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Careers

At Tamassee DAR School it is all about the children and their families! We seek professional servant-minded people that desire to be a part of our child-centered and family-focused environment.  As a nationally accredited children and family service organization, we are committed to providing the highest quality of programs and services possible for the those we serve.  If you are interested in helping us create opportunities for students to be successful, valued, and respected—we need you to join our family!

Compensation is based on position and experience.  Eligible employees are offered a benefits package that includes health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and up to 12 paid holidays.

Join our Team! Should you see a position that you are interested in pursuing, please click on the application button and complete the employment application packet.  Resumes are welcome but do not replace the application.   Applications are required prior to scheduling an interview.  Please send your completed packet to Jan Honeycutt in our Human Resources Office at janh@tdarschool.org or by fax at 864.944.0097.

Mail:
Tamassee DAR School
c/o Jan Honeycutt, Human Resources Officer
PO Box 8
Tamassee, SC  29686

Early Childhood Learning Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Early Childhood Learning

SUPERVISOR:  Early Childhood Learning Director

CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly

Qualifications:  Early Childhood Learning Teachers shall be at least 18 years of age.  Teachers must have, or be actively working towards an Early Childhood Development Degree, Diploma or Certificate.  They must have the ability to be assertive and the ability to plan and organize appropriate age related classroom activities with patience and flexibility.  Have a love and understanding of young children.

Overview:  We are looking for an Early Childhood Learning Teacher to encourage the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of the children in our facilities. You will teach and supervise them while also motivating them to use their mental capacities and exercise their imagination.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Submit weekly lesson plans and activities to be approved by the ECL Director/Coordinator.
  • Plan, prepare, organize and implement games, activities, and special events.
  • Design and follow a full schedule of activities and discover suitable teaching material
  • Use a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing etc) to enhance the child’s abilities.
  • Attend mandatory training throughout the year as required by organization and licensing agencies. Twenty-six hours required annually.
  • Observe children’s interactions and promote the spirit of concord
  • Assist with homework and evaluate children’s performance to make sure they are on the right learning track.
  • Collaborate with other colleagues and supervision.
  • Adhere with teaching standards and safety regulations as established by the official sources.
  • Remain in constant communication with parents and update them on the progress of their children.
  • Clean and organize room for the next day.
  • Dress according to TDAR school dress code.
  • Arrive at scheduled time and be prepared to work.
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assist ECL Director/Coordinator in any other areas as may be deemed necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned and expected by supervision and management.

Cook

DEPARTMENT:  Education

SUPERVISOR:  Manager of Food Services

CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly/Part-time

Position Summary:  The Cook will provide nutritious, tasty meals and quality food service in an atmosphere to cleanliness, cheerfulness, and personal caring.

 Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation and serving of daily menus and other special meals as assigned by the Manager of Food Services.
  • Responsible for the day to day cleanliness, sanitation, and appearance of unit as assigned by the Manager, as well as the safety of unit.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene.
  • Responsible for the security of inventory and food services equipment.
  • Assist in training and supervision of food service work study students teaching responsibility and respect.
  • Cleans, cuts, prepares, and cooks meat, fish, or poultry to a safe temperature.
  • Prepares and cooks various items according to menus, special dietary or nutritional requirements, or numbers of portions to be served.
  • Apportions and serves food to guests, employees, and students.
  • Washes cooking equipment such as pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other pieces.
  • Inventories supplies and equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of or ability to learn sanitation and regulations for workplace safety.
  • Basic understanding of or ability to learn food handling techniques, preparation, and cooking procedures.
  • Must be able to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Must be able to work well as part of a team.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain personal cleanliness.

 Required Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or equivalent, vocational school coursework in kitchen basics, such as food safety, preferred.
  • One year of related experience preferred.
  • Flexibility to work afterschool program hours, especially as seasons and service needs change.

Work Environment
This job operates in a kitchen, cafeteria style environment. This role routinely uses standard kitchen equipment such as diswashers, ovens, cutlery, and cooking utensils. Community-based location that serves youth, families and community members daily. Frequent contact with employees, community-based organizations, families, students, and community members.

Physical Demands
The position requires prolonged periods of standing. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Afterschool Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Education

SUPERVISOR:  Afterschool Program Director

CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly/Part-time

Position Summary:  The Afterschool Teacher will provide non-classroom academic instruction to individuals and small groups to prepare, advance, or remediate students in specific academic areas during the after school program. The Afterschool Teacher will transport students safely, responsibly, and efficiently to and from assigned locations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Teacher:

  • Consults with students, teachers, and parents to identify academic needs and to develop individualized tutoring plans for clients.
  • Administers and scores assessments to fully understand students achievement levels, areas for improvement, learning styles, and other academic tendencies.
  • Reviews class assignments, content, or standards; discusses content with student; and re-teaches when needed.
  • Assists students with homework; creates extra practice or training materials and aids as needed.
  • Teaches and mentors students, continually guiding them toward comprehension of the assigned subjects or lessons.
  • Teaches and models studying, note-taking, and test-taking skills and strategies with students.
  • Researches and recommends supplemental textbooks, computer games or apps, equipment, or other learning materials to further enrich students academic success.
  • Assesses students progress and achievement throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Provides a clean, organized, and learning-conducive tutoring environment to ensure that students are encouraged to be productive, focused, and engaged in learning.
  • Maintains detailed records that include assessment results, progress, school performance, and feedback; provides ongoing communication and feedback on the students progress to all appropriate parties.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all records and conversations regarding students academic accomplishments and struggles.
  • Maintains current knowledge of developments, techniques, and best practices in tutoring through active participation in training and development sessions or workshops.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Transporter:

  • Maintain and properly operate a working vehicle.
  • Transport students in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Monitor student behavior and safety; correcting behavior issues as needed.
  • Report disciplinary problems.
  • Inspect bus regularly and notify maintenance of any required repairs or issues.
  • Maintain a clean bus by regularly sweeping floor and disposing of trash/debris.
  • Be prepared to handle any emergency or situation that may arise during your daily route.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Education, the subject-matter being tutored, or related field required.
  • At least three years of work-related experience required.
  • Have a valid South Carolina driver’s license.
  • Flexibility to work afterschool program hours, especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Must have excellent Interpersonal Skills and Collaborative Skills.
  • Understanding of Cultural Competency.

 Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents, and educators.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of multiple, effective methods of instruction.
  • Understanding and knowledge of subjects and skills being taught.
  • Ability to encourage, positively reinforce, and provide constructive feedback to students to build confidence.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

 Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Community-based location that serves youth, families and community members daily. Frequent contact with employees, community-based organizations, families, students, and community members. Some required travel to afterschool programming locations and community partners. Atypical work schedule, including evening and weekend work.

Physical Demands
The position requires prolonged periods sitting at a desk, working on a computer and driving. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.