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Early Education Provider

The Lead Teacher is responsible for developing and carrying out various cultural, academic and social activities for children ages 5-12 years old throughout the school year and for 6-8 weeks during each summer. The Lead Teacher is responsible for supervision of supporting staff and children enrolled in these programs while on-site; on local or regional trips; for disciplinary concerns, for communicating directly with parents; and for coordinating all activities involved with the safe and effective operation of the programs.  Program components include: activities that are both educational and recreational, field trips, school vacation days or professional days and special events.

This position is supervised by the Education Director.

Part-time: 30 hours per week maximum

$14.34 -$22.96 per hour/$29,840 - $47,775

  • Follow all rules, policies and procedures of the WTGHA Education Department pertaining to the After School and Summer Turtle Programs.
  • Provide students with activities that promote their physical and intellectual development.
  • Coordinate the creating, planning and maintaining of a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Utilize positive strategies to support the social, emotional development of all students.
  • Coordinate the implementation of culturally significant lessons in daily programming.
  • Promote positive behaviors and professionalism, including completion of annual training hours.
  • Assist and monitor students and staff during program hours.
  • Trouble-shoot issues with staff, students, transportation and contractors.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date student, staff and after school/summer turtle program records.
  • Supervise school year and summer counselor leaders and provide primary support to and provide learning tools for promoting a positive environment.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as requested by the Education Director.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Child Development Coursework.
  • Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record.
  • Trained in CPR/First Aid.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a child care/after school or school based setting
  • Organized, reliable, attentive.
  • Working knowledge of effective methods of managing, caring for and promoting positive behaviors in children.
  • Ability and desire to work with children in a positive, nurturing manner.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and school-aged care guidelines.
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development.
  • Trained in playground safety.
  • Trained in Nutrition for Children.
  • Understanding of Trauma-informed Care.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team.
Training may be available for “qualified” candidates who do not possess all of the minimum qualifications. The applicability of this approach will be determined during the candidate’s interview process.

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) 20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535-1546
Phone: (508) 645 9265    Fax: (508) 645-3790    Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
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