Teacher I

Job Summary

The Teacher I in the Little Eagles Learning Center assists with planning and implementing daily learning programs and activities to meet the developmental needs of children.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

•Organizes and leads daily developmental activities that address the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of children in the classroom.

•Ensures the safety and welfare of infants and children at the Little Eagles Learning Center, protecting them from physical and emotional harm.

•Provides a clean, orderly and healthy environment for children, instructing them on personal hygiene, hand washing, safety practices and related topics.

•Treats all children, families and staff members with dignity and respect. Maintains appropriate communication and professional attitude at all times.

•Provides care for infants and children, including changing diapers, feeding and comforting.

•Works with the co-teacher in the operation of the classroom to ensure achievement of program goals and philosophy.

•Reports accidents, injuries and illnesses to parents and supervisors.

•Reports suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to authorities as a mandated reporter under state law.

•Assists in the supervision of student workers, OPS and volunteers.

•Shares joint housekeeping responsibilities with other staff members.

Other Duties

•Attends staff meetings, training programs and conferences.

•Assists in other classrooms as needed.

•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or equivalent certificate; or 9 college credits in Early Childhood Education and one year of appropriate experience working with infants, toddlers, and/or preschool children.

45 clock-hour childcare training as required by the Department of Children and Families. Training must begin within 90 days of hire and be completed by one year.

Current American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certification or ability to obtain within six months of employment.

Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications

Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in Early Childhood Education or closely related field.

Experience in a program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of all childcare licensing standards, the accreditation standards of the NAEYC, Florida Sunrise and Sunshine State Standards, and/or national Head Start performance standards.

Knowledge of or ability to learn the state regulations governing the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect.

Ability to provide supportive and caring services to all children and families using patience, sensitivity, dignity and respect.

Ability to provide basic nutrition and hygiene services for infants and young children.

Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, staff, volunteers, students and visitors.

Ability to collaborate and work effectively within a diverse community and willing to contribute to a team effort.

Ability to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned and timely decisions.

Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.

Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations and environments.

Ability to assume new responsibilities and carry them out in an effective manner.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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