Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in a career in the early childhood field? If you would like to make a difference in a young child’s life, Gold Creek Child Development Center is currently seeking to fill the following positions. There is room for growth in these positions, and we will help pay training and education costs. 

 

If you are interested in the positions below, please submit your resume, a application (below), including three references by email to goldcreekcdc@gmail.com

 

Lead Teacher

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Mark attendance tracking sheets daily  and check that parents are signing children in and out of the Center.

  • Take attendance and emergency sheets during fire drills and other emergencies.

  • Supervise administering of medicine as needed following applicable Center policies.

  • Keep records of plans for each individual child and group as a whole.

  • Supervise other staff members in classroom in order to guide toward positive learning environment.

  • Establish and maintain a regular cleaning schedule. 

  • Guide staff in implentation of lesson plans.

  • Keep Director and/or Assistant Director up to date on needed supplies, repairs, or situations that arise in the classroom.

  • Be familiar with and comply with NAEYC Accredidation Standards. Demonstrate an understanding of child development principles.

  • Be alert to the need to smooth transitions.

  • Supervise bathroom routine. Change children and/or support potty training as needed in a pleasant manner.

  • Use positive approach to discipline consistent with Center policy.

  • Support all center policies. 

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Perform such other duties at the Center as assigned by Director or Assistant Director.

 

Qualifications

  • Hold a Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Child Development Associate (CDA), or a minimum of one year experience working in an organized early childhood program and participating in CDA study to be completed within one year of obtaining lead position.

  • Must meet the minimum requirements set by the State of Alaska for individuals providing care.

  • Have a valid first aid and CPR certification, or complete upon hire.

  • Have a valid Alaska Food Handler Permit, or complete upon hire.

Assistant Teacher

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Arrive on time and greet children and parents upon arrival.

  • Contribute to a happy, clean and relaxed atmosphere while maintaining classroom routines.

  • Be familiar with and comply with NAEYC Accredidation Standards. Demonstrate an understanding of child development principles.

  • Be alert to the need to smooth transitions.

  • Supervise bathroom routine. Change children and/or support potty training as needed in a pleasant manner.

  • Use positive approach to discipline consistent with Center policy.

  • Assist in preparing and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum (social studies, science, math & logical thinking, nutrition & health, music and other arts) through the selection of theme topics, the use of interest centers and planned activities.

  • Support all Center policies. 

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Perform such other duties at the Center as assigned by Director, Assistant Director, or Lead Teacher.

 

Qualifications:

  • Have completed high school or GED

  • Meet the minimum requirements set by the State of Alaska for individuals providing care.

  • Have first aid and CPR certification, and Alaska Food Handler Permit; or complete upon hire.

  • Willingness to complete further training.

Wage & Benefits

  • Wage is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • Potential for annual bonuses

  • Paid Federal Holidays

  • Annual and Sick Leave Accrual

  • Health Insurance Assistance

  • Childcare Discount

  • Access to on-site fitness center

  • Paid Training and Developmental Opportunities

  • Gym Membership to the Federal Building Gym