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Support Teacher PRN
Work Hours/Shift: PRN (Up to 36 Hours)
Implements a strong early childhood program in accordance with guidelines established by West Lakes ELC and other designated quality standards. Is accountable for carrying out high quality educational services through the faithful employment of the curriculum, recommends changes to improve program and reviews ongoing activities. Assists with the administration of multiple screening and assessment tools with reliability. Demonstrates ability of teaching. Maintains up to date knowledge of early childhood education, provides a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Incorporates the West Lakes ELC mission, culture, goals, values, philosophies and policies into day to day work to create and maintain a comprehensive and integrated approach to Early learning and concepts of the CREATION health framework. Works in conjunction with the Director of Education for timely and accurate documentation of education plans, goals, and outcomes. Serves as a liaison to all reporting managers to provide services to children and families that supplement educational programming, disabilities and mental health services. Demonstrates sound judgment in unusual or crisis situations and works to foster and maintain positive relationships with children, families and staff.
You Will Be Responsible For:
Ability to embrace and model CREATION principles with high integrity
Beginning abilities to organize, problem solve and work as a team
High coping capabilities
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good listening and follow up skills
Beginning knowledge of the practices, procedures and regulations in child care, including active supervision of children
Beginning classroom management and organizational skills
Beginning knowledge of early childhood growth and development and appropriate practices
Beginning ability to accurately record child data gathered through observations and work samples
Beginning ability to aggregate and interpret data gathered from multiple assessment tools
Beginning ability to work with people from various multi-cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic levels inclusively
Beginning ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community
Ability to operate a laptop or tablet to perform classroom tasks
Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications or the ability to learn
Beginning knowledge of and ability to adhere School Readiness and Head Start Performance Standards
Beginning knowledge of purpose-built communities, collective impact or the ability to learn
Beginning knowledge of the intersect of health and education or the ability to learn
Beginning knowledge of faith-based learning models or the ability to adapt to curricula
What You Will Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Willing to begin DCF 45 Hours within the first 90 Days.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
DCF 45 Hours Complete (Part 1 and 2)
Associate Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or an Associate Degree in any field with 18 ECE credit hours preferred.
Have one to two years of professional teaching experience
Working in underserved zip codes and/or working in mixed income neighborhoods
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Must maintain staff credential certification by renewing prior to expiration. This includes trainings, teaching certificates and completing all in-service training hours.
Must meet and complete First Aid and Infant and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training within 30 days of employment.
Must meet and complete criteria for level 2 background screening as required for child care personnel in child care licensing regulation.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates, through behavior, Advent Health service standards.
Observes all rules and regulations at West Lakes Early Learning Center, the Department of Children and Families, Department of Health, Office of Head Start or national regulatory agencies pertaining to the health, safety and care of children.
Is responsible to assist with the overall supervision and daily class functions of a group of children
Assists teacher with developmental screenings and assessments to meet the individual needs of children in conjunction with your support teacher.
Assists in implementation of the approved lesson plans and daily classroom schedule in accordance with the Primrose Balanced LearningÂ® curriculum and CREATION Kids curriculum principles.
Participates in weekly classroom team meetings with teacher to discuss classroom planning, lesson plans and individual needs of children.
Assists in maintaining an engaging classroom environment that encourages positive teacher child interactions and peer interactions promoting good choices and trust among all.
Assists with providing clear child expectations while using appropriate strategies for behavior management
Assists with the maintenance of classroom records, progress reports, permission slips, accident reports and other necessary documentation, using the appropriate technology.
Assists teacher to plan, two parent-teacher conferences and two home visits each program year.
Assists in ensuring classroom interactions, environments and activities align with guidelines and directives of the Office of Early Learning regarding educational programming, curriculum, program planning, development and training under the guidance of assigned classroom teacher
Works with teacher to encourage parent and community involvement in both the classroom/center and in the home as a means of community outreach and efforts to raise in-kind
Assists with maintenance and necessary housekeeping duties of the classroom, common use areas and playgrounds.
Assists with daily and monthly health and safety checklists. Communicates concerns to supervisor.
Assumes the role of teacher in his or her absence to ensure continuity of classroom/program scheduling
Provides guidance to substitute or floater filling in the absence of classroom
Attends all required staff meetings, school functions and in-service /pre-service trainings as part of the commitment to excellence. This position may include the need to attend weekend or evening events.
Participates in continuing professional development as determined by leadership.
Identifies and reports child abuse cases working in conjunction with the leadership team.
May need to be available for a variety of hours as schedules may vary
Maintains overall professional personal appearance adhering to the guidelines offered in the Advent Health Employee Handbook
Supports front desk, open/close, and staff breaks.
Supports Nutrition Services Coordinator.
Assists in other capacities that Education Administrator, or designee, determines is necessary.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.