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/Coordinator               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:

  • Serve as floater teacher as 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.

JOB TITLE: Groundskeeper (Gardener)

DEPARTMENT:  Buildings & Grounds

SUPERVISOR:  Buildings & Grounds Manager                                       CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly, Part-time

POSITION SUMMARY:  The goal of this job is to maintain flower beds on the Tamassee DAR School campus by weeding, mulching, pruning, planting and fertilizing as needed to keep plants healthy.  Additional attention may be needed in spring and fall. There may be other grounds duties assigned by the Buildings and Grounds Manager as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform maintenance on properties:

  • Safely operate equipment with all necessary personal protective equipment
  • Mow turf using various mowers
  • Edge grass at curbs and walkways
  • Blow leaves and clippings
  • Prune shrubs and trees as needed and clear debris
  • Pull weeds as needed
  • Clean site and watch for trash, limbs, and rocks

Plantings and Flower Installation:

  • Prep soil uniformly for flower or groundcover installation
  • Plant material properly considering depth, size, placement, and spacing
  • Apply mulch appropriately for type of material
  • Water material correctly
  • Edge beds or establish new bed edges

Perform maintenance on equipment:

  • Unload equipment from trucks/trailers
  • Wash equipment and truck
  • Change equipment blades and oil
  • Clean air filters
  • Grease machines

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent general education degree (GED).
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.
  • They must have no criminal history and a clean driving record.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The work environment could include exposure to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. Major areas: North, middle and south gates, on Bumgardner Drive, in front of Chapel, the rose garden, the triangle between Administration and Day Care, and in front of Post Office.

Other duties

All other duties as required by supervisor.

Other duties as assigned and expected by supervision and management

Early Childhood Learning Director

DEPARTMENT:  Early Childhood Learning

SUPERVISOR:  Education Consultant                                                                    CLASSIFICATION:  Salary-Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS:  The Early Childhood Learning Director shall be at least 21 years of age must enjoy working with children, be creative and organized, patient in dealing with students of differing abilities, able to communicate simply and clearly, and be prepared to work out of school hours. One year of supervision of childcare staff is preferred. The following credentials shall be deemed acceptable education and experience for the Early Childhood Learning Director:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or advanced degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education;
  2. A bachelor’s degree from a state-approved college or university in any subject area, six months experience working with children in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility;
  3. An associate’s degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field, that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education with six months’ work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility;

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Early Childhood Learning Director is responsible for the daily operation of the child development center, including but not limited administration and management of the center, safety and protection of the children, development and implementation of policies and procedures, communication with parents about policies and procedures of the center, staff hiring, supervision and ongoing professional development, and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the child development center. Help meet the quality improvement efforts of Tamassee DAR School by supporting and encouraging a culture of excellence and continual improvement. Responsibilities include setting goals, evaluating performance, developing outcomes and use program and client outcomes data to improve services delivered to the children and families served.

LICENSING / APPROVALS

The Early Childhood Learning Director shall insure that all regulations are being followed to maintain current license for the child development center.

INSPECTIONS AND CONSULTATION

The Early Childhood Learning Director and staff shall cooperate fully with any investigation and related inspection from DSS by providing access to the physical plant and records, excluding financial records.

DISPLAY OF LICENSE / APPROVAL

The center shall display the current license/approval, as well as any violations in a prominent public place in the center.

CAPACITY

No child care center shall have present at any one time children in excess of the number for which is licensed/approved.

CHILD ABUSE

The Early Childhood Learning Director shall immediately report suspected child abuse or child neglect to the Department’s Office of Child Protective and Preventive Services or local law enforcement in accordance the South Carolina Code Annotated Section 20-7-510.

REPORTING INCIDENTS

The Early Childhood Learning Director shall report the following incidents to the parents/guardian immediately and provide written notification to the Child & Family Services Department within 48 hours after the occurrence:

  1. Accidents or injuries involving any child occurring at the center requiring professional medical treatment.
  2. Child or staff occurrence of communicable disease that the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) requires to be reported in its School Exclusion List.

PARENT ACCESS AND COMMUNICATION

The Early Childhood Learning Director shall permit the parent of a child in care free and full access to his or her child without prior notice, while their child is receiving care, unless there is a court order limiting parental access.

CHILD RECORDS

The Early Childhood Learning Director shall keep a separate record for each child.  The file shall be kept in a confidential manner, but shall be immediately available to the Department, the child’s teacher/caregiver, parent, or guardian upon request.  These file should have the most current up to date information at all times.

