Early Learning Specialist

Martha O'Bryan Center

Nashville

Education, Training & Library


Position Description / Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Implements an individually and developmentally appropriate program of activities in line with the mission of the Martha O’ Bryan Center and the goals of the Family Success Network.
• Develops curriculum for recreation and social emotional learning.
• Develops and implements structured family time activities.
• Manages the classroom effectively; organizes, keeps records, communicates, coordinates, and acts as a cooperative team member.
• Develops and maintains a safe, healthy, independent learning environment.
• Practices positive discipline techniques that promote the development of self-discipline.
• Communicates regularly with parents concerning their child’s progress.
• Administers developmental screenings and assessments.
• Collects and organizes data; inputs accurate and complete data for all early learning interactions with participants into database; leverages data for problem solving and planning.
• Participates in weekly Trauma Informed Care Coordination meetings.
• Assists in planning and implementation of Kindergarten Camp.
• Coordinates use of volunteers.
• Supervises part time staff and volunteers.
• Keeps director informed of problems/concerns/needs concerning children, parents, and general classroom operation.
• Actively participates in professional coaching sessions with curriculum specialist and/or supervisor.
• Participates in regular staff meetings, staff training programs, and supervisory sessions; accepts responsibility for developing a cohesive and positive team culture.
• Participates in training and professional development.
• Develops and recommends programming and procedural improvements.
• May lead or participate in events or activities on evenings or weekends as needed.


Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:  • Associate degree in Early Childhood Development or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred. • Two years of experience working with young children and families, particularly those living in poverty. • Training in Trauma-Informed Care, family-centered coaching, conscious discipline, and ACES preferred.


Application Instructions

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