Toddler Teacher

Description:

Responsibilities
1. Supervision and responsibility for children
• Ensure children are supervised at all times; Be alert and responsive to
children
• Implement Conscious Discipline in all interactions with children
• Build children’s esteem
• Establish routines and provide positive guidance
• Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
• Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
• Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner
• Ensure all licensing requirements are met
• Ensure that classroom meets and exceeds ITERS standards and
formulate ongoing quality improvement plans
• Always ensure that best practices are being used by everyone in the
classroom, including National Service Members and volunteers.

2. Develop and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum for
toddlers
• Plan and implement curriculum to meet the physical, emotional,
intellectual and social needs of the children
• Provide weekly and monthly schedules of activities and lesson plans
• Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs,
games and story telling
• Ensure equipment and the facility are clean, well maintained, organized,
and safe at all times
• Maintain individualized portfolios of each child in the class that highlights
their academic performance
• Conduct quarterly developmental assessments of each child in the class,
including literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional
• Develop culturally appropriate programs and activities
• Develop activities that introduce math and literacy concepts
• Work with children in whole group, small groups, and individually
• Individualize instruction to meet the needs of each child
• Attend training and implement Conscious Discipline in the classroom
• Collaborate with the P3 Lead Teacher to develop individualized plans that
prepare students to transition to the Pre-K program

3. Communicate with parents, members of the community, and professionals
• Discuss children’s development with parents on a daily basis
• Discuss identified problems and needs with professionals as appropriate
• Participate in and promote Little Leaners and Our House activities (Family
Fun Night, Be Your Child’s Best Advocate, Positively Parenting, etc.)
• Participate in bi-annual scheduled parent/teacher meetings

4. Work alongside National Service Members who are serving their term in Little
Learners
• Communicate all classroom norms and procedures to as well as lead
National Service Members in your classroom
• Ensure that all Little Learners and classroom expectations are being
fulfilled
• Work alongside National Service Members to ensure that they are able to
fully carry out lessons and activities that they have prepared for the class

5. Perform other related duties as required
• Complete a minimum of 30 clock hours of professional development each
year
• Be familiar and able to execute all emergency procedures
• Lead all team members and volunteers in the classroom

Qualifications
The Toddler Teacher will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates should have proven experience in programs that work with high-risk children. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
• At least 3 years of experience working with children
• Child Development Associates (CDA) or Bachelor’s degree in related field
required
• Ability to work effectively with diverse staff, parents, and community
members
• Experience with conflict resolution and/or crisis management
• Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to
curriculum planning
• Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-
directed
• Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
• Must pass drug test and submit to background checks
• CPR / First Aid certified

Salary and Benefits
• This is a full-time, hourly position.
• Benefits include employee health insurance (paid by Our House) and
optional dental, vision, and life insurance (paid by employee). (all available
after 60 days of employment) and a 401k with Our House matching up to
4% of wages contributed (available after 12 months of employment.
• 10 days of annual leave per year
• 8 days of holiday leave per year including a “birthday holiday”.
• 15 days additional leave for illness/”requirements of life”
• Employee Assistance Program

To Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@ourhouseshelter.org and include “Toddler Teacher” in the email subject line.

Our House is a drug free workplace.

Our House is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members. People of color and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply.

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