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  • Early Childhood Teacher Substitute, Flex up to 19 hrs a week

    Job ID
    2018-3300
    Location
    US-TX-Austin
    Type
    PRN
    Shift/Hours
    1st Shift
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
  • Overview

    The Early Childhood Substitute is responsible for 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.

     

    Will be called on an as needed basis between Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. 

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties

    • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration
    • Set professional ethics at all times and demonstrate a loving, Christ-like character to ensure students exhibit the same values
    • Maintain a clean and attractive classroom environment
    • Ensure that child care routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with child development principle, including diapering, hand washing, eating, napping, and transitioning between activities.
    • Adhere to established schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
    • Ensure the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of emergency procedures
    • Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and report these signs immediately to school administration
    • Follow and comply with Agency and child care licensing standards and safety regulations
    • Enforce established rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining a nurturing, cooperative, and sharing learning environment among students
    • Deliver center-based daily lessons written by the classroom teacher
    • Deliver all learning experiences that teach/lead students into a growing relationship with Christ and assists students to achieve their potential
    • Maintain accurate and complete records, including but not limited to: diaper changes, basic laundry, sanitizing equipment, pet care, trash disposal, toy tidying, attendance, behavior, student achievement, data, grades, progress reports, parent communication, textbooks, etc.
    • Keep students, parents and the administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies in a timely manner
    • Maintain a high level of confidentiality on private and personal matters
    • Support the broader program of the school by attending extra-curricular activities when possible, as well as supervise as assigned
    • 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
    • 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 in education, family services, psychology, or related field – 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
    • Current Teacher Certification (Grades EC- 6)
    • 3 years of experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
    • Experience with RenWeb or other school administration platforms
    • 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

    Physical Demands & Work Conditions

    • This position requires frequent standing, walking, and speaking for long periods of time
    • Position works in a facility with and around children on a regular basis
    • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.

    The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    Agreement

    The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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