Z2019 Lead Teacher
Vacancy Notice: 02/05/2019
Application Deadline: 2/22/2019 By 4:00pm CST
Position Type: Professional
- Assistant Coordinator – Child Care
This position oversees the day-to-day operation of an early childhood multi-age classroom. Prepares age appropriate lessons and activities in compliance with accreditation and assessments. Positively demonstrates an interest in, concern for, and relates well to young children and their families. Acts as a Mentor/Evaluator for Hawkeye Community College Early Childhood Education students. Uses professional judgment independently and in collaboration with Child Care Coordinator to maintain compliance with DHS regulations, NAEYC accreditation, Iowa QRS, and Head Start Standards in providing a high quality child care program.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Models best practices in the classroom and demonstrates professionalism in the Child Development Center.
- Creates and maintains an enthusiastic, respectful, and positive work environment for children, staff, students, families, and faculty.
- Analyzes and resolves any problems that may arise with parents, staff, students or children and reports to Assistant Coordinator.
- Prepares weekly newsletters to parents.
- Creates and prepares daily report sheets for each child (preschool children).
- Prepares and conducts parent/teacher conferences and meetings with specialists when necessary.
- Supervises work study staff and assigns daily jobs and responsibilities within the classroom and the Center.
- Works closely with Early Childhood Education Program faculty to supervise, mentor, and evaluate Early Childhood Education student performance, requirements, and expectations.
- Teaches in an early childhood education classroom.
- Responsible for an organized and clean classroom.
- Works in conjunction with the Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator designing a curriculum that supports center philosophy and meets children’s needs to maintain a high quality early education program.
- Prepares lessons and activities to meet each child’s development level.
- Responsible for observations/documentations/assessments of each child with an awareness of the child’s physical health, social/emotional and cognitive/development state.
- Works in collaboration with Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator in meeting QRS, NAEYC, and Head Start criteria and standards.
- Maintains and updates NAEYC classroom portfolio.
- Prepares food for scheduled meals and curricular activities and maintains record keeping on Child and Adult Care Food Program forms.
- Works in collaboration with the Coordinator in overseeing the maintenance of the safety and cleanliness of the classroom.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
- Must hold or have the ability to promptly obtain CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Reporting for Child Abuse, and Universal Precaution certificates.
- Ability to pass FBI criminal history check, Department of Human Services (DHS), and Child Abuse Registry record check.
- Ability to lift 30-50 pounds from floor to a waist high table 10-15 times daily.
- Knowledge of day care licensing and early childhood education development requirements.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills to positively interact with students, faculty, and staff.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service, maintain customer confidence and protect operational integrity
- Ability to work with and provide customer service for diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public).
- Knowledge of Quality Rating System (QRS) criteria, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation, and Head Start Standards.
- Knowledge of Creative Curriculum philosophy and techniques.
- Knowledge and experience with young children ranging in ages from infants to five years old.
Full time position with comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; personal and sick leave; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.
Background checks and driving records are considered in all hiring decisions.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please email Human Resource Services.
Application materials are required and must be received in the Human Resource Services office by the application deadline in order to be considered for the position.