Early Childhood Lead Instructor
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation - Evansville, IN

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08/12/2013

It is the policy of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, limited English proficiency, or disability in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Law (I.C. 22-9-1), Title IV and Title VI (Civil Rights Act of 1964), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Questions concerning compliance with these laws should be directed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, 951 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, phone number 435-8508.

The interview committee will give preference to candidates who, through the interview process, past experience, and references have demonstrated the ability to interact with students, staff, and the community.

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: EARLY CHILDHOOD LEAD INSTRUCTOR

SUMMARY: Instructs children and facilitates their learning in accordance with corporation policies and state guidelines. Guides children in educational activities designed to promote intellectual, social, and physical growth.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Utilizes ISTAR: kr as primary assessment tool and follows designated timelines.
  • Performs developmental screening, Ages and Stages, and identifies intervention strategies when necessary.
  • Utilizes Creative Curriculum for lesson planning and embraces the Reggio Emilia philosophy; builds activities based on Early Learning criteria outlined in ISTAR: kr.
  • Conducts homes visits twice a year.
  • Identifies methods to welcome families; conducts two classroom events per quarter where families are invited.
  • Utilizes the Early Chilhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) as a self assessment on classroom environment.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of all National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards.
  • Engages community partners and experts when relevant to enhance the learning process on specific topics.
  • Greets each child in a warm and friendly manner.
  • Reads each individual child's file in his/her class and is knowledgeable about their medical and developmental histories.
  • Interacts with the children and encourages their involvement in activities; identifies opportunities to teach manners, leadership and respect.
  • Provides a warm, safe, and caring environment that is kept orderly, clean, and appealing. The environment should allow the child to grow and to explore.
  • Plans, prepares, and implements daily activities (indoor/outdoor) as they relate to the curriculum.
  • Responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of the children.
  • Provides overall supervision of toileting and bathroom time.
  • Oversees all mealtime/snack time activities and related record keeping.
  • Maintains daily attendance records.
  • Maintains ongoing developmental records for each child, including keeping records of all developing skills (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive).
  • Keeps a "portfolio" of each child's progress, including photographs, samples of their artwork, writing, etc.
  • Supervises, trains and utilizes assistant teacher's (and volunteer's) skills and abilities.
  • Works with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere.
  • Ensures confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Maintains adherence to all company policies and procedures, including agency safety requirements.
  • Must work the days and hours to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks, be punctual and timely in meeting all performance requirements, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines.
  • Performs additional program duties as assigned by the Director according to agency needs.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises students, paraprofessionals, and parent volunteers.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend correspondence, memos, instructions, and documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence clearly and concisely and using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Ability to speak effectively with good grammar with individuals.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and/or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to the early childhood education program. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, staff, and parents through oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all corporation, state, and federal requirements. Ability to plan and implement lessons based on corporation and school objectives and student needs and abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak, stand, talk, walk, see, hear,(corrected or uncorrected) and, sometimes, to sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to read small print. The employee must frequently bend, reach above the head, as well as forward, and use fine motor skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level will vary depending on the daily activity. It, at times, is very quiet in the classroom but often, as in the cafeteria and/or school assemblies, is moderate to very loud. The employee must often meet deadlines and must report to class and/or duty assignments on time. The work environment includes inside and outside areas. The work environment includes exposure to sunlight; risk of being bitten by animals or insects; exposure to environmental allergens (grass, weeds, pollen, and trees) and occasional exposure to solvents, degreasers, pesticides, and/or herbicides. The employee may be exposed to CRT's.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

SALARY: $ 29,000/annually - starting rate

BENEFITS: Single Plan Benefits + Sick and Personal days.

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