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Early Childhood
Education Assistant

Schedule: Full Time

Position Description: The Early Childhood Education Center Assistant (ECECA) will provide extra assistance to plan, implement and assess the long term success of the ECEC children. The ECECA will utilize the curriculum collaboratively as a foundation for lesson planning and assure there is healthy and safe environment for the children and families served. The ECECA will engage in positive and professional parent/child/staff relationships. The ECECA will keep records and complete reports which ensure the standards of excellence are maintained. They will participate and maintain professional development and attend staff training. Perform related duties as assigned.

Requirements: The successful candidate will possess a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or equivalent; an Associate’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or comparable. A minimum of one year on-the-job training in providing a nurturing indoor/outdoor environment meeting the child’s out-of-home needs. One year (plus) of experience under qualified supervision working as a teacher serving the ages and developmental abilities of the children in care. Must possess a valid certificate in pediatric first aid, including CPR. Thorough knowledge of normal child development and early childhood education, as well as knowledge of indicators that a child is not developing typically. The ability to respond appropriately to children’s needs in addition to the ability to recognize signs of illness and safety/ injury hazards and respond with prevention interventions. This position requires effective oral and written communication skills. Sound judgment and emotional maturity is requisite. Must have an appreciation for and be able to embrace the Mission of The Salvation Army.

Contact: Please send, fax, or email your resume along with a cover letter with salary expectation to:

The Salvation Army
Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Human Resources Manager
4200 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia PA, 19129
Fax: (215)558-1499
Email: jobs@SalvationArmyKrocCenter.org

No phone calls please.

The Salvation Army Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.