LEAD TEACHER / WESTBROOK PRESCHOOL
|December 04, 2013 - December 03, 2014|
|Salary Range:||Hourly Wage|
|Benefits:||Woodfords Family Services is able to provide Health, Dental, Life, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term-Disability insurance for our eligible employees. Time–off benefits and 10 paid holidays are also included. Employees can elect voluntary insurance (Accident, Critical, Whole Life, Supplemental Disability, Cancer and Health) as well. Woodfords offers an annuity, with an employer match of up to 1% after two years of employment. |
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Department:||Early Childhood Services - Westbrook|
|Description:||The Lead Teacher is responsible for working with the Clinical Director in guiding children toward the fulfillment of their potential for cognitive, social and emotional growth and maturation|
1. Complies with all rules and policies in regards to overall safety.
2. Oversees the safety of the children and ascertains that the Teacher Assistants follow Woodfords’ safety rules as well.
3. Complies with all rules, regulations and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Operations Manual and Program Handbook.
4. Offers input and suggest changes to Early Childhood Services and the Program Handbook through team meetings, supervision with the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator and as otherwise appropriate.
5. Is responsible for the overall operation of the classroom.
6. Develops each child’s individual goals and objectives, with input from the Teacher Assistants, and the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator
7. Independently conducts assessments and writes educational plans and progress reports for children enrolled in the program, with input and suggestions for modification, as appropriate, from the Teacher Assistants, and the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator.
8. Provides direct care to children based upon individual education and/or individual treatment plan.
9. Assists the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator and/or Behavior Analyst in providing hands-on training for newly hired Teacher Assistants, as well as on-going training for all staff.
10. Supervises and evaluates the Teacher Assistants (TAs) in his/her classroom and in conjunction with the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator and the Training Department is responsible for their growth and development.
11. Suggests potential disciplinary action and plans of action for TAs to the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator and the Program Director.
12. As applicable, assists the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator, Program Director and/or the Training Department in conducting clinics.
13. Sets up, including prep material and lesson plans, and maintains the appropriate learning environment.
14. Attends and participates in required meetings, including, but not limited to, classroom, IDT, and agency-wide.
15. Maintains positive behavior and offers support of new and established plans.
16. Meets weekly with the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator for supervisory meetings.
17. Have frequent collateral contact with therapists and other members of the child’s team.
18. Maintains accurate daily progress notes, data collection, attendance records and completes all paperwork in a timely manner.
19. Maintains discretion and confidentiality of child and family information at all times. Addresses any identified problem or social information gathered about an individual child and alerts the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator and/or Program Director as appropriate.
20. Assumes temporary responsibility for the learning environment in the absence of Clinical Director/Program Coordinator, as assigned..
21. Seeks professional growth through reading, attending workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or completing advanced course work.
22. Communicates professionally at all times with consumers, family members, consultants, elementary school personnel, referral sources and other providers.
23. Functions as a model for staff while performing daily activities such as, but not limited to, reading, playing and doing activities with the children, changing diapers, food preparation, as well as the cleaning and organizing of the physical space.
24. Functions as a shadow in inclusionary settings.
25. Actively participates in pre-service and in-service information and training sessions.
26. Performs such other appropriate and position-related duties and assumes such other responsibilities as the Clinical Director/Program Coordinator may assign.
1. A minimum of a Bachelors Degree, in special education, early childhood or a related field.
2. A minimum of an Ed. Teach III Certificate; and a conditional or full 282 Certification; full 282 certification preferred, from the Maine Department of Education; as well as Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) certification.
3. A minimum of two years experience and the desire to work with children with special needs.
4. Training and experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis procedures in educational settings.
5. Must be an American Citizen or maintain legal alien status.
6. Must have a valid driver’s license. Driving to/from fieldtrips may be necessary.
7. Must possess the ability to deal with the stress of the position in an appropriate manner.
8. Must possess the mental, physical and emotional health to carry out the position of Lead Teacher of the Early Childhood Services’ program.
1. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. with good body mechanics.
2. Must be able to bend and stoop with ease and must be able to assist in lifting children without risk of injuring themselves, the child they are assisting or their fellow employees.
3. Must possess proof of immunization of T-dap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) as well as MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) for licensing purposes.
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