Infant/Toddler Teacher - Hawaii Kai Job Opening

Infant/Toddler Teacher - Hawaii Kai

Kamaaina Kids

Honolulu, Hawaii
$9.10 - $13.60 an hour
Category: Assistant Teacher

5919 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu, Hawaii 96821

Position Summary:
Plan and carry out daily program and activities for a group of infant/toddler age children

May work with and supervise an assistant teacher or aide

Responsible to:
Center Director, Preschool Division, Kama'aina Kids President

Full Time
Essential Job Functions (fundamental teacher responsibilities):
  • Establish and maintain developmental appropriate environment that supports the growth and development of children.
  • Assist with planning and conducting developmentally appropriate daily activities for children.
  • Observe record and report significant individual and group behavior.
  • Be responsible for written communication to parents; notes, newsletters, end of year written report on children. Conduct Parent and Teacher conferences.
  • Establish a safe and healthy nurturing environment for children.
  • Supervise children by sight and sound at all times.
  • Attend staff meetings, school programs, In Service Training.
  • Display teaching excellence for other staff; role model, share professional and technical information
  • Follow feeding schedules and procedures for infants and others as needed.
Secondary Job Functions (tasks that can be delegated):
  • Write up lesson plans.
  • Assist with communications to parents; notes, newsletters, yearend report.
  • Fill out injury reports.
  • Assist with set up classroom daily.
  • Change diapers and/or wet or soiled clothing.
  • Keep the environment clean and orderly; bend and pick up toys, wipe tables and chairs, etc.
  • Answer the telephone and record messages according to format.
Additional Responsibilities (expected of all staff):
  • Relate joyfully and sensitively to all children.
  • Greet parents cheerfully.
  • Greet children individually, warmly and cheerfully.
  • Give loving personal personal attention to children when they need it; comfort crying, dry tears, wipe noses, give hugs and reassurance.
  • Be conscious of cleanliness of children; soiled clothing must be changed, children's hands and faces kept clean.
  • Report all sign of illness, injury, unusual behavior or possible abuse to the Center Director.
  • Use group management and discipline that is positive, appropriate and consistent.
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward children, parents and coworkers.
  • Communicate with children, parents, coworkers and Director.
  • Work cooperatively with Director and other staff towards maintaining a quality program for children.
Personal Demands of the Position:
  • Emotional maturity and stability.
  • Emotional stamina to work positively with young children for the length of scheduled workday.
  • Mental stability; patient, flexible, sense of humor, positive, consistent, dependable, cooperative.
  • Sufficient security and judgment to handle crisis situations.
  • Able to take supervision and correction constructively.
  • Able to positively supervise aides and other personnel when required.
  • Clean personal hygiene
Physical Demands of the Position:
  • Bending, squatting, kneeling, crawling, and sitting on low chairs or on the floor.
  • Lifting children weighing up to 45 pounds.
  • Pushing, pulling, lifting furniture.
  • Detecting unsafe situations by sight or sound.
  • Moving quickly to intervene in unsafe situations.
Position Content:
This job description is not intended to be and should not be constructed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify; add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the children, the program and the Center.
  • Clear a local and national criminal background check.
  • Clear an employment history check.
  • Free of TB
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Medical Statement of Good Health
Educational Qualifications
  • Hight School Diploma/Equivalent
  • 12 Credits approved ECE or Child Development training courses.
  • 30 hours course work in Infant and Toddler development from and accredited teacher training institute/ program.
With 12 credits: 12 months of full time experience working with children under 36 months in a licensed group care setting.
With out college Credits: 24 months full time experience working with children under 36 months.

Preferred Qualifications (other helpful qualifications):
  • Hold a current First Aid/Pediatric CPR Training certificate.