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Oaknut Recruitment by uchetobi(f): 7:19pm On Aug 12, 2015
Please carefully read through the information before submitting your resume.

An early childhood education centre located in Ikota, Lekki axis is recruiting. This centre is founded on strong Christian principles and values of the highest standards.

OCC/230715/ADM
Job Title: Administrator
Location: Ikota, Lekki, Lagos
This position reports to the Director
This is a full-time position that runs from Monday through Friday. Salary is very competitive and negotiable. OCC is an equal opportunity Employer.
JOB ROLE
The Admin Officer
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• To manage the day to day running of the centre including co-ordinating the provision of a caring, safe, secure, positive and stimulating environment that will produce engaged, committed, trustworthy, intrinsically motivated and happy employees as well as pre-school children who are well-rounded and ready for primary school; meeting the minimum regulatory requirements;
• To plan a range of activities based on an observation and assessment cycle for children aged 2 – 4+ years;
• Managing a staff team, working with management committee and other committees to develop budget and ensure its ethical implementation, to ensure policies and procedures are implemented at all times;
• Fulfilling duties as the Safeguarding Designated Officer for the program to promote the safeguarding and welfare of the children, staff, parents and visitors;
• Participate in drafting the school child-centered curriculum;
• To ensure that staff comply at all times with pre-school policies, procedures and standards, including health and safety, hygiene, inclusion, and confidentiality;
• To liaise with parents and families to ensure that particular needs of children are met;
• To develop and maintain good relationships and communication with parents, families and community to facilitate meeting the needs of each child, including organising meetings to update and involve parent, families and community in their child’s learning;
• To induct, supervise and contribute to performance management of staff according to policies and procedures;
• To co-ordinate and chair staff meetings;
• To manage staffing levels with required ratios;
• To maintain effective personnel systems and ensure that files are kept up to date;
• To actively promote and facilitate relevant staff training and development opportunities;
• To actively promote the pre-school to ensure that vacant places are filled, and that services are marketed and advertised so that the pre-school runs to full capacity;
• To induct, supervise and contribute to performance management of staff according to policies and procedures;
• Ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop;
• Liaising with Lead teacher to share information and agree course of action;
• To act in accordance with current legislation, policy and procedures;
• Leading the organisation of the availability and use of general and specialist play equipment and other resources, ensuring that they are clean, safe and secure. Carrying out risk assessments on a regular basis. Ensuring that Health and Safety policies are implemented;
• Work requires bending, kneeling and crouching for periods of time and may also involve lifting or holding children during planned activities, and changing nappies/toileting duties;
• Activities will occur both inside and outside;
• Promoting positive Christian values, attitudes and good child behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging children to take responsibility for their own behaviour;
• Providing objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on program and child achievement progress;
• Be responsible for meticulous use of supplies to avoid waste and save money
• To create and plan fund-raisings events
• Contributing to the overall vision, mission and goals of the school.
• Train, encourage, and mentor teachers and other staff.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, APTITUDE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
The desired candidate must exhibit SKA & E in the following;
Proven experience of working with an early childhood education program - children, adults (professionals, caregivers, parents and families) and agencies, regulatory body and professionals; Enthusiasm for working with children; Experience of having kept written records of children’s achievements including observations; Accounting skill with a flair for Numeracy & Record-keeping, Excellent delivery skills; Leadership skills; Understanding and recognition of the principles of equality and diversity; Courage to challenge; Team spirit; Innovative & Professionalism, Communication skills, Negotiation Skills; Multi-tasking skills; Information analysis and management skill; Ability to promote and market the service to the wider community; Listening ability; Ability to take key decisions; Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities; Knowledge of regulatory law and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Be approachable & personable; pleasant, respectful, gentle, prayerful and cheerful.

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE
• A minimum of 3 years of cognate experience, of which 2 years must be in a supervisory role with direct or indirect reports.
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office tools.
• Possession of multi-lingual skill.
REQUIRED ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
• Bachelor’s degree in Education especially Early Childhood Education or in Educational Planning and Management from an accredited University. A certificate in Early Childhood Education will be an added advantage;
• Training in health and Safety Procedure (First Aider)
• A professional certification in Accounting is an added advantage.
METHOD OF APPLICATIONS
Interested candidates should forward their resume on or before August 14, 2015 to: munasaj@yahoo.com

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OCC/230715/PC
Job Title: Professional Caregiver
This position reports the Administrative Officer
This is a full-time position that runs from Monday through Friday. Salary is very competitive and negotiable. OCC is an equal opportunity Employer.
JOB ROLE
Caregiver
DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist lead teacher with curriculum development and lesson planning activities;
Plan activities as per the curriculum;
Observe infants for adjustment or behaviour issues;
• Introduced a toilet training program for toddlers which brought about 80% more success than the original program;
• Perform administrative duties such as organizing, labeling classroom materials, display of children’s work, setting up classroom learning environment, prepare and maintain children’s developmental portfolio;
• Developed and implemented the core curriculum for infants/toddlers in the absence of the lead teacher;
• Attend to the children’s basic needs such as bathing, toileting, washing and nappy changing;
• Take specific instructions from parents regarding food habits and allowable food items where applicable;
• Record information regarding any allergies or problems that children may have and effective ways of dealing with them;
• Prepare food items or feed children food that has been sent with them to the facility;
• Teach kids basic skills such as colors and shapes;
• Assist infants with number and alphabet recognition;
• Read books to small groups of infants/toddlers or the entire class;
• Use flashcards to help infants understand concepts;
• Assist in organizing activities to promote physical, emotional and social wellbeing of infants;
• Lay down rule for proper behavior and control any outbursts with tact and civility;
• Lead activities as crafts and music to introduce infants to the concept of art;
• Observe infants for any signs of disease or discomfort and attempt to make them comfortable;
• Supervise children during outdoor activities to ensure their safety and wellbeing;
• Confer with parents regarding any unusual behaviour on their children’s part and suggest counseling services; &
• Any other duty as may be assigned to you or that will enable you to achieve the goal.

