People of Faith dba Children’s Lighthouse
220 Windermere Rd Winter Garden Fl 34787
Lead Teacher Job Description 1-19
A. At least 18 years of age (25 if van driving responsibility)
B. Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
C. Has 1-year minimum experience in specified age group
D. Knowledge and understanding of all current State and Local regulations.
II. Physical Demands
A. Will frequently lift as in lifting, carrying, walking with, and holding infants and children.
B. Required to stand up to 90% of the day.
C. Must be able to stoop, bend and sit on a child’s level.
D. Able to physically and mentally interact and react to children on the playground and/or in the classroom and attend to their needs.
III. Classroom Environment:
A. Provide a positive and nurturing environment for the children.
B. Responsible for health and safety of the children – not excessive accidents
C. Consistently keep clean and maintain the classroom areas (including bathrooms)
D. Maintains and effective room arrangement- permanent, no running spaces, shelves used as dividers, Material at child level (approved by Management)
E. Maintain Learning wall, Parent board and Teacher board
F. Childrens art (and Curriculum worksheets) displayed
G. Equipment out and children taught to use it properly
H. Follows class schedule
I. Provides consistent and constant supervision of all children. Children never left alone. Know how many children that you are responsible for at all times and who they are.
J. Shelves have toys and manipulatives attractively displayed and labeled
K. Classroom materials enriched with teacher made items.
A. Lesson plans completed on time, consistently, posted, supply list turned in
B. Lesson plans reflect current curriculum and Character Value
C. Consistent planning and effective use of transitions including hallway transitions
D. Circle time, story time and music planned and carried through
E. An organized and structured daily schedule is implemented daily.
V. Teaching Skills
A. Enjoys children and expresses genuine interest in them
B. Speaks with calm, gentle voice
C. Listens carefully and respectfully
D. Teaches children to problem solve
E. Utilizes teachable moments
F. Must be able to focus on individual while being aware of what is happening everywhere
G. Uses positive statements, is positive role-model
H. Interacts consistently with children
I. Must be able to maintain orderly, calm environment
J. Supports cultural differences
K. Ability to move from one activity to another without chaos
L. Maintains positive parent interaction
M. Teacher encourages positive behavior, often getting down to child’s level)
N. Teaches and allows children to make choices
O. Uses Redirection
VI. General Areas
A. Completed and submits all records as required, including time sheets, attendance sheets, incident reports and any other required materials.
B. Supports all Childrens Lighthouse policies and procedures as states in manuals, handbooks, and official memos.
C. Has energy level to do the job
C. Good role model including attendance, dress code, attitude
D. Does not participate in gossip
G. Open to change - Flexible and able to adapt
H. Team member providing support to other staff
I. Participates in extra-curricular activities of center
J. Consistently attends teacher training hours as required by state
K. Attends staff meetings
L. Evidence of interest in self-development and professional growth
M. Evidence of emotional maturity and stability
N. Evidence of sufficient security and judgment to handle crisis situations and to use supervision constructively.
O. Able and willing to accept direction, feedback and evaluation.
P. Completes additional miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Q. Maintains and inventory Curriculum materials (teacher enrichments, learning games, flash cards, language development cards, teacher’s manual, etc)
R. Train the Assistant teacher to multi-task and how to teach the curriculum