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Lead Pre-K Teacher/Director Christian Preschool (san jose west)

compensation: $22-$27/hr DOE
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Christian Preschool in the Cambrian area is seeking a full-time Lead Pre-K Teacher who is passionate about making a difference in children's lives and have the call to minister to children. For the right candidate there is a growth opportunity as a director.

Please send resume and/or brief description of yourself and qualifications. We would love to speak with you!
Compensation: Attractive compensation depending on qualifications & experience.

Assistant Director Qualifications:
• Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field and experience or equivalent.
• Over 36 ECE units and 2 years’ experience or equivalent.
• 6 semester units in administration.
• Current Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid certification
• 8-hours Preventative Health and Safety training

Other Requirements:
• Pass Background Check; complete LIC 508 and if already cleared also complete LIC 9182.
• Pass physical exam showing immunizations for TB, measles, influenza and pertussis by licensed physician; complete LIC 503
• Concurrence with mandated reporting requirements, complete LIC 9052
• Concurrence with child abuse reporting requirements, complete LIC 9108

Responsibilities:
• Work with opening person to organize the daily staffing of the Center to insure appropriate ratios and care levels throughout the day.
• Prepare payroll for the Bookkeeper.
• Maintain enrollment to meet enrollment targets.
• Provide necessary information and reports on enrollment and staffing.
• Monitor enrollment to optimize staffing.
• Plan, supervise, and implement a developmental program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the school. Implement developmental activities which provide an opportunity for the children to master the skills on their developmental check list.
• Gear the program to the individual needs of the children.
• Create an attractive, stimulating and safe classroom environment.
• Maintain classroom materials and furnishings.
• Provide input on age-appropriate toys, equipment and materials. Order art supplies within each room budget.
• Supervise and assist the clearing of the building in case of fire or another emergency. Carry out monthly earthquake and fire drills.
• Orient new families to the program and promote involvement of both parents in the program.
• Build a positive team spirit among all staff in the classroom. Support classrooms as needed. Provide staff periodic feedback on their performance.
• Attend all staff meetings.
• Supervise, guide, and train staff under your supervision to realize their full potential as caregivers.
• Conduct staff evaluation for staff members working under your direction.
• Maintain a pleasant, positive, professional demeanor in interactions with staff and parents.
• Ensure the program meets the individual need of the children and their families.
• Treat all children with dignity and respect taking into account each child's individual needs and characteristics.
• Provide support and Early Childhood Expertise to the program.
• Act as a liaison between the Center and parents.
• Oversee evaluations, developmental checklists and ensure conferences for the program.
• Takeover in the absence of the Executive Director.
• Remain on premises during business hours, delegating any shopping or off-premise errands to others.

Children
• Plan appropriate activities in the areas of social, emotional, intellectual, and physical (sensory and perceptual motor) growth. Activities should include language, art, music, dramatic play, sensory, STEM, and motor experiences. Children should be encouraged to participate in each of these activities.
• Evaluate children's growth in above areas
• Be responsible for children's safety and well-being at the school

Parents
• Regulate schedule to meet the needs of the children; guide parents into facilitating activities that are manipulative, multi-sensory, and that stress the process, not the product
• Provide parent education, including conducting daily communication, analyzing problems or noteworthy activity, and addressing other parent concerns
• Conduct private parent conferences once a year and other times, as needed
• Model appropriate interaction with children

School and Staff
• Coordinate and create a vibrant curriculum with the other Preschool Teachers and Executive Director
• Report to the Executive Director to discuss program materials and individual children's needs
• Cooperate in a professional manner with other staff members in formulating and developing curriculum and procedures
• Attend orientation meetings, general meetings, and staff development meetings
• Maintain bi-annual Mandatory Reporter Training Class certification for self and all staff members

Other Duties
• Maintain attendance records of the children
• Continue professional growth by attending workshops, classes, and conferences when possible
• Maintain the preschool rooms, making sure all materials are put away and the rooms are left clean for the next class
• Attend school functions
• Comply with the provisions of the Employee Handbook

About you:
You are passionate about early childhood education, committed to a play-based educational philosophy, hold a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and possess a mature faith. You have a thorough understanding of child development and are capable of leading children and families to a deeper understanding of the Gospel message of Christ's love. You thrive in a collaborative environment and love pitching in wherever needed.
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