JOB TITLE: Teacher (Direct Service)
DEPARTMENT: Joy Picus Child Development Center
Harry Pregerson Children’s Center
REPORTS TO: Center Director or Site Supervisor
PAY CLASS: Full-Time Position
SUMMARY: To support the mission and philosophy of the MWPCCC, the Mentor Teacher is a member of the leadership team working under the direction of the Executive Director and the supervision of the Site Supervisor. The primary focus of the Mentor Teacher is to lead the classroom teaching staff in providing a healthy, safe, age-appropriate and engaging learning environment where young children (0 to 5 years of age) can develop to their full potential in all areas of development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Consistently oversee children and adults in the physical environment by sight and sound. Enforce all safety rules of the program according to Title 22 regulations, NAEYC ELP Standards, and MWPCCC Policies and Procedures.
- Provide a flow of the day that is nurturing and responsive by adapting daily care routines and transitions to the interests and needs of the children.
- Collaborate with co-teachers in planning, preparing and supervise the classroom to provide a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate and acceptable individual and group social behaviors.
- Complete daily observations of children to plan, document, assess, and develop emergent curriculum for individual children as well as the entire group. Maintain portfolio for each child in their small group.
- Plan and provide intentional activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, critical thinking, and problem solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of the children.
- Maintain open and cooperative communication with parents supporting home/school connection. Conduct parent/teacher conferences.
- Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for children’s backgrounds by incorporating their cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the classroom.
- In accordance with Title 22 and NAEYC ELP Standards, complete daily general cleaning tasks to maintain a clean and organized environment to support the health and safety both indoors and outdoors.
- Maintain punctuality with work hours.
- Attend and participate in mandatory monthly staff meetings, weekly team meetings, trainings, and other professional growth opportunities.
- Communicate and works effectively with other staff members by modeling positive behavior, positive attitude and language.
- Maintain confidentiality for children, families, and staff.
- Consistently align classroom environment consistently with NAEYC ELP Program Standards and Environmental Rating Scales (ERS).
- Maintains and submits accurate, complete, and timely assignments and agency records.
- Performs other duties as assigned by Center Director/Site Supervisor or Assistant Site Supervisor.
- This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
- Working toward an AA, BA or MA in Early Childhood Education, Human Development or related field.
- 24 Early Childhood Education or Child Development units including core courses – (Child/Human Growth & Development, Child/Family Community or Child Family Relations, and Program/Curriculum) and 3 Infant/Toddler units.
- 1 year experience working with children or in an infant/toddler room.
- Current certification of Pediatric and Adult CPR and First Aid.
- Must successfully pass background check, fingerprinting and health screening (including negative TB test and verification of immunizations) prior to employment or initial presence in the facility. Current immunizations include MMR, Tdap, TB test, Influenza (or waiver), and COVID with booster.
- Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
- Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
- Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
- Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
- Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
- Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIORNMENT:
- Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, sit, and visually scan environment to ensure child safety indoors and outdoors.
- Use of office machines and facility equipment.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
- Knowledge of child development theory and practice.
- Current knowledge and experience with play-based practices and learning with young children (0 – 5).
- Experience in classroom management and the ability to exercise control and maintain classroom discipline.
- Ability to develop and maintain professional relationship and set appropriate boundaries.
- Must be flexible to work in different classrooms with ethnically divers and culturally pluralistic children, families, staff, college students, and volunteers.
- Must possess effective verbal and writing skills in English.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mount Washington Preschool and Child Care Centers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer for all qualified persons regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability.
CCLD #: 198012751, 192006521, 198008722, 1980008723, 198015239, and 198015240
Location: Los Angeles, California, US
Posted Date: 11/15/2022
Mount Washington Preschoo