Lead Preschool Teacher Covington, GA, Covington East

Lead Preschool Teacher

Full Time • Covington, GA, Covington East
Job Summary:
Plans lessons and instructs children in activities according to an approved curriculum designed to promote social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.  Establishes and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment.
Essential Functions / Job Responsibilities:
·         Prepares lesson plans and instructs children in age appropriate activities according to a curriculum that is consistent with the philosophy and goals of the Center and Company.
·         Sets up and maintains the classroom to ensure a safe, fun and age appropriate learning environment.  
·         Takes appropriate steps to clean and sanitize classroom, materials, and restrooms.
·         Ensures classroom is clean and ready for tours at all times.  Makes the classroom available for tours for prospective families.  
·         Treats the children with dignity and respect, displaying friendly, enthusiastic and caring behavior, while guiding them in a positive manner and teaching them to respect themselves and others.
·         Recognizes and considers the background, special talents and interests, style and pace of learning of each child and provides developmentally appropriate activities.
·         Establishes and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment. 
·          Reports any injuries or accidents to Management immediately and completes necessary forms.
·         Supervises the children as required by the Center and state regulations.
·         Participates with children in activities in classroom and playgrounds appropriate.
·         Plans and conducts parent conferences; provides daily written feedback to parents as appropriate.
·         Partners with Center Director and/or Owner on any parent follow-up and communication.
·         Maintains confidentiality of all information on children and their families.
·         Reports suspected abuse or neglect as mandated by state regulations.
·         Attends all staff meetings, training sessions, meetings and programs as requested by the Director and/or Owner.
·         Commitment to complete annual state licensing training requirements
·         Performs other duties as requested by the Director and/or Owner.
Skills & Abilities:
·         Demonstrates  integrity, honesty, and professionalism
·         Knowledge and understanding of all current applicable child care regulations
·         Excellent customer service skills
·         Ability to problem solve, manage conflict
·         Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
·         Excellent time management skills
·         Ability  to work flexible schedule consistent with hours of operation, and ability to adapt hours to the  needs of the business
·         Proficient in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
·         Ability to balance multiple priorities.
·         Must meet state licensing requirements for education and experience.  
·         Knowledge of Early childhood education curriculum
Education required:
·         High School Diploma or Equivalent
·         Must meet minimum State requirements
Experience required:
·         2 years teaching experience 
Abilities including physical requirements:
Check (x) all that apply to this job.
_x__Lifting up to 40 lbs                                             _x__Use of Hands to Finger, handle or feel
_x__Carrying up to 40 lbs                                         _x__Physical Coordination
_x__Stooping, Bending                                             _x__Eye-Hand Coordination
_x__Kneeling, Squatting                                           _x__Close vision
_x__Walking                                                               _x__Distance vision
_x__Standing                                                              _x__Color vision (ability to identify/distinguish color
_x__Sitting                                                                   _x__Depth perception (ability to judge distance)
_x__Climbing, balancing                                           _x__Hearing
_x__Pushing/Pulling                                                  _x__Speaking
_x__Overhead Reaching                                           _x__Repetitive Motion
Work Environment
The work environment is primarily indoors with adequate lighting and temperatures with some exposure to outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level is moderate.  
All Discovery Point Child Development centers are independently owned and operated.  
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by                                     people assigned to this job classification.  They are not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.
Compensation: $11.00 - $18.00 per hour

Disclaimer: Each Discovery Point franchise is independently owned and operated by a franchisee. Your application will go directly to the franchisee, and all hiring decisions will be made by the franchise location’s management. All inquiries about employment at this franchise location should be made directly to the franchisee, and not to Discovery Point Franchising.

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What Discovery Point offers:

A rewarding job, making an impact in the lives of children
Curriculum and lesson plans for each classroom are provided
Develop the skills you need to advance your career
Weekday hours keep your weekends free!
Build strong relationships with coworkers and your community