We are currently hiring: Licensed Lead Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Substitute Teaching Assistants, Supervised Visitation Monitors.

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For more information or to apply for any of these positions please email jennie@orangecountyparentchildcenter.org or call 802-685-2264.

Licensed Lead Teacher

The Orange County Parent Child Center is a vibrant, family-friendly work environment in the heart of Orange County. We value relationships with the children and families we serve and take great care to provide a professional place for the community to access programs and supports that meet their needs. Our mission is to help families with young children build a sense of place within their communities by connecting them to education, support, advocacy, and wellness opportunities.

The Orange County Parent Child Center’s Early Care & Education program currently serves children ages six week through five years. This position requires a dedication to and an appreciation for developing relationships with the children and their families in a manner that mirrors a rich, strengths-based, home-like environment.

The Licensed Lead Teacher will hold a current VT Educators License and is responsible for the curriculum, classroom management, environment, and all other aspects of the implementation of a high-quality early education program.

Responsibilities

  • Creating and implementing a program which meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, artistic, and social needs of both individual children and the group.
  • Implementing approved curriculum, in coordination with the Program Director.
  • Keeping staff and parents informed of program goals and development.
  • Preparing a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing, and permits the child to grow and explore.
  • Interacting with the children and encouraging their involvement in activities; providing materials appropriate to the development level.
  • Understanding each child’s developmental stage so the expectations are reasonable.
  • Remaining current with IEP goals and designing plans accordingly.
  • Observing, recording and reporting significant individual and group behavior.
  • Preparing and organizing material needed in the program
  • Updating children’s daily attendance sheets and staff schedules.
  • Displaying a positive attitude toward children and adults.
  • Establishing and maintaining good communications with parents through conferences – formally twice a year or as requested by parents and informally on a regular basis.
  • Administering first aid and handling emergency situations quickly and calmly.
  • Participating in 48 hours per year of training (in addition to CPR/First Aid) or more, at the Director’s discretion and keeping documentation current on the Bright Futures Information System.
  • Communicating with families regularly via newsletters or classroom blog.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all information.
  • Compliance with state licensing requirements.

Qualifications

  • Teaching License: Must hold a current VT Educator’s License
  • Driver’s License: Must have reliable transportation, current driver’s license, and Certificate of Auto Insurance.
  • Education: Lead teachers in Preschool – EC Teaching Licensure; Infant and Toddler Teachers, EC Licensure preferred or bachelor’s degree in EC or a related field
  • Experience: Minimum of two years successful experience working with the ages of children specified. Experience working with complex ‘families in need’ preferred.
  • Skills/Abilities:
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Ability to make sound, independent judgments.
    • Ability to accurately document work done and results achieved as needed.
    • Ability to set limits with clients and families.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.

Benefits
100% single coverage dental insurance; 100% coverage life insurance; 100% coverage AD & D insurance.

Generous paid time off plus 8 paid holidays.

Pay is commensurate with experience but higher than the local average

Teaching Assistants

The Orange County Parent Child Center is a vibrant, family-friendly work environment in the heart of Orange County. We value relationships with the children and families we serve and take great care to provide a professional place for the community to access programs and supports that meet their needs. Our mission is to help families with young children build a sense of place within their communities by connecting them to education, support, advocacy, and wellness opportunities.

The Orange County Parent Child Center’s Early Care & Education program currently serves children ages six week through five years. This position requires a dedication to and an appreciation for developing relationships with the children and their families in a manner that mirrors a rich, strengths-based, home-like environment.

The Assistant Teacher helps to create a program which meets the emotional, physical, social, and cognitive needs of both the individual child and the group and includes, but is not limited to,

  • Implementing approved curriculum, routines, and practices in coordination with the classroom Lead Teacher and Program Director.
  • Keeping staff and parents informed of program goals and development.
  • Having an understanding of each child’s developmental stage so the expectations are appropriate.
  • Preparing and maintaining a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean, and appealing, and permits children to grow and explore.
  • Observing, recording, and reporting significant individual and group behavior.
  • Carrying out appropriate interactions as established with the Lead Teacher & Director and working to keep the program consistent and enriching for all.
  • Participating in at least 48 hours per year of professional development training (in addition to CPR/First Aid). Other duties or tasks as assigned.

