The Floater/Substitute Teacher supports the Lead Teacher and the Director by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. He or she must be able to communicate, listen, and work well with others in a team environment. Assisting the staff in implementing a quality educational program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their parents, the Floater/Substitute Teacher observes and documents children’s interest and progress, and relays that information back to parents and staff. The Floater/Substitute Teacher is responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children’s interests and needs under the direction of the Lead Teacher and the Director. This position reports to the Site and Project Directors.
- Assist in the implementation of curriculum activities and encourage participation by children.
- Actively engage in activities with children and use strong, effective communication (Tier I, II, and III words).
- Use positive affirmations, redirection, and positive language with children, especially when disciplining.
- Manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of classroom materials.
- Regularly clean and restock classroom materials.
- Maintain frequent communications with the directors and parents through informal discussions about child's progress and/or behavior.
- Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
- Ensure smooth intake and departure of children throughout the day during drop off and pick up by doing health scans of child upon arrival and cleanliness and thorough grooming/hygiene upon departure.
- Have a thorough knowledge of and follow all center policies and state regulations including Quality Rated guidelines.
- Complete all required professional development training and maintain records in online database to ensure continuous quality improvement.
- Be flexible and able to work a different schedule and willing to work where needed in the center, e.g. any classroom (infant-12 years) or kitchen.
- Relieve staff breaks.
- Ensure a safe and healthy program environment by assisting with daily and weekly tasks, sanitizing classroom environment daily including sweeping, mopping, sanitizing equipment/toys/surfaces, and properly disposing waste.
- Maintain classroom organization and encourage children to respect their classrooms and clean up after themselves.
- Be aware of child abuse, neglect, and licensing regulations and immediately report any signs of abuse or neglect to the Site Director.
- Communicate any concerns or program needs to the site/project directors.
- Be a role model and work with children to understand the values of Day-Star Christian Academy.
- Maintain daily, open communication with parents.
- Complete an incident report for any necessary program incidents requiring first aid or medical attention and turn into the director immediately.
- Take attendance and properly complete all attendance daily.
- Complete a staff orientation within two days of hire and BFTS required trainings within at least two weeks of hire.
- Attend all staff meetings and adhere to all staff policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned
- Minimum of 18 years of age.
- Minimum of 1 year of professional child care experience.
- High school diploma or equivalent -or- CDA (must not be expired or expiring before Dec. 2019).
- High energy and passionate about early childcare.
- Love children, especially children from diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
- Ability to work well with others.
- Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
- An understanding of child development.
- Excellent leadership, classroom management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Valid infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
- Valid driver's license and excellent driving record.
- Reliable and shows up to work on time every day
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Must be available Monday through Friday at various times between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
This position requires the person to walk frequently, have full range and/or use of hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or equipment, talk to and hear voices at many levels, kneel, bend, squat or crawl.
Be able to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception. Have the ability to lift between 20-35 lbs.
Completed application, cover letter & current résumé with references, in-person interview (upon request), orientation and training (upon job offer), criminal background check & fingerprinting (upon job offer)
Nice To Haves
Bilingual (preferred not required), has worked in small, private daycare centers, familiar with and/or live in or near the College Park, GA area
- Reduced rate for childcare
- Free meals
- Annual review for raises
Salary: $8 to $8.50/Hr
Minimum Education: High School or Equivalent
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: 1 Yr
Location: Atlanta, GA