Early Childhood Teacher

Early Childhood Teacher

Description :

Early Childhood Teacher
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Responsibilities focus on supplying care and nurturing to children in order to contribute to the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of each child.
DUTIES:
Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:
�‚� Planning, supervising, and implementing the program for the classroom in accordance with the established yearly calendar. Ensuring that the program is geared to the needs of the individual children i.e. special needs, handicaps, and pace of learning, etc.
�‚� Responsible for considering the cultural and socio-economic backgrounds of the children and treating the children with dignity and respect.
�‚� Be responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, décor, and learning environment of the classroom.
�‚� Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities among the center employees, i.e. playground swept and picked up and equipment returned to storage.
�‚� Assume joint responsibility of cleaning tasks on an on-going daily basis in assigned classroom to include bit not limited to: ensuring toilets are flushed, ensuring the floors are kept swept, ensuring tables are kept clean, keeping trash covered and emptied; keeping sinks cleaned and dried out.
�‚� Attend all staff meetings monthly and follow through with and implement any information covered in the meetings.
�‚� Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth.
�‚� Establish and maintain a positive relationship with parents of the students.
�‚� Conduct at least two parent teacher conferences each year.
�‚� Assist in the ongoing evaluation procedure needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.
�‚� Attend public relations events sponsored by the center or events that the center is involved with.
�‚� Responsible for an assigned group of children, infants, toddlers, or preschoolers and their whereabouts at all times.
�‚� Responsible for planning the activities of the classroom, implementing the planned activities, and supervising the activities.
�‚� Responsible for written lesson plans, which is due to the supervisor two weeks in advance for approval.
�‚� Responsible for turning in a requisition form to the supervisor for the materials and supplies needed to implement the approved lesson plans @ the time lesson plans are submitted.
�‚� Responsible for turning in newsletter information on posted due dates.
�‚� Responsible for written update to parents of each child. Infant and toddler group leaders are responsible for a daily update. Preschool group leaders are responsible for a weekly update.
�‚� Help to ensure that staffs to child ratios are met at all times, and that the classroom is in compliance with the rules and regulations for a childcare center.
�‚� Responsible for a minimum of 15 hours of in-service per year.
�‚� Responsible for all written documentation required by the Director on a daily basis i.e. attendance, meal counts, ratios, etc…
�‚� Responsible for effectively utilizing the assistant group leader assigned to that classroom.
�‚� Responsible for ensuring safety standards are met at all times and turning in necessary work orders to supervisors.
�‚� Responsible for maintaining sanitary standards at all times this includes hand washing procedures, sanitizing and disinfecting the changing tables, sanitizing and disinfecting the eating tables including highchairs.
�‚� Outdoor play responsibilities: responsible for returning materials and equipment back to the storage area at the end of classroom-scheduled playtime. Responsible for playground safety check according the guidelines established. Responsible for keeping playground clean. Sidewalks and bike trail need to be swept at the end of the classrooms scheduled outside playtime.
�‚� Any additional duties as directed by the Director, Assistant Director or Infant/Toddler Supervisor.
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practices. Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally to co-workers, parents, public, and the children.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hand and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally life and or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
PERSONAL WORK REALTIONSHIPS
Periodic contacts are with the public to answer the phone. Ongoing contacts are with Assistant Group Leaders to give direction to ensure the flow of the classroom meets the goals and objectives of the center.

Contact : Welcome Home Child and Family Development Center is seeking applicants for an Early Childhood Teacher. Must have college education in Early Childhood 101 and one other Early Childhood Education class. Employment is conditioned upon a satisfactory criminal background check. Applications are available at www.prowerscounty.net or email dhs@prowerscounty.net . You may send by fax at 719-336-7198, by email to dhs@prowerscounty.net or by US mail to the address listed on the application.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled