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FULL-TIME PRE-KINDERGARTEN TEACHER - GREAT BENEFITS!

The Goddard School
Uniontown, OH
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

WHY WORK RETAIL?  WHY WORK NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS, OR CRAZY HOURS?  WHY WORK FOR MINIMAL PAY AND NO BENEFITS?  WHY WORK IN THE FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY?  IF YOU COME WORK WITH US WE WILL TRAIN YOU, EDUCATE YOU, AND GIVE YOU A LIFELONG CAREER EDUCATING OUR MOST PRECIOUS CHILDREN.

Welcome to The Goddard School in Uniontown! We are a fun and friendly group who, collectively, are here for the safety and education of the children we are entrusted with daily. If you are looking for a place to work where you will be treated like family look no further!

Overview

We are currently in search of a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for children ranging in age from 4-5 years in our preschool. You must be available to work a weekly schedule of Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30. As a teacher, you will provide elite care for our students and write a daily lesson plan for them. You will be expected to lesson plan, update schedules throughout the day using an iPad, and communicate with parents on a regular basis (among other responsibilities). Previous experience is preferred. 

We offer competitive pay, paid time off, holiday pay, health insurance, free dental and vision insurance, and 401-k with company match.

Hours for this position are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30.

 

Overview

A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.

General Qualifications

A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:

  • Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
  • Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
  • Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
  • Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
  • Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
  • Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below)

Educational Qualifications

All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
  • An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field.
  • An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
  • A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
  • Proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
  • Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • Experience in a child care setting

 

Lead Teacher Responsibilities

A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment

  • Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
  • Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
  • Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair
  • Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s)
  • Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
  • Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
  • Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately
  • Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present
  • Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
  • Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures

Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence

  • Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child
  • Create a multi-cultural learning environment
  • Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials
  • Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
  • Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty
  • Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children
  • Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing
  • Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
  • Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities
  • Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play
  • Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans

Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

  • Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy
  • Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills
  • Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security
  • Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
  • Respect cultural and ethnic diversity

Establish positive and effective family relations

  • Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty
  • Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences
  • Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences
  • Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
  • Maintain a portfolio for each child
  • Maintain the classroom Parent Board

Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs

  • Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
  • Build teamwork
  • Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans
  • Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards
  • Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
  • Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children’s Progress)

Maintain professional commitment

  • Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives
  • Support a code of ethical conduct
  • Pursue professional development/continuing education
  • Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities

*Pay based on education and experience*

The Goddard School

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Uniontown, OH
USA

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