The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate program in compliance with agency policies and procedures, regulatory agencies requirements, funding sources stipulations and accreditation guidelines.
The incumbent must demonstrate competency to provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, plan and implement learning experiences to ensure effective implementation and use of curriculum and assessment that promotes childrens progress, including children with disabilities and dual language learners as appropriate, as well as be able to respectful, culturally responsive and build trusting relationships with families.
• Responsible to plan and implement activities to meet the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs of the children in the program.
• Responsible to plan and conduct various educational activities that include homework, math, literacy, science, music, physical activities and games according to weekly lesson plan.
• Responsible to ensure the learning environment is safe and well organized.
• Responsible to listen attentively to children and build childrens esteem.
• Responsible to foster reasoning and problem solving through adequate teacher modeling and interaction using higher order critical thinking skills.
• Responsible to follow emergency procedures.
• Responsible to perform pre-and post-test as per program or funding source guidelines.
• Responsible to ensure that meal service takes place in a family style and pleasant atmosphere.
• Responsible to ensure that every child is supervised at all times.
• Responsible to establish routines and provide positive guidance.
• Responsible to clearly, effective and consistently communicate in a manner that children understand.
• Responsible to supervises that parent/legal guardian signature is recorded on a daily basis in the centers sign in/out log, and assures that no child is dismissed with a person other than those identified in the centers registration card.
• Responsible to administer medication and provision of First Aid and/or CPR is conducted in accordance with program guidelines.
• Responsible to provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
• Responsible to implement positive discipline procedures to ensure child and staff safety.
• Responsible to integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner.
• Discuss and document childrens development with parents as per guidelines.
• Participate and involve students in community related activities
• Responsible to prepare and submit to direct supervisor written record of accidents or unusual incidents and child abuse and neglect according to guidelines.
• Responsible to record meal counts, and monitor portions according to guidelines.
• Responsible to keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and childs progress in a positive and tactful fashion.
• Responsible to keep inventory of materials and equipment updated.
• Responsible to supervise, and evaluate performance of volunteers in the classroom.
• Develop and maintain current, accurate and confidential client information. PM19.Requirements:
- High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
- Bilingual English / Spanish
- CPR / First Aid Certification
- Department of Children and Families 45 mandatory training hours must be obtained within 6 months of employment
- Team building skills
- Analytical and problem solving skills
- Effective verbal and listening skills
- Stress management skills
- Time management skills
- Must have knowledge of computer office software
- Must be able to read, write and understand the English language