We are a family at our Flowery Branch Goddard School and are looking for educators that will love our children and help our children LEARN using our core values... Love Encourage Achieve Respect Nurture. We are looking for teachers that want to find long term employment that will support their career growth in Early Childhood Education.
A Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. This position will require the ability to work a flexible schedule - up to 8 hours a day between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
An Assistant Teachers responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
- Assist with the design of an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
- Assist with the develop of an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
- Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair
- Understand and implement The Goddard School emergency procedure(s)
- Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
- Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
- Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately
- Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present
- Follow a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
- Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures
Advance childrens physical and intellectual competence
- Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child
- Create a multi-cultural learning environment
- Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials
- Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
- Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty
- Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children
- Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing
- Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
- Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities
- Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play
- Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans
Support each childs social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
- Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy
- Plan and implement activities to develop childrens self-esteem and social skills
- Plan and implement activities to enable childrens feeling of security
- Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
- Respect cultural and ethnic diversity
Establish positive and effective family relations
- Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty
- Encourage families to become an integral part of their childrens learning experiences
- Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their childrens learning experiences
- Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
- Maintain a portfolio for each child
- Maintain the classroom Parent Board
Ensure an effective program, responsive to childrens needs
- Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
- Build teamwork
- Follow lesson plan books and posted lesson plans
- Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards
- Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
- Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Childrens Progress)
Maintain professional commitment
- Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives
- Support a code of ethical conduct
- Pursue professional development/continuing education
- Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities
An Assistant Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:
- Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
- Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
- Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
- Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds
- Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
- Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
- Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
- Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below)
Nice To Haves
All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:
- A Bachelors degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
- A Bachelors degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
- An Associates degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1.
- An Associates degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
- A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
- Proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
- Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associates or Bachelors degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
RN or LPN with emphasis on the young child including at least one class in Child Development or Human Growth Development (For Infant, Toddler, Get Set only).
We offer our a wonderful benefit package. Full time employees medical and dental benefits and provide life and disability benefits. In addition to 6 standard paid holidays, we provide paid time off (PTO) AND an additional paid week at the end of the year after completing 2 years. Part-time employees are considered first for all full-time opportunities.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Flowery Branch, GA