Pre School Lead Teacher

PRAB, Inc | NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

CountyMiddlesex
Posted Date 10/06/2020
Expiration Date11/05/2020
Description

PRE SCHOOL LEAD TEACHER

REPORTS TO: Site Director, Early Childhood Programs

 SUMMARY

The Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB) is a comprehensive human services organization in Middlesex County, New Jersey. We provide a comprehensive range of essential services for children, youth, families, and senior citizens. We deliver need-based assistance to low and moderate-income residents of Central New Jersey and serve as advocates for those seeking to live productive, self-sufficient lives. 

The Teacher has a thorough understanding of NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Expectations and NJ Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing standards and expectations.  S/he has excellent classroom management skills and understands developmentally appropriate practices for preschoolers.  S/he uses NJ State Approved Curriculum and Authentic Assessment System in his/her classroom instruction. 

S/he is knowledgeable of internal systems used for general program operations, practices and procedures. S/he works closely with the Site Director to ensure program compliance and to meet program and organizational goals. S/he support the Site Director in ensuring that all EC program activities are coordinated, integrated, data-driven, and well-executed with attention to detail.  S/he is able to thrive in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic environment, and promotes entrepreneurism, creative problem-solving, and respect and compassion for staff members and the populations PRAB serves. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Planning and Preparation

  • Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of students.
  • Sets instructional outcomes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of resources.
  • Designs coherent instructions.
  • Designs student assessment. 

Class Environment

  • Creates and environment of respect and rapport.
  • Establishes a culture for learning.
  • Manages classroom procedures.
  • Manages student behavior.
  • Organizes physical space. 

Instruction

  • Communicates with students.
  • Uses questioning and discussion techniques.
  • Engages students in learning.
  • Uses assessment in instruction.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Appropriate level of technology integration.
  • Appropriate variety of technology. 

Professional Responsibilities

  • Reflects on teaching.
  • Maintains accurate records.
  • Communicates with families.
  • Participates in a professional community.
  • Grows and develops professionally.
  • Shows professionalism.
  • Insure compliance with PRAB rules, regulations and procedures accordance with Employee Handbook.
  • Ensure confidentiality to all children and families.
  • Work in collaboration with staff and supervisors.
  • Grow professionally and actively participate in the school’s professional learning community.
  • Attend on Staff Meetings as well as other required meetings.
  • Demonstrate consistent and reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Site Director of Senior Director of Early Childhood Programs.

General

  • Follow NJ state requirement as per NJ Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing, Chapter 122 Manual of Requirement for Child Care Centers.
  • Follow Center policy for the discipline and care of students in accordance with the DCF, Office of Licensing and PRAB manual & procedures.
  • Insure compliance with PRAB rules, regulations and procedures accordance with PRAB Employee Handbook.
  • Understand and follow center’s Crisis Management Plan and Procedures.
  • Complete daily Meal Count and Attendance Record for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • Maintain record of student’s allergy information and ensure center’s compliance in meal service.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor's degree in child development, early childhood education or a related field with at least 7 - 12 credits in Child Development/Early Childhood Education.
  • New Jersey P – 3  Teacher Certification
  • Experience working with low-income/urban population.
  • Two years of experience as a full-time preschool teacher preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Fully committed to PRAB’s vision, mission, and strategic goals and outcomes
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills
  • Follow NJ state requirement as per NJ Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing, Chapter 122 Manual of Requirement for Child Care Centers.
  • Follow Center policy for the discipline and care of students in accordance with the DCP&P and PRAB manual & procedures.
  • Insure compliance with PRAB rules, regulations and procedures accordance with PRAB Employee Handbook.
  • Knowledge of children’s physical, emotional and developmental patterns.
  • Knowledge of general learning theories and curriculum development alternatives.
  • Demonstrate professional skills in the areas of curriculum planning, in-service training, program goal setting, lesson plan, and establish procedures for evaluating the progress of individual children.
  • Sensitivity for the individual and group needs of children and a joyful approach.
  • Evidence of emotional maturity and stability.
  • Evidence of sufficient security and judgment to handle crisis situations.
  • Ability to seek supervision and use it constructively.
  • Ability to create an atmosphere of positive and appropriate discipline.
  • Ability to communicate with parents effectively.
  • Demonstrated involvement in community organizations or advocacy
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a fast paced, highly interactive staff
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Proven ability to work well with diverse groups
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks effectively under pressure
  • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines within time constraints
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Bilingual English/Spanish recommended
  • Demonstrated maturity, integrity, and sound judgment 

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Regularly stand, sit, and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • School staff will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment that is typical to the school environment 

Compensation and Hours

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt, salaried position
  • Salary is based on an pre-established range and is commensurate with experience
  • Includes some early evening and weekend work hours
  • Benefits are generous, including paid employee health and dental insurance (some employee contribution required); voluntary vision and retirement plans are also available
  • Paid time off includes sick, and personal days, and holidays 

PRAB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER 

County
Middlesex

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