Child Development Lead Teacher
Monday, Mar 1 2021
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830 S Addison Ave.
Villa Park, Illinois 60181
Download Posting: child-development-lead-teacher-2019.pdf
To provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment that promotes physical, emotional, and intellectual growth for the children in the program.
- Plan, implement, evaluate and supervise a developmentally appropriate and inclusive educational curriculum for enrolled children.
- Work within a multi-disciplinary framework with therapists, teachers, and support staff to ensure an effective and therapeutic program.
- Serve as case manager/ service coordinator for each child in the classroom.
- Exercise appropriate and positive discipline procedures as established by the Center policy.
- Become knowledgeable with and adhere to all DCFS licensing standards.
- Plan classroom activities in accordance with the philosophies and policies of the Center and best practices.
- Establish, plan for, and utilize instructional methods which motivate and enable each child to achieve learning objectives.
- Consult with therapy staff regarding appropriate intervention techniques related to each discipline (OT, PT, ST).
- Maintain open communication with parents and all other family members.
- Coordinate and supervise bi-monthly classroom meetings.
- Supervise and evaluate teacher’s assistants and volunteers in the performance of their duties.
- Actively participate in staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service trainings, and program meetings.
- Coordinate general housekeeping duties, including: preparing snack, feeding children, pottying and diapering children, and general clean up.
- Complete and maintain all other required documentation and records.
- Provide the children with a safe, loving and nurturing environment.
- Develop a cooperative and supportive attitude as a team member.
- Develop newsletters for the parents on a regular basis, including information on classroom activities, child development and overall Center events.
- Maintain a clean and pleasant environment in the classroom, playground and other areas of the program.
- Provide services consistent with established Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley Mission, Values, and Philosophy.
- Maintain client confidentiality and respect the rights and dignity of all individuals.
- Adhere to Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley Code of Ethics. Comply with all Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
- Participates in other activities that support department and Center projects and goals as requested.
- BA, CCP, CDA, or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood with at least six credit hours in child development
- 19 years of age
- Must relate well to children and their families
- Able to lift up to 50 lbs. up to 20 times per day
- As required by DCFS, all employees must possess the following qualities:
- Emotional maturity when working with children and their families
- Cooperation with purpose and services of the program
- Respect for children and adults
- Compassion, understanding and patience
- Physical and mental health that do not interfere with job description
- Good personal hygiene
- Sensitivity to children’s socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and abilities