Position: Co-Lead Toddler Teacher

Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Reports to: Early Education Director

King Street Center (KSC) is seeking a full-time 40 hour a week committed, creative and nurturing educator to join our Early Education team. Our program is rooted in our profound respect for children and families. We value relationship building and meaningful connections. We understand that children’s needs grow and develop over time. We get to know children and their individual learning style so that we can create a dynamic environment for all children.

 

ABOUT KING STREET CENTER

King Street Center is a nonprofit organization founded (1971) on the belief that every child and family in Burlington deserves to thrive in a connected community. Our mission is to create a place where kids meet opportunity through learning, play, and community. We strive to provide integrated, long-term services to both children and families in the Burlington area, and predominantly serve Burlington’s immigrant and refugee communities. We serve approximately 120 children and teens each day. Programs include: a Toddler and Preschool program for 18 month olds-5 year-olds; an Afterschool program for children in grades K through 5; a Teen Program for middle and high school students; and a mentoring program for children of all ages.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Teachers support children in the social/emotional and academic learning process while providing an environment of mutual respect. We are looking for candidates who are motivated and collaborative and want to be a positive part of our kids’ and families’ lives.

This position is a co-lead role with an Early Head Start Teacher. (King Street Center is a community partner program with Champlain Valley Head Start). The co-lead Toddler teacher officially reports to the Early Education Director, directly supervises assistant teachers and interacts with other KSC staff, special educators, and community partners.

 

QUALITIES OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

The ideal candidate is eager to be a part of a collaborative team and is committed to the health and wellbeing of all children and families. This person should also demonstrate a commitment to principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead Teacher

  • Design and implement curriculum that meet the needs of the children based on learning through play, utilizing the researched-based Creative Curriculum.
  • Adjust teaching and provide appropriate support to meet needs of individual children.
  • Plan a program that is balanced in regard to active and quiet play, child directed and teacher directed, indoor and outdoor.
  • Mentor classroom interns and volunteers.

All Teachers

  • Build positive relationships with children and their families.
  • Attend to the care, safety and well being of children using Active Supervision.
  • Establish and teach behavior expectations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of good teaching practices and child development; continue professional learning through workshops and exchange of ideas with other programs.
  • Open, close, set up, and clean up the classroom on a daily basis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (REQUIRED)

  • Commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work with diverse populations

WORK EXPERIENCE

One to five years experience in:

  • Designing, and implementing curriculum
  • Teaching in an early childhood program or working with young children
  • Meeting children’s emotional and behavioral needs
  • Handling complex issues with families

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES

Education:

  • Child Development Associates (CDA) degree with infant/toddler experience
  • Or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range is $37,000-$42,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, a retirement plan, 10 paid holidays, 15 days paid time off, $250 Annual Healthy Living Allocation, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), short- and long- term disability, life insurance, and on-going professional development opportunities.

KSC is also committed to a full staff salary and benefits audit in 2022, which will inform future salary and benefits with an equity lens.

 

TO APPLY

Candidates should send the following to stacy@kingstreetcenter.org with “Toddler Teacher” in the subject line:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter with available start date
  3. Three references and their contact information

Only candidates who follow this process will be vetted. No direct calls please. Target start date is February 2022.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties as necessary. Minimal heavy lifting and no strenuous activity required; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. King Street Center is an equal opportunity employer.