Lead Teacher

Unleashing Potentail
Job Description
Job Title: Lead Teacher
Position Type: Full-Time  (Non-Exempt)
Location/Department: Caroline Mission
Direct Report: Director of Early Childhood Education
Directly Supervises: N/A
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Application Requirements:
Cover Letter
Application (download from: www.upstl.org)
Application Accepted By:
Fax: (314) 773-0335
Email:  tluna@upstl.org
Subject Line:  Lead Teacher
Attn:  Trisha Luna, Human Resource Manager
Unleashing Potential
1000 N. Vandeventer Avenue, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63113
Job Description:
The Early Childhood Education Lead Teacher assists in the creation and execution of the individual childcare plan as directed by Unleashing Potential mission and Missouri Accreditation Standards also adhering to licensing regulations which includes being responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care, which may include infant, toddlers and/or preschool age children. She/ He will develops partnerships with parents/child’s caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in all program and curriculum planning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and research relating to learning
  • Develops weekly plans  and implements age appropriate curriculum to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care
  • Play an active supporting role with parents in the education and development of children
  • Monitor the progress of children through maintaining an  accurate electronic portfolio for each child
  • Implement effective program measurement tools with document targeted outcomes 
  • Maintain positive communication with all stakeholders
  • Assist to further Neighborhoods Houses  mission, vision and goals
  • Other duties as assigned
Professionalism and Work Conduct:
  • Effective communication skills(written and verbal)
  • Demonstrate success in working as a member of a team.
  • Positive role model for children, families and peers with desire to inspire, motivate and lead by example. 
  • Working Knowledge of Missouri Licensing, Missouri Sanitation Practices, Missouri Accreditation, Head Start Performance Standards, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Screenings and Assessment Tools.
  • Use strength to lift, sit, walk, reach, see, handle and operate in a classroom setting with reasonable accommodations.
Education /Job Experience/Certification:
  • Associates Degree preferred.
  • CDA-Child Development Associate Credential preferred
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • 12 Credit hours in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Child Development knowledge and experience -2 years of teaching experience in an Early Childhood program with infants, toddlers and preschoolers
Special Knowledge and Qualifications:
  • Meeting the program’s targeted outcomes.
  • Satisfaction survey responses from children, parents, other staff and volunteers.
  • Accurate progress reports.
Work Environment/Conditions:   
  • Moderate physical activity including reaching, stooping, kneeling and/or bending.
  • Skill in applying appropriate communication skills to maintain classroom environment.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with young children, staff and parents.
  • Knowledge of proper handling procedures for serving food.
  • Knowledge of diapering procedures and the ability to perform task
I have read and understand the above.  I understand that it is my responsibility to request additional training if I feel that it is necessary.
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