Job Description - Preschool Expansion Teacher

Preschool Expansion Group Teacher – 2020-2021

Under the direction of the Preschool Director, the Group 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. The Group Teacher will also develop relationships with parents/caregivers to engage and 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

    •Provides training and supervision to assistant teachers and volunteers assigned to the classroom

    •Participate in regular staff meetings and training sessions

    •Report all staffing and classroom concerns to supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree•Early Childhood Education Credentials and Certification in one of the following:P-3 or CEAS for P-3 or CE for P-3

    Minimum 1-year classroom experience in childcare (preschool)

    •Bi-lingual is a plus

    •Must be a team player and have a passion for teaching

Competencies

  • Teamwork-Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.•Adaptability-Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.•Professionalism-Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

    •Attendance/Punctuality-Is Consistently at work and is on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

    •Safety and Security-Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly

Job Type: Full-time