Toddler Lead Teacher at Erie Neighborhood House

Company Name
Erie Neighborhood House
Job Title
Toddler Lead Teacher
Company Location
Chicago, IL 60622
Contact Information
Required Education
2 Year Degree
Rate Range
18.26 - 21.63 an hour
Job Description

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Erie Neighborhood House, a progressive social service agency serving the Chicago metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society, is seeking a Lead Teacher, Toddler to work in our NAEYC accredited Childcare Program.

Basic Function:

Reporting to the Site Director, the Lead Toddler Teacher’s basic function is to lead the classroom team in the education, care and general development of the children following DCFS licensing, Early Head Start and NAEYC standards.

Position Responsibilities:

The Lead Toddler Teacher is responsible for partnering with the Assistant Toddler Teacher(s) to create and implement developmentally and culturally appropriate lesson plans for the classroom

Working alongside the Site Director, the Lead Teacher will provide discipline and feedback performance review for the Assistant Teacher.

Completes all developmental and social emotional screenings in accordance with Early Head Start timelines

Assumes primary care responsibilities for four children in the classroom

Welcomes children and parents into the classroom and works to develop a positive relationship

Promotes recognition, acceptance, and positive interactions among children, families and staff in the classroom

Uses active supervision techniques to supervise children at all times

Acts as an ambassador for the Erie Neighborhood House Child Care program

Participates in recruitment of children and families for Erie House programs

Acts as Director Designee for center as assigned

Opens/closes the classroom for the day as assigned

Remains in the classroom to supervise children whose parents pick up late as needed

Inputs child observations into My Teaching Strategies on a weekly basis

Completes My Teaching Strategies checkpoints according to education timeline

Completes two home visits per child per year according to the education timeline

Completes parent teacher conferences according to the education timeline

Meets with Assistant Toddler Teacher(s) on a monthly basis to provide supervision and support and to discuss classroom concerns

Meets with Family Advocate(s) quarterly to discuss strengths and needs of families

Participates in transition meetings

Assures compliance with all Early Head Start performance standards

Maintains current Illinois Gateways Registry membership

Maintains five hours of Gateways approved training per program year

Completes 20 hours of professional development training per program year

Responsible for the program complying with Erie, the Board of Education and all State licensing requirements and performance standards, including promoting the health and safety of all children, following sanitation procedures and universal precautions, completing a bi-annual physical exam, complying with the Confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect Act as a mandated reporter, as well as the American with Disabilities Act and Erie’s Inclusion Policy

Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Associates degree in Early Childhood Education

Illinois Gateways Infant and Toddler Credential, level 5

Bilingual/bicultural Spanish preferred

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Physical constraints required include, but not limited to, the ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds including evacuation of the building during emergencies.

Must be able to sit on the floor for extended periods of time.

Demonstrates the following qualities: self-motivated, self-directed, follows directions, makes good judgments, creative, reliable, and dependable.

Exhibits sincere interest in working with children and is knowledgeable regarding children's development and growth.

Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Upon offer of employment, must complete all forms related to hiring, including Erie’s application and employment status and 3 letters of recommendation.  In addition, must complete all DCFS forms, including a Criminal Background Check, Fingerprinting and a Child Abuse and Neglect Background Check.

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