Early Childhood Teacher {August 2020}

at Kids Club Saigon (view profile)
Location TP HCM
Date Posted 20/02/2020
Category Kindergaten
Job Type Full-time
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

Description

Job Description: Early Childhood Teacher - To begin work in August 2020

Working Hours:

  • 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)

General Description:

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:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Create and present age-appropriate, well-designed, and purposeful materials to support children’s learning. 
  4. Establish clear routines and use positive guidance methods to support a safe, orderly, and nurturing environment. Model and reinforce age-appropriate behavioral expectations.
  5. Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Lead team meetings, coordinate job responsibilities of team members, and provide leadership to teaching assistants.
  9. 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.
  10. Communicate with parents, children, colleagues, and members of the community in a clear, professional manner.
  11. Advise the Program Director of any concerns about children, parents or safety conditions, maintaining confidentiality as necessary.
  12. Share responsibility for the safety and welfare of all children attending the center.
  13. Attend staff meetings and in-service training as required by the Program Director.
  14. 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.
  15. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and flexibly in a team environment. Be open and responsive to feedback.
  16. Maintain confidentiality of any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
  17. Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Program Director to help the center run smoothly and safely.

Qualifications & Personal Attributes:

  1. University diploma in social sciences, early childhood education or related field.
  2. Knowledge of child development and early education theories and practices.
  3. 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.
  4. Clear, professional, native English language skills (verbal and written).
  5. Ability to handle multiple tasks confidently.
  6. Friendly, flexible, team-oriented approach.
  7. Ability to pass all health, safety, and criminal checks as required.