Lead Teacher

Full time
Location: Clare Co

General Responsibilities

- Implement a developmentally appropriate program for eligible children following the curriculum and funding source guidelines in coordination with management staff.

- Ensure quality program service delivery.

- Protect the privacy of customers/families and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.

Specific Duties

- Execute a developmentally appropriate curriculum, providing activities to meet required components of the Service Delivery Plan, enhancing the physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth of young children.

- Make all efforts to assure the safety and well-being of every child in care.

- Promote a team approach in program coordination with site staff, management staff, Policy Council and area school personnel.

- Promote family involvement in the program.

- Must observe and assess children’s learning and enter necessary data into program databases; EDECA, Child Plus, Teaching Strategies Gold.

- Supervise classroom, as well as volunteers.

- Complete necessary program documentation and record keeping.

- Participate in professional development activities, including staff meetings, conferences, training opportunities, parent meetings, and other training options as identified and approved by supervisors.

- Assist with the collection of in-kind.

- Analyze child outcome data for use in daily planning and individualization.

- Enter necessary data into Child Plus as required.

- Recruit children for Agency’s programs.

- Attend community events and meetings as needed to support the agency programs; including evening and weekend events/meetings.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Additional Requirements

- Shall be of responsible character and suitable to work with young children.

- Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor’s Degree with a ZS or ZA endorsement.

- Family Service Credential required during the second year of employment or first available class thereafter.

- Must complete 12 hours of annual training in addition to CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogen training.

- Possess a solid knowledge base with respect to child development and family services and seek to expand knowledge.

- Must have Proficient Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet).

- Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, pass State Police criminal clearance check and MMCAA’s “Insurance Carriers” driving record review.

- Successfully complete Criminal History and DHHS clearance procedures at time of hire and when requested at any time during employment.

- Shall provide written report by a physician stating their physical capability and freedom from communicable tuberculosis.

- Must be able to lift and carry a child weighing 45 pounds in an emergency situation.

- Must be physically capable of performing CPR (with appropriate training).

- Must be able to work at the same level as a preschool child –bend, sit on floor or child’s chair, squat.

- Must comply with Agency smoke free and drug free policies.

- Must understand the importance of daily attendance.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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