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Infant/Toddler Teacher
Gordon JCC
801 Percy Warner Blvd
Nashville, TN 37205

Principal Responsibilities:

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities for infants using a child-centered (Reggio inspired) approach.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE; CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:

High School Diploma, Associate's degree, and/or CDA in early childhood education or related field preferred.

Experience in classroom teaching.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES NECESSARY:

Knowledge of developmentally appropriate educational practice. Understanding of the Reggio Emilia philosophy and emergent curriculum. Knowledge of the developmental stages of young children. Be knowledgeable and show proficiency of classroom management and teaching techniques. Knowledge and ability to implement Judaic curriculum. Must relate well to children. Provide positive customer service skills, i.e. friendly, enthusiastic and easily able to engage with children, parents, JCC members, and co-workers.

INTERPERSONAL, CUSTOMER SERVICES AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS UTILIZED:

Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with children and their families.Interact in a positive manner with other staff members.Must relate well to children.Must be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the Centers philosophy and goals.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT UTILIZED:

Duplicating machines. Media such as CD and DVD players, digital camera, printer, computer skills for e-mail and documentation purposes..

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Able to lift and carry preschool age child up to 50 lbs.Able to sit on floor and participate in all childrens activities. Able to work outdoors as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Duties and responsibilities:

To create and actively promote a comfortable and welcome atmosphere where every member (child/parent) is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner. To anticipate and be responsive to member (child/parent) needs and requests.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Agency Information:

The Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC) is at the center of Jewish life in Nashville, providing recreational, educational, social and cultural programs and services to over 1,700 member families. Located on a beautiful 52-acre campus in west Nashville, it is a place where non-Jews are welcome to join, play and learn side by side with their Jewish neighbors.