Via Of The Lehigh Valley Allentown , PA 18101
Posted 2 weeks ago
If you are an early childhood education professional who is interested in providing quality care and education in a fun, innovative, forward-thinking, and supportive environment, look no further! Join the Lehigh Children's Academy family today! Lehigh Children's Academy is a Pennsylvania Keystone Stars childcare center located in Lower Macungie Township. We are hiring Lead Teachers and are looking for applicants who are passionate about teaching and want to have a positive impact on each child's educational experience. Apply today and become a Teacher that every child can count on to assist them in learning and growing!
Watch the video below to learn why our employees love being a part of the Lehigh Children's Academy family! https://www.lehighchildrensacademy.com/aboutus/jobs.php
Lehigh Children's Academy will provide you with hands-on experience, paid training, and professional development opportunities to advance your early childhood education career!
Enjoy the benefits our non-profit organization offers:
Medical, vision and dental benefits at a minimal cost to the employee. We offer two plans to choose from!
15 days (3 weeks) of paid vacation during your first year, increasing to 18 days after completing 1 year of employment.
9 paid Holidays. Including YOUR Birthday Holiday! Employees also receive a Floating Cultural Holiday! Via is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and believes that an atmosphere of mutual respect for each other's differences adds quality to our services. To celebrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Via offers a floating cultural holiday. Eligible employees may choose a paid day off, that is significant to them.
403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with discretionary annual contribution.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
Lunch provided by Lehigh Children's Academy!
Education assistance up to $2,200 per year for full-time employees.
Education incentive: earn MORE when you obtain a degree or certification.
Employee referral-bonus program.
Employee recognition programs.
Membership to TicketsatWork that provides discounts and special offers to sporting events, hotels, attractions, theme parks, shows, movie tickets and more!
Special events like employee raffle prizes, work anniversary celebrations and recognition awards.
Enjoy all of these intrinsic rewards as a Lead Teacher:
Prepare and implement lesson plans for use with children/families.
Partner with families to identify priorities for their child and the family.
Train and support family/caregivers to attain outcomes established in intervention plans.
Document daily activities of children, report on progress quarterly and create the classroom newsletter.
Classroom management and room arrangement.
Nurture and support children between the ages of six weeks to six years old.
Provide redirection and positive guidance to children.
Implement long and short-term goals for children in the classroom.
Provide experiences that promote cognitive, social, physical and language development.
Develop meaningful relationships with children, coworkers, families, and anyone involved in the child's care.
Position Requirements for Lead Teachers:
Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of experience with children. Experience with children must be in a childcare, center-based setting working directly in group care. This experience must be documented through signed letters from prior placements including the number of hours worked per week, the length of employment and the classroom setting.
An Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education or related is preferred. If candidate has an Associates or Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related, the two years of experience with children is not required.
Knowledge of typical infant/toddler/preschool/school-aged development and developmental disabilities.
Must have the ability to keep all appropriate documentation such as observations, attendance, and incident reporting.
Effective communication skills and strong organization skills.
Computer proficiency is required.
Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Standing, sitting, lifting, and walking is required daily.
Via of the Lehigh Valley and Lehigh Children's Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
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