Pediatrics Plus
  • Education
  • Maumelle, AR, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION PURPOSE

 The Classroom Lead Teacher is responsible for the classroom which includes assessing children, ensuring treatment plans are carried out, and supervising the Classroom Teaching Assistants.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & BASIC DUTIES

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manages all aspects of the classroom.
  • Assesses each EIDT child in his/her classroom using the proper assessment tool.
  • Assists in the development of each child's Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP). Reviews the ITP and makes suggestions of changes to the Curriculum Coordinator. Ensures that the ITP is implemented to maximize the treatment of the children served.
  • Refers children for additional clinical services as needed (i.e., nutritional, medical, therapy and behavioral issues), in collaboration with the director and any other appropriate administrative staff.
  • Develops daily lesson plans and reviews these plans with classroom staff.
  • Ensures that required reports are updated, completed and turned in on time.
  • Ensures the completion of classroom billing via deTASO.
  • Maintains classroom supplies.
  • Ensures that visual supervision of the children is maintained at all times.
  • Ensures a positive emotional climate for the children by showing respect to children and adults through a willingness to help others, by maintaining harmonious interpersonal relations and through use of appropriate and approved discipline techniques.
  • Maintains an environment conducive to preventative discipline.
  • Speaks in a well modulated, pleasant and caring voice to children, parents and staff.
  • Attends and actively participates in job-related center functions.
  • Represents the program to parents, visitors and the public in a positive way.
  • Ensures that a clean, safe, healthy and sanitary learning environment is maintained and that children are kept clean, clothing is changed when necessary, and toys and other materials are disinfected each day.
  • During periods of physical activity, ensures that active involvement is maintained with children to promote gross and fine motor development.
  • Immediately reports any information regarding health and safety concerns to the Assistant Director or Nurse.
  • Completes 15 hours of relevant and approved in-service trainings per fiscal year.
  • Is familiar with the company's policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including EIDT, AR Child Care Licensing, and the AR Health Department.
  • Displays concern for the rights of children and families served by the clinic.
  • Reports for work dressed appropriately and complies with company policies regarding dress code.
  • Ensures confidentiality of children and employee information.
  • Responds to internal and external requests for information according to clinic policy.
  • May be asked to perform some housekeeping/janitorial functions.
  • May perform other related and non-related duties, as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance.
  • Completes tasks in a timely manner.

COMPETENCIES

 Dependability:

  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Keeps commitments.
  • Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

 Interpersonal Skills:

  • Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Listens to others without interrupting.
  • Keeps emotions under control.
  • Remains open to other's ideas and tries new things.

 Child Centered Focus:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to children.
  • Manages difficult or emotional situations.
  • Responds promptly to children's needs.
  • Solicits child/parent feedback to improve care.
  • Responds to requests for service and assistance.

 Professionalism:

  • Approaches others in a tactful manner.
  • Reacts well under pressure.
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
  • Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Follows through on commitments.

 Problem Solving:

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Develops alternative solutions.
  • Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

 Planning/Organizing:

  • Prioritizes and plans work activities.
  • Uses time efficiently.
  • Plans for additional resources.
  • Sets goals and objectives.
  • Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
  • Develops realistic action plans.

 Safety & Security:

  • Observes safety and security procedures
  • Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines.
  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Uses equipment and materials properly.

 Teamwork:

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views.
  • Gives and welcomes feedback.
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Puts success of team above own interests.
  • Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 Education/ Certification: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • CDA preferred.

 Experience/ Knowledge required:

  • Prefer at least one year of successful experience in a classroom setting working with developmentally at-risk children or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be available to work Monday-Friday 7:30 am-4:30 pm

 Skills/ Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide variety of people.
  • Must be able to work with children birth to age 7 and families who are at risk.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Basic computer skills which includes a working knowledge of database, word processing, spreadsheet, and Internet software.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a very busy environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, policies, and other company documents.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of families or employees of organization.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear.  The employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, twist, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl.   The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to maintain regular and punctual attendance. The employee is required to complete tasks in a timely manner.

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