Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Lead Teacher in Lawrence, Massachusetts

LEAD TEACHER

We are looking for a Lead Teacher to join our team! We are looking for a Preschool Lead

Teacher to join our Child Care Center team! The Lead Teacher is responsible for the overall

programming of the classroom, working cooperatively with the classroom teacher with

planning and implementing curriculum according to the Center?s practices, philosophy and

mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

? Plan and implement curriculum that aligns with the State standards, Guidelines and/or

Learning Experiences appropriate for the age group as well as the Center?s practices,

philosophy and mission.

? Arrange and maintain a safe, clearly defined classroom environment which is

developmentally appropriate and conducive to learning

? Plan, coordinate and facilitate daily activities, assisting children in classroom leaning

activities, in small/large groups and on an individual basis

? Lead the team in reviewing children?s experience and planning the educational

experience within the classroom

? Create and maintain a positive learning environment that promotes educational

experiences across all developmental domains and adheres to and meets EEC Licensing

regulations, QRIS and NAEYC Criterion.

? Maintain and upkeep accurate assessment data and child portfolios in accordance to

state mandated guidelines and Center protocols and procedures.

? Maintain effective communication within teaching team, with Supervisors/Center

Administration and Parents (daily conversations, notes, notices, newsletter etc.).

? Facilitates the development of self-control in children by using consistent, positive

guidance techniques such as modeling, listening, reinforcement and redirection.

? Maintain accurate records including attendance, meal delivery forms etc.

? Ensure the health and safety of children with age appropriate supervision occurring at

all time. Must follow all the Center?s policies & procedures at all time along with

nutrition guidelines and meal service.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be at least 21 years of age with a of a minimum of an BA Degree or higher in ECE, EEC

Teacher Credential appropriate to the age of children being served and a willingness to pursue

higher education or working towards BA Degree in ECE/Advanced Degree in Early Childhood

Education plus meet the current EEC and NAEYC and QRIS requirements for position.

? Engage in ongoing staff development to improve professional skills.

? Must be able to work effectively as part of a team, be a positive and professional role

model who is patient, reliable and dependable.

? Must be able to participate in classroom housekeeping duties in all areas, able to use

bleach/cleaning solutions for sanitization purposes, be capable of hearing and seeing

the children to monitor their health and safety.

? Must be able to comprehend/communicate in English both verbally and in writing, and

have basic computer literacy skills.

? Attendance at relevant trainings, meetings, Open House/Family Nights and special

events required.

? Engage in ongoing staff development to improve professional skills.

? Must show documented proof of current physical exam, negative TB test, proof of MMR

immunity and valid First Aid & CPR certification. (Hepatitis B Immunity is advisable.)

? Must have a suitable CORI, SORI & DCF background check on file prior to employment.

? Must have a suitable fingerprint check completed within the first thirty (30) days of

employment.

? This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping,

crouching, crawling, and climbing on a daily basis. The employee must frequently lift

and/or move items over 50 pounds.