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Teacher, Pre- School (Nonprofit)
New York, NY 10035
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  • Hiring Company: Odyssey House
  • Industry: Nonprofit
  • Compensation: to be determined
  • Expires: Jul 08, 2019
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Job Description

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:
The Teacher is responsible for providing direct early childhood educational services to children between the ages of two (2) months and five (5) years of age. The Teacher is responsible for the day to day operation of his/her classroom including the supervision and management of all assigned children. The Teacher interacts directly with the children and models appropriate adult-child interactions for parents.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of an appropriate learning environment which fosters physical, social-emotional and intellectual growth of assigned children.
2. Develop and implement weekly lesson plans based on the Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers or other curriculum approved by the Director of Children & Family Services.
3. Provide an individualized and culturally diverse learning experience for all assigned children through active involvement in classroom activities.
4. Ensure a safe environment by providing close child supervision, addressing potentially unsafe areas and maintaining a clean and sanitary classroom environment.
5. Address developmental, physical, behavioral and/or mental health issues in a timely fashion through internal or external referrals.
6. Emphasize positive parent-child relationships through supervision of all scheduled parent-child triangle time.
7. Plan and execute developmentally appropriate classroom trips and outings.
8. Regularly communicate children’s progress with parents and participate in all scheduled parent-teacher conferences.
9. Responsible for the daily set up, break down and cleaning of the classroom.
10. Provide direct supervision of residents assigned to the childcare job function
11. Maintain proper inventory of all classroom materials and children supplies.
12. Attend all required in-service training seminars, staff meetings and on and off site case conferences.
13. Participate in quality improvement activities.
14. Other relevant duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Bachelor’s degree and New York State Provisional Certification in Early Childhood Education Birth to 2nd Grade and a minimum of two (2) years teaching experience required or
2. Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and New York State Permanent Certification in Early Childhood Education and one (1) year teaching experience preferred.
3. CPR/First Aid Certification required.
4. NYS Central Registry Check and fingerprint clearance required.
5. Knowledge of NYC Department of Health regulations and codes.
6. Proficiency with computer operation (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs).
7. Must be able to lift small children.
8. Must be able to work a flexible schedule.