Child Development Center Teacher

Child Development Center Teacher


Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-7141

Job Location

Whiteville, NC

Columbus County


In accordance with salary pay plan



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Closes: Friday, April 16, 2021

Target Start Date

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

M-F 40 hrs

Reports to

Child Development Center Facilitator

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associate's Degree in Child Development or a closely related field.
  2. Minimum of 2 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field.
  3. Knowledge of North Carolina licensing regulations and NAEYC Accreditation and commitment to maintaining five-star quality license rating and national accreditation.
  4. Completion of a statement of Physical Health required by the Department of Human Resources, Division of Child Development.
  5. Annual TB testing.
  6. Current criminal background check.
  7. Willingness and commitment to complete training as required by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education such as: playground safety training, emergency preparedness, first aid and safety/infant and child CPR certification, etc.    
  8. Commitment to complete required in-service/professional development training hours as required by the North Carolina Child Division of Child Development and Early Education child-care licensing laws.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program.
  2. Ability to lift 40lbs.
  3. Ability to walk, squat, kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, and speak with children to ensure children’s health and safety. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field.
  2. Three to five years of experience working in the Early Childhood field. 
  3. Current B-K Licensure.
  4. Experience providing effective supervision and guidance to program staff to ensure that program goals and philosophy are being achieved.

Position Description

Under the direction of the SCC Child Development Center Administrator/Assistant Administrator, the Child Development Center Teacher provides a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality is respected. In order to accomplish the objectives of this position, the Child Development Center Teacher performs the following functions: 

  1. To provide for the care, safety, and well-being of all children in the group. 
  2. A thorough understanding of the typical and atypical growth and development of young children. 
  3. Provides an environment that is warm, clean and pleasant allowing children to grow and explore. 
  4. Interacts effectively with children, parents, staff, students, and the general public. 
  5. Implements a model program that complies with current research on Developmentally Appropriate Practices and positive child guidance. 
  6. Exhibits personal qualities of patience, cheerfulness optimism, flexibility, cooperation, and reliability. 
  7. Responds to emergencies calmly. 
  8. The ability to plan and implement appropriate activities for young children. 
  9. Speaks distinctly and serves as a satisfactory language model for children. 
  10. Works well without close supervision. 
  11. Models developmentally appropriate teaching techniques consistent with classroom training for students, interns, and practicing professionals. 
  12. Positively and constructively instructs, supervises, and assists with evaluation of curriculum students/work study students assigned to the classroom.
  13. Collaborates with Early Childhood Faculty in coordinating and supporting curriculum learning experiences.
  14. Commitment to mission and philosophy of both the Early Childhood Education Department and the SCC Child Development Center.  
  15. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with community organizations, college staff, and the general public.
  16. Commitment to the community college "open door" philosophy and the comprehensive community college concept.


How to Apply

A completed Southeastern Community College application (located on the SCC website), a resume, letter of interest addressing the requirements and educational transcripts (unofficial copies of transcripts will be sufficient for the screening process, but official copies must be submitted prior to employment) must be submitted to the college Human Resources Office in order for applicants to be considered for this position.  Deadline for applications is April 16, 2021. 

Applicants should send all documents and inquiries to the Human Resources Office, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC  28472.  Telephone (910) 642-7141, extension 310.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job Post Contact

Bill Maultsby