children and assist in development of good nutrition habits and socialization skills.
•Assist children in establishing good toilet habits and personal hygiene.

Participation in Center Activities
Attend required in‐service trainings.

Qualifications
Minimum: High School Diploma with two years experience in early care and education.

Preferred: CDA or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.

Physical requirements: The essential physical requirements for this job include:
•Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, sit on the floor and rise from the floor without adult assistance.
•Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.