Lead Preschool Teacher
Name of Center
Our Savior Lutheran School
8001 NW 5th Street
FunctionThe teacher is responsible for instructing and training the children in his/her charge diligently and faithfully according to the work of God and in accord with the policies, practices, and established curriculum of Our Savior Lutheran School. The teacher plans and implements The Creative Curriculum, assesses the needs of individual children three times a year, offers two parent/teacher conferences a year, and works with parents.
AccountabilityThe teacher is directly responsible to the Principal. Any concerns, questions, or problems that arise should be brought to the Principal’s attention. Educational Requirements Must have thorough knowledge of and be able to implement a developmentally appropriate approach. Must be at least 18 years of age, a high school graduate, have a current CPR and first aid certification card and a current Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC). He/she must meet or be in the process of meeting the requirements of the county and state licensing agencies. All requirements must be met within 90 days of hire. Responsibilities To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment, the teacher
- Establishes and maintains an environment for children, which is clean, safe, stimulating and which is appropriate for each child’s developmental level.
- Be responsible for the appearance, decor, and learning environment of the classroom.
- Assumes an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
- Designs appropriate room arrangement to support the goals of the classroom.
- Promotes healthy eating practices.
- Follows the standards outlined in Creative Curriculum and Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (for four-year-olds).
- Interacts with children in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices.
- Manages classroom through positive redirection, problem solving, setting appropriate limits, and active listening.
- Supports emerging literacy and language development in response to each individual child’s interest through whole language experience
- Implements curriculum which fosters the construction of mathematical knowledge through hands-on activities.
- Designs and implements activities that foster the development of physical knowledge.
- Provides an integrated curriculum that meets the needs of individual children.
- Uses equipment and material for indoor and outdoor play that promotes children’s fine and gross motor development.
- Selects and uses materials that describe, demonstrate, and teach the school’s distinctive Christian character, purpose, and objectives.
- Gears the program to the individual child’s needs and pace of learning.
- Considers the individual child in relationship to his/her culture and socioeconomic background.
- Treats each child, co-worker, and parent with dignity and respect.
- Helps each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of a group.
- Plans and implements a curriculum that reflects the cultural diversity of the group.
- Provides an environment that provides development of self-esteem.
- Knows, and appropriately uses, God’s Word, law and gospel, to teach and maintain Christian classroom behavior and to counsel and minister to individual students.
- Plans and implements hands-on activities that develop self-esteem.
- Uses and promotes positive guidance techniques and a variety of creative and expressive activities.
- Views parent-teacher relationships as a partnership, focusing on each child’s individual strengths and abilities, communicating with parents through conferences, memos, newsletters, telephone calls, and Facts Parent Portal.
- Gathers information from team members for feedback to families.
- Handles parent concerns in a timely manner.
- Plans, supervises, and implements the curriculum in accordance with the policies and philosophy of Our Savior Lutheran School.
- Accesses support services and resources relating to the individual needs of the families and children.
- Maintains daily, weekly, and monthly written plans that include how individual needs of children will be met, in accordance with county standards.
- Observes, evaluates, and documents individual progress through anecdotal notes, developmental checklists, portfolio assessments, and other designated screenings.
- Relates the Word of God to all subject matter.
- Completes documentation within school and agency guidelines and time limits.
- Completes paperwork required for local, state, and federal agencies.
- Supervises and coordinates the teaching assistants and volunteers in the classroom.
- Attends all staff meetings, parent meetings, and other mandatory or required in-services.
- Promotes school’s code of ethics.
- Maintains flexibility and consistency with all staff.
- Conducts self in a professional manner, refraining from gossip, and maintaining confidentiality regarding staff, families, and children at all times.
- Relates to families in a positive and respectful manner.
- Serves as a model of Christian life, as one who seeks to live in accord with God’s word and will and who demonstrates Christian joy, faith, and hope.
- Reports all incidents of suspected abuse or neglect in accordance with federal/state guidelines.