• Full Time
  • Salinas

Website Early Development Services

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(Contact Early Development Services HR Dept for Lead Teacher Job Description)

MINIMIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AS/BA in Early Childhood Education/Child Development/Human Development OR significant teaching experience if AS/BA is in a different subject, as determined by Executive Director.
  • Possession of or eligibility for a California Child Development Permit at the Teacher level.
  • Current pediatric CPR and First Aid certification.
  • In good health and free of active Tuberculosis.
  • Must provide completed Health Screening Report, Immunizations and Department of Justice clearance prior to employment.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the duties effectively as described above.
  • Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population.
  • The skills and willingness to deal with sensitive family situations in a non-threatening and professional manner.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds, assume postures in low levels to allow physical/visual contact with children and engage in physical activity with children.
  • Ability to effectively teach and supervise infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
  • Ability to see and hear well enough to keep children safe.
  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including people with disabilities.
  • Ability to serve as a model teacher to students, parents, and community observers.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct classroom and outside activities.
  • Ability to be sensitive to all children in a multilingual classroom while modeling appropriate curriculum.
  • Able to reach a child 20-30 feet away in 30 seconds without danger to the staff person’s health.
  • Ability to meet or exceed the company’s attendance and punctuality standards.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of one year experience supervising staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field.
  • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working with state-funded programs and special needs children.
  • Special curriculum development skill in a specific area.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the EDS Philosophy Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence.
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