preschool teacher

DEPARTMENT

Center of Excellence

REPORTS TO

Center of Excellence Directors

TYPE OF POSITION

Full-time; Non-exempt

EDUCATION REQUIRED

4 to 8 college credits and a year experience in a childcare or school setting.

EDUCATION PREFERRED

BA or BS in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Child Development or related field.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Lead Preschool Teacher supervises the volunteers, interns and practicum students.

SALARY

$17.25/hour

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Lead Preschool Teacher runs the preschool classroom based on a philosophy of trauma informed principles and culturally responsive care.  The teacher will work together to provide a warm, loving, atmosphere, and support the development of children ages 3 – 5 years and their parents.  Must be able to work and plan in a team setting, with patience, enthusiasm and respect for children, as well as parents and fellow staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

Understanding child development and milestones and helps children reach those goals

Implement curriculum and help children reach goals in every learning domain

Understanding how trauma and life experiences can affect child development

Working as part of a team who cares for all children and families

Having the ability to keep records, hold conferences, and apply assessments

Assists in other Early Childhood Development Program classrooms as necessary for ratio, including classrooms at People Serving People.

COMPETENCIES

Ability to work as part of a team

Skills in behavior management approaches

Competency in recognizing child’s basic needs and providing those

Ability to successfully work with parents and caregivers

COMPUTER SKILLS

Basic computer and iPad skills and experience with Microsoft applications

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must lift and/or move 30 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be loud at times.

People Serving People is an EEO employer fully committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting the most qualified individual without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining an inclusive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

HOW TO APPLY

Please mail or email cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
614 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

employment@peopleservingpeople.org