- Master's Degree
- Associate's Degree
- Teaching Experience
- Early Childhood Education
- Montessori Certification
STATEMENT OF THE JOB
Teacher I will supervise the teaching team in planning and executing age and developmentally appropriate activities reflecting the Montessori curriculum. The candidate will be responsible to supervise the implementation of activities that will promote social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and creative development of children. Teacher I will elicit input from Assistant Teacher and Teachers-Aide to complete written observations, progress reports, outcomes reporting, CROWD, and other documents relevant to the tracking of children’s progress. The candidate will help Assistant Program Manager to facilitate parent involvement in all aspects of the program and promote positive growth and professional development. The candidate will adhere to policies and procedures established by CCNS, ACS, DOH, DOE, and CACFP and comply with procedural norms and standards of attendance, punctuality, and confidentiality relevant to HIPAA.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervises teaching team’s work to ensure a learning environment based on the Montessori approach that helps the children develop physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively, and creatively.
- Supervises the implementation of activities that will promote social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and creative development of children.
- Assumes responsibility for the operation of the classroom thus holding Assistant Teacher and Teachers-Aide accountable to their duties and responsibilities.
- Shares information regarding children and the program with parents via daily contact and informal/formal interfacings, home visits, newsletters, etc.
- Encourages parents in their role as their children’s primary teachers by acting as resource person (i.e.: disseminating information, actively listening to parents, offering suggestions, etc.).
- Elicits input from the Assistant Teacher and Teachers-Aide to complete written observations, progress reports, outcomes reporting, CROWD, and other documents relevant to the tracking of children’s progress.
- Utilizes information obtained via observations, conferences, tracking, etc. to design developmentally appropriate and individualized lesson plans.
- Assists teaching team perform center- related services/activities such as parent/teacher conferences, home visits, transition meetings, end of year celebrations, etc.
- Participates in regularly scheduled staff & team meetings, classroom development workshops on and off sites as well as trainings conducted by CCNS, ACS and other funders.
- Shares job related knowledge with team members so as to promote and support their professional growth.
- Encourages parents to visit classrooms to observe as well as volunteer during the course of the day.
- Works closely with parents to foster mutual respect at all levels.
- Establishes and maintains positive relationships with parents/families via open communications, training, and other developmental activities.
- Adheres to the Agency, Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, policies and procedures; seeks guidance/clarification from the Program Manager re: interpretation, applicability and implementation.
- Strictly adheres to, and enforce, the Agency policy regarding Confidentiality and HIPAA requirements.
- Notify immediate supervisor in the event of an unplanned absence (illness, personal emergencies, etc.).
- Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
- MA/MS in Early Childhood Education preferred.
- Minimum 60 credits including 24 credits in Education - Study Plan Teacher I - AA Degree in Early Childhood Education.
- N.Y.S. Initial/Professional Certification - Birth-2 preferred.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- 2 years of teaching experience in a pre-school classroom environment preferred.
- 300 hours supervised student teaching (one half with children under 6 years) or 1 year paid teaching experience with children under 6 years.
- If not already Montessori trained, must commit to enroll in the Agency’s Montessori training program within the first year of hire.
- Computer efficiently essential.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Frequent sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, seeing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, & crawling.
- Occasional running.
- Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
- Should be able to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, office equipment, audio visual aids, and teach and play equipment.
- Ability to read printed materials and computer screens.