Upbring Careers

Early Childhood Teacher & Aide Substitute

Job ID
2018-2854
Location
US-TX-Houston
Type
PRN
Shift/Hours
1st Shift
# of Openings Remaining
4

Overview

Upbring School is seeking Early Childhood Teacher/Aide Substitutes committed to stepping in when called to facilitate and/or assist in managing the classroom in a manner that creates a stimulating and nurturing environment for the growth, well-being, and development of the children. The Early Childhood Substitute is a PRN employee that will provide coverage when staff Teachers and/or Aides are absent to ensure minimal disruption to the classroom and the developmentally-appropriate achievement for all children. Upbring School meets and exceeds Department of Family and Protective Services standards.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties

  • Delivers all learning experiences that teach/lead students into a growing relationship with Christ and assists students to achieve their potential
  • Set professional ethics at all times and demonstrate a loving, Christ-like character to ensure students exhibit the same values
  • Cooperate and support the administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school
  • Keep students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality on private and personal matters
  • Recognize the need for good public relations and represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school's constituency and the general public
  • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration
  • Deliver center-based daily lessons written by the classroom teacher
  • Maintain a positive, age appropriate and structured learning environment to ensure students achieve academic excellence
  • Maintain a clean and attractive classroom environment
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, including but not limited to: attendance, behavior, student achievement, data, grades, progress reports, parent communication, textbooks, etc.
  • Supervise extra-curricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned
  • Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth
  • Provide input and constructive recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school
  • Support the broader program of the school by attending extra-curricular activities when possible
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned 

Working Relationships

  • Collaborate with team members to ensure a loving, rigorous, and safe environment across the entire school.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication, providing accessibility to students and families beyond the course of the typical school day.
  • Work as a team player exhibiting professional behavior and a positive attitude with leadership, staff, the church, volunteers, children, and families that reflects positively on the school and is consistent with school policies, practices, and code of ethics

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education – OR – current CDA Certification
  • 2 years of experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement early childhood curriculum with emphasis on hands-on learning
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the classroom and work well under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build a positive rapport with children, parents/guardians, and team members and ability to interact and communicate professionally with all levels of management in a clear and concise manner
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritize competing tasks, requests, and projects and meeting deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication; able to produce quality well-written documents, reports, and correspondence
  • Ability to work independently and within a team; ability to take initiative with limited supervision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education
  • 3 years of experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and conversational, based on service area and service population)
  • Spiritually mature Christian active in the worship life of his/her church
  • LCMS qualification by Lutheran Teacher Diploma or Colloquy
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

Career Progression

This position is eligible to move into full-time Early Childhood Aide or Teacher roles when positions are available, the employee meets the minimum qualifications, the promotion/transfer eligibility guidelines are met, and the employee is not on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

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