The Sunshine House Early Learning Academy
  • SC-Spartanburg
  • Spartanburg, SC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits and perks program


Imagine coming to work each day knowing your actions will positively impact your community and the next generation. Head Start Teachers at the Sunshine House make a difference in the life of a child every day.

Essential Job Responsibilities:   

Safety and Education

  • Supervision Keep all children in sight at all times and use Student Transition Sheets properly. 

  • Health and Safety Be aware of your surroundings and report or correct unsafe conditions if you find them. Keep rooms clean and organized. 

  • Positive Guidance Use only positive child guidance strategies to instruct children.  

  • Licensing Practice compliance with state licensing and accreditation regulations

  • Teaching Implement The Sunshine House curriculum in a way that meets each child's unique learning style.

  • Care Meet physical and emotional needs of each child and provide an atmosphere that makes children and families feel valued

Strive for Excellence   

  • Commitment Come to work on time, enthusiastic, committed, and professionally prepared every day.  

  • Cooperation Work with your team to achieve the center's goals. 

  • Accreditation Be aware of accreditation standards and do your part to gain or maintain accreditation for your center.  

  • Customer Service Present a welcoming attitude towards prospective families who come for a tour. Engage them in conversation about their child's education, and the features and benefits of our programs. 

  • Professional Development Attend all training, center staff meetings, and other professional development initiatives as required.   

Be Flexible and Proactive      

  • Work Hours Work hours may vary to meet the needs of the children in our care and to maintain state requirements. You may be asked to work more or fewer hours than originally scheduled. 

  • Initiative After proper training, you should be able to anticipate classroom needs and follow through without direct supervision or prompting. 

  • Classroom Assignment It is sometimes necessary for staff to move between classrooms and to work with different age groups so your classroom assignment may change according to center needs. 

    Other Duties Take on other center duties as needed to care for children, support your co-workers, and contribute to the center's success. 

    Requirements:  

    • High School Diploma or equivalent and coursework in ECE preferred.

    • CDA or willingness to obtain.         

    • A minimum of six months experience in a state-licensed childcare center.  

    • Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently.         

    • CPR and 1st Aid Certifications or willingness to obtain.

    • Must maintain state in-service training requirements and Head Start training requirements.

               

    • Must be able to adapt to continuously changing, fast-paced environment, and make the children's needs the primary focus.             

    • Must be able to fully engage in physical activity. Must be able to kneel, stoop, squat, and stand for a long time, and demonstrate and engage in activities like jumping, dancing, walking, and running.             

    • The ability to lift up to 30 pounds is required.            

    • Work is primarily performed at the center. Daily outdoor work is required but work is otherwise indoors. Work is sometimes performed off site for field trips.            

    • Must be able to see and hear well enough to monitor classrooms and playgrounds to keep children safe at all times.             

    The Sunshine House is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.  

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