The Learning Lamp
  • Early Learning
  • Ebensburg, PA, USA
  • 13.80-15.81 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Program Director - Before/After School

You have a purpose and so should your job. Our children are the future of our community, and their care and education will directly impact their growth, development, and success. We believe success in the classroom is the foundation for success in life - and that no child should go without the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Learning Lamp has been lighting the way to a brighter future for nearly 20 years in our region. Initially started with the mission to provide access to high quality tutoring without the high price tag, our organization has grown, minimizing education and care disparities for children through child care, tutoring, and more. We are an integral part of the Ebesnburg community, providing much needed support for families, schools, and children.

We are looking for a FULL TIME Before/After School Program Director.

What's in it for you?

The chance to make an impact by:

  • Being the compassionate, smiling face and vibrant light when interacting with the children on a regular basis;
  • Collaborating with other Child Care Staff to plan and execute fun, engaging, and age-appropriate activities for the children in the classroom and on the playground;
  • Caring for vulnerable young children when preparing snacks/meals, changing diapers, and supervising;
  • Engaging the parents/guardians through regular communication about the development and well-being of their child(ren); and
  • Safeguarding each child when cleaning the classroom, adhering to the safety and security regulations you learn through our employee development training, and more.

What are the hours like?

  • Our centers are open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our Full-Time Program Director works an 8-hour shift within these hours.
  • Apply today to discuss if there's a schedule that can work for you!

What do we offer?

  • A collaborative, supportive environment for your professional growth.
  • Training and Development opportunities, including access to a professional development platform where you choose your growth opportunities.
  • Career Advancement opportunities through our apprenticeship programs for roles in leadership, administration, operations, and more!
  • Holidays we are closed/you are off include: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
  • Substantial Childcare Discounts for most employees, including
    • Infant/Toddler: $12 per day or less if eligible for Child Care Works (CCW)
    • Preschool - School Age: $9 per day
    • 50% Off Before and After Care
    • 50% Off Tutoring Services
  • Pay Ranges from $13.80+ based on experience
  • Our Full-Time positions also include:
    • Benefits, including
      • PTO (up to 18 days after 6 months of employment)
      • Health
      • Dental
      • Vision
      • Life
      • Long-Term Disability
      • Short-Term Disability
      • Retirement savings (403(b))
      • 529 Savings Plan
      • Tuition reimbursement

What do you bring?

  • MUST have at least an Associate's degree in a human service related field.
  • Previous experience with children, and this does not have to be in a childcare center! Are you a parent?
  • Have you volunteered with children before? Are you a former or retired teacher? All of these are examples of some of the many ways our staff have experience with children.
  • Willingness to go through (and pass!) the required clearances and training to ensure the safety and security of our children, including: four clearances, mandated reporter training, a physical, and TB test.
  • This can typically be accomplished within a week to get you started.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis. The children grow!
  • Capacity for sitting, standing, walking, bending and stopping for long periods of time, as these happen throughout the eight-hour day.

Our opportunities are a great way to start a career in the Early Childhood field that offer a lot of room to grow within our organization. Our childcare centers need supportive and committed people to positively impact the next generation. Apply Now!

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