Job Description - Preschool and Toddler Room Group Teacher

Job Title: Preschool and Toddler Room Group Teacher
Department: Preschool
Reports To: Director of Preschool
Classification: Full-Time (40 hours per week), Non-Exempt, Benefits Eligible
Effective Date: August 2021

Summary

Our Morristown Neighborhood House location is looking for a Group Teachers who will be responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include toddlers and/or preschool age children under the direction of the Director of the Preschool. The Group Teacher will also develop relationships with parents/caregivers to encourage parent participation in the program along with being responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all States and local governing agencies; and works well with all staff members of Neighborhood House.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide an appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth
• Develop age appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum
• Prepare developmental progress reports as necessary
• Maintain ongoing and open communication with parents/caregivers
• Plan periodic parent conferences to discuss children’s developmental progress, needs and interests
• Maintain accurate, complete and timely client and agency records; complete daily meal and attendance records
• Assures a healthy, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for the children
• Participate in regular staff meetings and training sessions
• Report all staffing and classroom concerns to supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities

• Provides training and supervision to assistant teachers and volunteers assigned to the classroom
• Appraising employee’s performances; addressing complaints and resolving problems

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a CDA
• Minimum 1-year classroom experience in childcare (preschool)
• Must be a team player and have a passion for teaching

Competencies

• Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the values of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workplace.
• Judgement – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions
• Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develop realistic action plans.
• Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motives others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
• Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent ; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Frequently required to stand
• Frequently required to walk
• Frequently required to sit
• Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
• Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
• Continually required to talk or hear
• Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions
• Occasionally required to lift/carry items up to 30 pounds