Family And Children Services Teacher

Mary Hall Freedom Village Sandy Springs , GA 30328

Posted 2 months ago

The mission of Mary Hall Freedom Village, Inc. (MHFV) is to empower women, children, veterans, and families to end the cycle of homelessness, addiction, and poverty.

Headquartered in Roswell, GA., Mary Hall Freedom Village has been transforming lives of women, children and families for the last 24 years. It was on June 1, 1996, the founder, Lucy Hall opened the doors to her first 2 clients.

Since then, MHFV has transformed the lives of over 15,000 individuals, not to mention their families and their communities. Throughout these trying times we strive to continue breaking the cycle of homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and poverty through the programs and services we provide.

We have an immediate opening for a skilled Family and Children Services Teacher to educate the children of the women in our residential programs.

Job Title: Family and Children Services Teacher

Department: Family and Children Services

Reports To: Director and Childcare Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Under the direction of the Childcare Director and Supervisor, the Family and Children Services Teacher will organize and leads activities of toddlers. This individual will be proficient in toddler health and educational needs by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Includes the following as well as other duties that may be assigned:

  • Care for toddlers in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.

  • Plan toddler educational and play activities on a daily basis.

  • Monitors room arrangements and schedules as required.

  • Promotes toddler security and attachments through immediate care and response.

  • Supports development and education for optimal and consistent outcomes.

  • Develop individual program delivery plans per preset curriculum goals and assessment outcomes.

  • Revise as needed program and individual delivery plans to include new educational and developmental opportunities.

  • Promotes physical, intellectual, and social growth of toddlers through implemented activities.

  • Provides appropriate safety and hygiene for all developmental and learning activities.

  • Reports and submits all required documentation accurately and on schedule.

  • Schedule teacher/parent conferences as required.

  • Administer developmental Assessments as needed.

  • Create and implement weekly lesson plans.

  • Assist in other classes when necessary.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelors degree preferred, minimum requirement, Child Development Associate (CDA) or higher with at least 2-4 years experience working in a Childcare Center. Familiar with Bright from the Start Core Rules a plus.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • 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.

  • Technical Skills Assesses own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues training and development opportunities.

    Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Shares expertise with others. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Consumer/Customer Service Manages difficult or emotional consumer situations. Responds promptly to consumer needs.

    Solicits consumer feedback to improve service. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments.

  • Interpersonal Skills Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming. Maintains confidentiality.

    Listens to others without interrupting. Keeps emotions under control. Remains open to others ideas and tries new things.

  • Oral Communication Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens and gets clarification.

    Responds well to questions. Demonstrates group presentation skills. Participates in meetings.

  • Written Communication Writes clearly and informatively. Edits work for spelling and grammar.

    Varies writing style to meet needs. Presents numerical data effectively and possesses the ability to read and interpret written information.

  • 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 everyones efforts to succeed.

  • Visionary Leadership Displays passion and optimism. Inspires respect and trust.

    Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision. Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

  • Change Management Develops workable implementation plans. Communicates changes effectively.

    Builds commitment and overcomes resistance. Prepares and supports those affected by change. Monitors transition and evaluate results.

  • Delegation Delegates work assignments. Matches the responsibility to the person.

    Gives authority to work independently. Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities. Provides recognition for results.

  • Leadership Exhibits confidence in self and others. Inspires and motivates others to perform well.

    Effectively influences actions and opinions of others. Accepts feedback from others. Gives appropriate recognition to others.

  • Managing People Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitation and process improvement. Takes responsibility for subordinate activities.

    Makes self available to staff. Provides regular performance feedback. Develops subordinates skills and encourages growth.

    Solicits and applies consumer and customer feedback (internal and external). Fosters quality focus in others. Improves processes, products and services. Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

  • Quality Management Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Business Acumen Understands business implications of decisions. Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition. Aligns work with strategic goals.

  • Cost Consciousness Works within approved budget. Develops and implements cost saving measures.

    Contributes to profits and revenue. Conserves organizational resources.

  • Diversity Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy. Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

    Educates others on the value of diversity. Promotes a harassment-free environment. Builds a diverse workforce.

  • Ethics Treats people with respect. Keeps commitments.

    Inspires the trust of others. Works ethically and with integrity. Upholds organizational values.

  • Organizational Support Follow policies and procedures. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.

    Supports organizations goals and values. Benefits organization through outside activities. Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

  • Strategic Thinking Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Understands organizations strengths and weaknesses.

    Identifies external threats and opportunities. Adapts strategy to changing condition.

  • Job Knowledge

  • Measures employee's demonstrated job relevant knowledge and essential skills, such as work practices, policies, procedures, resources, laws, customer service, and technical information, as well as the relationship of work to the organization's mission.
  • Judgment Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

    Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision-making process. Makes timely decisions.

  • Motivation Sets and achieves challenging goals. Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

    Measures self against standard of excellence. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Quality Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

    Applies feedback to improve performance. Monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Quantity Completes work in timely manner. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly.

  • Safety and Security Observes safety and security procedures. Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines.

    Reports potentially unsafe conditions. Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Adaptability Adapts to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands.

    Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality Is consistently at work and on time. Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent. Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

  • Dependability Follows instructions and responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions.

    Keeps commitments. Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

  • Innovation Displays original thinking and creativity. Meets challenges with resourcefulness.

    Generates suggestions for improving work. Develops innovative approaches and ideas. Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others attention.

  • Resourcefulness

  • The ability to find a way to achieve your goal or to make one. This is especially true when the goal is difficult to achieve and when little or no direction is given. Resourcefulness is the ability to think creatively, to generate ideas, and to identify alternatives.
  • Initiative
  • When you show initiative, you do things without being told; you find out what you need to know; you keep going when things get tough; and you spot and take advantage of opportunities that others pass by. You act, instead of reacting, at work.
  • Efficiency
  • The state or quality of being efficient, or able to accomplish something with the least waste of time and effort; competency in performance, accomplishment of or ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort.
  • Dependability
  • The quality of being able to be counted on or relied upon. When you always do everything that you say you will and never make promises you cannot keep, this is an example of dependability.
  • Decision Making
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner when the options and consequences are clear. Recognizes issues, problems, or opportunities and determines whether action is needed to advance the decision-making process.

    Includes others in the decision-making process. Makes decisions in a timely manner under ambiguous circumstances.


Must be able to pass background screening which includes fingerprinting and drug testing. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Must have a good 3-year Motor Vehicle Report. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements

Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job which may require long periods of sitting, standing, stooping, bending, twisting, reaching, pulling/pushing, grasping, repetitive motions, walking up and down stairs, use of telephone, working under pressure and working rapidly for long periods. Position requires close work; finger dexterity; good vision, hearing, and oral communication.

Language Skills

Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Certifications, Licenses, Registration:

Current State of Georgia Driver's License

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of and be able to use Microsoft Office Suite.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • maintain CEUs for license. be able to pass a drug test and a criminal history fingerprinting background check.

  • State of Georgia drivers license with a good driving record.

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Family And Children Services Teacher

Mary Hall Freedom Village