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Careers & Employment

Group
Teacher

JOB POSTING: Group Teacher

 

OVERVIEW:
Under the direction of the Educational Director, the Group Teacher will be responsible for day to day management and curriculum planning for assigned classroom. The Group Teacher will be responsible for the overall planning and implementation of holistic approaches in cultivating milestones by improving each child’s cognitive, emotional, physical and social development, in a healthy and safe learning environment. S/he will also be responsible for conducting objective observations in a various settings, such as classrooms, play spaces, and field excursions and provides feedback to parents and/or guardians on children’s progress. S/he will ensure that children are engaging in activities that promotes intellectual curiosity and socialization.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops, weekly plans, and implements age appropriate curriculum (lesson plans) that stimulate intellectual curiosity and other developmental areas

  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that enhances children’s learning and growth.

  • Perform on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by funding sources; develop lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses the individual needs of each child.

  • On an on-going basis, plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.

  • Provide responsive care to all children by adapting daily care giving routines and plans to the interests and needs of the individual child and the group.

  • Prepare developmental progress reports as needed.

  • Completes child transition and orientation of the classroom with parents.

  • Maintain ongoing, open communication with parents/caregivers.

  • Provide a classroom environment that encourages parent participation.

  • Ensure that each family receives an opportunity to build strong relationships and experience clear communication with teaching staff.

  • Plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children’s developmental progress, needs and interests.

  • Liaison with children’s families to ensure smooth transition from home to child care setting and transitions from classroom to classroom when needed.

  • Assist families with children’s transitions from toddler to preschool and from preschool to kindergarten.

  • Maintain accurate, complete and timely client and agency records; Completes daily meal and attendance records.

  • Maintains up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed.

  • Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or child abuse hotline.

  • Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall wellbeing of the children.

  • Completes prepare developmental progress reports as needed.

  • Assures a healthy, safe, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for children.

  • Assist with functioning and monitoring of nutrition and food service.

  • Conducts supervision on a weekly basis with Associate Teachers and Assistant Teachers.

  • Ensures that the Associate Teacher and Assistant Teachers are kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom and program, i.e. Lead Teacher Meetings, lesson plans, policies & procedures, training received.

  • Completes yearly performance evaluations.

  • Provides functional training and guidance to staff, interns, substitutes and volunteers assigned to the classroom.

  • Reports all staffing and classroom concerns to supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Reports family changes in schedules and excessive absences to administration in a timely manner.

  • Supervise and provide feedback to direct reports

 QUALIFICATIONS:

The Group Teacher must have qualifications that meet NYC Department of Health mandates under Article 47 Regulations

  • BA required

  • At least 2 years’ experience of practice and in-depth knowledge of classroom management

  • Two years supervisory experience

  • Strong knowledge of childhood development

  • At least 2 years’ experience working with toddlers in Early Learn and/or Head Start Programs

  • Ability to communicate proficiently both written and verbally

  • Bilingual, Spanish a plus

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Participate in on-going in-service and educational development opportunities provided by the Agency.

  • Maintain certification and/or required proof of attendance to matriculating programs

  • Adhere to all state and city mandated requirements

  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Frequently walks, uses hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talks or hears.

  • Often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40 pound child.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

TO APPLY:
Please forward your cover letter and resume to

JOBS@HACFS.org

in a Microsoft Word or PDF document with the job title in the subject line, or

Fax to: (718) 992-8539

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