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS
The desired candidate must exhibit competencies in the following;
Focus on excellent delivery, a caring spirit and love for children; patience; respect; team spirit, integrity, good communication, creativity, innovative, marketing skill and knowledge of regulatory law. Be approachable & personable; cheerful, pleasant, prayerful, energetic; hygienic; smart and disciplined.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
• A minimum of 3 years of hands-on (cognate) experience.
• Possession of multi-lingual skill is an added advantage.
REQUIRED ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
Minimum of WAEC/GCE/NECO with six credits.
A certificate in Early Childhood Education will be desirable.
Must have a certificate in First Aid or health work experience.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office tools.
METHOD OF APPLICATIONS
Interested candidates should forward their resume on or beforeAugust 14, 2015 to: munasaj@yahoo.com




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OCC/230715/TCH
This position reports to the Administrative Officer
This is a full-time position that runs from Monday through Friday. Salary is very competitive and negotiable. OCC is an equal opportunity Employer.
JOB ROLE
Teaching/Assisting the Administrator
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Develops, weekly plans, and implements age appropriate and individual need curriculum (lesson plan) to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care;
• Organize, implement and facilitate age-appropriate activities designed to promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development;
• Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of preschool programs;
• Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth;
• Perform administrative duties such as organizing, labeling classroom materials, display of children’s work, setting up classroom learning environment, prepare and maintain children’s developmental portfolio;
• On an on-going basis, plans, evaluates and improves the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child;
• Provides responsive care to all children by adapting daily care giving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the group;
• Prepares developmental progress reports as needed;
• Demonstrates cultural competency and respect for the child's background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the childcare program and lesson plans;
• Exchanges information and serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary intervention/prevention team;
• Completes child transition and orientation of the classroom with parents;
• Maintains ongoing, open communication with parents, families, caregivers and other employees;
• Provides a classroom environment that encourages parent participation;
• Ensures that each family receives an opportunity to build strong relationships and experience clear communication with teaching staff;
• Plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children's developmental progress, needs and interests;
• Liaison with children's families to ensure smooth transition from home to child care setting and one grade to another;
• Maintain accurate, complete and timely records; Completes daily attendance;
• Maintains up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed;
• Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to Administrator;
• Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of the children;
• Assist with the supervision of staff and volunteers for child care setting;
• Ensures that the Associate Teacher and Assistant Teachers are kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom and program, i.e. Lead Teacher Meetings, lesson plans, policies & procedures, training received;
• The Early Education Lead Teacher is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include toddlers and/or preschool age children;
• Develops partnerships with birth parents/child’s caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in program;
• Lead Teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance with codes regulations; and works collegially with other staff members of Oaknut Children's Centre;
• Completes yearly performance evaluations;
• Provides functional training and guidance to staff, interns, substitutes and volunteers assigned to the classroom;
• Reports all staffing and classroom concerns to Administrator in a timely manner;
• Reports family changes in schedules and excessive absences to administrator in a timely manner;
• Participate in on-going in-service and educational development opportunities provided by the centre;
• Participate in ongoing development and evaluation of center’s goals and objectives;
• Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the centre's and the program's mission statements;
• In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description;
• All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and adolescents who are served by our centre, therefore, each employee must at all times be emotionally stable and able to function effectively with children, parents, families and community who may have mental or behavioral health problems;
• The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling;
• Not required to be hostile, aggressive, emotionally inappropriate or get physical;
• Often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl;
• Should be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40 pound child;
• To create and plan fund-raisings events
• Assist children in exploring, manipulating and using instructional materials to gain knowledge; Indulge in imaginative play with preschoolers in a bid to keep them busy &
• May occasionally be required to drive a motor vehicle.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, APTITUDE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
The desired candidate must exhibit SKA & E in the following;
Enthusiasm for working with children; Experience of having kept written records of children’s achievements including observations; Excellent delivery skills; Leadership skills; Understanding and recognition of the principles of equality and diversity; Courage to challenge; Team spirit; creative, Innovative & Professionalism, Communication skill, Negotiation Skills; Multi-tasking skills; Information analysis and management skill; Listening ability; Ability to promote and market the service to the wider community; Ability to take key decisions; Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities; Knowledge of regulatory law and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Patience, energetic, gentleness and Love for children. Be aapproachable & personable, cheerful, respectful, pleasant, prayerful, kind and helpful.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
• A minimum of 2 years of cognate experience.
• Possession of multi-lingual skill.
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft tools.

REQUIRED ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
• BA Degree with specialization in Child Development or Early Childhood Education
• A certificate in Early Childhood Education in addition to a degree in any Education course will be acceptable.
• Must have a certificate in First Aid or evidence of hands-on in safety and health matters.

METHOD OF APPLICATIONS
Interested candidates should forward their resume on or before, August 14, 2015 to: munasaj@yahoo.com
Re: Oaknut Recruitment by goldenboyofpsy(m): 8:41pm On Aug 12, 2015
I am actually qualified for the first vancancy due to my knowledge in psychology but there are many 'clause' in the requirements that I lack... Success to those who possess all the requirements.
Re: Oaknut Recruitment by mendelsmattress: 1:45pm On Oct 31, 2017

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