STAFF RECORDS

Staff records shall include the following:

  1. Name, positions and hours of duty of staff member.
  2. Written policies that refer to or apply to DSS licensing regulations,
  3. Three letters of reference for the center Director.
  4. Criminal history background records check forms for the Lead 4K Teacher, staff, emergency person(s), and volunteer(s).
  5. Records of training for Director and staff.
  6. Written statements signed by all staff members regarding disciplinary policies of the center.
  7. The Early Childhood Learning Director shall maintain health records in the center for himself/herself, staff and emergency person(s) in accordance with 114-505.G.(1)(a) through (c).

CONFIDENTIALITY AND APPLICABLE LAWS AND REQULATIONS

The Early Childhood Learning Director shall have all staff sign written policy to safeguard the confidentiality of all records.

COMMUNICATION

The center shall have an operable telephone with an outside line that is accessible to staff persons in emergencies.

Emergency phone numbers for the police, fire department, ambulance service and poison control center shall be posted by each phone. The center shall have an internal means of communication among staff.

STAFFING

A check of the South Carolina Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect shall be requested on every staff member.

TRAINING

The Early Childhood Learning Director shall attend all mandatory trainings throughout the year.  Center Directors must complete 20 hours of training annually.

SUPERVISION

Children shall be directly supervised at all time by qualified staff.  The Early Childhood Learning Director shall be responsible for the supervision of staff.  Classes should be visited and monitored to assure that all policies and procedures are being followed by staff.

HEALTH, SANITATION AND SAFETY

CHILD HEALTH:  There shall be a statement for a parent/guardian attesting to the health status of the child within 30 days prior to admission and utilizing the appropriate DSS Form.  Children shall be excluded from the center when they exhibit the conditions listed in the SC DHEC Exclusion Policy.

SANITATION:  The Early Childhood Learning Director shall ensure that the children, furniture, toys, and the center are clean and sanitary.  There should be a cleaning schedule posted to maintain cleanliness.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL PLAN:  The center shall have an emergency medical plan to address emergency care and treatment, hospital and source of health care to be used, method of transportation, and emergency staff plan.

MEDICATIONS OR MEDICAL PROCEDURE:  Written, signed, and dated parental consent is requires prior to the administration of any prescription or over the counter medication or administration of special medical procedures.

FIRST AID KIT:  A first aid kit shall be available for the treatment of minor cuts and abrasions and shall be stored in a location inaccessible to children.

STAFF HEALTH:  The Early Childhood Learning Director shall maintain the following information on himself/herself and all staff members:  medical statements, health assessments, and a statement that they do not carry any communicable diseases.

FIRE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS:  The Early Childhood Learning Director shall comply with the regulations and codes of the State Fire Marshall with a written plan of evacuation in the case of fire of natural disaster.  Monthly fire drills will be conducted.

PROGRAMS:

  1. There shall be a written, planned, daily program of activities for all children.
  2. Activities shall be developmentally appropriate.
  3. Staff shall plan and provide daily age-appropriate activities in accordance the child’s developmental level.
  4. Children shall be provided daily indoor and outdoor opportunities for freedom of movement.

DISCIPLINE AND BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT:  The facility’s discipline policy shall outline methods of guidance appropriate to the ages of children.  Positive, non-violent, non-abusive methods for managing behavior shall be implemented.

PHYSICAL SITE:  The Early Childhood Learning Director shall monitor and maintain the regulation requirements regarding indoor space and the required condition of the space.

MEAL PREPARATION, SERVING, & STORAGE

  1. Daily menus shall be dated and posted in a conspicuous location in public view.
  2. Meals and snacks provided shall be in compliance with the USDA Child Care Food Program Guidelines.
  3. All food in child care centers shall be from a source approved by the health authority and shall be clean, wholesome, unspoiled, free from contamination, properly labeled, and safe for human consumption.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

  1. Turn in fees to the bookkeeper daily.
  2. Write purchase orders for all purchases made.
  3. Plan weekly schedule for employees.
  4. Turn in employee time sheets to payroll office after the payroll period ends and payroll is posted and emailed.
  5. Enroll new students.
  6. Write a work order for maintenance repairs.
  7. Pick up day care mail daily in the Administration Office.
  8. Keep an accurate account of child attendance.
  9. Compile monthly newsletter to keep parents informed of upcoming events.
  10. Other duties as assigned and expected by supervision and management.