Sep 18, 2021

Teacher for Babies and Toddlers

  • JAARS, Inc.
Part time Education

Job Description

Target Staff Type             Supported/Volunteer

Work Location   JAARS Waxhaw   For a volunteer or a staff person who raises support     At least 21 years old

FTE         0.500

Position Summary          

Impart love and care to the missionary children who live temporarily or permanently at JAARS. Be a part of a child’s early life, showing Christ’s love to these children and their parents.

Provide a safe, developmentally appropriate and nurturing environment for two to eighteen-month-old children.

 Position Responsibilities              

  • Plan for the development of the whole child by choosing activities in all areas—social, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
  • Enable a positive learning environment by creative use of all available resources; plan opportunities to test ideas and practice new skills
  • Provide a balanced program of quiet, sensory experiences and vigorous activities that stimulate their development
  • Recognize and teach to each individual child’s needs and parents’ goals
  • Assist children with activities of daily life (hand-washing, eating and restroom use)
  • Create and maintain an attractive, well-kept, safe classroom that encourages children to create and explore; regularly clean and check over toys and equipment to see that they are functioning properly
  • Supervise, train and guide assistant teachers and maintain staff-to-child ratios
  • Document individual child’s needs, development, strengths and interests

Position Requirements 

  • A deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal spiritual growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission and core values of JAARS
  • Have a high school degree or equivalent education
  • Relate well with children; support, engage and provide age-appropriate instruction to infants and toddlers
  • Availability and adequate energy to fulfill duties
  • Work experience in church nurseries/schools, day camps or daycare settings preferred
  • Able to lift up to 35 pounds in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety and potential emergency situations
  • Criminal background check, child safety interview, child safeguard review will be done and professional references required

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