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Teacher

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Indianapolis, IN, USA

Job Type

Full Time / Part Time

About the Role

The Child Care Teacher will assist in encouraging the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of the children in our facilities. You will teach and supervise them while also motivating them to use their mental capacities and exercise their imagination.

Requirements

Physical and Mental Requirements:

The physical and mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     

·       Adequate health and fitness to be able to maintain a busy schedule

·       Use of gross motor skills to be interactive with children

·       Use of fine motor skills to operate keyboard equipment

·       Regularly required to sit and stand for extended periods

·       Specific vision abilities required in this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

·       Lifts children and equipment up to 50 lbs occasionally

·       Able to move quickly to intervene in dangerous situations

·       Able to understand and communicate in English effectively both written and verbally

·       Able to express or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly

 

Job Responsibilities:

·       Able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels in order to receive information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sounds

·       Problem solving ability

·       Able to make decisions without supervision

·       Able to make sound decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization

·       Design and follow a full schedule of activities and discover suitable teaching material

·       Balance your teaching between logical and social exercises

·       Provide basic care and caregiving activities

·       Use a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing etc) to enhance the child’s abilities

·       Evaluate children’s performance to make sure they are on the right learning track

·       Remain in constant communication with parents and update them on the progress of their children

·       Observe children’s interactions and promote the spirit of concord

·       Identify behavioral problems and determine the right course of action

·       Collaborate with other colleagues

·       Adhere with teaching standards and safety regulations as established by the official sources


Essential Functions:

  1. Curriculum

  2. Oversee the execution of the curriculum.

  3. Work with teachers to design and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum in each classroom.

                                i.     Schedule field trips and activities (should line up with lessons and themes

                                ii.     Ensure bulletin boards are updated (in the classroom and in hallways)

                                iii.     Plan activities/curriculum for after care and school-age student breaks

c. Keep abreast of the following and ensure that each room is following them.

                                 i.     ECE trends

                                 ii.     NAEYC standards

                                 iii.     Uses ITERS/ECHERS rating scales to assist in evaluating program needs.


  1. Professionalism

a.     Employees’ attendance record reflects dependability.

b.     Attends all staff meetings and is an active participant.

c.     Completes job tasks in a timely manner.

d.     Is a team player. Provides assistance and support to other staff members as needed.

e.     Carries out his or her supervisor’s directives in a timely manner.

f.       Respects supervisor’s authority and decisions.

g.     Gets involved and goes beyond their assigned role.

h.     Exhibits good interpersonal skills. Gets along well and cooperates with others.

i.       Express ideas clearly, both written and verbal.

j.       Uses innovative ideas to resolve problems and develop effective solutions.

k.     Thinks intelligently and makes logical decisions.

l.       Maintains professional Mt. Zion’s Loving Daycare Standards of Conduct for employees at all times.


Benefits:

  • Free childcare

  • Health, vision, dental, and other ancillary insurance

  • Year-round professional development

  • Competitive pay

About the Company

While performing the duties of this position employees are subject to constant interruptions, are often under severe time constraints and are in direct contact with the public, students, and employees. Negative interactions resulting from these contacts can result in stressful situations. Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity with children and adults.

The child care environment is often loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in several indoor environments including the classroom, kitchen, and office. Additionally, employees will work in outdoor environments including on or near student playground equipment.

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