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Children's Choice Learning Centers Lead Educator job in Birmingham, AL

Company Children's Choice Learning Centers
Job Title Lead Educator
Job Type Full-time
Hours Varies
Location 1200 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.,
BirminghamAL  35285

Lead Educator

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JOB SUMMARY: 

  • Provides a safe, and healthy environment for young children and meets all internal and external regulatory agencies policies and procedures
  • Plans, implements and participates in educational activities for young children to promote the development of cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of each child
  • Maintains and communicates developmental milestones for each child in providing on-going assessments of child’s progress
  • Responsible for the general supervision and management of each classroom with the purpose of following company’s Mission and Values statement
  • Develops and encourages positive parent and educator relations 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Supervision/Health and Safety 

  • Supervises and monitors children at all times
  • Ensures that all activities offered are implemented in a safe and efficient manner
  • Provides positive guidance to children that includes redirecting, positive language and positive reinforcement
  • Recognizes, documents, and takes appropriate action of suspected child abuse and neglect, illness or accident 

Program 

  • Plans, develops, prepares and implements educational activities including a variety of themes and subjects such as language development, math development, diversity, gross and fine motor skills development, self-help skill development, science, art, music, health and hygiene, social studies and self-esteem 
  • Individualize one-to-one and group activities to reflect the unique needs and strengths of all children in each classroom
  • Follow a consistent schedule which includes small and large group experiences for each child
  • Teaches in a variety of techniques which include modeling, observing, questioning, demonstrating and reinforcing for the children 

Parent Relations 

  • Respects and communicates in a professional manner with parents to build long term relationships with families
  • Communicates with parents on a regular basis on each child’s progress and the activities of each classroom
  • Plans and conducts parent conferences as needed
  • Maintains confidentiality concerning child issues and handles this information in an appropriate manner 

Educator Relations 

  • Promotes and maintains good working relationships with other educator members as well as members of the management team
  • Participates in scheduled educator meetings
  • Meets or exceeds all internal and external regulatory requirements 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Ability to perform each essential function satisfactorily and meet the Education/Experience, Personal Skills/Characteristics, Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, Reasoning Ability, Physical Conditions, Work Environment and Environmental Conditions listed below.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Additional Info

Minimum Age
18+ years old

Additional

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field preferred
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • HS Diploma or equivalent required
  • Must meet or exceed state licensing requirements for age, education and experience 

PERSONAL SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS: 

  • High energy level
  • Superior interpersonal abilities
  • Resourceful and well organized
  • Strong commitment for doing it right for young children
  • Strong customer service skills  

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 

  • Ability to read and write and communicate to parents, peers and managers 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: 

  • Ability to understand and communicate basic math concepts 

REASONING ABILITY: 

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: 

  • Requires daily standing, sitting, bending and stooping
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Ability to work overtime and odd schedules 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: 

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

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