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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Childcare Center Senior Lead Teacher in Durant, Oklahoma

Childcare Center Senior Lead Teacher

Description

Job Summary: Oversees classroom teaching staff, the daily activities of the classroom, and responsible for implementing The Head Start Standards that ensure an educational program that is developmentally appropriate and congruent with the Programs School Readiness Goals. The Senior Lead Teacher is responsible for creating a learning environment that is linguistically, culturally, and educational rich.

Primary Tasks:

  1. Supervise and train classroom teaching staff and delegate assignments. Responsible for monitoring, and oversight of classroom staff, daily activities, lesson plans, classroom schedules, attendance reports, educational observations, and screening and assessments.

  2. Assure that all practices and activities are following the OKDHS Licensing Requirements.

  3. Guide children through a daily routine while following the classroom schedule. Prepare, post and implement lesson plans and posted daily schedule that address all developmental areas and are inclusive of children with disabilities.

  4. Administer appropriate guidance when necessary and implement developmentally appropriate practices that achieve program goals by incorporating activities and learning that are congruent to program goals. Responsible for documenting and exhibiting knowledge and understanding of child outcomes.

  5. Conduct developmental screenings. Utilize curriculum to individualize for each child, and work with each child on their individual developmental level.

  6. Plan, prepare, and attend parent teacher conferences to discuss each child’s strengths, challenges, outcomes and progress on their individual needs. Promote parent engagement and foster their involvement in parent teacher conferences, parent meetings, center activities and individual lesson plans.

  7. Maintain Child Staff ratio safety, supervision and continuity of care at all times in the classroom and/or playgrounds; during regular classroom activities, toileting, diapering, and rest time to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the children in the group, and incorporate learning at mealtimes.

  8. Observe, document, and maintain records of each child and reporting, daily attendance, meal counts, daily health & safety checks and/or any accident or abuse reports.

  9. Participate in staff meetings, parent meetings and professional development and classroom observations/assessments and be actively engaged and involved in the transition process of the children moving to their next educational environment to ensure the needs of the children are met.

  10. Other duties as assigned by management.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

MINIMUM

  • Associate degree in early childhood or 2 years’ work experience in an early childhood setting

  • Must have or be in the process of obtaining Child Development Associate (CDA); if no CDA, must be willing to sign a contract

  • Must have knowledge and ability to work with appropriate software applications and communicate quickly and effectively both orally and in writing

  • Must have the ability to work with children, remain calm, patient and make sound decisions in case of an emergency or difficult situation

  • Must strong interpersonal skills necessary to lead people, be honest, trustworthy and dependable.

  • Must have multitasking ability, self-motivated, team player, adaptable, and time management skills

  • Must be willing to attend required training and/or travel.

  • Must be willing to work with children with disabilities

  • Must be able to conduct developmental assessments and screenings

  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job that may include lifting up to 55 pounds

  • Must have a valid state driver’s license for appropriate vehicle with a clean driving record

  • frequent standing, walking, bending, and kneeling

  • Two (2) years’ experience working with children

TARGET

  • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or related field

  • Possesses exceptional interpersonal skills, effective leadership and time management skills

  • Exhibit the ability to be flexible and adaptable, able to engage in multiple tasks, able to respond quickly and appropriately to situations

  • Possess knowledge and experience working with appropriate software applications

  • Multitasking ability, self-motivated, team player, adaptable, and time management skills

  • Experience working with children with disabilities

  • Experience conducting developmental assessments and screenings

  • Must have knowledge and experience working with appropriate software applications and communicate quickly and effectively both orally and in writing

  • Must have a history of working with children, remain calm, patient and make sound decisions in case of emergency situations and difficult situations

  • Must perform the physical requirements of the job that may include lifting up to 55 pounds, frequent standing, walking, bending, and kneeling

  • Must have a valid state driver’s license for appropriate vehicle with a clean driving record

  • Three (3) years or more experience working with children

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Job Education

Primary Location OK-Durant

Work Locations Durant Daycare 2752 Big Lots Drive Durant 74701

Organization Education

Schedule Regular

Full-time

Day Job

Req ID: 21007195

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