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Lead Teacher (SO1)

Company: Rainbow Child Care Center
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewIn addition to your everyday classroom duties, you may from time to time be required to manage the overall operation of the kitchen.-- This includes but is not limited to the following:-- to ensure children receive nutritious meals meeting their daily requirements and be able to plan meals within a budget.The Lead Teacher is to oversee the general welfare, health and safety of all the children in the classroom.Reports To:-- Program Center DirectorHour Requirements:-- 35-40 hours per weekResponsibilitiesEssential Classroom Functions include but are not limited to:--StaffArrange for substitute teachers in the event of an absenceAttend monthly staff meetingsAssist in training assistant teachers, as instructed by Program Center DirectorAssist teachers in the classroom whenever necessaryTreat all staff members professionally and fairlyTo professionally discuss the developmental progress of each child with other staff membersTo assist in making "Sunshine Calls" when neededTo assist in responsibilities of touring potential parent(s) when neededTo assist in responsibilities of orientating new staff members when neededChildrenTo plan, execute and participate in age appropriate activities for the social-emotional, physical, cognitive and nutritional development of childrenProvide children of both sexes the equal opportunities to take part in all activitiesHelp children deal with anger, sadness and frustration by comforting, identifying feelings and helping children us words to solve their problemsMirror the behavior you expect, using manners and positive languageTo provide a sanitary environment - this includes washing children's hands (or assisting them) before/after meals and before/after diaper changes and/or toiletingMaintain primary caregiver role for children under the age of threeChecking diapers every hour and changing diapers as neededHolding, rocking, picking-up, carrying and playing with children at their level, which may include sitting/movement on the floorTo maintain simple daily reports and attendance recordsHead count sheets must be completed accurately on a daily basisProvide (Infant & Toddler) parents with daily formsAccreditationTo be aware of what Accreditation is and your role to support the center's effort on obtaining and maintaining the honorary credentialParentsTo professionally discuss the developmental progress of each childTo prepare for and conduct semi-annual parent-teacher conferencesDiscuss and review Creative Curriculum AssessmentsDiscuss and review child's progress and areas that may need improvementTo be available for parents' concerns, questions and commentsTo attend activity nights and parent functionsTo assist with parent phone calls when necessary (injuries, sick calls, follow-up calls, Sunshine calls)To know and promote the We Care ProgramGeneral AdministrationDocumentation importance includes using first/last names of all involved, the month, day and year and your full name and signatureTo participate in recommended training programs, courses and other aspects of professional growthTo open and/or close if responsibility is assigned by the Program Center DirectorTo alert the Program Center Director of any concerns that may ariseTo carry out emergency procedures and drillsTo work cooperatively with other staff members and parentsTo assume an equal share of daily housekeeping dutiesThis includes daily cleaning of toys (multiple times throughout day if necessary), sweeping/mopping floors, wiping tables, vacuuming, bathroom duties, cleaning inside/top of cubbies, removal of trash, replacing trash bags, overall classroom cleanlinessTo think quickly and act appropriately in emergency situationsTo functioning under intense time pressurePutting in extra hours if neededIncludes staying later than shift ends for ratio situations, late parent pick-ups and/or emergenciesAdapting to changeUnderstand you will wear many hats throughout the day - patience, flexibility and understanding is required when working with children and while in the employ of RCCCGeneral Essential Kitchen Functions:Adhere to Federal Food Program (if your center participates) policies and procedures regarding food service, sanitation and record keeping requirements.-- This includes but is not limited to taking meal attendance at point of service, making sure minimum serving size requirements of food and milk are served, keeping accurate records and organized filing of such records.Maintain safe and sanitary environment - Maintain orderliness and cleanliness of kitchen and workspace at all timesInventory supplies and submit timely requests for supplies and food within pre-determined budget and timeframe givenUnpack food order, write date received on food items and rotate accordingly - using oldest date first (canned, frozen, dry, and liquid)Follow menu provided by RCDC - make appropriate substitutions when necessary, ensure substitutions are nutritiousWash hands before and after restroom use and prior to and after food prepUse fresh bleach solution dailyUse RCDC sanitizing guideline on daily basisAssist in training teachers in cook capacity, as instructed by Program Center DirectorTo be available for parents' concerns, questions and comments related to nutritionIncorporate state health department licensing requirements and state nutritional requirementsRequirementsTo be aware of, implement and adhere to all written policies and philosophies of EmployersKnow, understand and implement the Employer curriculumMaintain an average of 20 observation notes per child per Audit (5 week period) unless otherwise specified for part-time enrolleesDiscuss and review Assessments with parents at parent teacher conferencesGather daily observation notes, on every child who spends time in your classroomComplete Assessments on each child at the end of the semesterComplete required daily and weekly formsPrepare neat and accurate forms for parents, distributing timelySubmit neat lesson plans within designated timeframeWeight lifting requirements are as follows:6 weeks to 6 months - up to 20 pounds per child6 months to 12 months - up to 30 pounds per child12 months to 18 months - up to 35 pounds per child18 months to 24 months - up to 40 pounds per child24 months to 36 months - up to 45 pounds per childBe able to lift up to sixty (60) pounds or empty contents of box and carry safely.To adjust the program to children with special needsTo treat all children of all races, religions, family background and cultures impartially and with respect and considerationTo be certified in CPR and First AidTo maintain state requirements for all new hire criteria including but not limited to TB & physical renewals

Keywords: Rainbow Child Care Center, Fort Wayne , Lead Teacher (SO1), Education / Teaching , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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