Under the direction of the Executive Director and Associate Director of Extended Childcare and the Team leader, has primary responsibility for the physical, educational, emotional and social well being and the supervision of his/her assigned group of children. The Educator must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide educator assistants, and resolve parental concerns.
Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
Ensure a healthy and safe classroom environment - including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
Supervise educator assistants and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
Maintains an orderly classroom.
Performs other duties assigned by the Team Leader and the Executive Director or Associate Director of Extended Childcare.
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, CDA or other combination and experience evaluated as equivalent.
Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills to access required state trainings.
Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
Passion for working with children and families.
Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
Chambliss Center for Children is a local non-profit organization that has been caring for children 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year since 1872. The mission of the agency is to preserve family unity and to help prevent the dependency, neglect, abuse and delinquency of children by responding to the community's child care needs. This is done by providing affordable, accessible and quality care for over 1,000 children every day through an Early Childhood Education and Extended Child Care Program, as well as a Residential Program, which recruits and trains foster families and operates a Transitional Living Program. The newest addition to the Residential program, the Isaiah 117 House at Chambliss Center for Children, is currently in development and will provide a welcoming space for children and teens awaiting foster placement. The agency also manages six off-site childcare centers and educates and cares for the children of teachers in several Hamilton County Schools. For more information about Chambliss Center for Children, please visit www.chamblisscenter.org or call 423-698-2456.