Pre-K Teacher

Our House, Inc.

About the organization

Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. The Our House team has defined a set of seven Guiding Principles that characterize our culture and that we intentionally seek to uphold: Hard Work, Wise Decision-Making, Community, Initiative, Integrity, Safety, and Heart.

Duties

Assist with the supervision of children at all times in the classroom, bathroom, changing area, and playground
Assist classroom teachers in establishing consistent daily routines (both classroom routines and caregiving routines) and provide positive guidance to children
Assist with documentation of daily needs, observations, and developmental milestones through developmental checklists and Work Sampling System
Assist in food service (receiving food, maintaining cleanliness, washing bowls, etc.)
Assist in developing and implementing daily and weekly lesson plan activities that meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program through whole group, small group, and individual activities
Attend training for and implement Conscious Discipline in the classroom
Demonstrate competence in daily classroom management
Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
Integrate special needs children in a positive and appropriate manner
Be familiar with and execute licensing requirements and emergency procedures to provide a safe and secure environment for children
Ensure equipment and the facility are clean, well maintained, organized, and safe at all times
Communicate effectively and regularly with parents and other professionals
Discuss identified problems and needs with professionals as appropriate
Participate in and promote Little Learners and Our House activities

Qualifications

At least 2 years of experience working with young children
Bachelor’s Degree or CDA required (child development or related degree preferred)
Ability to work effectively with diverse staff, parents, and community members
Experience with conflict resolution and/or crisis management
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to curriculum planning
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Must be able to lift 30 lbs
COVID-19 vaccination required or must meet the legal guidelines for an exemption
Must be able to pass criminal background checks, child and adult maltreatment registry checks, sex offender registry checks, and a pre-employment drug screen

Application instructions

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