Toddler Lead Teacher

Chicago, IL

CBU STATUS: Union   - OPEN DATE:  March 04, 2020

Position Responsibilities:

  • The Lead Toddler Teacher is responsible for partnering with the Assistant Toddler Teacher(s) to create and implement developmentally and culturally appropriate lesson plans for the classroom
  • Working alongside the Site Director, the Lead Teacher will provide discipline and feedback performance review for the Assistant Teacher.
  • Completes all developmental and social emotional screenings in accordance with Early Head Start timelines
  • Assumes primary care responsibilities for four children in the classroom
  • Welcomes children and parents into the classroom and works to develop a positive relationship
  • Promotes recognition, acceptance, and positive interactions among children, families and staff in the classroom
  • Uses active supervision techniques to supervise children at all times
  • Acts as an ambassador for the Erie Neighborhood House Child Care program
  • Participates in recruitment of children and families for Erie House programs
  • Acts as Director Designee for center as assigned
  • Opens/closes the classroom for the day as assigned
  • Remains in the classroom to supervise children whose parents pick up late as needed
  • Inputs child observations into My Teaching Strategies on a weekly basis
  • Completes My Teaching Strategies checkpoints according to education timeline
  • Completes two home visits per child per year according to the education timeline
  • Completes parent teacher conferences according to the education timeline
  • Meets with Assistant Toddler Teacher(s) on a monthly basis to provide supervision and support and to discuss classroom concerns
  • Meets with Family Advocate(s) quarterly to discuss strengths and needs of families
  • Participates in transition meetings
  • Assures compliance with all Early Head Start performance standards
  • Maintains current Illinois Gateways Registry membership
  • Maintains five hours of Gateways approved training per program year
  • Completes 20 hours of professional development training per program year
  • Responsible for the program complying with Erie, the Board of Education and all State licensing requirements and performance standards, including promoting the health and safety of all children, following sanitation procedures and universal precautions, completing a bi-annual physical exam, complying with the Confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect Act as a mandated reporter, as well as the American with Disabilities Act and Erie’s Inclusion Policy
  • Other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Illinois Gateways Infant and Toddler Credential, level 5
  • Bilingual/bicultural Spanish preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Physical constraints required include, but not limited to, the ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds including evacuation of the building during emergencies.
  • Must be able to sit on the floor for extended periods of time.
  • Demonstrates the following qualities: self-motivated, self-directed, follows directions, makes good judgments, creative, reliable, and dependable.
  • Exhibits sincere interest in working with children and is knowledgeable regarding children's development and growth.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Upon offer of employment, must complete all forms related to hiring, including Erie’s application and employment status and 3 letters of recommendation.  In addition, must complete all DCFS forms, including a Criminal Background Check, Fingerprinting and a Child Abuse and Neglect Background Check.

Compensation Range: $38,000 - $45,000, plus excellent benefit package.

Hiring Locations  - Center: 1701 W. Superior St. Chicago, IL 60622      -      Teamsters: 1634 W. Van Buren St. Chicago, IL 60612

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