Infant Teacher

Jccs Of North America Scottsdale , AZ 85250

Posted 3 months ago

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

Infant Teachers care for babies during their developmentally rich first year of life. They provide for the physical, emotional, developmental and social well-being of infants. Infant Teachers find their work most rewarding and truly enjoy being in an infant classroom setting. Infant Teachers need strong social skills to interact appropriately with parents, who often need reassurance about their children's development and progress. Infant Teachers typically provide daily reports about the babies' food consumption, bowel movements, emotional state and sleep patterns, referring to detailed notes they take. They play a role in the social development of the infant by greeting the baby with smiles and reacting to achievements with genuine enthusiasm. A nurturing attitude, shown through hugs and cuddling, help children feel secure and develop trust.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Infant teachers are responsible for preparing the physical space for the children in their care.

  • Providing a clean and safe environment. They clean up any messes made by the infants, especially after mealtimes.

  • They must make certain that all utensils and equipment used in the care of the infants, as well as the facility itself, are clean and sanitized at all times.

  • They must keep accurate records about the infant's daily activities for reporting to the parents.

  • Infant Teachers participate in regular fire drills and staff meetings.

  • Participate in all training programs, conferences, seminars, courses and other aspects of professional growth and continuing education provided by the JCC and other outside resources.

  • Identify, provide and facilitate needed additional assessment or interventions where necessary.

Physical Needs:

  • Infant Teachers must attend to every physical need of infants in their care.

  • Feed babies on a regular schedule and change diapers frequently.

  • Keep babies clean at all times and administer necessary topical ointments or oral medications, as directed by the parents.

Developmental Needs:

Infants develop rapidly during their first year and need intense stimulation to thrive.

  • Must be involved in the physical development of the infant by being vigilant for signs of developmental milestones. They assist when a child is ready to roll over, crawl, sit up and walk. Language skills also begin to develop during the year, and caregivers should be prepared to encourage the child to form words, recognize pictures and mimic sounds and songs.

  • Infant teacher may focus on providing additional stimulation through sensory activities, such as reading manipulative books or touching fabrics of varying textures.

Communication & Community:

  • Participate in regular staff meetings

  • Monitor growth and development of each child and communicate progress and/or concerns with Parents and Director

  • Communicate regularly with parents

  • Hold parent conferences as needed/requested

  • Protect the rights and privacy of children and families by maintaining strict confidentiality according to the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

  • Maintain a continuing dialogue with the teaching team with regard to the children and classroom environment

Professional Development:

  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff

  • Embrace a school culture of lifelong learning through a commitment to personal learning and growth

  • Work towards increasing abilities as a teacher and as a teacher in a Jewish preschool through classroom experience and observations, attendance at workshops & classes, reading of books and periodicals

  • Team with other preschool staff for professional development on the peer to peer level

  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff

  • Any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Leading Learning:

  • Mentor new teachers and other staff as assigned

  • Give input and assist in curriculum and structural planning for the school

  • Preform duties in any assigned classroom

Minimum Qualifications:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move from standing to crouching to sitting on the floor and back to standing. The employee use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and see, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to carry children.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS / LOCATION: Scottsdale, Arizona

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

SCHEDULE:M-F 9-6pm and as needed and required by the position.

STATUS: Exempt full time status

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / DEMANDS: Standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SPECIALIZED TRAINING:Required:

  • Minimal requirement High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • One year of programmatic experience in the group education of children

  • Comprehensive understanding of the developmental stages of children between 0 and 35 months.

  • Comprehensive understanding of and ability to articulate to teachers and parents the positive guidance philosophy of the JCC ECC, particularly for the developmental stages of children between 0 and 35 months

  • Comprehensive understanding of and ability to articulate to teachers and families the fundamental componentsof the JCCECC curriculum and assessment, particularly for the developmental stages of children between 0 and 35 months

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with children, families, and staff.

  • Must relate well to children, families and staff.

  • Must possess leadership skills (good organization, ability to problem solve and to think creatively.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required.The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

SAFETY: MUST PRACTICE AND PROMOTE SAFETY AT ALL TIMES

Agency Information:

OUR FACILITY

Located on the 32-acre Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in North Scottsdale, the aesthetics and architecture of the building are unparalleled. We strive to provide an exceptional member experience in a friendly, well-maintained, state-of-the art facility.

Cardiovascular equipment, strength training machines, functional trainers and a complete free-weight area line the perimeter of our 50,000 square foot fitness facility. The center of our fitness facility contains a flexible, sport court/indoor gym, which is an ideal space for basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer. In addition, five different group fitness studios provide space for classes like dance/exercise, cycling, Pilates, TRX and functional fitness. The campus also has outdoor fields to accommodate softball, soccer, football and other outdoor recreational activities.

One racquetball courts, well-appointed men?s and women?s locker rooms with Jacuzzi and steam room, a family changing room, and massage and spa rooms, complete the picture.

The center's Olympic size pool is home to our youth swim team and offers up to eleven lanes for your daily lap routine. Individual and group swim lessons for all ages and water aerobic classes, as well as competitive swim skill-building instruction are the heart of the aquatics program. We also offer a gated-children's activity pool, splash pad and Sunday Funday poolside events, terrific for the whole family.

The campus also features seven multi-use classrooms, a dedicated game room/teen lounge, arts and crafts room, teaching kitchen and state-of-the-art Early Childhood Center for infants through Pre-K, as well as an outdoor sports court/playground and amphitheater.

As a kosher campus, the onsite Caf?; Milk and Honey serves a dairy and non-meat menu featuring American, Italian, Mexican and Israeli cusine and also offers kosher catering. The cafe and catering service are under the supervision of the Greater Phoenix Va'ad Hakashruth.

Ample, well-lighted parking is provided with special senior citizen parking added to our designated handicapped parking spaces.

The Campus offers multi-purpose social hall rental for private, community and Jewish religious events.

OUR PROGRAMS

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (VOSJCC) offers a wide range of educational, cultural, social, fitness and recreational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.

The VOSJCC promotes active and healthy lifestyles by encouraging physical activity for all levels and age groups. We offer personal training, swimming programs and a multitude of group fitness classes for all ages as well as a wide variety of youth sports and adult leagues.

Our Early Childhood Center provides a nurturing, play-based program with experienced, passionate teachers. Children learn about Jewish holidays, customs and values in a high-quality educational environment. Additionally, preschoolers have the advantage of participating in movement classes and swim lessons.

The Center's Youth and Camping programs not only nurture your child's thirst for knowledge and adventure, but they also provide a fun and safe place to learn fundamental values that will serve them well throughout life.

We engage the community through celebration, learning and shared experiences. Members have the opportunity to make the most of each day in a variety of ways; whether be by continuing their education, pursuing their fitness goals, taking a class, attending a lecture, or participating in a hobby. Our staff takes pride in creating innovative programs that enable all segments of the community to participate.

The arts are an integral and enriching part of life at the VOSJCC and provide a memorable venue for communal events and celebrations. Music, dance, theater, lectures and art classes are just some of the featured programs. Personal creative expression is encouraged through an array of cultural classes and programs throughout the year.


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