Magic Mountain Children's Center Inc

Lead Infant Teacher- $500 Hiring Bonus

Reference ID : 56749
Location : South Royalton, VT
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary

The Lead Teacher is primarily responsible for the care and education of the group of children they have been assigned to. As a member of the Magic Mountain Children's Center teaching team the Lead Teacher plans and implements developmentally appropriate curriculum, engages regularly with families, observes and records children's progress, and maintains a code of conduct that adheres to and supports the program mission. The lead teacher is responsible for providing support and supervision to teaching assistants, floats, substitutes and volunteers.

Duties

Responsibilities

  • Plans and facilitates developmentally appropriate activities for children daily including music, language, math, science, art, dramatic play, cooking, dance and movement activities
  • Ensures that children are adequately supervised
  • Promotes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Promotes a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities, and bases projects on the interests of the children
  • Acts without bias and projects sensitivity towards cultural diversity
  • Promotes independence, cooperation and positive self-esteem and self-concept
  • Provides nurturing attention and uses positive approaches to guide behavior
  • Follows proper procedures for diapering, dispensing of medications and universal precautions
  • Encourages children to use proper hygiene
  • Arrives on time and is prepared to manage and teach the children each day
  • Provides classroom supervision to the Assistant Teacher, Classroom Aides or Substitute staff that are in their classroom
  • Provides organization for how cleaning is to be managed in their classroom

Administrative

  • Observes, records and communicates the development of children
  • Keeps the executive director informed of issues and events pertaining to the program and/or children
  • Keeps track of the children's attendance
  • Assures that the center is kept neat and clean
  • Enforces health policies
  • Completes proper forms and reports as necessary and in a timely manner

Communication

  • Provides parents with information about their child's experience for the day
  • Treats parents with respect, equally and as partners
  • Conducts parent conferences at minimum twice per year
  • Shares material and ideas with staff
  • Listens to feedback from colleagues at MMCC
  • Provides feedback to colleagues at MMCC
  • Be an equal part of the team and share your views and opinions as appropriate.
  • Follows appropriate procedures and protocol for grievances with parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Help peers, the Director and the Board plan for the future of MMCC

Requirements

  • Is at least 20 years of age, is a high school graduate or has completed their GED and has one of the following qualifications: 
  • A vermont Early Childhood Ladder Level Three Certificate
  • An associate degree with a major or concentration in Early Childhood, Child and Human Development, Elementary Education, or Child and Family Services
  • Certificate of Completion from the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program
  • Child Care Certificate from the Community College of Vermont
  • Successful completion of 21 college credits with early childhood or school age focus
  • Minimum one year of experience working with children grade 3 and younger
  • Ability to relate well with children
  • Understanding of curriculum development for the age group assigned to
  • Attend 18 hours of professional development annually 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Nice To Haves

Benefits

  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holiday Time
  • Child care discount


Salary : $16 to $17.50/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : South Royalton, VT

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