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Full Time Early Childhood Educator Toddler Teacher
Merage JCC of Orange County
One Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Principal Responsibilities:

The Merage JCC Early Childhood Learning Center is looking for experienced, qualified, passionate, and enthusiastic individuals who want to work in a Reggio Emilia inspired Preschool environment in a Toddler classroom. Candidates must have at least between 2-5 years of prior experience as a Toddler teacher. We are looking for full-time and employees to work 35-40 hours per week, for Monday through Friday with hours ranging between 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
The school environment is a creative, safe and nurturing place, where children explore, learn through an emergent curriculum with play, and incorporate Judaic values into their everyday learning.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job of a Toddler Teacher in both classroom and playground environments. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel objects, tools, or keyboards; and reach with hands and arms.

We are hoping to fill the position as soon as possible.

Minimum Qualifications:

Physical demands are described as medium exert up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move/lift/carry.
-Requires walking or standing for up to four (4) hours at a time with a 10 minute break.
-Requires squatting to a significant degree.
-Requires bending and stooping to a significant degree.
-Requires reaching overhead while balancing approximately 10 lbs.
-Requires pushing and pulling approximately 10 lbs.
-The noise level in the environment ranges from quiet to medium to high.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.
YOU MUST HAVE 12 or more units of Early Childhood Education coursework including:
(1) Child Development
(2) Child, Family, Community
(3) Early Childhood Curriculum/Practicum/Guidance
(4) Infant/Toddler Curriculum
All qualified candidates are required to e-mail a copy of official or non-official transcripts for proof of all California state licensing ECE/CD/HD coursework completion. Candidates with missing coursework will NOT be considered. Candidates must be US Citizens and have proof of US citizenship. Please let us know if you are CPR certified, as well.

Agency Information:

The Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, California is located centrally in beautiful Irvine, Newport Beach and Newport Coast, California. The Merage JCC is located in a 220,000 sq. ft. full service modern building on the Samueli Jewish Campus. With over 3,000 family units, it has a suburban feel even though it is only 45 minutes from Los Angeles and 1 hour and 15 minutes from San Diego. The Orange County Jewish Community is home to approximately 100,000 Jews, many of whom use the J as their destination for Jewish life.