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Job Description – Teacher

Qualifications

To qualify for the position of Teacher, an applicant must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent; a Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) or degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (preferred).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of young children and a desire to encourage their growth and development.
  • Have excellent customer service and problem-solving skills.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be willing to work as part of a team.
  • Be willing to continue to develop professionally.
  • Remain flexible in schedule and role to meet the needs of the center.

Job Responsibilities

To qualify for the position of Teacher, an applicant must:

  • Supervise assigned children making health and safety a priority.
  • Maintain proper student/ teacher ratios at all times that are set by ODJFS.
  • Follow proper handwashing guidelines for both staff & students set by ODJFS.
  • Maintain a sanitary classroom environment following guidelines set by ODJFS.
  • Participate fully in routine care and responsibilities in relation to assigned children.
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • Prepare and maintain a safe and stimulating environment for children at all times.
  • Gear the program to the individual needs of the children with special attention to his/her needs, interests, talents, individual style and pace of learning.
  • Consider the individual child in relationship to his/her cultural and socio-economic background.
  • Keep accurate and current records (i.e.. Attendance records, incident reports) as required by the center.
  • Maintain harmonious and professional relationships with their colleagues in the room, as well as the children.
  • Work as a team with the other Teachers in the assigned classroom so that duties are shared.
  • Work as a team member in the daily operations of the center’s activities.
  • Help with general housekeeping tasks that are required as part of the duties, or as requested by the Director or Assistant Director.
  • Be responsible for effective and practical care of all equipment, toys and supplies (e.g. Sanitation, repairing torn books, and bringing broken toys to the office for repair).
  • Establish and maintain a warm supportive relationship with the families of the children daily and providing ongoing information exchange.
  • Maintain a professional attitude with fellow colleagues and parents.
  • Participate in staff meetings, professional development workshops and parent-teacher conferences as directed by the Supervisor or Director.