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 plan



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M-F Class Schedule

Reports to

Child Development Center Administrator

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associate 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 commitment to maintaining five-star quality license rating.
  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.

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. Knowledge of NAEYC Accreditation and commitment to obtaining and maintaining national accreditation.
  4. Current B-K Licensure.
  5. 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 (Southeastern Community College) Child Development Center 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. To accomplish the objectives of this position, the Child Development Center Teacher performs the following functions: 

Essential Duties:

  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 public. 
  5. Design and implement 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. Plan and implement appropriate activities for young children, ages two-twelve. 
  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 the Administrator 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. Seeks out and implements ways to innovate the classroom environment and overall learning experience for the children and their families.
  15. Works closely with technical assistance specialists to ensure compliance with state laws and national accreditation standards.
  16. Commitment to the mission and philosophy of both the Early Childhood Education Department and the SCC Child Development Center.  
  17. Prepares and submits all required daily, weekly, and monthly documentation as required by the Administrator.
  18. Commitment to the community college "open door" philosophy and the comprehensive community college concept. 

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to work flexible hours to meet the program's needs.
  2. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with community organizations, college staff, and the public.
  3. Ability to adhere to established due dates and deadlines for communicated and assigned tasks.
  4. Ability to lift 40lbs.
  5. Ability to walk, squat, kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, and speak with children to ensure children’s health and safety.

How to Apply

The starting date for the positions is 5/1//23. Salary is dependent upon qualifications, experience, and labor market. Excellent references from previous employers must be furnished upon request. 

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. Initial review of applications will be 3/27/2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants should send all documents and inquiries to the Human Resources Office, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC  28472. Telephone (910) 788-6310 or (910) 788-6206

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job Post Contact

Bill Maultsby