The Lead Teacher will plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for the children on a weekly and daily basis. They will incorporate into these plans any suggestions or goals for the child that are developed by any outside providers. (Occupational, Speech, Physical Therapists, Horizon's Child and Family Therapist, etc.)
This position will meet all regulations of the NC Division of Child Development, Early Head Start and the policies and procedures of the childcare center on a daily basis. Comply with the administrative policies of the UNC Horizons Program and the childcare center.
This position will provide supervision of and interaction with the children in care to maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Contribute to the maintaining of the childcare center's physical environment by discarding any broken or dangerous toys and informing supervisor of any health/safety hazards of the center's physical environment or of items that need to be replaced.
This position will establish and maintain effective communication with parents. Offer support, advice and encouragement to the parents regarding their child's goals, accomplishments and overall well-being. Conduct parent/teacher conferences to review any adjustment, behavior, progress or other concerns.
This position will participate as an active and involved member of the UNC Horizons team as well as the childcare center team. Regularly attend UNC Horizons staff meetings, trainings, annual conference and other events. Attend and actively participate in all Sunrise Corner specific events, meetings and trainings. Communicate questions and concerns regarding Horizons and/or Sunrise Corner with other team members where appropriate and supervisors.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of related childcare experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Selected candidate must meet the requirements to qualify for a Lead Teacher through NCDCDEE and Early Head Start.
Must have a valid NC Driver’s License.
Knowledge of appropriate program rules and regulations, NCDCDEE regulations and appropriate code of ethics.
Must have the ability to listen, understand and convey information in oral and written form regarding the population served to their families and other team members. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of team to provide services for the children and their families. Ability to perform basic housekeeping and assist in meal set-up and feeding. Ability to participate in the child treatment team process.
Selected candidate must have the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with clients and others to encourage and support communication and teamwork. Ability to build and maintain ongoing, collaborative, working relationships to achieve therapeutic goals. Ability to relate positively and calmly to clients. Ability to communicate and demonstrate specific behavioral concepts and techniques.
The selected candidate must have the ability to develop and present the client's interests in all matters. Ability to assess adaptive, developmental and social behavioral levels of clients referred for their current functioning level.
AA or BA Degree in Early Childhood Education, Infant-Toddler CDA or relevant degree with Infant/Toddler coursework. Prefer someone who has worked in a daycare planning activities and meals for children. Prefer someone who has knowledge of the population we serve.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 165457
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