Preschool Teacher 2 or 3

Position: Full time
Deadline: February 26, 2021

Certificate Number: C11MD0147/ Job Order: C-08-21 / 1 position

Responsibilities / Purpose of Position: Works with an experienced Teacher to provide children with developmentally appropriate activities in a quality early childhood program that offers a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children and families. The Teacher 2 Performance Standard explains in detail the essential duties and responsibilities of this position and must be used as an integral part of this Job Description. Works as a leader of a teaching team to provide children with developmentally appropriate activities in a quality early childhood program that offers a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children.  The Teacher 3 role models and mentors other teachers. The Preschool Teacher 3 Performance Standard explains in detail the essential duties and responsibilities of this position and must be used as an integral part of this Job Description.

The Early Childhood Specialist provides guidance and direction for educational services and jointly, with the Center Coordinator, evaluates the job performance of the Preschool Teacher 2 and 3.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: the duties recorded below are representative and are not intended to cover all the duties performed.

Teacher 2 Works as part of a teaching team to:

  • Show warm, secure, affectionate relationships with each child to create a positive climate.
    (Note: Lifting, touching, and holding a child is necessary).
  • Use the High Scope curriculum to plan environments, activities, schedules, and daily routines for young children.
  • Use the High Scope curriculum for interaction strategies with children.
  • Observe, screen and assess young children to provide support for on-going developmental progress and achievement of RCMA School Readiness goals.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • Be an engaged partner with families.
  • Manage the classroom.
  • Commit to professionalism and RCMA
  • Adherence to all RCMA funding and DCF requirements

Teacher 3 Works as part of a teaching team to:

  • Role model warm, secure, affectionate relationships with each child to create a positive climate. (Note: Lifting, touching, and holding a child, is necessary).
  • Implement the High Scope curriculum to plan environments, activities, and daily routines for young children.
  • Use the High Scope curriculum for interaction strategies with children.
  • Observe, screen and assess young children to provide support for on-going developmental progress and achievement of RCMA School Readiness goals.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • Be an engaged partner with families.
  • Manage the classroom
  • Mentor other teachers.
  • Commit to professionalism and RCMA
  • Adherence to all RCMA funding and DCF requirements

NOTE: Further training appropriate to the age of children being served, may be required.

EDUCATION: In order to meet the minimal education requirements, please provide:

Preschool Teacher Level 2

  • Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Birth-5 years OR
  • Preschool National CDA (*) OR
  • Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) OR
  • Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC) OR
  • Staff Credential Verification NECC.
  • 9 college credits in early childhood education and 3 months experience in the field (480 hours) in teaching preschool-age children.

Preschool Teacher Level 2

Must have one of the following:

In order to meet the minimal education requirements, please provide ONE of the following:

  • Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Birth – 5 years OR
  • Preschool National CDA (*) OR
  • Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) OR
  • Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC) OR
  • Staff Credential Verification NECC
  • 9 college credits in early childhood education and 3 months experience in the field (480 hours) in teaching preschool-age children

Note: Further training appropriate to the age of children being served, may be required.

Preschool Teacher Level 3

Must have one of the following:

  • AS degree in early childhood education or child development OR
  • AA/AS or BA/BS degree and coursework equivalent* to a major relating to early childhood education (18 credits) with experience (480 hours) in teaching preschool age children.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Member of community being served, and, when applicable, farm worker background.
  • Possess a current certification in Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Pediatric First-Aid.
  • Possess or be able to obtain an appropriate Commercial Drivers License (CDL) to operate a bus and successfully complete drug testing.

Additional Comments: Bilingual, VPK Certified; VPK hours and training completed.

RCMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employ

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