Part-Time Position: Lead Teacher
South Creek Preschool is seeking part-time lead and assistant teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants must be patient, compassionate, professional, and have the ability to work independently, but also be a supportive team member. If interested, email your resume to Preschool Director Meghan Henninger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-457-8682. Full job descriptions can be found below.
OUR MISSION: The mission of the staff at South Creek Preschool is to provide a Christ-centered environment that will inspire each child’s spiritual, educational, physical, emotional, and social growth
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR LEAD TEACHER
Responsible to: Director
SELF-MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
- Be a committed Christian.
- See his/her role as a calling for ministry, understanding the role of the mission of the preschool.
- Understand that the lead teacher’s first priority is to “teach” the children about the love of Jesus through positive role modeling, gentle and consistent temperament, and caring relationships.
- Be a positive, caring person with enthusiasm for caring for children.
- Attend all staff meetings, attend workshops and seminars whenever possible, and log at least 12 training hours each year.
- Maintain Red Cross first aid and child and infant CPR certifications.
- Pass national background check, Tb test and drug screening.
- Develop and implement daily lesson plans based upon yearly focus, Indiana Early Learning Foundations and individual needs as assessed.
- Submit lesson plans to the director at the start of each week.
- Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies.
- Plan for and request materials and supplies based up lesson plans and inventory.
- Supervise and/or prepare materials for each day’s activities.
- Support other staff by being a positive role model and providing guidance when working with each other and children.
- Meet with other staff (within the room or between shifts) for planning and problem solving.
- Be punctual.
- Call the director in a timely manner when ill.
- Become familiar with and follow policies outlined in the staff manual.
- Participate in program events outside of the classroom. Examples include but are not limited to Thanksgiving Feasts, Christmas Programs, Mom’s Nights, and Dad’s Nights.
- Supervise the management of the classroom schedule.
- Supervise maintenance of attendance records.
- Provide support and modeling throughout free play opportunities.
- Execute fire, tornado and lockdown drills according to the emergency plan.
- Follow positive discipline policies as outlined in the staff manual.
- Maintain ongoing records assessing the growth and development of each child.
- Help serve and clean up snacks for the children.
- Supervise children as they take care of personal toileting needs, change diapers following diaper changing procedures.
- Administer first aid when necessary, as trained; report all accidents/incidents on appropriate forms.
- Administer medicine as prescribed, and sign off on medicine forms.
- Keep rooms neat and orderly; give attention to unassigned areas, such as corridors, staff room and storage closets, and report any problems to the director.
- Maintain open, honest, respectful communications with parents, planning for annual conferences; communicate with parents regarding exceptional behavior, accidents, illnesses and discipline.
- Have stamina, both physical and emotional, to work with young children.
- Display abilities in planning, coordinating and implementing lesson plans.
- Demonstrate initiative and competence in working effectively without close supervision.
- Demonstrate willingness to perform other duties, above and beyond those listed here, as assigned.
- Have a genuine, Christ-like love for children.
QUALIFICATIONS: Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) with at least one year of experience; Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education; or a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field