Careers

Manchester Early Learning Center is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender orientation, gender, age (except where there is an occupational qualification as defined by law), or disability.

Please use this link to submit an application online for our open positions:

http://www.melckids.org/

Position: Lead Teacher

Job Description: Lead Teachers are responsible for the developmentally appropriate care and education of children enrolled in the center, in accordance with both the state regulations for childcare and the policies and mission of Manchester Early Learning Center.  These teachers accept responsibility for planning and executing duties as directed by the director/assistant director.         

Job Status:  Hourly, Full-time, Benefits as stated in Personnel Policies

Hours of work and schedule are determined weekly, based upon program needs.

Job Classification and Compensation: This position is assigned to the pay plan based on credential or degree of the teacher.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Must have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or an equivalent or higher credential that addresses comparable competencies; or must begin the credential within 6 months of employment
  3. Willing to obtain training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with young children.
  4. Complete all employee records as required.
  5. Pass drug screenings and unlimited criminal history checks.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  1. Communicate effectively with children, their parents, and other staff.
  2. Provide quality, nurturing care to children enrolled in the program.
  3. Demonstrate skills to properly address developmental needs of young children.
  4. Conduct and document developmental assessments of children.
  5. Maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents, and staff.
  6. Ability to move quickly, sit on floor, and lift up to 40 pounds.
  7. Emotional and social maturity to act as a role model.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family.
  2. Promote feelings of security and trust in children.
  3. Talk, sing, and read to children frequently.
  4. Respect individual preferences and eating styles; sit with children and share family-style meals; model manners and good nutrition.
  5. Tend to children’s personal hygiene needs
  6. Organize daily activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities.
  7. Conduct ongoing developmental assessments of children.
  8. Complete timely documentation according to center policies.
  9. Maintain a safe, clean environment, as well as practice good personal hygiene and hand washing
  10. Maintain a cooperative attitude of working with other teachers, the center director, parents and volunteers.
  11. Protect children from physical punishment or verbal abuse by anyone and immediately reports such incidents to the center director or person in charge.
  12. Provide for the physical safety of each child from arrival time until departure.
  13. Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and reports these signs immediately to the center director or person in charge.
  14. Attend all mandatory training opportunities and staff meetings as provided and scheduled.
  15. Maintain professional code of conduct and work ethic.
  16. Promote early learning in all areas of development.
  17. Maintain a positive attitude during both emergency and stressful situations.
  18. Perform any other tasks deemed necessary by the center director.

Position:  Assistant Teacher

Job Description: Assistant Teachers are responsible for the developmentally appropriate care and education of children enrolled in the center, in accordance with both the state regulations for childcare and the policies and mission of Manchester Early Learning Center.  These teachers accept responsibility for executing duties as directed by the director/assistant director.  

Job Status: Hourly, full or part time. Benefits as stated in Personnel Policies. Hours of work and schedule are determined weekly.

Job Classification and Compensation: This position is assigned to the pay plan based on credential or degree of the teacher.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Experience working with children
  3. Willing to obtain training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with young children.
  4. Complete all employee records as required.
  5. Pass drug screenings and unlimited criminal history checks.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  1. Communicate effectively with children, their parents, and other staff.
  2. Provide quality, nurturing care to all children enrolled in the program.
  3. Demonstrate skills to properly address developmental needs of children.
  4. Maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents, and staff.
  5. Lift up to 40 pounds.
  6.  Emotional and social maturity to act as a role model.
  7.  Ability to move quickly and sit on the floor on a regular basis.
  8.  Ability to interact with children both indoors and outdoors daily

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family.
  2. Promote feelings of security and trust in and among the children.
  3. Talk, sing, and read to children frequently.
  4. Respond quickly in a soothing and tender manner to cries or calls of distress.
  5. Respect individual preferences and eating styles; sit with children and shares family-style meal; model manners and good nutrition.
  6. Tend to children’s personal hygiene needs, remaining especially attentive during routines such as diaper changing, cleaning, feeding, and changing soiled or wet clothes.
  7. Allow children to explore, manipulate and use materials, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  8. Complete timely, neat, accurate documentation of attendance, feedings, daily activity logs for parents, and other documentation as may be deemed necessary for proving quality services.
  9. Maintain a safe, clean, care-giving environment, practice good personal hygiene and hand washing, and assure the well-being and safety of all of the children in that environment.
  10. Maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with other teachers, the center director, parents and volunteers in planning and implementing activities for the classroom.
  11. Protect all children from physical punishment or verbal abuse by anyone in any program activity, and immediately reports any such incident to the center director or person in charge.
  12. Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and reports these signs immediately to the center director or person in charge.
  13. Attend all mandatory training opportunities and staff meetings as provided and scheduled.
  14. Maintain professional code of conduct and work ethic.
  15. Maintain a positive attitude during both emergency and stressful situations.
  16. Perform any other tasks deemed necessary by the center director/assistant director.