The Goddard School in Enola and Harrisburg, PA locations - Teachers - PreK, Preschool, Toddler, Infant Classrooms -
The Goddard School Enola and Harrisburg, PA
Feb 21, 2019Full time
ABOUT THE GODDARD SCHOOL Join the leading early childhood education team at The Goddard School! Through our unique and proven fun learning experience, we provide a best-in-class education in a safe and nurturing environment. Our staff enjoys a comprehensive benefit package that includes paid training and opportunities for continued growth and advancement. We are looking for a self-starter who enjoys creating meaningful relationships with co-workers, students and their families with a passion for educating early learners. We value team members that embrace positive energy to make extraordinary differences in the lives of children and families. Overview A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally, he/she is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty. Educational Qualifications All candidates who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet the following criteria: CDA, Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education preferred Previous teaching experience preferred Lead Teacher Responsibilities A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment Maintain an appropriate environment (indoors and outdoors) which is safe, healthy, neat, attractive, and clean which will support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s) Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence Present lessons in a clear, well-organized and logical structure, using a clear, easily understood voice that embraces enthusiasm and optimism Provide students with teacher modeling, guided practice and scaffolding and support that allows students move toward demonstrating skills and competencies independently Integrate the 21’ Century Skills of collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking into daily learning activities Demonstrate a sound knowledge of subject matter and integrate technology to support student learning Model Standard English speech and correct grammar at all times Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child Create a multi-cultural learning environment Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing Encourage creativity through science, technology, engineering, art, and music Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling Respect cultural and ethnic diversity Establish positive and effective family relations Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child Maintain a portfolio for each child Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities Build teamwork Develop lesson plan books and post lesson plans Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards Perform child observations and document in their portfolios Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children’s Progress) Maintain professional commitment Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives Support a code of ethical conduct BENEFITS and INCENTIVES: Competitive wages and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and Simple IRA retirement plan. Paid professional development and training. Paid time off and paid holidays. Career advancement opportunities.