|at Kids Club Saigon (view profile)|
|Nationality of teacher:||American, Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand, South African|
|Teaching Experience||1 - 2 years|
|Candidate Requirements||Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree|
|Where is the school located:||TP HCM|
|Salary:||$1800-2200/month, depending on experience|
Job Description: Early Childhood Teacher - To begin work in August 2020
- Full-time (40 hours/week): Monday-Friday @ 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (includes planning time)
- Part-time (20+ hours/week): Monday-Friday @ 7:30 A.M. to 12 Noon (teaching) + 1 Afternoon @ 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. (planning)
The Early Childhood Teacher is a key member of the Kids Club Saigon team, working in collaboration with the Program Director and Teaching Assistants to provide high-quality early education and care to children ages 2 to 6 years. The teacher plans, organizes, and facilitates program activities that contribute to the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children. S/he works closely with team members to provide a safe, clean, nurturing, and positive learning environment for young children.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children, incorporating songs, games, open-ended play experiences, storytelling, and guided learning activities. Create monthly and weekly plans, in collaboration with team members (and Program Director when needed).
- Work with individual or small groups of children to present or reinforce learning concepts, providing the appropriate support and stimulation to meet children’s varying needs.
- Create and present age-appropriate, well-designed, and purposeful materials to support children’s learning.
- Establish clear routines and use positive guidance methods to support a safe, orderly, and nurturing environment. Model and reinforce age-appropriate behavioral expectations.
- Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand.
- Observe children and take anecdotal records, noting progress and concerns. Write progress notes and/or newsletters to communicate with parents on a regular basis, according to the monthly schedule agreed upon by teaching team and Program Director.
- Be available to speak with parents informally at arrival and pick-up times. Meet with parents outside of “teaching time” to discuss progress and concerns as needed.
- Lead team meetings, coordinate job responsibilities of team members, and provide leadership to teaching assistants.
- Keep equipment and materials in good order, assist in maintaining the availability of materials for daily use, and advise the Program Director of replacement and/or repair needs.
- Communicate with parents, children, colleagues, and members of the community in a clear, professional manner.
- Advise the Program Director of any concerns about children, parents or safety conditions, maintaining confidentiality as necessary.
- Share responsibility for the safety and welfare of all children attending the center.
- Attend staff meetings and in-service training as required by the Program Director.
- Demonstrate the ability to work, both individually and as a team member, with people of diverse educational, ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds including children, parents, staff and the general public.
- Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and flexibly in a team environment. Be open and responsive to feedback.
- Maintain confidentiality of any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
- Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Program Director to help the center run smoothly and safely.
Qualifications & Personal Attributes:
- University diploma in social sciences, early childhood education or related field.
- Knowledge of child development and early education theories and practices.
- Previous experience of working with young children in a childcare or preschool setting, and/or a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in childcare or early education.
- Clear, professional, native English language skills (verbal and written).
- Ability to handle multiple tasks confidently.
- Friendly, flexible, team-oriented approach.
- Ability to pass all health, safety, and criminal checks as required.