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Lead Teacher Early Learning Center
Job Code:2019-MACON-008
Location:Macon Campus
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Job Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social and emotional development of students with an emphasis on language development and developing literacy skills.
Conduct parent conferences.
Meet on a weekly basis with the director to discuss classroom progress, issues, etc.
Support the emotional and social development of children.
Attend to the personal hygiene of each child in your care, including changing diapers or soiled clothing and washing hands.
Relate to all children in a professional manner that conveys respect and nurturing.
Carry out lesson plans for activities.
Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration and problem solving appropriate to the development levels of the children.
Participate in all staff meeting and in service training.
Communicate positively with parents in the program and portray a positive image at all times.
Report all needs to the Director.
Ensure that the classroom and all equipment are clean and in good working order.
Reporting all accidents to the appropriate persons (i.e. Director, parents, lead teacher, etc.)
Reporting all needed supplies and repairs for classroom to the appropriate persons (i.e. Director, lead teacher, etc.)
Keep records o the children’s progress in the center.
Document all incidents in the daycare on incident reports; forward these reports to the appropriate persons (i.e. Director, parents, etc.)
Assist in the cleaning and straightening of rooms at the end of the day, as well as putting away any outside equipment.
Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis.
Provides transportation on field trips utilizing the Eagles’ Nest vans.
Ensure that all information pertaining to the children’s center is kept in a confidential manner.
Professionalism:  Promote a professional, positive work environment.
Leadership:  Role model and mentor for staff as indicated by:
Maintains a safe and healthy work environment.
Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner
Is willing to take on additional responsibility in a positive manner.
Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home. 
         Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Must have a minimum of a Child Development Associate credential, Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in early Childhood Education,  Child Development, Infant and Toddler or related curriculum .
Must have at least one-year experience working in a daycare setting.
Must have the necessary stamina, maturity, and temperament to work with children age 6 weeks to 4 years old.
Ability to be trained in basic skills in first aid and CPR.
Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.
Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.
Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population
Ability to uphold the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
Must be 18 years of age.
Valid Georgia Driver’s license
High level of energy required for working with people.
Nurturing lifestyle that does not conflict with the Christian principles, this is the basis of The Methodist Home’s services.

Other Job Information (if applicable):
Essential Physical Requirements:
Duties are performed in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Must be able to lift and/or carry children when appropriate. (Weight range up to 50 lb.)
Must be able to interact with children sometimes bending, kneeling, squatting, or sitting on the floor.
Must be able to evacuate children in the case of an emergency.
Must be able to push stroller, crib, food cart, etc. (Weight range up to 50 lb.)
Must have good hearing.
Must have at least 20/40 vision with or without glasses or corrective lenses.
Must have a good field of vision in each eye.
Must be able to distinguish the colors on a traffic light.
Must be able to pass a hearing test.