Little Steps at SECOM Preschool
Title: Lead Teacher
Reports to: Preschool Director
Employed by: SECOM Resource Center
Employment Type: Full time (38 hours per week – Monday through Thursday, 7:30am
4pm and Friday, 7:30am-11:30am), Non-union, at-will position.
Pay: $26,000 salary – Education Staff are paid on a program year schedule (42 weeks).
Full time staff are benefit eligible (employee only).
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Preschool Director, the Lead Teacher is responsible for the planning, supervision and implementation of a developmentally appropriate early childhood program, and meeting the social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of young children in the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), consistent with the goals and principles of the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC), GSRP and SECOM Resource Center.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for following all guidelines of the GSRP as outlined in the GSRP Implementation Manual published by the State of Michigan
- Assist in the maintenance and following of regulations, practices, and procedures related to safety from the State of Michigan childcare licensing standards
- In cooperation with all preschool staff, the preschool teacher will assist in ensuring that files are complete and updated student information is maintained
- Must maintain positive relationships between home, school and community
- Prepares course objectives and curriculum for developmentally appropriate daily routines in accordance with GSRP guidelines and the High Scope curriculum
- Assists children in developing social skills necessary to control behavior, cooperate, and work in group activities
- Reports suspected abuse, neglect, medical conditions/illnesses to immediate supervisor and makes appropriate report to Child Protective Services
- Participates in and helps foster a team environment
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT:
- Maintains order in classroom and on the playground
- Creates and establishes an attractive, safe, and functional environment to enhance and promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual learning
- Maintains classrooms in a neat and clean manner
- Discusses children’s development, achievement and behavior with parents
- Provides and supervises two home visits and two parent teacher conferences during the school year
- Participates in programmatic special events such as parent and family nights
- Coordinates the work of teachers and volunteers in classroom
- Reports needed repairs and maintenance to the preschool director
- Cultural competency and ability to work with persons of diverse ages, ethnicities, cultures and economic status
- Performs other duties as may be assigned
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / REQUIREMENTS
- A valid Michigan teaching certificate and an Early Childhood Education (ZA) or Early Childhood-General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement
- A bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or child development with a specialization in preschool teaching. The transcript will document a major, rather than a minor, in child development or early childhood education.
- Must provide verification of education and credentials
- Consents to a comprehensive background check and be found eligible for employment
- Free from communicable tuberculosis (TB) – documentation required
- Completes 24 hours of professional development during the school year and participates in other staff development and training as required
- Has a current infant, child and adult CPR and First Aid certification or obtains within 3 months of hire
- Bilingual preferred, but not required (Spanish/English)
To apply for this position please email your resume to our Preschool Director, Kelly, at email@example.com.
There are no openings at this time.