This is a part-time, Monday thru Friday position. Hours are to be determined. This is benefited position.

Requirements
Minimum of two years successful experience working with young children. Experience working with complex families in need is preferred. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license, and certificate of Auto Insurance. Must possess the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, to work well independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Familiarity with documentation. Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

Benefits
100% single coverage dental insurance; 100% coverage life insurance; 100% coverage AD & D insurance.

Generous paid time off plus 8 paid holidays

Education
Associate degree in early childhood or human/child development or related field. Comparable experience and/or training (such as significant course work in early childhood education or a CDA) will be considered in lieu of educational requirements for the right person.

Substitute Teaching Assistants

The Orange County Parent Child Center is a vibrant, family-friendly work environment in the heart of Orange County. We value relationships with the children and families we serve and take great care to provide a professional place for the community to access programs and supports that meet their needs. Our mission is to help families with young children build a sense of place within their communities by connecting them to education, support, advocacy, and wellness opportunities.

The Orange County Parent Child Center’s Early Care & Education program currently serves children ages six weeks through five years.

Substitute teachers work under the direct supervision of OCPCC teaching staff. Days of the program are, Monday thru Friday, year-round. Substitutes are needed for planned and unplanned absences. Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, and be willing to take the ‘Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals’ online course.

 College students are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Part-time

Supervised Visitation Monitors

The Orange County Parent Child Center is a vibrant, family-friendly work environment in the heart of Orange County. We value relationships with the children and families we serve and take great care to provide a professional place for the community to access programs and supports that meet their needs. Our mission is to help families with young children build a sense of place within their communities by connecting them to education, support, advocacy, and wellness opportunities.

The Orange County Parent Child Center provides safe, monitored visits for non-custodial parents to spend time with their children.

Monitors help to manage the visits to minimize contact between the parents. They directly observe the visit and all parent/child contact and facilitate a safe, neutral environment.

Primary duties: maintain safety and neutrality, observe, redirect, and intervene, as necessary. Visits take place primarily on weekends in Tunbridge, with some occasional evenings. Training and high-quality supervision is provided.

These are part time and/or per diem positions with competitive wages.

Job Type: Part-time

Equal Opportunity Employer

Playgroup Facilitator

OCPCC hosts weekly playgroups throughout Orange County. Each takes place in a community space, like a church, school, or library. In the summer months playgroups take place in local parks or village greens.

Although the individual spaces make each playgroup unique, they all contain the same high-quality components, which include: a nutritious snack, a time for reading aloud, a variety of small and large motor activities (depending on the space available), and free play, as well as a variety of resources being available to families for additional supports.

Job Description

The Playgroup facilitator is responsible for hosting weekly, morning playgroups for families and caregivers with children from birth to age five. Activities include large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives, as well as a snack. Facilitators serve as interactive hosts and organizers of activities.

Parents and caregivers remain present during playgroups and are expected to interact with their children. Facilitation includes helping parents and caregivers build relationships with one another, providing engaging activities, role modeling supportive language, providing access to relevant additional resources, making referrals to other OCPCC programs, maintaining a consistent schedule, and keeping accurate attendance records. Playgroup facilitators have regular access to materials, snack items, and program paperwork at OCPCC.

Supervision is provided by the Community Outreach Coordinator. Attendance at monthly full staff meetings is preferred. Mandatory trainings are offered annually.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of child development and early childhood concepts. Early childhood experience is preferred. Comfort and confidence in serving as a resource to families.

Reliable transportation. The ability to work independently, maintain consistency in service, and interact with community partners in a positive manner. Strong communication and organizational skills.

Competitive, hourly pay commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Part-time

The Orange County Parent Child Center is a vibrant, family-friendly work environment in the heart of Orange County. We value relationships with the children and families we serve and take great care to provide a professional place for the community to access programs and supports that meet their needs. Our mission is to help families with young children build a sense of place within their communities by connecting them to education, support, advocacy, and wellness opportunities.