POSITION AVAILABLE: Wyoming Child & Family Development, Inc. – Torrington is now scheduling interviews for a Teacher. This is a full time position with excellent benefits. Application Deadline 8/10/19
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider
TITLE OF POSITION: TEACHER
LOCATION: Torrington, WY
SUPERVISED BY: Center Coordinator
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To provide a developmentally appropriate early childhood education program which will facilitate the growth of children toward the overall goal of social competence and school readiness.
- Baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, or a baccalaureate or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education preferred. Wyoming Child & Family will only accept college degrees from accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Must be able to work well with 3 – 5 year old children including those with special needs and their families.
- Must be well organized and able to problem solve.
- Must have the interpersonal skills necessary to work with diverse families, community groups and staff.
- Provides direct services to children, families and staff in a variety of settings and weather conditions, including classrooms, private childcares and preschools, and family homes
- Plans and carries out the daily program activities for his/her classroom.
- Creates a developmentally appropriate learning environment.
- Creates educational experiences to provide students with opportunities to encourage school readiness including:
- Approaches to Learning
- Creative Arts Expression
- Language Development
- Literacy knowledge & skills
- Logic & Reasoning
- Mathematics knowledge & skills
- Physical Development & Health
- Social & Emotional Development
- Science knowledge & skills
- Social Studies knowledge & skills,
- Completes all records on program activities, including lesson plans, as required. The teacher is also responsible for the recording of the progress of every child in his/her classroom, analyzing and utilizing child data to individualize the curriculum as required.
- Directs the Paraeducator in areas where the teacher needs assistance preparing classroom materials, recording a child’s progress, or helping individual children in the classroom.
- Recognizes parents as the child’s primary teacher and encourages them to participate in all aspects of the program, including curriculum, trainings, and center activities.
- Works closely with parents/guardians to develop school readiness goals for each child.
- Participates in writing and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for children under his/her care and serves as case manager when appropriate.
- Seeks to establish friendly and cooperative relationships between the home and the school and exchanges information with parents that will serve the best interests of their children.
- Evaluates the Paraeducator in accordance with Wyoming Child and Family Development policy.
- Demonstrates involvement, interest, and advocacy for children in the broader community.
- Participates in child screenings as appropriate.
- Possesses classroom management skills including behavior management techniques that are developmentally appropriate.
- Ensures the safety of all enrolled children and families while participating in WCFD programs.
- Recruits children for the program within the guidelines established by Department of Health and Human Services and Wyoming Child and Family Development.
- Provides emergency care to children and families as appropriate.
- Maintains the confidentiality of program children, families and staff.
- Reports suspected child abuse in accordance with the policies and procedures of Wyoming Child and Family Development, Inc.
- Follows all policies and procedures of Wyoming Child and Family Development, Inc.
- Respects the dignity of each enrolled person and treats him/her with fairness and courtesy.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors or its designee.
STANDARD JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Able to perform the essential functions of the position, as defined in the job description, without presenting a danger to either self or others, with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Must have an employment physical and TB risk assessment prior to work with children.
- Must have AHA CPR and First Aid Training completed within 90 days, unless otherwise specified by the supervisor.
- Wyoming Child and Family Development, Inc. requires all prospective employees to participate in a Central Registry and criminal background check, including fingerprinting upon hire and every 5 years.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record and liability insurance as required by Wyoming State Law. Driving records are reviewed annually.
- Wyoming Child and Family Development requires an initial statement of health from a licensed healthcare provider and a renewed statement every 5 years.
- Must be able to work with families and children birth through age 5.
- Must possess proper stress management techniques.
- Must possess visual acuity and stamina to read technical material for extended periods of time.
- Be able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time without fatigue of discomfort.
- Must be able to travel to site locations, meetings and trainings, both in and out of state.
- Must be willing to drive in a variety of weather conditions.
- Must be able to hear and process ordinary conversation and telephone conversation.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, children, families, and community.
- Must be able to tolerate air-conditioned buildings and fluorescent lights.
- Must be able to climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or reach, to retrieve materials and supplies from ground level to a height of at least 5 ft.
- Must have upper body strength to lift and carry the equivalent of 50 pounds.
- Must be able to assist a child to safety in case of an emergency.
- Must be able to work in a flexible daily routine and change as required.
- Must be able to work in a variety of temperatures, including hot and cold weather.
Transportation staff must:
- Able to tolerate possible exposure to biohazards, i.e., body fluids, etc.
- Ability to recognize mechanical problems that would require stopping of bus to prevent damage or potential accident while driving.
- Able to read gauges on dash of bus and recognize indicator of problems.
- Able to tolerate possible gas and diesel fumes.
- Able to tolerate dust and gravel.