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Early Childhood Educator
Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches
5221 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Principal Responsibilities:

Responsible for the safety and well-being of the Barbara and Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) children at all times.The Lead Teacher will also implement age and developmentally appropriate activities for the ECLC children and follow the curriculum provided by the ECLC Director of Early Childhood and the Curriculum Specialist.Teachers play a key role, setting the tone by valuing each child and family as individuals. They have the educational qualifications, dispositions, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to promote children and their families as they learn and develop. Teachers work together with their teaching team to develop, implement, and evaluate the classroom pedagogy, to provide a quality educational program reflecting the goals and values of the school. Teachers monitor the development and learning of the children and partner with families in sharing this information. Teachers also supervise and provide guidance to Assistant Teachers, Substitutes and classroom volunteers.Work is supervised on a limited basis, as necessary, and reports directly to the Director of Early Childhood.Work schedule is generally 40 hours during each work week Monday - Friday, during the months of August - June each school year.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Minimum Qualifications:

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Young children are very active and move constantly throughout their day. To teach young children effectively and keep them safe the teacher must be physically able to keep up with children. Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderate weight (up to 35 pounds), bending, stooping, stretching, squatting and sitting.

Agency Information:

The Mandel JCC is a non-profit social services agency founded upon Jewish ethics and values. Committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of the entire community, the Mandel JCC strengthens Jewish identity and enriches quality of life through diversified social, educational, recreational, and cultural programs. Operating out of two facilities throughout Palm Beach County, the Mandel JCC provides the total community with a forum for open dialogue and offers inclusive wellness, education, and community services for members and guests of all backgrounds.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT:

The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches does not discriminate against employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law.A non-discrimination clause concerning employment opportunity is incorporated in the Personnel Manual.The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management.Job descriptions will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.