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Preschool Teacher

Company: Storyteller Children's Center
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Job Description:

Currently seeking a qualified, thoughtful, and compassionate full-time preschool teacher to join our team. Storyteller Children's Center is a nonprofit organization offering quality therapeutic early childhood education to homeless and at-risk children for over 25 years. To learn more about our centers, please visit our website at WE OFFER: - Competitive Wages - Opportunities for growth - Competitive health and benefits package, including life insurance, medical, dental, vision and retirement - Bonus (for this position): sign-on bonus of $750 after 6 months successful completion - Sabbatical: Two (2) week paid sabbatical after ten (10) continuous years of service POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for providing quality care and education for a group of children enrolled in a CAC Head Start/CSPP or Storyteller Children's Center's Preschool Program. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: --- Bachelor's preferred. --- Minimum of 24 units in ECE, including core courses. --- Minimum of six (6) months experience with preschool children in an educational environment. --- Child Development Teacher Permit. OR --- AA or higher in ECE with 3 semester units of supervised field experience in appropriate setting. --- Child Development Teacher Permit. AND --- Ability to meet the requirements of Community Care Licensing; pass and update as required, a general physical exam, TB test, immunization, and fingerprint clearance. --- Ability to express and demonstrate appropriate early childhood principles and practices. --- Ability to maintain a pleasant, responsive, constructive attitude toward the children, parents and staff; understands the goals and needs of the children in the program; and establishes good working relationships with families of participants. --- Ability to complete written reports and required documentation accurately. --- Fluency in speaking and writing Spanish and English is desirable. --- Ability to safely supervise and handle active 3, 4 and 5 year olds which involves but is not limited to: 1) circulating in the classroom and on the playground, 2) ability to run across room or playground to prevent an accident or quickly reach one which has happened, and 3) administering emergency first aid as necessary. --- Experience working with children with disabilities desirable. --- Support of Storyteller Children's Center's philosophy, goals and objectives. --- Support and meet the requirements of the Head Start, CSPP, and Storyteller Children's Center Toddler Programs. --- Using own transportation, must be able to travel to different locations to make scheduled home visits with client families. POSITION CHARACTERISTICS: --- Plans and implements with the Site Supervisor and ECE Program Coach a multicultural antibiased curriculum designed to meet the developmental needs of preschool children in accordance with the program philosophy and policies. --- Maintains a classroom environment that is consistent with child development standards and program performance standards. --- Attends regular staff meetings and curriculum planning meetings. --- Attends all work-related events including in-service training and parent meetings as assigned. --- Meets on a regular basis with the team or Site Supervisor/ECE Program Coach to plan individualization of the curriculum. --- Assist with the written documentation relating to a child's development; including anecdotal records, IFSP, IEP/Profile, DRDP, ECERs, ASQs, CLASS, screenings, lesson plans, Learning Stories, referrals, and documentation of home visits and parent conferences. --- Assumes responsibility for maintenance of required records. --- Maintains confidentiality of records and information on families. --- Maintains a physically safe environment. Reports all unsafe conditions and hazardous materials to the Site Supervisor/ECE Program Coach/Enrollment Specialist/Executive Director. --- Maintains a sanitary work environment, which includes cleaning duties, etc. --- Provides daily on-going communication with parents regarding their child's development, including during home visits and conferences as assigned. --- Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and program staff. Must be able to maintain good working relationships with other program staff. --- Must be available for meetings, or special events to meet the needs of working families. --- Must attend all pre-service and in-service training. Maintains minimum required training hours. --- Cooperates with the Site Supervisor, ECE Program Coach and Executive Director in evaluating and improving the instructional program. --- Substitute for other classroom teachers when necessary. --- Performs related duties as required. --- Maintains Education Plan, as needed. --- Maintains Child Development Permit. --- While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to Donna Barranco Fisher, Executive Director at . Please call Donna with any questions at (805) 682-9585.

Keywords: Storyteller Children's Center, Santa Barbara , Preschool Teacher, Education / Teaching , Santa Barbara, California

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