Toddler Lead 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

-Supervise children at all times in the classroom, bathroom, changing area, and playground
-Establish consistent daily routines (both classroom routines and caregiving routines) and provide positive guidance to children
-Document daily needs, observations, and developmental milestones through developmental checklists and Work Sampling System
-Assist in food service (receiving food, maintaining cleanliness, washing bowls, etc.)
-Develop and implement 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 (Family Fun Night, Be Your Child’s Best Advocate, Positively Parenting!, etc.)
-Develop programming

Qualifications

-At least 3 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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