The Lead teacher position provides a high-quality early childhood program and promote the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children.
Managing the early childhood classroom including: creating a welcoming environment; providing a safe classroom and playground environment; setting daily schedule; preparing developmental lesson plans; directing children in developmental activities; organizing and participating in games, songs, and other activities; teaching readiness skills; planning and conducting field trips; dispensing medicine; serving snacks and meals.
Observing and evaluating children's cognitive, social, perceptual motor, emotional well-being, personal awareness, and communications; keeping ongoing developmental records; determining developmental goals for children, including children with disabilities; participating in M-team meeting for children with disabilities.
Coordinating field experiences for the students completing observations in their classrooms; modeling appropriate interactions and teaching strategies; bring theory and practice for students to life with the classroom of children and materials; evaluating the students that come to observe as well as yearly eval's on the children in their classrooms.
Conduct parent-teacher conferences; provides current information on issues pertaining to child development; supervise staff, volunteers and students including: ensuring staff and students adhere to child development philosophy, training of student workers, conducting volunteer and student assessments and providing feedback, providing technical guidance and direction to staff and students.
Assist with the operation of the Center by: acting in the absence of the coordinator, early childhood specialists, opening and closing the Center, participate in program planning and evaluations. Participate in staff and team meetings, conduct fire drills as well as any emergency drills for the safety of the children.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Ability to provide a high quality early childhood program which ensures a sage and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of families.
Skills and abilities to serve as a role model and mentor to students.
Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to read medication instructions and administer the medicine.
Ability to distinguish individual facial features at arm's length and across the room and distinguish children's voices when out of visual range.
Ability to evacuate all children and adults from building in less than one minute.
Ability to climb playground equipment to remove child from setting.
Review of applications will begin November 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Typically requires an Associate's degree or equivalent in child development, early childhood education or related field and two years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. CPR and First Aid certifications required.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in child development, early childhood education or related field, at least 3 years of experience.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.