• Child Care - Lead Teacher

    Montessori Center of Our Lady
    Job Description
    The Lead Teacher is responsible for planning, implementation, and evaluation of the classroom program and child assessment for children enrolled at St. Mary Child Care Center. The role includes helping to provide developmentally appropriate practices and high quality early care and education in a manner that is reflective of the Felician Sisters’ Core Values for Ministry (Respect for Human Dignity, Compassion, Justice & Peace, Solidarity with the Poor, and Transformation). The Lead Teacher performs his/her duties in partnership with the teacher aides to ensure that the needs of children and their families are understood and communicated. The lead teacher is responsible for overseeing the caregiving staff for their assigned classroom.
     
    Qualifications:
    ·     Bachelor’s or Associate Degree in early childhood education, child development and/or other child related fields.
    ·     Teacher Certification ZS preferred
    ·     Exemplary interpersonal, collaborative and planning skills
    ·     Interest and ability to support children and their families
    ·     Ability to work cooperatively with people in and outside of the classroom
    ·     Ability to respond positively to work direction and guidance from others
    ·     The Lead Teacher shall be a sensitive and mature person who has experience working with young children (infant-6 years) in addition to the following:
    Relates to children and adults in a caring manner
    Strives to meet the needs of children and their families in child care related
    areas
    Ability to work independently, managing multiple demanding tasks under critical timeframes
    ·     Criminal background check required
    ·     Required attendance - Protecting God’s Children
     
    Demands (Physical and Special):
    ·     Ability to sit (25%), walk/stand (75%), routinely throughout the shift.
    ·     Must be able to periodically lift up to 50 lbs.
    ·     Must have functional senses/manual dexterity to carry out the job; communicate effectively; and use of office equipment.
    ·     Must have the ability to deal effectively with the stress of managing emergency/critical situations and multiple tasks.
    ·     Knowledge of child development (infant – 8 years)
    ·     Knowledge of grammar and spelling for daily verbal and written communication
    ·      Ability to keep confidences regarding staff, parents & children
    ·        Completion of developmentally appropriate lesson plans weekly
     ·      Annual CPR, First Aid Training and 24 hours of professional development
     
    Environmental Conditions:
    ·     Performs duties with exposure to infectious or communicable diseases inherent to the care of children
    ·     Occasional exposure to loud or unpleasant voices due to unpredictable behavior of children
    ·     Daily exposure to outdoor elements (sun, wind, cold, etc.)
     
     Stewardship:
    ·     Demonstrates adherence to Felician Sisters Child Care Centers, Inc., State of Michigan
    Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers, as well as policies of St. Mary Child Care Center.
    ·     Demonstrates punctuality and adheres to attendance policies
    ·     Uses resources in a cost effective manner and manages own work activities efficiently and effectively
    ·     Demonstrates initiative and seeks opportunities to enhance operating performance
     
    Full-time position / Hourly wage commensurate with experience

    Send resume to cstokes@feliciansisters.org
     
     A Felician – Sponsored Ministry
    www.stmarychildcarecenter.org
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