Float Teacher
Lakeview Village - Lenexa, KS

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DESCRIPTION

Responsible for upholding Lakeview Village Child Development Center's educational and program philosophies and goals, for forming appropriate relationships with staff and families, guidance of the children, and with the overall management of the whatever classroom they are assigned to and other children. Assist the Director in meeting the vision of the Child Development Center and Shared Site Intergenerational Program. Provide a warm, nurturing environment where families are loved and welcomed.

We expect Floater Teachers to be educated, kind, loving, fun, professional and creative. Floater Teachers should instill a love of learning in their children/students, and focus on helping each individual child/student learn at his or her own pace. Floater Teachers should be reliable, independent and versatile, as Floater Teachers are expected to work in all classrooms.

DUTIES

  • Provide a classroom which meets the emotional, social, spiritual, physical and intellectual needs of the individual child and the group as a whole.
  • Interact with children individually and as a group and encourage their involvement in activities. Perform most interactions with the children by getting down on their eye level.
  • Prepare a warm, safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing and permits children to explore and learn.
  • Assure that children are appropriately supervised in the classroom, the restrooms, on the playground, and during intergenerational activities. For the safety of the children, staff should monitor all areas of the playground at all time-teachers should be interacting with children rather than each other.
  • Establish good relationships with the children's parents.
  • Observe, report and record significant individual behaviors and/or developmental concerns to the Director.
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality regarding individual children in all situations.
  • Use appropriate, consistent and positive discipline.
  • Execute developmentally appropriate lesson plans as provided by the Preschool and Toddler II Teachers.
  • Release children only to authorized adults.
  • Work to achieve goals mutually set with the CDC Director.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Complete 10 hours of professional development per year (approved by KDHE).
QUALIFICATIONS

  • In accordance with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, this position, as a Floater Teacher, shall be at least 18 years of age.
  • Minimum of High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • Early childhood teaching experience in a licensed classroom is required.
  • A minimum of twelve college hours in Early Childhood, Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA, or BA in Early Childhood Education is preferred.
  • Prior to beginning work or within 30 days of hire date, current certification for CPR and First Aid (renewed every two years), and certificates of attendance in classes for Child Abuse and Neglect and Signs and Symptoms of Illness and ABC Safe Sleep Certificate must be obtained.
  • Provide a classroom which meets the emotional, social, spiritual, physical and intellectual needs of the individual child and the group as a whole.
  • Interact with children individually and as a group and encourage their involvement in activities. Perform most interactions with the children by getting down on their eye level.
  • Prepare a warm, safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing and permits children to explore and learn.
  • Assure that children are appropriately supervised in the classroom, the restrooms, on the playground, and during intergenerational activities. For the safety of the children, staff should monitor all areas of the playground at all time-teachers should be interacting with children rather than each other.
  • Establish good relationships with the children's parents.
  • Observe, report and record significant individual behaviors and/or developmental concerns to the Director.
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality regarding individual children in all situations.
  • Use appropriate, consistent and positive discipline.
  • Execute developmentally appropriate lesson plans as provided by the Preschool and Toddler II Teachers.
  • Release children only to authorized adults.
  • Work to achieve goals mutually set with the CDC Director.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Complete 10 hours of professional development per year (approved by KDHE).

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