The Preschool Teacher is responsible for educating and equipping students to give them the academic, spiritual, emotional and physical tools needed to become all God created them to be. The teacher strives daily to bring the love of Christ through nurturing children and building strong relationships with families. They understand children are impressionable and desire to come alongside them. The teacher strives to make a significant contribution to the children they serve, create and facilitate an environment that builds security, trust, confidence, independence, encouragement and enthusiasm. Incumbent works directly under the direct supervision of the Rock Academy Director of Early Education.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with the director and other teachers in the planning, supervision, and implementation of an age appropriate curriculum that agrees with the school philosophy and includes the total development of the child in a loving Christian atmosphere.
Supervises and works with preschool age group, 2-5 years old..
Keeps classrooms, playgrounds, resources, equipment, and physical environment clean, safe and presentable.
Ensures work area has the proper supplies and restocks as needed.
Maintains licensing mandated child to teacher ratios at all times.
Responsible for ensuring the biblical curriculum is integrated, presented and followed.
Responsible for preparing the classroom environment to support the lesson plans for each given day.
Responsible for creating an enjoyable, varied, and stimulating environment using learning centers.
Education, Training, and Experience
A minimum of 15 EE units in the field of Early Childhood Education along with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a licensed child care facility.
15 completed unit minimum requirement: 3 units in each of the following: Child Development; Child, Family, and Community; Curriculum.
Job Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Understands requirements of Title 22 Chapter 12 of Community Care Licensing.
Current Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification preferred.
Strong oral and written communications to verbalize issues clearly, concisely, and competently in positive or negative situations.
Adapts to changes in the work environment; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events with poise and professionalism.
Experience in conflict resolution with the ability to identify and resolve problems promptly.
Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
Self-motivated and flexible with strong organizational skills.
Organizational and Spiritual Requirements
Christ-centered behavior at all times. i.e. treating people with dignity, respect, compassion and integrity.
For all grievances, follow Matthew 18 and Ephesians 4:1
Successful completion of both a LiveScan and reference check.
Regular attendee of a Bible believing Christian church, to be reviewed by Administration.
Attendance at all mandatory meetings (and events, as needed).
Signed acknowledgement of the Rock Church Statement of Faith.
Adheres to policies and procedures as stated in the Rock Academy Staff Handbook.
Pleasant and professional personality and appearance. Staff should set a good, modest example to students by adhering to the Rock Academy staff dress code.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Must be able to work independently, communicate effectively, and lift up to 60lbs (with or without assistance).
This position also may require long periods of sitting, standing, walking, and hand/eye coordination.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the Essential Job Functions either unaided or with assistance of a “reasonable accommodation”, if such is determined, on a case-by-case basis.