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Pre-K HEAD TEACHER (part-time)

Company: Hamilton Madison House
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Hamilton-Madison House's Early Childhood Services department is seeking a part time Pre-K Head Teacher (HT) in our Early Childhood Program which serves children between the ages of 3-5 years. We are seeking a warm, responsible, dedicated teacher, sensitive to the needs of young children and their families and able to work well with others. The HT sets the tone for the class, creating and implementing a developmentally-appropriate curriculum that meets the needs and interests of a given group of children. The HT also ensures that all paperwork is completed in a thorough and timely manner and that all health and safety regulations are observed. This position reports to the Education Director.Minimum Qualifications:BA in Early Childhood Education or related field and NYS Education Department Early Childhood Certification. Certified with MA in Early Childhood Education or in a program which will guarantee permanent certification at its completion preferredAbility to work positively and patiently with children, parents and staff Possess good computer skillsBilingual English/Asian language a plus Responsibilities:Work within the framework of the sponsoring agency of the child care center and carry out its functions, policies, and procedures INTERACTION BETWEEN FACULTY AND CHILDRENInteract frequently, affectionately and respectfully with all children every dayThis includes: smiling and comforting childrenWhen in close proximity to children, speaking in a calm, friendly, soft and courteous manner. Be available and responsive to children's needs, questions and requests Encourage and model social behavior and expectations that are developmentally appropriate Intervene in play in order to maintain safety Communicate directly with each child at the child's level PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION Supervises given group of children at all times Maintain accurate attendance records Complete appropriate paperwork (accident reports, allergy lists, etc.). Maintain a clean and safe environment for children at all times. Encourages respect for classroom materials and notifies supervisor in advance when supplies are needed Arrange the space in clearly defined, well-organized centers to promote optimal program functioning Organize a variety of materials and equipment as to encourage maximum constructive use Understands the responsibilities as a mandated reporter PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is primarily performed in the center environment which is a dynamic place with a high level of physical activity. Must be able to stand for a majority of the daybend to be at a child's eye levelperform all activities with the children including; running, dancing, walking, jumping, etc.move from a seated position to a standing position promptly to respond to emergency situations Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor the environment and children's well-being. CURRICULUM Create and implement a rich and developmentally appropriate curriculum based upon the needs and interests of the students, with a focus on intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth Plan and implement child-oriented, self-initiated activities while limiting large group, faculty-initiated activities Provide more than one option for group activity and maintain flexibility in changing planned activities, according to children's interests Assess the skills, abilities, interests and needs of children consistently throughout the year Create documentation of children's accomplishments through anecdotal notes, work sampling and/or portfolios Plan the use of community resources to enrich the educational content of the program In a timely fashion, complete all documentation, including, but not limited to, weekly lesson plans, anecdotal notes, checkpoints, home visit forms, parent-teacher conference forms Take into consideration the individual needs of children and differentiate instruction to meet student needs Design an environment that responds to the children's individual developmental levels, physical needs and interests Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities that foster social skills, encourage children to think, problem solve, question and experiment Foster positive self-concept development by supporting individuality, independence, and the ability to make choices Encourage creative expression that is individualized Plan a daily schedule that provides a balance of activities: quiet/active, indoor/outdoor, fine/gross motor, etc. FACULTY/PARENT INTERACTIONS Acknowledge parents and all classroom visitors Demonstrate a friendly, courteous and accommodating demeanor at all times Respond to parents' comments and concerns with sensitivity, interest, and respect while maintaining confidentiality Invite input from parents concerning their child's development and care For Parent Teacher Conferences, prepare detailed notes concerning each child's development keeping in mind the family's concerns and former input TEAMWORK Keep the supervisors informed of any necessary information regarding the care and safety of children Establish and maintain a relationship built on trust, cooperation and respect with co-workers Promote the professional growth of classroom associates through regularly scheduled individual meetings where the associate's performance is based on daily observations as well as applications of new skills acquired through training and experience Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other community service providers working with children Offer and share ideas and materials with co-workers Communicate directly, work to resolve conflicts quickly PROFESSIONALISM Attend and participate in all staff meetings, center events, and parent/teacher meetings Demonstrate flexibility in assignment and work hours Be receptive to feedback and willing to change practices to best serve children Maintain confidentiality about issues concerning other faculty members, children and families Demonstrate knowledge of ages and stages of development Ensure continuity of care for children by reporting to work on time and maintaining consistent attendance Continue professional growth by attending courses, asking for feedback, and reading professional literature Check HMH email daily as well as staff mailboxes weekly LEADERSHIP Collaborate with team in developing an action plan to implement classroom goals and a quality program Model exemplary behavior with children, parents, and co-workers and give direction as needed to less-experienced faculty, including substitute teachers and volunteers Orient new team members to classroom routines, curriculum practices, and parent communication Observe children for signs of learning differences or emotional problems and take appropriate action Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experienceHours: Monday to Friday, 20 hours per weekTo Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to: Posting Date: January 3, 2022 Application Deadline: Until filled Hamilton-Madison House is an Equal Opportunity Employer PI187854469

Keywords: Hamilton Madison House, New York , Pre-K HEAD TEACHER (part-time), Education / Teaching , New York, New York

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