Job Description / Essential Elements:
The position of Permit Teacher in the District's State Pre-School Program, under the direct supervision of the Early Education Administrator, provides instruction and supervision of 3 to 5 year-old pre-school-aged children, develops and carries out curriculum and instruction design. This is a grant-funded position and is contingent on funding availability.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Provides learning experiences that will further physical skill, develop language ability, guide social development, foster emotional development, build number and science concepts, and develop creative abilities.
•Develops acceptable techniques or routines of hygiene.
•Serves food, encourages new and/or different food acceptances, and builds desirable eating habits and manners.
•Provides a program of activities to extend and supplement the learning experiences of the home, the classroom, and the community.
•Plans, oversees and designs activities appropriate for 3-5 year olds in a child development program.
•Assists in the selection of staff and substitute staff.
•Communicates with parents regarding program policies, procedures and individual problems and concerns.
•Establishes and administers procedures for the safe admission and release of children.
•Communicates with the site administrator and Early Education administrator regarding enrollments, activities, schedules, staff and parent needs.
•Instills self-control and responsibility for group participation and conduct, and the importance of being a contributing citizen in the community.
•Selects and arranges appropriate materials, equipment, and experiences suitable to developmental needs of the group.
•Develops constant awareness for safety and health of children, instructs the right way to use equipment and materials, and employs proper first aid methods in cases of accident or injury.
•Demonstrates courtesy, tact, and common sense; maintains a pleasant working relationship with parents and staff, and an understanding and appreciation of children's and parents' needs.
•Demonstrates consideration, respect, and warm friendly interest in individual children.
•Provides an environment conducive to maintain the child's feeling of security.
•Identifies individual child needs and requests assistance of and cooperates with other professional staff members in remedying problems.
•Maintains a classroom atmosphere and programs that enhance children's readiness for later entry into regular school.
•Maintains records, reads and understands the policies of the district, assists in the planning and evaluation of the pre-school program, assists in testing as required.
•May work with some children with special needs.
•Requests instructional materials and supplies and assists in record-keeping relating to center operation.
•Participates in curriculum development and staff development programs within the center of assignment and/or on a district level.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires one of the following:
•Child Development Teacher Permit.
•Children's Center Instruction Permit.
•Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.
•Associate of Arts degree in Child Development/Early Childhood.
•Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aide Certificates.
•Analyze problems, identify potential solutions and make appropriate and effective decisions.
•Establish effective organizational and community relationships.
•Work in a diverse socio-economic and multicultural community.
Incorporated within one or more of the previously mentioned performance responsibilities, which are essential functions of this job description, are the following essential physical requirements:
•Ability to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.
•Ability to circulate for extended periods of time.
•Ability to see for purposes of reading laws and codes, rules and policies and other printed matter and observing students.
•Ability to understand speech at normal levels.
•Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation.