Primary Teacher (Full-Time)
EARLY LEARNING CENTER
The primary teacher is responsible for overseeing the running of their individual classroom, and caring for the children who are in their classroom. They will also oversee other employees and student workers who work as assistants in the primary teacher’s classroom. In addition, they will be responsible for helping to enhance the center itself through working with the director to implement policies and procedures that benefit all of the children in the Early Learning Center. Primary teachers will report directly to the Director of ELC.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
Must be at least 18 years of age.
- High school diploma required.
- 2 years of prior work experience in childcare facility or a related field.
- Some college preferred.
- Knowledge of children’s developmental levels.
- Ability to work under pressure and maintain a high level of professionalism and care.
- Ability to communicate well with parents of the children in ELC.
- Ability to communicate with and maintain a positive work relationship with other primary teachers as well as assistants in the classroom.
- Ability to communicate effectively and regularly with the director.
- Ability to follow proper DHS guidelines for the care of children in a childcare setting.
- Ability to write and implement lesson plans.
- Maintain confidentiality about children and families at ELC.
- Primary Teachers will be required to work 40 hours a week, Monday thru Friday.
- Primary Teachers will be required to work child care for several Lee University events.
- If a primary teacher chooses to take classes at Lee University or any other institution they are not permitted to take classes before 1:00pm.
- Must maintain a positive attitude while in the classroom, while talking with children, communicating with parents and while communicating with other staff members.
- Primary teachers must maintain a safe, fun and learning environment at all times.
- Primary teachers are responsible for keeping an up to date schedule for the activities in their classroom and following that schedule closely to keep consistency in the classroom.
- Primary teachers are responsible to communicate with the director about any changes, needs, injuries, or other important information that may occur in the classroom.
- Primary teachers must implement proper DHS childcare rules and regulations in their classrooms. They will receive knowledge of these rules through the DHS required trainings before starting work, as well as maintaining on-going required training.
- Primary teachers must regularly check their e-mail. Many announcements and information will be sent out in e-mail form.
- Primary teachers must implement policies and procedures that are put in place by the director of the Early Learning Center.
- Primary teachers must ensure children are diaper changed or sent to the bathroom according to the classroom schedule and as needed.
- Maintain a calm and structured environment in the classroom for the benefit of the staff and children.
- Primary teachers must plan and implement weekly lessons at the developmental level of the children in the primary teacher’s care.
- Primary teachers must inform assistant teachers of weekly lessons and what can be done in the primary teacher’s absence to enhance the lessons.
- Primary teachers must attend primary teacher meetings to discuss information pertaining to the center and individual classrooms.
- Must attend ‘all staff’ meetings to discuss policies and procedures as well as participate in trainings.
- Must facilitate classroom meetings to discuss classroom issues with assistant teachers.
- Primary teachers will help guide, train, and assist student workers and other staff members at ELC.
- Primary teachers will provide a friendly learning environment for students who come to observe for classes at Lee University.
- Primary teachers may be required to work some nights and weekends during special events. These events will be made known to the primary teachers in advance.
- Staff will be responsible to keep their cell phones and other electronic devices in the designated area out of use while in the presence of children.