Seeking Head Teacher

Job Title: Head Teacher 

Organization Name: Salem Child Development Center 

Educational Requirements: 
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. Must hold P-3 Certification and/or Certificate of Eligibility issued by the State of New Jersey Department of Education. 

Experience Requirements: Experience teaching pre-school children, preferably in Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms; minimum of three years experience working with preschool aged children and families. 

General Purpose: Under the administrative direction of the Education/Early Childhood Services Manager and under the direct supervision of the Site Director, the classroom Teacher has major responsibility for all classroom operations including, planning, carry out activities, maintaining the classroom environment, supervising children, parent/teacher conferences, and supervision of classroom volunteers and teacher assistant. 

Essential Job Responsibilities and Performance Indicators: 
• Responsible for Lesson Planning, Maintaining Classroom Environment, Supervising Children and providing guidance and direction to meet the individual needs of children. 
• Manage classroom operations; provide supervision, guidance, coaching and evaluation of Teacher Assistants and classroom volunteers according to program schedule, policies and procedures. 
• Plan and provide a comprehensive program including implementation of Ecers Standards. 
• Work in a team setting with all staff to determine individual needs of children. Design and implement plans that will expose children to meaningful experiences. Participate in curriculum development and recommend necessary changes. 
• Consult regularly with parents and appropriate service providers, consultants, and staff regarding child developmental concerns. Facilitate Parent/Teacher Conferences 
• Greet parents and children pleasantly and appropriately, ensuring a smooth transition into the classroom, a positive home-classroom connection and a family partnership. Maintain ongoing professional and appropriate communication with parents. Provide activities parents can do at home with their children to support the curriculum and the child’s learning. Encourage parents to become involved in workshops, training and other center activities. 

Job Type: Full-time 

Application Questions:

• How many years of preschool experience do you have? 
• Do you have the following license or certification: P-3? 
• Do you speak /Spanish? 
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