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Childcare Lead Teacher - Full Time - Ames

Company: childserve
Location: Ames
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Description In the role of -Lead Teacher -you will plan an environment and activities designed to promote safety, nurturing support, and appropriate development for children between the ages of six weeks and six years in our childcare center. You will also provide leadership and guidance for the classroom staff as part of the Childcare Leadership Team. Classroom assignment is determined based on the needs of the center and may change accordingly. -New hires may be eligible for up to a $2,000 bonus in the first six months of employment and an additional $1,000 every six months after. -Schedule

  • Monday-Friday 8am-5pmBenefits
    • This role is full-time and eligible for health benefits, retirement and a generous paid time off program that starts accumulating immediately. Our staff are also eligible to participate in the - -program which provides an additional stipend to individuals working in eligible early care and educational programs.What You'll Do
      • Build a positive, trust-based relationship with each child and their family by providing positive communication and body language at all times.
      • Supervise children carefully and consistently indoors and outdoors. Ensure classroom ratio is maintained at all times.
      • Prepare the indoor and outdoor environment with established interest areas according to age-specific guidelines provided by Creative Curriculum and ITERS/ECERS rating scales. Plan for structured games and group activities outdoors.
      • Promote social and emotional competency, self-confidence, and resiliency by using an approved curriculum and effective role modeling.
      • Conduct weekly classroom team meetings to ensure all staff are consistent in managing classroom studies, behaviors, and other areas of need.What You'll Need
        • Required: Four year degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, Human Services or Education
        • Preferred: Current certification in CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Reporting, Universal Precautions, and Medication Administrator -
        • Minimum two years experience serving children required. A supervised practicum may substitute for one year of experience.
        • Good oral and written communication skills
        • Ability to lead teams and promote the concept of team approach; ability to hold people accountable and develop their abilities to perform job responsibilities
        • Ability to accurately document all observations, significant events, and services rendered
        • Ability to communicate in English effectively for understanding, in writing and verballySchedule
          • Monday-Friday
          • 8:00am- 5:00pmWhy ChildServe?ChildServe -has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here's why employees love working here:
            • Our work matters. -We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a -great life.
            • We're not your average non-profit. -We serve 5,200 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.
            • Our team members rock. -Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.
            • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we're proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.
            • We're -moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.Ready to leave work every day knowing you've made a difference for kids and families? Let's move Forward Together - apply today!ChildServe -is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: childserve, Ames , Childcare Lead Teacher - Full Time - Ames, Education / Teaching , Ames, Iowa

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