Child Care Teacher - Full Time
Child Care Center of First Presbyterian Church of Asheville - Asheville, NC

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Hours: 8:45 - 5:45

ONLY apply if you meet 1 or more of the following required qualifications....
An Associate or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child and Family or related field OR at minimum a Child Care Credential certificate AND experience in working with young children.

Teacher Job Description
Each teacher is responsible for the supervision and management of a classroom in accordance with the goals and curriculum plan of the FPCA-CCC. The principal duties include: developing action plans, carrying out activities on a daily basis and evaluating the effectiveness of child development activities, supervising children and other staff members assigned to your classroom, ensuring the safety and physical well-being of the children, maintaining regular communication with parents, and contributing to the effective operation of the overall child care center program. Each teacher reports to the Executive Director for final job decisions.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Plan, organize and lead an effective child development program that meets the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of each child and the age group within the classroom. This should be done based on the goals and curriculum of the CCC.
2. Attend to each child’s basic needs in a manner that is prompt, hygienic and consistent with good child development principles. This includes routines related to diapering, potty training, hand-washing, eating, napping and transitioning between activities.
3. Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment and regular practice of fire drills and other weather related drills and procedures.
4. Operate the classroom in compliance with all administrative policies and rules and with all child-care licensing standards, paying particular attention to ensure that any abuse suspicions are reported to the proper authorities (DSS).
5. Use appropriate and positive discipline that is consistent. Communicate with parents so that we are all aware of the positive steps in discipline so that we can all have a cooperative effort in this matter.
6. Assimilate arriving children to the classroom environment by greeting them (and their parents) and selecting activities that interest them.
7. Provide supervision to all staff or volunteers assigned to a classroom and inform and include staff in planning and communication within the classroom. Ensure that afternoon staff members are aware of any information that needs to be given to parents at pick-up.
8. Create a pleasant, inviting classroom atmosphere that is orderly and clean in which the children feel comfortable, secure and encouraged to grow and explore.
9. Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and active play.
10. Teach basic skills such as color, shapes, numbers and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
11. Provide positive guidance to help children develop in self-help skills and the ability to be self-disciplined.
12. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order in the classroom.
13. Provide experiences which promote individual self-expression in conversation, imaginative play and creativity.
14. Read books to the entire class and in small groups daily.
15. Provide a variety of language stimulation activities.
16. Provide experiences involving thinking skills such as generalizing, classifying, sorting and problem solving.
17. Provide a variety of opportunities to help children develop and understand appropriate relationships with others.
18. Observe and evaluate children’s performance, behavior, social development and physical health. Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health related problems, and discuss them with the CCC Executive Director and any child development specialist assigned to observe and assist.
19. Ensure that parents receive adequate information about their child’s experiences in your care through both written and oral daily reports. All information should be shared in a positive, helpful way. Negative information should be shared only with a proper action plan in place. Scheduling parent conferences will be done as needed. It is important to establish and maintain good communication with all parents.
20. Maintain accurate and complete written records as required by law and CCC administrative regulations.
21. Contribute to the operation of the center by participating in and attending all staff meetings and sharing information gained through attendance at teacher training or workshops (fulfilling all training hour requirements required by the State) in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
22. Work as a member of a team to ensure continuity of curriculum and a high standard of quality and excellence in all classrooms and in the program as a whole.
23. Report all maintenance concerns immediately to the CCC office for any classroom maintenance issues, playground or building needs to be purchased, fixed or replaced as soon as you observe them.
24. Ensure that all supplies and equipment needed to operate a safe, healthy classroom environment are reported to the CCC office in writing as soon as you observe that they are needed. Make sure that the CCC office has an updated list at all times for any supplies or equipment needed to order for your classroom.
25. Interact with the children and encourage their involvement in all activities and specialized classes and center sponsored events.
26. Maintain confidentiality at all times. Follow proper channels for reporting all issues and concerns.

Requirements:
1. An Associate or Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child and Family or related field OR at minimum a Child Care Credential certificate AND experience in working with young children.
2. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children and their families.
3. Evidence of emotional maturity and stability.
4. Evidence of sufficient security and judgment to handle crisis situations and to use supervision constructively.
5. Physical stamina. Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting children or heavy items (up to 50 lbs unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking.
6. Must be able to work safely in an environment containing biological conditions which may be unhealthful or hazardous (such as bodily fluids and waste, germs and childhood diseases).
7. Ability to recognize and to record significant individual and group behavior.
8. Ability to supervise other personnel and or volunteers appropriately.
9. Must pass fingerprinting clearance test for appropriate agencies (such as FBI, Dept. of Justice, and Child Abuse index services).
10. Must pass local, State and Federal criminal background checks and be cleared to work by the NC Division of Child Development Division.
11. Must pass a mandatory drug test.
12. Must have evidence of a negative TB skin test valid within the past year.
13. Must provide any and all required information for all mandatory paperwork required to work at the FPCA-CCC.

We offer an excellent benefits package and we are a certified Living Wage employer.


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