Reports To: Center Director
Summary: The I/T Teacher supports the children by providing a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the school (classroom or outdoor play area). The I/T Teacher also supports parents in their role as primary caretakers and educators of their children and encourages their involvement in all aspects of the program.
- Read, understand, and adhere to the KRFDC Handbook as well as ESH CDC Staff Handbook.
- Read, understand, and implement Early Childhood Standards as well as ITERS and curriculum.
- Lead in conducting an effective child development program that meets student’s needs and is developmentally appropriate for their given classroom.
- Ensure children’s routines are carried out in a prompt, hygienic, and consistent manner.
- Ensure the safety and well-being of all students in their care.
- Operate the classroom in a manner that complies with all state licensing regulations.
- Help create a pleasant and inviting classroom. Provide positive guidance to help children develop self-help skills.
- Provide students with a learning environment where they can learn, explore, create, and grow.
- Participate in on-going professional development through education, role modeling or mentoring.
- Maintain record keeping and reporting systems to ensure accurate information, with timely completion and follow-up.
- Ensure implementation and completion of weekly lesson plans in compliance with curriculum.
- Maintain on-going contact with families to assist.
- Analyze child assessment and quality assessments for the classroom and put into practice recommendations.
- Administer ongoing child assessment as outlined in program requirements.
- Post schedule of daily routines, lesson plans and newsletter in a visible area.
- Utilize the assigned curricula with fidelity.
- Maintain the adult/child ratio.
- Maintain limits for behavior which are appropriate and consistent.
- Document weekly attendance in accordance with program requirements.
- Develop lesson plans and Individual Goals for children, ensure provision of on-going assessment and facilitation of transitions into and out of the program.
- Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Agency policy. Respect and maintain rights and privacy of all staff, parents, and children.
- Participates in program and/or agency fund-raising activities as directed.
- Performs all other duties, as assigned.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required:
- Must possess at minimum a current CDA, or Degree in Early Childhood, or Child and Family Studies or enroll immediately upon hire into a program to obtain.
- Reliable, cooperative, and willing to accept supervision.
- Show evidence of emotional maturity and stability.
- Individuals must clearly demonstrate the interest and ability to work effectively with children and adults.
- Minimum age of 18.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Show commitment to overall mission of ESH CDC and KRFDC.
- An understanding of child development.
- Pre-employment/Random Drug Screening and Criminal Record Checks per Agency policy.
- TB Skin Test, INH card, or Risk Assessment prior to employment.
- Infant/child CPR and FA certification.
- Must have a valid Kentucky Driver’s License and the flexibility and willingness to change schedules and duties as needed according to staff availability.
- Must maintain a high level of professionalism, demonstrated by a positive attitude, ability to function as a team member, and a commitment to the overall mission of the agency.
Number of Days: Staff working in the Eastern Scholar House Child Development Center are scheduled year-round except for holidays, Winter Break, and Summer Break as listed on the Center Calendar.
In the event of inclement weather, fiscal constraints, and/or program needs; actual number of days may be reduced.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Position requires occasional or frequent moderate physical activity. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or exert force up to 40 pounds.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA): Our agency is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of employees’ protected health information as required by the Privacy Regulations created as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Employees should refer to the Notice of Privacy Practices for specific information on how Health Information may be used and disclosed and how to access this information.
AAP/EEO Statement: Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. provides equal opportunities in employment to all employees and job applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, familial status, veteran status, political affiliation, or gender identity.