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Teacher/Assistant Teacher

Company: The Palms of Largo
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Weekdays, Two Year Old RoomAbout UsThe Learning Center*, is a one-of-a-kind, intergenerational learning environment. We have dedicated teachers, state-of-the-art equipment, a two-story tree house, a tugboat computer lab, and intergenerational learning experiences between children and seniors on our senior living campus.Our experiential preschool offers an engaging and interactive learning environment for both Preschool and Daycare. Children from two months through five years of age receive quality child care services from a team that is committed to nurture each child. Our intergenerational activities bring mixed age groups together to share experiences, knowledge, and skills that are mutually beneficial and promote positive relationships.Apply TODAY, to join our team of dedicated professionals!PurposeThe primary purpose of this position is to implement the infant, toddler, or preschool program and the general supervision and management of a group of children.Essential Job Functions Duties and ResponsibilitiesPlan and implement a program the meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual and the group, through developmentally appropriate practices, in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the program.Write objective for the group.Assume responsibility in conjunction with co-workers for preparing and posting weekly lesson plans and submitting a copy to the director one week before teaching.Post all curriculum information, schedule and menus for parents.Interest with the children and encourage their involvement in group activities.Gear the program to the needs of the individual child, with concern for their interests, special needs and talents, and individual style and pace of learning.Plan and supervise class outing/field trips when age-appropriate.Observer, record, and report significant individual and/or group behavior/illness, and keep co-workers and the director informed.Responsible for seeing that the children's daily notes are completed.Keep accurate records of children's attendance and progress, including written comments on each child's development.Continually evaluate each child's progress, and communicate these professional observations to the appropriate teammates and to the child's parents through participation in formal conferences offered at least twice a year.Establish and maintain good communication with parents through verbal contact on a daily basis, written notes and/or phone conversations and wearing a nametag. Sensitive issues must be discussed with the director before approaching the parents.BenefitsFull medical, dental, vision benefits, 401k with company match. Generous paid vacation & sick time. Pay day advance with no penalties through RAIN.Required Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesPossess the ability to make independent decisions and follow instructions.Be able to deal tactfully with children, personnel, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.Possess the educational requirements of the program's licensing agency.Have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate well to children, and be willing to fulfill the job responsibilities in accordance with the program's philosophy.Be able to communicate professionally and openly.Be able to create a nurturing environment in which the child can grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually.Education and ExperienceTeacher - Experience in teaching in an early childhood classroom, supervising staff, and managing a child care center. Must possess leadership and communication skills.Assistant Teacher - 18 years of age or older. Proof of being on track for completion of GED or High School Diploma. One year of child care experience preferred.Teacher Licensing/CertificationsCPR & First Aid certification within 90 days of employment.Certificate or degree in child development or a related field with an emphasis in early childhood education preferred.DCF Certifications are required to begin within 30 days of employment. (Certification time frames differ)Assistant Teacher CertificationsCPR & First Aid certification within 90 days of employment.DCF Certifications are required to begin within 30 days of employment. (Certification time frames differ)

Keywords: The Palms of Largo, Clearwater , Teacher/Assistant Teacher, Education / Teaching , Clearwater, Florida

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