Part-Time Child Development Instructor, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on February 13, 2017

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is currently seeking a Part-Time Child Development (CDA) Instructor for the Post- Secondary Services Department within the Education & Workforce Services Division of Congreso.

The part-time CDA Instructor will facilitate the curriculum designed by Congreso to young adults (16-24 years old) during a 10 week cycles in a three day per week format. This curriculum aligns with the 120-hours of mandatory education required by the Council of Professional Recognition ( for candidates to apply for the nationally recognized CDA credential. The part-time CDA Instructor will report to the Manager of Employment Services under the guidance of the full-time CDA Instructor who possesses a Pennsylvania Quality Assurance (PQAS) certification granted by PA Keys.

Essential Responsibilities
 Demonstrate a proven knowledge of CDA curriculum and the process required of students to successfully complete the mandatory education required of CDA instruction.
 Under the guidance of the full-time CDA Instructor, deliver comprehensive CDA academic curriculum to adult learners, ages 16-24 enrolled in WIOA funded programs.
 Deliver lesson plans as prescribed by Congreso’s PCM for group facilitation and help students in need of other Congreso services to connect with the appropriate programs.
 Deliver in classroom the principles and standards as designed by the Council of Professional Recognition for CDA credentialing.
 Provide early childhood education (for ages 0-5) designed to promote social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth.
 Utilize technology including Microsoft Office software, email, and web-based applications to deliver curriculum.
 Serve as coach and mentor to students regarding academic progress, life skills, internship success, professionalism, and pursuing post-secondary education / employment.
 Work with team members to evaluate student academic progress, identify solutions to students’ academic and social barriers.

Minimum Qualifications
 A minimum of 2 years of classroom teaching experience working in a licensed child care facility – preferably within a Keystone Stars certified center.
 Proven ability to teach young adult learners.
 Experience teaching subject matter associated with CDA credentialing exam and experience working in alternative education settings preferred.
 Candidate should have excellent oral and written communications skills.
 Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly in Word and Excel, required.
 Classroom facilitation abilities are required.

Minimum Educational Requirements
 A minimum of 2 years of classroom teaching experience working in a licensed child care facility – preferably within a Keystone Stars certified center.
 Associate degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. Job experience and CDA Credential considered in lieu of degree.
 Valid CDA credential strongly preferred.

About Congreso
Congreso is a multi-service nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.

A Career with Congreso: Your talent and passion + our mission = outcomes
Come grow our reputation. Employees come to Congreso because they hear the positive things our clients, employees, and supporters say about us. Congreso has served the neighborhoods of eastern North Philadelphia since 1977. We have built our reputation on trust and high-quality human service delivery. And now our expertise in client-centered, outcomes-informed service delivery is extending our reputation beyond local borders to regional and national renown.

Come serve the community. Employees come to Congreso because of their passion to work directly with members of a vibrant and diverse community towards greater self-sufficiency. We have grassroots in Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican community and a commitment to strengthen all who live in the communities we serve. Our campus is located in the heart of the Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhoods we serve and includes a charter school that houses college courses at night.

Come celebrate culture. Employees come to Congreso because of the diversity of our employees, clients, and community we serve. We seek to serve all clients through practices that show inclusion, empathy and understanding regardless of cultural identities.

Come be part of our “familia.” Employees come to Congreso for a working culture that reflects our family-centered service approach and our commitment to balance work and family. Our “mi casa es su casa” welcome extends to employees and all who seek services from us. Our employees value the feeling of being “like family” and the close and supportive relationships they have with co-workers.

Come grow professionally. Employees come to Congreso to gain experience, learn new skills, and grow professionally. Our Primary Client Model™ provides employees with continuous education and professional development in client-centered, data-informed, and culturally appreciative service delivery. We recognize supervisors as leaders and an essential link between retention and service quality. All supervisors engage in regular professional development and organizational strategy conversations with Congreso’s President/CEO. Congreso has a reputation for leadership development, with many former employees now in leadership positions at the local, regional and national level.

To Apply
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements here.

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Congreso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Congreso is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. All employment decisions at Congreso are made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability or military/veteran status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable State, Local and Federal Civil Rights Laws.

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