Responsible for teaching children within the Child Development Center, maintaining the overall health, safety, and growth in the center while reflecting the Jeremiah mission, encompassing the values, vision, and purpose of the program. Responsibilities include: developing the intellectual, emotional and physical growth of children; ensuring the physical and emotional safety of the center; maintaining records; and collaborating with parents and cross-team members to ensure the growth of children. The Float position will require working in various classrooms ranging from infants to four-year-olds based on the needs of the Child Development Center.
1. Classroom Management
- Create and maintain a classroom environment that stimulates and is conducive to learning.
- Work with Lead Teacher to maintain accurate and complete files for children as required by DHS (emergency cards, field trip, and conference forms, attendance, CACFP, accident/incident reports, etc.).
- Help implement and post cross-cultural, developmentally approved curriculum for children.
- Maintain order within the classroom, storage areas, changing room, indoor and outdoor play areas, so they are attractive, sanitary, orderly, and in compliance with governing bodies.
- Work with Lead Teacher to manage classroom supplies and materials and report needs to the CDC Director.
- Understand State Licensing requirements to operate and maintain a childcare program.
- Serve meals according to USDA/CACFP meal portion guidelines.
2. Direct Services
- Work with the Lead Teacher to implement lesson plans through the approved curriculum to ensure the progress of the entire class. For curriculum requiring notes be kept, assure up to date notes are taken.
- Develop and maintain positive, respectful relationships with parents, working with them to enhance their child’s education and development and providing resource referral for parental questions and concerns.
- Ensure children are supervised at all times in the classroom, hallways and offsite activities.
- Participate in Parent-Teacher conferences with Lead Teacher.
- Encourage and participate in center wise parent involvement initiatives. (g. Preschool graduation).
- Communicate classroom activities daily with parents regarding changes in their child’s development, behavior, and well-being by completing daily written reports.
- Work with the Lead Teacher to implement growth plans regarding child’s development and other support resources in collaboration with parents, co-teacher and the Family Coach when necessary.
- Administer child assessments using the ASQ tool as prescribed and conduct parent-teacher conferences bi-annually.
3. Program Support
- Maintain compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements (e.g. CACFP and state licensing requirements).
- Provide and promote healthy boundaries and confidentiality at all times.
- Leverage volunteers and interns to increase organizational capacity within the Child Development Center.
4. Other Duties as assigned
- Meet and maintain the state quality system rating requirements (Required hours vary by state).
- CPR and First Aid certified.
- Ability to problem-solve, multi-task, complete work on time and work independently.
- Comprehensive knowledge of current child development practices.
- Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
- Proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft, Sharepoint).
- Passion for the Jeremiah Program mission and values.
Jeremiah Program is committed to the recruitment, selection, development, and promotion of employees based on individual merit. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
All Jeremiah Program employees are mandated reporters and are legally required to ensure a report is made when abuse is observed or suspected.
Please complete the application process for the position on our Online Portal