Under the direction of the Preschool Program Director(s), the Pre-K Assistant Lead Teacher is responsible for the delivery of a high quality educational experience for the children and families under his/her care. He/She must assist in creating and implementing lesson plans that support the curriculum and developmental levels of the students served. All decisions must be guided by the goals of Georgia Pre-K, BFTS, Head Start and the YMCA. Parent involvement is critical to the impact and success of the overall program.
1. Must be 21 years of age.
2. Must possess a CDA or Higher Degree in Early Childhood Education or BFTS Georgia Pre-K approved field.
3. Have at least 1-2 years experience working with children younger than five. Georgia Pre-K, Head Start and NAEYC experience a plus.
4. Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
5. Must submit a cleared TB and Physical before working. (NAEYC required)
6. Must receive a cleared GCIC and NCIC before working. Must receive a cleared Fingerprint to continue working beyond 30-90 days of employment. Annual GCIC checks will be conducted before each school year begins.
1. Assist with Planning and implementing the program according to BFTS, YMCA, Head Start and NAEYC guidelines.
2. Assist in designing an environment that protects children’s health and safety at all times.
3. Assist with working to prevent challenging or disruptive behaviors through – environment designs, effective transitions and engaging activities
4. Assist with creating classroom displays that help children reflect on and extend their learning
5. Develop individual relationships with children by providing care that is responsive attentive, consistent, comforting, supportive, and culturally sensitive.
6. Serve meals family style, sit and eat with children, and engage them in conversation.
7. Evaluate and improve their own performance based on ongoing reflection and feedback from supervisor, peers and families. Teachers develop a staff development plan with their supervisor.
8. Use a variety of formal and informal strategies to become acquainted with and learn from families about their family structure.
9. Teachers and families work together to plan activities for student and teachers strongly encourage family involvement during all branch activities and events.
10. Must adhere and understand the NAEYC code of ethical conduct as it relates to peers, families and the community.
11. Utilizes 1.5 hours a day to plan and develop lesson plans and other task to support the overall program goals.
12. Must obtain First Aid/CPR within 90 days of hire and maintain the certification.
13. Must attend BFTS, YMCA and PCA Head Start trainings as scheduled.
14. Maintain records as it relates to attendance and student assessments that meet BFTS and Head Start.
15. Consult with the Director(s) on concerns related to student’s development or behavior before speaking with the parent(s).
16. Must maintain in compliance with the Y’s Way to the Creative Curriculum and Work Sampling System guidelines.
17. Commit to 9.5 month employment agreement.
18. Assist with developing a Classroom Portfolio to reflect the instruction provided to meet NAEYC requirements.
19. Perform other duties as related to the delivery of a quality program.
Bending, stooping, standing, lifting up to 40 pounds, seeing, verbal communication and hearing.
Effect of end Result:
Children and Families will experience a high quality pre-school program. Children will be supervised at all times. Staff will comply with all rules and regulations of BFTS, NAEYC, Head Start and the YMCA. The program will remain in compliance at all times with the Georgia Pre-K Program IQ Assessment, NAEYC and BFTS licensing.
Salary: Contingent on Grant (9.5 month position)
Apply online: www.ymcaatlanta.org
Contact Phone: no phone calls please