OverviewHave you been searching for a career that will allow you to use your experience and creativity to contribute to shaping the lives of children? Sunrise Preschools has a place for you! Come join the Arizona industry leader in quality child care and receive great compensation and amazing benefits as well as professional development and training and the opportunity to advance in a challenging and rewarding career! Our school is located on 2122 W Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85015. We are currently looking for a part time Lead Teacher and a Lead Teacher who can also drive our bus.
QualificationsEducation/Experience Required: (first two items required by Dept of Health Svcs R9-5-401-4 Staff Qualifications): - At least 18 years of age - Provide documentation of one of the following; - High school or high school equivalency diploma and 6 months of child care experience; - A.C., C.D.A., C.C.P., or C.P.C. credential - Associate or bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of early childhood, child development, or closely related field. - Minimum 12 credit hours in early childhood education, elementary education and/or related field, and a minimum of six (6) months of verifiable experience working with children in group setting preferred; or - Has training in early childhood education and a minimum of eighteen (18) months of verifiable work experience with children in a group setting Skills Required: - Demonstrated a genuine liking and warmth for young children, in addition to understanding of the needs of young children as well as the ability to relate to them - Demonstrates patience and tolerance and can maintain an even keel over long hours and through noise, confusion and frustration - Demonstrates working knowledge of the developmental stages of young children and the ability to plan to a variety of classroom activities, which reflects developmental knowledge - Guides the learning process in the achievement of curriculum goals, and in harmony with the goals established for all lessons - Ability to maintain classroom records and classroom inventory to achieve outcomes - Demonstrates high level of flexibility, innovation and creativity - Conveys a positive self image and attitude which is likely to create the same in young children, and promotes a positive atmosphere through personal example and positive relationships with students and staff - Possess strong, positive communication skills with parents, children and other staff members - Continuously seeks and accept new ideas, and have the leadership qualities to share new information with other staff members in relation to improving the quality of early childhood education - Possesses demonstrated leadership qualities and the ability to make decisions in a positive manner
RequirementsThe Lead Teacher demonstrates leadership abilities by maintaining a positive learning/teaching environment for all staff and students. The Lead Teacher has the ability to develop and implement activities appropriate to targeted age groups and will provide leadership in the implementation of each program. Lead Teachers are responsible to provide learning experiences for child based, company approved curriculum plans in a classroom setting. Work includes, but is not limited to: instructing, administrating, directing, supervising Teacher Assistant and Teacher Aides within classroom and all educational activity. Roles and Responsibilities: - Serve as a positive role model to staff, children and parents in professional appearance, demeanor and use of positive discipline methods - Adhere to and promote Sunrise policy and procedures in childcare, which promotes health, education and well being to the children - Prepare and implement weekly lesson plans and design and create new teaching material to correlate with the curriculum, to be approved by the Director or Assistant Director - Plan and implement individualized and group activities corresponding to the curriculum and the learning goals of the classroom, including but not limited to field trips, special events, parties, etc. - Conduct and maintain accurate developmental screening records on each child in class, in addition to other appropriate records - Report to the Special Needs Teacher any development issues with Special Needs children assigned to the classroom. Support the Inclusion Program by involving children with special needs in class projects and activities and encourage other children to do the same - Report to the Director or Assistant Director all suspected problems with a child’s development, health or behavior - Conduct conferences with parents when requested or deemed necessary - Promote the development of self-help skills and a positive self-concept in the children - Take the lead role and responsibility for the upkeep and security of classroom materials and the rest of the facility - Establishes and maintains appropriate rules of classroom behavior and procedures, while maintaining order - Maintain current First Aid Card, CPR, and TB test results, in addition to attending professional meetings and workshops, as directed - Maintain a clean, safe and healthy teaching environment - Follow all safety procedures while supervising children and performing duties - Oversee classroom food service program by coordinating a seamless meal and snack time between teachers and food service staff, including but not limited to taking meal counts as required by the Department of Health Services, serving correct portions, and cleaning up after meal time - Maintain a daily log of student encounters, treatments and accidents. Informs Director when applicable - Accept any reassignments or additional assignments by the Director or Assistant Director - Participate in and encourage parent-involvement activities - Report dwindling supplies in ample time to secure replacement - Attend staff meetings and training sessions, promote CDA program with staff - Act as Sunrise representative to external customers, i.e., parents community, etc. - This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities