Footsteps Child Care – School Age Teacher

Hourly salary is commensurate with experience, years of service and educational background. Employment with Footsteps Child Care, Inc. is at-will. Footsteps Child Care, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. The Teacher reports directly to the Site Director. This job description will vary depending on program size and particular site needs. At times job responsibilities overlap.

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  1. Meet the requirements set by the Department of Social Services under Title V for teacher: A Minimum of 12 units of Early Childhood Education college course work pertaining to infants, toddlers, and/or preschool children. Teaching Credential, Child Care Permit or Certificate, or BA preferred.

  2. Minimum of 6 months full-time or one-year part time experience working with children in a licensed child care center or in an elementary school.

  3. Applicants must be personable, reliable and child oriented.

  4. Strongly recommended: recreation background, arts, foreign language, and/or musical instrument skills.

  5. Proven ability to work effectively and professionally with children, families, and adult staff.

  6. Demonstrated skills in effective communication, both written and verbal.

  7. First Aid and CPR certification preferred


Under the direction of the Site Director and/or Assistant Director, the Teacher is responsible for the following areas:

  1. Maintain safety and ensures the welfare of all enrolled children, supervision of children during all activities.

  2. Assist in the maintenance of appropriate standards for children's discipline and behavior standards using non-punitive methods.

  3. Day-to-day operation; including maintaining a harmonious and efficient work environment

  4. Curriculum: planning, implementation, and documentation and evaluation such as arts and crafts, group time, science, indoor and outdoor games, snack and lunch, rest period as indicated by the Director. Lesson plans, curriculum plans, supply requests, etc., are completed on time.

  5. Develops and maintains professional relationships with classroom teachers, program co-workers, families, and other staff members.

  6. Attends all staff meetings and other work related functions as required.

  7. Assists in maintaining and providing periodic testing of emergency response plan.

  8. Continues to develop professional self.

  9. Able to lift 40 lbs.

  10. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Footsteps Child Care, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

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