Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher


Contact Person: Lainie Moore
Job Location:
Bethlehem Intergenerational Center
250 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Job Description:

The Lead Teacher shall be responsible for the care, safety, and growth of each child and provide a positive early learning experience in a manner which contributes to the growth and development of the whole child.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Facility Classroom maintenance
  • Keeping classrooms neat and in good repair
  • Notifying the Early Childhood (EC) Director of the need for routine repair and maintenance
  • Keeping inventory and requesting needed supplies
  • General neatness of the Center areas
  • Keeping hallways, bathrooms, and storage rooms neat
  • Clean up after activities and meals
  • Clean up after children’s accidents

Curriculum and Assessment

  • Planning of daily, weekly, and monthly developmentally appropriate lesson plans using Creative Curriculum
  • Responsible for implementing plans daily and evaluating results. This includes planning and implementation of all activities including Intergenerational activities and use of community resources
  • The playground is an extension of our classrooms. Responsible for planning, implementing, and engaging playground activities each day.
  • Responsible for the promotion of each child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth and documenting this growth using Teaching Strategies Gold and Ages and Stages Questionnaires. This also includes: •
    • Individual plans for each child
    • Providing routines, rituals, and establishing clear behavior expectations
    • Documentation and portfolio organization for each child

Children

  • Responsible for the care of the children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being, and growth b.
  • Will respond appropriately to children exhibiting signs of stress and will respond to the needs of the group, as well as the individual
  • Responsible for consulting with co teachers, the early childhood director, and possibly outside consultants about a particularly stressed child and will implement recommendations in helping the child
  • Will be aware and able to report occurrences in the child’s day to the parents/guardians

Records and requirements by the Center, Department of Health and Human Services, and NAEYC

  • Medication forms/how to administer medication
  • Accident/incident reports
  • Anecdotal records, portfolios, and assessments
  • Communication with parents/guardians
  • Weekly newsletters to parents/guardians

Policies:

  • Be familiar with and adhere to the following:
    • Licensing rules and regulations
    • Health Department guidelines
    • Emergency Procedures
    • NAEYC Accreditation standards
    • Bethlehem Church personnel Handbook

Professional Growth

  • Obtain a minimum of 24 hours of early childhood training each calendar year
  • Retain current CPR and First Aid
  • Attend Center events. Help plan and implement engagement activities
  • Attend mandatory staff meeting/workdays as scheduled
  • Always maintain a professional attitude as a representative of the Center It is the responsibility of each staff member to maintain and keep record of training hours

Mentoring/Training

  • Responsible to lead, teach, and train new staff members, interns, volunteers, and assistant teachers
  • Model professional attitudes always

Closing Date for Job:  06/28/2024

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