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Estimated Pay $24 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Meriden, Connecticut

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The teacher is responsible for putting into practice the curricular goals and benchmarks in the classroom. The teacher is in charge of ensuring the safety of children entrusted to her/him and of ensuring the development and school readiness of each individual child and of the group. The teacher is supervised by the director or assistant director.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide supervision, technical assistance, guidance and support to children and assistant teachers
  • Coordinate and engage in the planning and implementation of experiences for young children using the CT Early Learning and Development Standards and other standards or frameworks applicable to funding such as school readiness.
  • Complete weekly and record observations and assessments on children’s progress and development, routine observations on classroom environment, implementation checklists, and adjustments to learning experience plans
  • Prepare weekly learning experience plans
  • Partner with families in meaningful ways to support the development of relationships between children and their families and share and gain information pertaining to each child’s approach to learning, progress, and general health and well-being.
  • Maintain regular communication with parents including drafting of letters and reports and giving written information to parents as needed
  • Coordinate with supervisor and teaching team to schedule meetings and conferences with parents regarding children’s progress and individual development plans
  • Prepare children’s daily reports to parents and referral forms and plans for children with special needs as needed
  • Keep records of children’s observations, performance and development
  • Coordinate assistant teacher’s tasks and activities modeling best practices
  • Ensure compliance with NAEYC, state, local, and agency policies, regulations and procedures
  • Ensure that records and documentation are up to date and secure to assure client’s right to privacy
  • Work with a team of professionals, such as assistant teachers, instructional leader, administrators, public school personnel (e.g., special education teachers, therapists, etc.) to coordinate information about children’s progress and adjust teaching practices to meet the needs of all children.
  • Participate in training, planning and evaluation activities and meetings with staff and parents as needed
  • Provide assistance to director to cover other classrooms’ children and activities when needed
  • Engage in on-going professional learning opportunities to remain current with early childhood research and best practices
  • Ensure classroom ratios at all times
  • Ensure health, safety, cleanliness and well-being of students through consistent schedule and appropriate supervision at all times
  • Provide direct oversight and support to the teaching team.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • PQI Functions:
    • Ensure the consistent accurate collection of the data
    • Identify patterns and trends for program
    • Use results of data to inform supervisor of trends that may impact services

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Arts /Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education or Child Development with supervised experience working with unrelated pre-school aged children and at least one semester of student teaching with pre-school aged children.
  • Must possess the personal qualities necessary to care for and work with children, relate to other adults, including staff and parents.
  • Possess the management competencies and criteria established by Catholic Charities for a supervisory role specifically:
    • Proficiency of oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meets timelines.
    • Excellent planning skills and ability to manage details.
    • Skill and experience in motivating and managing personnel.
    • Ability to work well with individuals at all levels, both internally or externally and works to create a team environment.
    • Monitoring and supervising job performance of direct reports.
    • Scheduling and managing employee schedules to effectively meet program requirements.
  • Child CPR/First Aid certification

REQUIRED

  • A pre-employment health certification , including a documented, negative tuberculin test or normal chest x-ray is required as well as a criminal background check


EMPLOYEE BENEFITS


Catholic Charities offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
For Good Health: Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
For a Secure Future: Life, AD&D and Long-term disability insurance
For Retirement: 403(b) Plan, with employer matching contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement: Training and development opportunities and for Licensed Clinicians ability to apply for the education Loan Forgiveness Program under The National Services Health Corp.
For Work Life Balance: Generous paid time off; including vacation and sick time.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Free and confidential counseling



Catholic Charities Inc., Archdiocese of Hartford is in compliance with all applicable discrimination laws. All hiring, promoting, and transferring is done on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to membership in any protected class. EEO/ AA/ M-F/ VET/ DISABLED.