FUNCTION: The Child Care Center Teacher is responsible for supervision of children assigned to the teacher in age related classes.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Child Care Center Teacher is responsible for the safety and wellness of the children in their care. They are responsible to teach and follow the daily scheduled activities and plans. They are responsible to actively interact with the children.
• Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
• Freedom from illegal us of drugs.
• Freedom from use and effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
• Must be at least 18 years of age
Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or equivalent
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current CPR certification, First Aid and Food Handlers certificate.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, clients, customers and the public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Understanding of basic math
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to follow instructions both written and oral. Ability to solve practical problems with minimal guidance.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Demonstrates understanding of the center’s policies and procedures
• Demonstrates understanding of emergency and disaster plans for the center, and evacuates center as needed.
CHILDREN’S RIGHTS: Promotes children’s rights, assists children and staff to make informed decisions, treats children with dignity and respect, reports suspected abuse or neglect, and supports independent expression, choice and decision- making.
LEADERSHIP: Demonstrates willingness to try new tasks; generates new ideas for change; evaluates and recognizes priorities, selects effective team members, challenges others to learn, keeps current and integrates new information, communicates and models organization values, fosters high performance and recognizes the need for and provides adequate resources.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: Applies quality improvement principles, tools, and techniques; assists in data collections; identifies processes for improvement in daily work; educates new staff in team process.
ENVIRONMENT OF CARE: Demonstrates understanding of fire and emergency procedures, participates in fire and disaster drills, demonstrates understanding of safety and security procedures, applies safety and security precautions, demonstrates understanding of hazardous material plan and demonstrates proper use of equipment.
INFECTION CONTROL: Applies hand washing principles during daily work; demonstrates understanding of isolation precautions; recognizes signs and symptoms of infection and complies with the employee health program; demonstrates understanding of the process for identifying and handling infectious waste; maintains personal hygiene; complies with OSHA standards in the work place and demonstrates understanding of cross-contamination.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Enters or records data timely, promotes confidentiality of children information, logs onto the system using own password, logs off the system when leaving the work station, reports suspected violation of security/confidentiality issues, reviews data and identifies trends and deletes passwords of employees no longer needing access to software programs.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Demonstrates active listening techniques, gains support through effective relationships, treats others with dignity and respect, seeks feedback, sets clear standards for performance, evaluates job performance and provides effective feedback, establishes systems to measure effectiveness, efficiency and service and creates and maintains reporting mechanisms.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: The Child Care Center Teacher shall complete a minimum of 20 hours of training each year, based on the center’s license date. The annual training shall include, but is not limited to, those topics as determined by child center and license requirements.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and arms and is frequently required to sit, stoop or kneel. The employee must be able to pick up children and carry them when needed. Must be able to be active and move quickly to intervene with the children.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally to frequently exposed to blood, or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the environment is usually highly moderate.
JOB DESCRIPTION REVIEW: I understand this job description, its requirements, and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned. I understand that job duties may be altered from time to time.