The Teacher Child Development is responsible for the supervision of an assigned group of children to insure their health and safety. Develop a well balanced daily schedule and an age appropriate lesson plans, including activities to stimulate social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. Maintain open communication between families, coworkers, and the director, keep accurate reports while complying with all state, federal, and corporation and department regulations.
The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal skills, ability to maintain strict confidentiality, and knowledge of state licensing skills.
- Develop a daily schedule and age appropriate lesson plans by: using a theme format for lesson plans - providing support to each child in mastering self help skills, social skills and good hygiene habits - assuring that the classroom is left in an orderly fashion - complying with all policies of the department and Illinois Department of Child and Family Services.
- Keep open communications with families by: adhering to confidentiality standards concerning parents, children, and staff - writing all pertinent information when in telephone dialog with customers - inform parents in writing of all accidents, injuries, sickness, and discipline events concerning their child.
- Promote children's self-esteem by disciplining in a positive manner by: being consistent - enforcing the time out method of discipline for children over the age of 2 yrs - establishing consistent, easy to follow classroom rules - helping children develop a positive self image and maintaining a sense of order in the group - assisting in serving meals and snacks and acting as a role model so children see examples of good manners and eating habits.
- Keep communication open with supervisors by: reporting accurate information concerning children, their families and other day care staff - informing director in writing of all accidents, injuries, sickness, and discipline concerning the children - demonstrate positive relationships with co-worker and supervisors.
- Teaching positive self esteem by being a positive role model for the children and using a calm, confident tone of voice when speaking to the children - interacting with the children as a group during art activities, free play, as well as during structured play so they can develop proper social skills by observing the examples you set - never use a harsh tone of voice to the children - go to the children when you need to talk to them instead of raising your voice to them - help the children develop a positive self image through encouragement.
- Insure children's health and safety and maintain a safe environment by: reporting evidence of a sick child to the director or supervisor - check indoor and outdoor equipment for defects, and if possible, remove any hazards and notify the director in writing of any problem areas - keeping sharp objects out of reach of children - storing all plastic bags, chemicals, and medications in child resistant cabinets - supervise the children at all times - by requiring proof of identity prior to releasing a child.
- Prepares and maintains records of required information in accordance with state standards by: being responsible for notifying the office when supplies and materials are needed - recording the name, medication, time given and initials when administering medications per parents authorized written directions - completing and documenting meal participation forms - reporting, recording, and entering information to appropriate form; accident, first aid, incident and transportation - recording fire drills - posting of a room schedule and lesson plans.
***SSM Health implemented a new minimum wage of $11 per hour throughout its four-state system. This job is one impacted by this increase. Learn morehere***
- 60 college credit hours with at least 6 hours in child development
About SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon
SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital–Mt. Vernon, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 134-bed hospital with the only open heart surgery program in the region. In 2015, the hospital launched a new pediatric emergency and NICU telemedicine program in conjunction with the physicians at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. For three consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital with the Patient Safety Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital with the Citation of Merit Award for Outstanding Patient Care.